It's not About Purity
Some people at a place that shall remain nameless have been making statements even more idiotic than usual. Such as that Stein voters, JPR members and so on – are responsible for Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal. The argument is based upon their (deeply flawed) logic that, had Stein not run, Clinton would have won. In addition, it is believed that we only voted for/like Bernie or Stein because they are without flaw. This is not so.
See, we voted for Stein and/or Bernie for the simple reason that they are decent human beings. There are certain things that decent human beings do not do. They do not support the ongoing destruction of our social safety net which helps the most vulnerable of our citizens (see Welfare reform, comments by both Clinton’s during Bill’s Presidency). They do not promote, nor even flirt with Predator theory (a simple google search will offer plenty of material on this). They do not receive hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking for the very Wall Street Criminals and corporations that lobby to pollute our environment, deregulate the economy, purchase politicians – and corrupt our laws.
They do not support declaring war on Nations that can neither defend themselves nor seriously threaten our Nation. They do not promote disastrous trade deals that would cost yet more American jobs. They do not lie about dodging sniper fire. They do not whine about being “broke” when they have never had to experience financial hardship.
Rather, they, as a whole, support the environment. They advance and champion the needs of the poor and vulnerable. They denounce war, acts of war – and even economic sanctions that do NOT harm the oligarchs of other Nations, but starve and kill the poor. They promote good (and much needed) legislation to increase the minimum wage, to offer guaranteed, universal healthcare, to defund the monster that the Military Industrial Complex has become. To fund our schools, to pay our teachers, to fight the corrupt oligarchy that has grown so powerful within America.
They don’t need super PACs or hundreds of millions of dollars from corporations to do so. Bernie Sanders proved that. If given the chance to speak, they will draw thousands – thousands more than the establishment politicians (such as Clinton) draw. They draw these thousands because they are decent human beings with decent ideas that other decent human beings can get behind.
As human beings – they are flawed as are we all – flawed – but not bought and paid for by wealthy interests/lobbyists for various corporations. They do not support the millionaire and the billionaire – but those who need support, who’s children are hungry, who cannot, on their own, survive without help. They promote building bridges and roads, upgrading our decayed infrastructure.
They even advocate for peace among the Nations of the world – which is in itself advocating for saving millions from starvation, severe poverty, death and dismemberment. This has not been – and never will be accomplished through sanctions which target the vulnerable.
They do not kick people when they are down. They do not support corrupt tyrants either here or abroad.
Hate… begets hate. Throughout history this has been demonstrated. Contempt for the poor is the typical sentiment of the wealthy elite, only rarely have there been exceptions to this rule – such as during the time of FDR.
To our former allies at places which shall not be named – What are you waiting for? When will you throw your lot in with the poor, with environmentalists, with public education, with peace? When will you, rather than turning your backs on the desperate, turn your backs upon the wealthy oligarchs, corporate owned media and backstabbing politicians? When will you come to understand that those who take millions from corporations are expected to (and do) act in the favor of these corporations?
There is no more real middle of the road. There are so few democrats who can honestly be called “centrist” that the very term is absurd. There are, for the most part, two right wings. Both lie, cheat, steal and destroy – but only one side pretends to favor you or I. Pretends, ineffectively. When democrats control house, senate and white house, they can yet accomplish nothing. The excuse for this is always “conservadems”, or “Dinos” (democrats in name only), but guess what? If you voted for decent candidates, you wouldn’t have that problem.
The poor peoples campaign has come at a time when our Nation and our people desperately need it. You do not see Hillary Clinton leading the charge, do you? No, that would be Mr. Bernie Sanders, who’s supporters you mostly washed your hands of, yourselves causing the split between so called moderates and “radicals”.
So I say to you: Blame me for what you will. Insult, demean, hold me in contempt, condescend in the extreme. We here, radicals though we be called, are on the right side of history.
We are here for the poor, for the environment, for civil and economic equality. We are here to bring greater peace and prosperity to this world, to fight for the needs of the many and not the few. We are here to make the world a better place – and we will not support those compromised by greed and corruption – no more than you yourselves would support Trump.
You are now on the wrong side of history. The policies and candidates (including watered down healthcare programs that enrich the insurance companies, support for lobbyists and endless greed – Manchin, Heitkamp, McCaskill, Feinstein, Pelosi) that you support are on the wrong side of history.
It hasn’t got a thing to do with purity. Only with the common good of our people and the people of the world. In such regard – you and your politicians and policies have failed. Those of us “radicals” here have simply grown tired of it. We have grown tired of supporting lesser evils and permitting the further financial rape and destruction of our Nation and it’s people. We will not stand for it anymore – whether it has a d or an r behind it.
If you want to blame someone for the current state of tension and war – why not look to those who illegally attacked other Nations? You would find your Clinton – and even Obama among them. Why not look to those who promoted the TPP? Why not look to those who’s ineffective policies, lies and ignorance (whoops, didn’t read the intel report on Iraq…) brought us the Iraq war? Or to Clinton who supported it?
How about years of devastating and numerous political losses? These things did not happen due to liberalism, due to “radicals” like us. They happened because supposedly “good” democrats acted without consideration or responsibility in aiding the GOP. Without the efforts of democrats supporting right wing philosophy, welfare reform would have been rejected. We would have many of the social and economic policies and programs we have dreamed of.
Those cowards who say “We can not do this because it has never been done” are apparently ignorant of the history of our Nation.
So, blame us if you will, but take a good look in the mirror as you do. Do you really want to keep supporting the corrupt status quo? Will you not throw your lot in with radicals and abandon the wealthy elite who have so abused you for decades?
Come on – I used to be one of you, but being a radical, I find, has set me free to follow what I truly believe in, to support justice. To support and promote fully the right to life, liberty – and the pursuit of happiness – not just for those who society deems “deserve it”, but for us all. Throw in the towel. The democratic establishment is not democratic. It’s members are corrupt liars and millionaires – leave it behind… it does not serve you.NJOCK, PennLawyer, TRex and 52 otherspa28, Gryneos, Major Hogwash, Koko, cc6, historylovr, , Piperay, beltanefauve, Oilwellian, dlegendary1, B Calm, eridani, TIME TO PANIC, MistaP, Flying Squirrel, 99Forever, canoeist52, Cassiopeia, Utopian Leftist, Yanath, LongTomH, ccinamon, LiberalElite, glinda, PDiddie, 3FingerBrown, Ohio Barbarian, Enthusiast, Punxsutawney, VagrantPeters, zoewashburne, Scott Crowder, Haikugal, cleverflamingo, Xyzse, KarenS, NV Wino, Betty Karlson, mmonk, PADemD, Bisbonian, HomerRamone, Elizabeth, nevereVereven, h-32, JEB, Land of Enchantment, mrtrale, Marym625, Satan, N2Doc like this“There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain
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