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I painted a welcome message to Hillary Clinton and the aerial news media on my South Philadelphia roof, just blocks from where the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, in the inimitable words uttered 16 years ago by a fearless and furious voice that is sorely missed in these dark times. 

Lesser evilism has brought us to this point where we are faced with two very lethal options that fundamentally represent the same interests, and it isn’t ours. And WikiLeaks confirmed on Saturday what we already knew about the DNC colluding with the Clinton campaign to secure her nomination well before any votes were cast. It has become abundantly clear that elections are not much more than political theater while our hopes and fears are being packaged and turned into a commodity that is sold right back to us. 

We must stop settling and find some alternative, any alternative, to this god forsaken slow death march. Otherwise in 4 years we will once again fall victim to political amnesia, like clockwork, and we’ll repeat this same old tired dance. And make no mistake, the extremism of one candidate shall not render the alternate candidates beyond reproach. Taking two bags of garbage out at the same time is not an impossibility.

“Elections are just a quiet, peaceful dance, for the things they will never let us have.”