TAX THE RICH OR KILL THE POOR.

Wealth is essentially finite. It may expand or contract, but at any given time there’s only so much wealth to go around.

When a nation’s wealth and political power are concentrated in the hands of a few, the rest of its citizens are left with little scroogemore than long days of struggle, painful progress and fewer attainable dreams. We see it in the Middle East, in Africa and Asia, and in Third World countries where rulers and their cliques soak up all the wealth like so much gravy.

And we are seeing it today in America.

It won’t be long before we reach the tipping point, when students and their parents won’t have money for college, cities won’t have money for schools or libraries, governments won’t have money for basic services, and the poor won’t have anything, much less anywhere to turn.

It seems as if we’re living in a Charles Dickens novel where the same Dickensian actors—greed, hard-heartedness, self-righteousness and moral vacuity—have once again stepped center stage to suggest, by their actions if not their words, that it might be better for the poor to die and decrease the surplus population.

No matter that those feelings are thinly disguised behind Big Lies repeated over and over by agents and tools of the wealthy—by newspapers and TV stations owned by the rich, by a political process and Supreme Court controlled by the rich, by sound bites and legislation advanced by rich politicians—that taxes are unfair, that corporations are people, that the wealthiest among us have no obligation to assist the poorest, that God helps those who help themselves, that government exists to protect wealth rather than the welfare of its citizens, and that the surest way to help the poor is to advance the purpose and cause of the wealthy.

All these years later and still Trickle-Down Economics lives!

And those Big Lies, once the exclusive province of the Republican Party are now being echoed by those on the other side of the aisle; as the once-progressive Democratic Party, under Hillary’s leadership, evolves to become more Republican in spirit than Democrat—sometimes called ‘Republican Light.’

If you accept the premise that wealth is finite—then all the financial, economic and social upheaval in our country starts to make sense. There isn’t enough to go around when one sector gets a lock-tight grip on the purse and the purse strings. Once that happens, with so little left on the table after you pay for non-discretionary programs, those of us who aren’t wealthy or financially secure, find ourselves battling each other for an ever-dwindling slice of the GBP (Government Budget Pie). Humane and necessary programs compete one against the other. Infants battle the elderly and poor for nutrition allocations. Recovering alcoholics have to fight the homeless, as well as disabled veterans, for shelter dollars. Sesame Street fights for the very same funds sorely needed to regulate Wall Street. All the while, the public sector continues to implode and gentrification elbows families and poor people out of their homes.

We’ve moved from an era where taxes were burdensome to where today the absence of sufficient tax dollars is killing the poor, eviscerating the Midle Class, and apportioning a majority of new income—58%—directly into the pockets of the richest of the rich—the 1%.

The recent attack on public sector unions in Wisconsin is merely the edge of the scythe as it begins to mow down the social contract my generation grew up with and came to expect from a civilized society.

Collective bankruptcy is the problem today, not collective bargaining!

Tax breaks for the wealthy that began with Ronald Reagan and continued under George W. Bush were beyond obscene, as are the bone-deep cuts to government programs now regularly enacted by a government bled dry of its assets by the Republican Party under the guise of fiscal responsibility.  Reducing government spending reduces the need to tax those who have aggregated most of America’s assets. By protecting their excessive fortunes by shutting off the government spigot, the wealthy among us are endangering the lives and livelihoods of so many others. Children will go hungry; students will either forgo college or take on lifetime debt; retirees will see their pensions cut; people will lose their jobs and homes; many will go without winter heating fuel; cities will lay off police, teachers and firemen; while the health of our poorest citizens will dramatically decline—all done so a small group of wealthy individuals can build and accumulate ever more and more money.

We saw it in 2008. We’ll see it again soon. Especially if either major party candidate wins the presidency.

Tax the rich or kill the poor? What would Charles Dickens have done?

How about Jesus?

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This is an updated version of an essay I wrote a few years ago. It’s quite shocking to me how far things have gone downhill since then. With the Republicans, as good servants of their wealthy masters, continuing their assault against social security and medicare, and virtually stymieing any attempts to combat Global Warming, this world is becoming a harsh and unfriendly place in which to live…survive…?

