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Open Letter to Neo-liberal Election Tyrants

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Dear Neo-liberal Election Tyrants, This is in response to your recent:

An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy (L.A. Progressive; January 25, 2020)

There is so much to "unpack" so to speak in this excrement-soaked, yet condescending article written by apparent neo-liberal Democrats to "help" form the 2020 electoral strategy of the US Green Party. By the way, did anyone from this autonomous party which is recognized in most, if not all, US states ask for your idiotic opinion in the first place? Or, maybe you all just decided to come out of your Vote Blue No Matter Who Cotillion for a bit to hobnob with the electoral rabble?

In full disclosure, I am not a Green (member of the socialist Peace and Freedom Party), so my response to you Tyrants who wrote/signed this letter comes from the perspective of a person who is profoundly interested in true/grassroots democracy, not the version that is being pushed by you all.

Your demand that the Greens stand down in "swing states" is so inherently anti-democratic, that in a true democracy, it would be considered treasonous. Of course, in our current failed state, you all seem to consider it Patriotic to stick your Blue noses in where they were not welcome.

Your contention that there is a difference between Trump and Clinton is somewhat true. Many believe that a Clinton presidency would have meant MORE war and MORE corruption, and MORE environmental degradation, not less.

Of course, there is much verifiable evidence to back up these claims. Clinton has supported every U.S. imperialist war that ever came her way and as her tenure as Secretary of State, she engineered the coup of a legitimately elected government in Honduras and the complete destruction and debilitation of Libya (among many such crimes).

The Clinton Foundation has taken more money from oppressive regimes and sown more destruction than could have been dreamed of by any organized crime boss. Of course, Clinton, Inc. are the very epitome of "organized crime," as they went flying by in Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express."

For you all to even hint that Clinton would have been a better choice is ludicrous. In my opinion, people who voted for Jill Stein (the 2016 Green POTUS nominee) in "Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan" and not for Trump or Clinton did not "cost" Ms. War Criminal the election, at all.

After eight years of a massive transfer of wealth from the bottom to the top and other neo-liberal policies of the Obama regime that saw the war machine grow dramatically and US imperialism blossom like a metastatic cancer, Democrats LOST those states.

Honestly, Stein got a little over 1% of the vote nationally in 2016 and if the Democrats couldn't nominate someone that could overcome that small percentage and beat the ridiculous game show host that entered the race on a lark, no wonder they and you pathetic sycophants are searching everywhere for an answer that doesn't point a laser focus right back on them.

Also, it appears that you authors/signers of the above referenced letter support the monster Hillary Clinton! I cannot really say enough about her evilness and this alone makes me question the credibility and the motives of you neo-liberals responsible for this dreck.

You rely on those tired and already debunked canards of blaming the Greens for 2000 and 2016 and not the system of rigged voting machines, winner-take-all, massive amounts of campaign money, or any of the other Electoral Industrial Complex bullshit that have been designed from the beginning to keep the people's voices out and put either a Trump or Clinton up on top.

Even the upcoming 2020 looming freak-show is pitting worker against worker in ways that further divide us instead of uniting us behind a platform of social activism that could actually have a positive impact like the courageous protests in France or Iraq, for example.

You Election Tyrants from this Green "strategy" claptrap seem to believe that the Democrat half of the War Party owns my, or anyone's vote. When, as a matter of FACT, voting for any Democrat or Republican is voting for more murder and more oppression, but you appear to feel that a vote for someone other than the pitiful Democrat nominee is somehow disordered.

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Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, who was KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04. She is a co-founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of two books: Not One More Mother's Child and Dear President Bush.
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Thank you Cindy, that needed saying.

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Once again, Brava, Cindy!!

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I congratulate Cindy Sheehan on such a great article, for I have felt this way for decades too. The last Democrat I voted for was Carter, who had his own transgressions as president. My conscience would never allow me to vote for a Republican and those who say voting 3rd party is a waste are too stupid to understand it was both parties that put this country into the self-created problems and neither have answers/willing to change it.

Those Mid-west/Southern Republican's who were duped into voting for a New York turncoat Democrat (click here), should have learned from the last B-rated actor, skirt chaser (click here became president, Ronald Reagan who nearly tripled the deficit, having nothing to do with the collapse of the former USSR.It was misguided Reagan domestic/foreign policies (click here now enable the PRC/CCP to threaten US economic/military interests and Taiwan. The Clinton administration has is own military transfers to China too(click here).

I can say the same for the Kill...er Hillary Clowns who are just as guilty as the former, knowing this "career politician" that "no-one likes" has a long-dark shadow following her(click here). Hillary couldn't even win a rigged primary or election, proving how "deplorable" she is. The only nice thing I can say about the Clinton's is they are still married, proving greater "Family Values" than the current IMPOTUS or the GOP party mentor Reagan.

So, I will keep voting 3rd party as my right to show my disgust for both the Democrats and Republicans alike!

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I'm with you, Stan -100%

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viva lA CINDY

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Noam Chomsky and Michael Albert Neoliberal?

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Since the Greens, for example, are unlikely to win the next Presidential election, it seems to me to come down to: are we willing to settle for more Republicans in the near future in return for building support for a better alternative to the Democrats? And the answer to that hinges on: how much harm can the Republicans cause than is worse than the harm of the Democrats? The centrist Democrats always scream that the sky will fall if a Republican is elected. And with Trump they've really tamped this up to fever pitich: he's a fascist, a dictator, he's pushing us past the climate tipping point, people will die from lack of medical care, police brutality, and border controls.

The problem is that one can't know the future about these things -- they may be true or maybe four more years won't make any appreciable difference. I certainly don't pretend to know, but I try not to fall into crowd-think, and I think some of the fears about Trump are exaggerated. Sometimes I feel I'll vote for any Democrat, and sometimes I feel I won't vote for any Democrat.

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Thank you Cindy for saying what needed to be said. Love you!

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