Billionaires and the DNC Are Flinging Shit (Candidates) at America All Because of Someone Cable News Won’t Even Talk About

With today’s entry into the Democratic Presidential Primary of blah-blah-blah something something Deval Patrick, the last week has now officially devolved into a full-on reality show about billionaires and their cronies desperately trying to put out the fire raging in their gin-and-Beluga-caviar-soaked disco party here in the good ol’ US of A. To recap, it’s…

Forty-Three Percent Failure

Sanders was, in fact, the “all issues” candidate, and Clinton simply cherry-picked those that wouldn’t change one iota about our current economy. She was doling out breadcrumbs imagining that we would think they were bakeries.

It’s Not a Protest Vote.

Voting my conscience, advocating for representatives who actually represent my concerns and ethics, is not protest. It is a requirement of a conscientious citizen of a democracy. Them’s the rules.

Leveraging My Dissent: Why Saying I'll Vote for Clinton Wouldn't Help My Cause

We have to change the way we choose. Without that, we are forever at the mercy of corporate democracy and corporate media, which insists that there are only ever going to be two parties – and both parties are fairly closely aligned in their devotion to the system itself. Neither likes the idea of competition.

My Dissent: Why I Won’t Vote for Clinton If She’s Nominated

What we have now is the public vivisection of the status quo, a “money, mo’ money” status that has led us to Bernie Madoff, Martin Shkreli, “The Big Short” and too-big-to-fail banking firms that are now bigger and more risky than they were before the Great Recession. We can see the bones of corruption beneath the layers now, and we are finally infuriated. We’re ready to act, en masse, because eyes are opening to the lies and the manipulation that so transparently attempts to keep a candidate we like from even appearing on t.v. We don’t trust the previously trusted voices, and we find more and more often the ties between the the naysayers and the money behind the curtain.

And Now the Trigger Warning: I’m Not Writing for the Meek and Mild

The actions of the political abuser are no less callous or brutal in their effects than those of domestic abusers. Minimizing such acts has led us where we are today, a political and legal environment that gives politicians and their corporate supporters little more than wrist slaps for destroying the environment, impoverishing millions of Americans, and imprisoning over 2 million others.