Read my “HILLARY CHRONICLES,” ten essays about David (Bernie) getting shafted by Goliath (Hillary) and her merry band of Philistines. The ten essays (in order of appearance): “BRAND SUICIDE, the Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016,” “The CDC Issues “CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!” Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One’s Reputation,” “DEMOCRATS USE RUSSIANS AS SHIELD TO RE-FOCUS EMAIL STORY—PR PLOY OF THE CENTURY,”  “IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF AN APOLOGY?” AND  “DON’T BLAME ME IF I CRITICIZE HILLARY.” “Battle For The Presidency: The Gonzo Versus The Gonif,  “Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary,” “Sorry Hillary, We Can Never Forget—or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination,” “CONNECTING THE DOTS”, The Frightening Underbelly of the 2016 Presidential Election, “THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY, the stealing of the American presidency 2016

To relive those glorious days of the Bernie campaign, check out mine and Bill Dahlgren’s “CHANNELING BERNIE,” ad campaign. 50 glorious ads in pursuit of the real American Dream.

THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY

The Stealing Of The American Presidency 2016

hillThere was a movie late in James Cagney’s career called “Never Steal Anything Small.” I don’t remember the plot but the underlying message of the film was underscored in its title. These days I find myself marveling at the audacity it must take to steal something as huge and under such constant scrutiny as the Presidency of the United States.

That theft, of course, even though we are less than three months away from the general election, has already been planned and executed and only requires a few finishing touches on election day to actually put the Gonif (Yiddish for ‘thief’) into the White House next January. Because, if you know Hillary and Bill Clinton at all, you know they wouldn’t go to all the trouble of stealing the Democratic nomination in front of the entire country without having worked out the second half of the heist. Count on it, the concluding chapter of “The Theft of American Democracy 2016” is already in play.

Stealing the Democratic nomination was more than a singular act of political piracy, it was a practice run for the big event itself. And now they know IT WORKS! If they can steal the nomination from Bernie, they can easily steal the presidency from a dunce like Trump. The equipment is in place, the systems have been fine tuned, the accomplices have already proven their mettle, the news media has already shown it can ignore something as monumental as a coup d’etat without breaking a sweat; and none of our political, moral or religious leaders seem bothered enough to raise the issue from whatever platform they occupy.

Talk about a lazy, half-asleep, overfed, doped up and under-vigilant citizenry!

I guess we should just be thankful the Clintons didn’t also steal our shoes or wallets while they hijacked the Democratic nomination!

And speaking of the news media ignoring news…did anyone notice the adroitness with which Jake Tapper pulled the CNN cameras away from covering the massive delegate walkout at the Democratic Convention—real news that had accidentally been caught by CNN’s camera crew—to hastily switch back inside the convention where Boys II Men were singing oldies on the convention stage. Good work, Jake, you almost let a sliver of real news—news not authorized by the DNC or your corporate masters—escape to inform and educate your audience!

And who noticed that President Obama gave Hillary his endorsement while she was still under investigation by the FBI? Phew, that could have been embarrassing! Good thing the FBI finally concluded Hillary’s email imbroglio didn’t warrant an indictment. Otherwise, Obama might have looked foolish, if not complicit in her crimes.

I wonder if that was something Bill Clinton brought up in his 30-minute conversation with Attorney General Loretta Lynch? The conversation that would have been cloaked in secrecy had a reporter not seen Bill Cllnton going into the AG’s private plane on the airport tarmac in Phoenix?

The story gets more sordid the deeper you dig. But the audacity never diminishes. Yes, this is the Clinton Machine at its finest. Awash in dough, eyes on the prize, devoid of compunctions or conscience, well staffed with sycophants, hirelings, henchmen; unstoppable with a complicit national political party and a DNC Chairwoman in its pocket. Not just “Stronger Together,” as Hillary’s latest theme announces, but also “CORRUPTER TOGETHER,” corrupting American Democracy, America’s Mainstream Media-ocrity, the upper echelons of the American government and an entire subsection of the American population to achieve its selfish, narcissistic ends.

Such is the state of democracy in the 21st Century!

Such is the audacity of audacity!

 


Read my “HILLARY CHRONICLES,” ten essays about David (Bernie) getting shafted by Goliath (Hillary) and her merry band of Philistines. The ten essays (in order of appearance): “BRAND SUICIDE, the Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016,” “The CDC Issues “CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!” Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One’s Reputation,” “DEMOCRATS USE RUSSIANS AS SHIELD TO RE-FOCUS EMAIL STORY—PR PLOY OF THE CENTURY,”  “IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF AN APOLOGY?” AND  “DON’T BLAME ME IF I CRITICIZE HILLARY.” “Battle For The Presidency: The Gonzo Versus The Gonif,  “Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary,” “Sorry Hillary, We Can Never Forget—or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination,” “CONNECTING THE DOTS”, The Frightening Underbelly of the 2016 Presidential Election, “THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY, the stealing of the American presidency 2016

To relive those glorious days of the Bernie campaign, check out mine and Bill Dahlgren’s “CHANNELING BERNIE,” ad campaign. 50 glorious ads in pursuit of the real American Dream.

