Many of us conspiracy theory nut jobs have said that since the day before forever started that the political system was rigged. It has to be. When budgets to the tune of several trillion are being slopped on the troughs the little corporate industrialist piggy’s want to make sure they have their place at the trough. So the piggies rig the tax Farm feed system by going into cahoots with the Tax farmers. What do you think campaign donations and super pacs are for.
I never could support Bernie Sanders on a policy for policy basis but he does bring up excellent (albeit disingenuous ) points about the piggy’s. Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan appears to be “yeah me to, what he said” while rolling in the slop with the piggy’s. As Sanders has electrified the base of the perfectly imperfectly named democratic base, filling venues and rally’s with Millions of souls while Madam Hillary could hardly sell out a Back Yard BBQ.
I say disingenuous because we now know the role of Sanders were the roles Dennis Kucinich, Howard Dean, and Paul Wellstone have previously played:
Energize the base,Fight the power, back against the wall, firebrand liberal progressive outsider… And then… hand the power and support you raised to the Democratic party establishment insider who was coronated before the primaries started. Gracefully bow out, and down, while licking the hand of the Lizard Queen who holds the leash.
Legions of support from the grassroots, super delegates and voter fraud be damned.
What makes this worse is the Sanders Sellout. With the recent #dncleaks we know that the DNC was screwing Sanders, that Sanders has known he has been getting screwed, AND WHILE CONTINUING TO TELL HIS BASE TO FIGHT THE REVOLUTION ALL THE WAY TO THE CONVENTION (Taking his supporters for a ride and taking their money) he was negotiating with the DNC for piggyesque privilege.
Now in endorsing her Majesty Sanders will say that this election is too important to let Trump win, so ignore the fact that he and Hillary seemingly had VERY real differences between them on the Wall street corporatocracy, he railed against the dreaded oligarchy, she used privilege and power to enrich them (and herself). In supporting her Sanders is LITERALLY joining the old Bush cronies and Koch brothers in supporting Hillary Clinton and the perpetuation of piggy privileges.
In exchange Sanders will win some meaningless concessions on the Democratic Coronation Platform and no doubt get a sweet gig. For example similar to Hillary’s Secretary of State Gig after supporting Obama in 2008, which she used to sell US Policy to the Highest donors of the Clinton Foundation with which she used to enrich herself and her family.
So there you have it kids, after all the demonstrations and all the #feelthebern and all the God awful memes that made blood vessels in the eyes of economists burst and after the ungodly sum of close to a quarter of a billion dollars raised in small donations this is the sum total of your hard work:
Your support allowed a 74 year old career politician advance his political career a notch or two.
Pretty shitty return of investment for a revolution that never was.
But moving back to Miss Piggy herself her base, and support, was never you but the piggy’s. Ms. Clinton is straight out of central casting as the handpicked corporate elite meant to perpetuate the system of piggy privilege.
Her entire career, and her vast fortune, is based solely on her willingness to being a kept woman to the piggy’s. It brazen to the point that it appears that donations to the Clinton Foundation “Charity” (Read: Slush Fund) were defacto bribes for favorable policies when she was polluting the Body political as Secretary of State. Why can’t we get a hold of those emails again?
Clinton is now getting accused of STEALING the democratic party nomination which is not true because you cannot steal something left out for the taking. The system has been rigged from the start so the piggies hand maiden could by coronated as the piggy’s princess. And make no mistake it is a coronation. She did not have to court or answer to any of the millions of Sanders supporters, you the little people, all she had to do was appeal to her Base: the hand full of piggy’s insiders and piggy’s corporate donors which go by the contemptuous name of “Superdelegates”
And her strategy worked specifically because:
Your Vote doesn’t count. The PIGGY vote does.
I’m gonna put that in caps so you can see it.
YOUR VOTE DOESN’T COUNT!
So Sanders supporters where do you go from here?
Since being an enabler to a serial abuser of women and getting an ambassador and a few navy seals killed at an embassy you were running guns to terrorists through doesn’t play well on a national ticket Clinton can not ask for your vote on her merits. She can only have the implicit “look I have a vagina” and the explicit “Trump is dangerous and this is the most important election ever!” Card.
Don’t fall for it.
While there are some signs that Sanders voters may back Trump if your heart isn’t in it than don’t switch. Continue to vote your conscious or vote third party. Yes that may make Trumps election easier but it sends a message to the Democrats that their rigged system will not be tolerated anymore.
You are not responsible for Trump Presidency, with all the real or imagined horrors. The party that rigged a nomination and forced a corrupt politician on you conscious.
Or you can silently protest and sit this one out. Refuse to take part in this bloody shit show. Been my strategy for the past two decades.
Or your worst option is you can vote for her and announce to the Piggy’s that yes, your vote doesn’t count. You can take part in the alliteration of your own insignificance.
Because at this point a vote for Hillary is a Vote for your own insignificance. It’s a vote for the long whispered and now shouted your vote doesn’t count.
Oh and there’s one more thing you can do. One more thing that can send a message to the piggies and the Tax Farmers.
As Fortune and Irony will have it the Democratic Coronation will be taking place in Philadelphia, a city which historically cut its teeth on telling Monarchies to go Fuck Themselves.
Reclaim that spirit. Let your voice be heard. Go the the city of Brotherly love bringing Hell and unleashing Ragnarok.
Turn Philly into a Fucking War Zone 😉.