Sacrificing the future for a chance to make history
November 9, 2016
It’s been speculated from the beginning that this year’s presidential contest would come down to Hillary vs. Donald, and that was even before all of the primary elections were held. Other Republican candidates were so weak that Donald’s bully tactics and hate-filled, divisive rhetoric resulted in a strong showing of support for him from racist xenophobes within the party and the ignorant (m)asses who commend his hate speech for “telling it like it is”. He’s done nothing but exploit ignorance, fear and weakness to make himself seem stronger, while offering no real platform or qualitative solutions to problems.
Yet, on the Democrat side, no one expected the senator from Vermont to have a strong enough showing to challenge Hillary. It was automatically assumed that she would handily win to become the democratic nominee because of her name recognition and public service. And to ensure her victory, a panel of superdelegates (conspirators) pledged their votes to her, *even* before the primaries started and despite scandals that followed her for the past several years. Whether or not she lied or committed any criminal acts, she was tainted goods as campaigning began. But she was also marked by the establishment as the chosen one, the next to have a name etched in the history books after the election of the first black president in the modern era. Regardless of what she stood for or what her platform was, they selected her. And we might all suffer for the DNC’s arrogance and blindness.
As a candidate, Bernie Sanders showed that he was for progress that would improve the quality of life for everyone in this country, especially those at the bottom who are frequently suffering and struggling. He was a crusader for justice and realized that the broken system of government and law has negatively and frequently impacted people of color. He understood how racism and corruption led to police brutality - primarily against people of color - and lack of consequences for those actions. He felt our pain and frustration and showed he genuinely cared and understood why Black Lives Matter. More importantly, people trusted him. People saw him as a legitimate presidential candidate, an honest candidate who could easily defeat Trump. He was the only one of the three (Clinton, Trump and Sanders) with a high favorability rating and not followed by scandal. He would have brought legitimacy to this election, not reality show drama. And still, he would have made history. However, the first Jewish President of the United States wasn't the narrative the democratic establishment wanted to tell.
Despite conspiracy theorist speculation, it’s still a reasonable presumption that Donald and Hillary were in collusion to secure her history-making run for the presidency. By creating a candidate who was so unpalatable to decency, so negatively polarizing, logic would dictate that “reasonable” people would only have one choice to lead the so-called greatest nation. It doesn't matter how unpopular or untrustworthy the people viewed Hillary. Even if her policies have harmed some people, it is a “small” sacrifice, given the alternative. It's a (non-)choice of the lesser of evils, which should never be the option for such a powerful elected position.
Rather than allowing the story of progress to evolve, they - the Democrat conspirators, including soon-to-be former C-in-C Obama - wanted to create a legacy, no matter the consequences. It was a foregone conclusion that Hillary would win, but they never considered the possibility that Donald could actually win based on the power of hate. They never considered that someone else (Bernie) might be a stronger candidate to face off against him. They were so committed to their goal of forcing a woman president on us that nothing else mattered.
If anything, this farce has awakened more people to the truth that not only is this “democracy” an illusion, but the system is more fucked up than we thought.