 

CONNECTING THE DOTS. The frightening underbelly of the 2016 presidential election.

WHAT IF…

 

OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS THERE HAS BEEN A PLAN IN PLACE TO SUBVERT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY …

 

A PLAN WHOSE TOTAL AIM WAS THE ELECTION OF HILLARY CLINTON TO THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES.

 

A PLAN THAT BECAME A CONSPIRACY AS THE CLINTONS GAINED INFLUENCE OR CONTROL OVER THE CORPORATE MEDIA, THE DNC, DONALD TRUMP AND THE TOP LEVELS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT…

 

A PLAN THAT ENVISIONED A FINAL PRESIDENTIAL RACE BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND HILLARY CLINTON…

 

WHICH WAS WHY THE MEDIA ORIGINALLY MADE A HERO OF A NARCISSISTIC BILLIONAIRE BUFFOON RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, WITH ALL-DAY, ALL-TRUMP COVERAGE…

 

AND WHY THE CORPORATE MEDIA TURNED ON TRUMP THE INSTANT HE WON THE NOMINATION, WORKING 24/7 TO MAKE HIM APPEAR FRIGHTENING TO MOST RATIONAL AMERICAN VOTERS…

 

AND SO IT APPEARED THE PLAN TO ANOINT HILLARY CLINTON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS SAFELY ON TRACK AND SPEEDING ALONG, WITH NO OBVIOUS OBSTACLES IN THE WAY…

 

33 STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES HAD SIGNED ON TO HILLARY’S MONEY-LAUNDERING SCHEME, HER OWN CHAIRWOMAN WAS IN PLACE AT THE DNC, HER HAND-PICKED OPPONENT WAS MOPPING UP THE REPUBLICAN FIELD, AND HILLARY HAD A WHOPPINGLY FAT BANKROLL IN HER BACK POCKET…THE FIX WAS DEFINITELY ON.

 

BUT THEN…

 

BERNIE CAME ALONG…

 

BERNIE STRUCK A NERVE WITH AMERICANS AND SUDDENLY WENT FROM SOCIALIST ODDBALL TO POPULIST SUPERSTAR…

 

WHICH DIRECTLY THREATENED THE PLAN FOR HILLARY TO WIN THE NOMINATION…

 

WHICH IS WHY THE MEDIA TOTALLY IGNORED BERNIE AND TURNED A BLIND EYE TO THE MOMENTUM OF HIS CAMPAIGN AS IT MUSHROOMED…

 

AND WHY HILLARY AND THE DNC, WORKING THROUGH THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES, WERE FORCED TO STEAL PRIMARIES THEY HAD EXPECTED TO EASILY WIN…

 

AND WHY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NO INTEREST IN INVESTIGATING OR HALTING THE RAMPANT ELECTION FRAUD THAT EVEN THE BLINDEST OF OBSERVERS HAD TO HAVE NOTICED…1:2 sign

 

AND WHY THE CORPORATE MEDIA, SIMILARLY FEIGNING BLINDNESS, TOTALLY IGNORED (AND SOMETIMES REFUTED) THE WIDESPREAD AND OBVIOUS SIGNS OF ELECTION FRAUD…

 

AND WHY THE CORPORATE MEDIA CHOSE TO CANCEL EXIT POLLS ONCE IT BECAME CLEAR EXIT POLL DISCREPANCIES WERE REVEALING THE FRAUD AND ENDANGERING THE PLAN…

 

AND WHY THE COPORATE MEDIA REFUSED TO SHOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, IGNORING ALL PROTESTS AND ONLY COVERING FABRICATED DISPLAYS OF NON-EXISTENT PARTY UNITY…

 

WHICH IS WHY HILLARY HAD A CLEAR PATH TO STEALING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION…

 

AND WHY NOBODY IN THE CORPORATE MEDIA FOUND IT NEWSWORTHY TO LOOK BEYOND THE PRO-HILLARY BIAS REVEALED THROUGH THE RELEASE OF THE DNC EMAILS…

