As anyone who reads more than a handful of posts on this blog should be able to figure out, I am an Anarchist. I haven’t voted in an election since 2004. In the past I have argued very strongly on why people shouldn’t vote – why it is actually immoral to vote. I still believe that to be the case in general. For the most part, in any election where two establishment candidates are running for any office, it really doesn’t matter much who gets elected. The entire R vs. D titanic battle over who gets to use the ladies bathroom is really nothing more than political theater designed to maintain the illusion that we live in a democratic republic and that “the people” are in charge. It’s all just a puppet show. And anyone who participates, and who shills for one party or another, imagining that they are participating in a great battle of good verses evil. All of those people are the puppets.
Until now. (maybe)
Why is now different? Well, in truth, it may not be different. I could be wrong. But I don’t think I am, and I will tell you why.
For the first time since Eisenhower we have a non-establishment candidate for president. Feel free to hate on Donald Trump, but one thing you can’t say is that he is the candidate
for the status-quo political establishment that has dominated politics since the early 60’s. I was really hoping we’d have two boat-rockers. Donald vs. Bernie would have been epic to see, and I probably would have stayed out of that fight. I would have sat back with some popcorn and watched the show.
But alas, the DNC showed it’s true colors, and used every trick in the book to shut Bernie down and ensure a Killary nomination. Even more disappointing to me was Bernie’s capitulation and endorsement of Clinton. Way to hold on to those unwavering principals dude.
Clinton is the text book definition of corruption. A lifelong politician who’s never worked a day in her life in the free market, the endless list of lies, cover-ups, and dead bodies she’s responsible for is astounding. Her crimes while Secretary of State are bad enough, but perhaps worse is the Clinton Foundation, the front organization for her and Bill’s organized crime empire, where for a few million, you too can gain Clinton-level access to political favors, weapons deals, and (allegedly) even state secrets.
Clinton’s hypocracy is simply unbelievable.Following a misleading documentary of a supposed college campus rape epidemic Clinton tweeted, “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” to which many responded with references to the many and well documented sexual assault victims of Bill Clinton which Hillary brutally silenced over the course of Bill’s political career.
She is without a doubt in my mind the most dangerous person on the planet right now. I do believe that Clinton is a true neocon who supports and benefits from the profits of the Military-Industrial Complex and US involvement in endless war. War is extremely profitable for a lot of politicians, who rake in millions through investments and campaign contributions from the War Industry.
A Clinton Presidency means more War, more failed Economic Policies, More big money politics, more divisiveness. There is a very good argument that Trump is the progressive candidate this election year. He is certainly the anti-establishment candidate. I’m not saying Trump is perfect – or even really that great, but he’s not Hillary, and at this point that’s enough for me.
So I probably will be voting for the first time in 12 years this year. Not because I want a Trump presidency (I don’t want any presidency at all), but because I don’t want a Clinton one.