 

WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THE THEFT OF THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION STILL REMAINS UNREPORTED…

 

AND WHY NO ONE—NOT THE DNC, NOT DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS, AND CERTAINLY NOT THE CORPORATE MEDIA— WOULD QUESTION WHETHER HILLARY, BECAUSE OF ELECTION FRAUD AND DNC BIAS, SHOULD BE DISQUALIFIED AS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE…

 

AND WHY A HIGHLY UNPOPULAR CANDIDATE IS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, CROWNED BY THE CORPORATE ESTABLISHMENT TO CHALLENGE A MAN WHOSE TEMPERAMENT AND PRESIDENTIAL CREDIBILITY IS BEING TORN TO SHREDS DAILY BY THE CORPORATE MEDIA…

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MEANWHILE…

 

ONE HAS TO WONDER ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN THE PLAN. MORE SPECIFICALLY, ONE HAS TO ASK…

 

HOW HIGH THE CONSPIRACY GOES…

 

AND WHY NOBODY STOPPED HILLARY WHEN IT BECAME CLEAR SHE WAS VIOLATING THE TERMS OF HER AGREEMENT TO KEEP THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AT ARMS LENGTH WHILE WORKING AS SECRETARY OF STATE…

 

AND WHY THE GOVERNMENT IGNORED HILLARY’S OBVIOUS AND PERVASIVE ELECTION FRAUD, EVEN THOUGH THE WHITE HOUSE RECEIVED MANY CITIZEN PETITIONS FOR HELP…

 

AND WHAT DID BILL CLINTON SAY TO LORETTA LYNCH IN THEIR PRIVATE 30 MINUTE CONVERSATION? A CONVERSATION THAT TOTALLY UNDERMINDED THE INTEGRITY OF LYNCH’S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT…

 

AND WHO WAS IT IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO INDICT HILLARY FOR HER OBVIOUS MISDEEDS IN SETTING UP A PRIVATE SERVER AND CARELESSLY EXPOSING NATIONAL SECRETS…

 

WAS IT THE SAME PERSON AT THE JUSTIC DEPARTMENT WHO DECIDED LAST YEAR NOT TO LET THE FBI IVESTIGATE THE CLINTON FOUNDATION…

 

AND HOW COULD THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, OR ANY REASONABLE HUMAN BEING, NOT VIEW HILLARY’S ERASING THOUSANDS OF EMAILS ON HER SERVER AS THE INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE…

 

AND WHY DIDN’T THE FBI PUT HILLARY UNDER OATH WHEN THEY INTERVIEWED HER…

 

AND WHO DECIDED TO REMOVE BERNIE’S SECRET SERVCE PROTECTION WHILE HE WAS STILL A CANDIDATE, LEAVING HIM AND HIS WIFE SUDDENLY VULNERABLE WHILE SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES…

 

AND WHY WOULD PRESIDENT OBAMA ENDORSE HILLARY CLINTON WHILE SHE WAS STILL UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION…

 

OR ELIZABETH WARREN, FOR THAT MATTER…?

 

SO WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE US NOW…?

 

FRIGHTENED. FRIGHTENED FOR OUR DEMOCRACY. FRIGHTENED OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE THUGS WHO SEEM TO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MOUNTED A NON-VIOLENT COUP D’ETAT…

 

UNCERTAIN. UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHO WE CAN TRUST. UNCERTAIN IF WE CAN EVER AGAIN TRUST THE PRESS, OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR POLITICAL LEADERS…

 

WAITING. WAITING FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO STAND UP TO THE CABAL. WAITING FOR THE COUNTRY TO WAKE UP TO WHAT IS HAPPENING. WAITING FOR A CONCERNED CITIZENRY TO SAY “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”

 

AND ANGRY.

 


Read my “HILLARY CHRONICLES,” ten essays about David (Bernie) getting shafted by Goliath (Hillary) and her merry band of Philistines. The ten essays (in order of appearance): “BRAND SUICIDE, the Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016,” “The CDC Issues “CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!” Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One’s Reputation,” “DEMOCRATS USE RUSSIANS AS SHIELD TO RE-FOCUS EMAIL STORY—PR PLOY OF THE CENTURY,”  “IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF AN APOLOGY?” AND  “DON’T BLAME ME IF I CRITICIZE HILLARY.” “Battle For The Presidency: The Gonzo Versus The Gonif,  “Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary,” “Sorry Hillary, We Can Never Forget—or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination,” “CONNECTING THE DOTS”, The Frightening Underbelly of the 2016 Presidential Election, “THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY, the stealing of the American presidency 2016

To relive those glorious days of the Bernie campaign, check out mine and Bill Dahlgren’s “CHANNELING BERNIE,” ad campaign. 50 glorious ads in pursuit of the real American Dream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, Hillary, We Can Never Forget—Or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination.

 

angry HillaryI know, I know! My candidate lost the Democratic primary and now it’s time for me to fold up my Bernie tent and move over to Hillaryville, where everyone is dancing in the streets over Hillary’s being the first woman nominated to the presidency by a major party.

Well, she may be the first woman nominated, but she’s also the first woman to have stolen that nomination, and I for one will never ever forget what she did to finally grasp that nomination in her greedy vulture’s fingers.

We Berners are like a family. We like each other and try to treat others will respect and kindness. Not surprisingly, people who respond to a man like Bernie and his call for a revolution would be basically fair-minded, well-meaning and heart-based. We want to change the system even if we are doing well within its orchestrated machinations. We care about others and want to see the fruits of our combined prosperity equally shared and enjoyed. We don’t need to actually have our own children in lifelong debt from college obligations to know the system is wrong and needs to be changed. We don’t need to go to sleep hungry to know that too many people are living in poverty and that that, too, needs to be changed.

We Berners are also so committed to treating others fairly that we cringe and respond angrily when we witness some egregiously unjust situation unfold. Egregiously unjust, like the theft of the Democratic nomination which we all recently witnessed, and experienced as if we had been trapped in a twisted, horrible and inescapable nightmare.

Having watched Hillary and the DNC crapping with utmost disdain and arrogance on Bernie’s campaign by repressing our votes, cancelling our votes, changing our votes and shredding our votes; by making us travel many miles to vote, then wait many hours in line, often only to learn our party registration had been mysteriously switched, or our name had been purged from the voter lists, or that we had been given a ballot destined to be thrown away rather than counted. This is what we witnessed for over 6 months, culminating in a California primary election that proved to be a rehash of Hillary’s Greatest Hits against the precepts of Democracy and the hopes of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

The fact that President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, the corporate-owned media-ocrity, and the different state Democratic Parties were all co-conspirators, if only through their deafening silence, only makes the pain and torment of being cheated, unfairly beaten and then abused for refusing to accept Hillary’s fraudulent victory all the more unacceptable.

To wit, so unacceptable that we are leaving the Democratic Party in droves, So unacceptable that we will never ever vote for the woman whose actions in pursuit of the presidency have proven her unworthy of that very same office.

And so, Hillary, I offer the simple premise that you and the DNC have burned down whatever bridge we Bernie supporters might have crossed to ultimately return to support the Democratic nominee. In truth, you actually trashed, burned, shredded and stole that bridge.

Just like so many of our votes for Bernie Sanders.


Read my “HILLARY CHRONICLES,” ten essays about David (Bernie) getting shafted by Goliath (Hillary) and her merry band of Philistines. The ten essays (in order of appearance): “BRAND SUICIDE, the Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016,” “The CDC Issues “CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!” Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One’s Reputation,” “DEMOCRATS USE RUSSIANS AS SHIELD TO RE-FOCUS EMAIL STORY—PR PLOY OF THE CENTURY,”  “IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF AN APOLOGY?” AND  “DON’T BLAME ME IF I CRITICIZE HILLARY.” “Battle For The Presidency: The Gonzo Versus The Gonif,  “Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary,” “Sorry Hillary, We Can Never Forget—or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination,” “CONNECTING THE DOTS”, The Frightening Underbelly of the 2016 Presidential Election, “THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY, the stealing of the American presidency 2016

To relive those glorious days of the Bernie campaign, check out my and Bill Dahlgren’s am.“CHANNELING BERNIE,” ad campaign. 50 glorious ads in pursuit of the real American Dream.

Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary!

There’s One Thing You Forgot To Mention

In spite of what you said in your recent L.A. Times op-ed, we still can’t vote for Hillary. What you left out in your op-ed was any mention of the character of the woman you are endorsing for president. The woman whose vote you are asking us for. Talking about Donald Trump the Boogie Man doesn’t give Hillary a free pass on character. So let’s look at what you didn’t say—the half-truths you offered us, Bernie—after a year of telling us the whole truth.

UnBernie-HilaryknownYou made no mention that you were asking us to vote for someone with so little character she would actually subvert the will of the people, trample their right to vote while stealing the Democratic nomination.

Those were OUR votes she stole, Bernie! WE, YOUR SUPPORTERS, were the ones she made stand outside in five hour lines, and whose probationary ballots were sent out back to be shredded. I noticed you didn’t mention any of that in your op-ed, Bernie.

You also forgot to include Hillary is so experienced in lying and taking the most expedient path there is no guarantee that what she promised today she will honor tomorrow. Only a fool would expect Hillary—once she becomes president—to stand by policies you forced on her back when she needed your endorsement. I fully expect she will inevitably and repeatedly defer to furthering the interests of those who funded her campaign, which you rightly warned us against back when you were still fighting her as an establishment tool.

Back when you were still clear as to who the enemy was.

Hilary is exactly what you warned us against, Bernie! A Tool of the Establishment, Wall Street’s Favorite and the only woman on the planet who has earned the right to be called “The Fracking Queen.”

Bernie, you can’t talk about Hillary’s character because, if she has any, it’s of questionable integrity. People have been witnessing Hillary’s character for over 40 years. That’s one of the reasons why nobody, in their deepest hearts, can entirely rule out Hillary’s involvement in all the unexplained deaths that have surrounded the Clintons all the years of their joint careers, from Vince Foster’s suicide to the recent deaths of a former Clinton donation bundler and a DNC employee supposedly shot during a robbery even though nothing was stolen and he was shot two times in the back.

Lastly, and most importantly, we believe Hillary is far more likely than any other candidate to send our children and grandchildren off to kill strangers in foreign lands, and to do it for no good reason other than her warlike tendencies and to feed the constant hunger of the military-industrial machine.

Rather than being an agent against international terrorism and war, the US has become the number one cause of war and terrorism, blindly sending out it’s over-weaponized armies without taking into account how our presence will further inflame and accelerate the forces of war. How many wars could have been avoided, how many lost lives saved, had we had the good sense to stay the hell out in the first place?

So, yes, Bernie, you may chose to vote for Hillary. we wish you well and hope you feel good about that choice. The rest of us, however, will take another path. We are done choosing the lesser of two evils, done voting for someone who smells slightly less odious than her opponent. And please note, we will never vote for someone who by corrupting an entire election has proven herself unworthy of the office to which she aspires.

Fortunately, we have other options; we do not need to vote for Hillary or that orange-haired ignoramus on the other side.

Instead, we can vote for Jill Stein. Instead, we can vote for what we believe, just as we did by voting for you. Instead of capitulating once again to a system that plays America’s voters for suckers, we can vote for Jill Stein.

Bernie, you must understand why we can’t vote for Hillary; you who have fought entrenched interests your entire political career. In rejecting Hillary, we are merely continuing your fight. Our eyes are on the prize, even if that prize lies ten or twenty years down the road.

Finally we can start to turn this thing around, Bernie. We have choices that will allow us to both vote and hold our heads high. We can re-invigorate our Democracy. We can start building an alternative to this destructive and self-enriching two-party system.

And it won’t be by voting for Hillary Clinton.


 

Read my “HILLARY CHRONICLES,” ten essays about David (Bernie) getting shafted by Goliath (Hillary) and her merry band of Philistines. The ten essays (in order of appearance): “BRAND SUICIDE, the Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016,” “The CDC Issues “CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!” Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One’s Reputation,” “DEMOCRATS USE RUSSIANS AS SHIELD TO RE-FOCUS EMAIL STORY—PR PLOY OF THE CENTURY,”  “IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF AN APOLOGY?” AND  “DON’T BLAME ME IF I CRITICIZE HILLARY.” “Battle For The Presidency: The Gonzo Versus The Gonif,  “Sorry Bernie, We Still Can’t Trust Hillary,” “Sorry Hillary, We Can Never Forget—or Forgive—Your Stealing The Nomination,” “CONNECTING THE DOTS”, The Frightening Underbelly of the 2016 Presidential Election, “THE AUDACITY OF AUDACITY, the stealing of the American presidency 2016

To relive those glorious days of the Bernie campaign, check out my and Bill Dahlgren’s am.“CHANNELING BERNIE,” ad campaign. 50 glorious ads in pursuit of the real American Dream.