Dear idiots who wasted your vote on Jill Stein: you voted for an incompetent, self-serving leech who swindled you and stole your votes, and now we’re stuck with the second coming of Hitler. Stein seems to think that some Dems voted to confirm DeVos, but in reality not one single Democrat did. I hope you’re happy with your protest vote.
The public’s inability to grasp the pathology of our oligarchic corporate elite makes it difficult to organize effective resistance. Compliant politicians, entertainers, and our vapid, corporate-funded popular culture and news media hold up the elites as leaders to emulate. We are repeatedly assured that through diligence and hard work we can join them. We are taught to equate wealth with success. This narrative keeps us from seeing the truth.
Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion The Moral Imperative of Revolt
Trying to scare or guilt me into voting for Hillary is not a reason to vote for Hillary.
I am not motivated by fear.
Anyone who uses fear to get you to vote for them is not worth voting for.
I am motivated to vote for Jill Stein because our current political system is beholden to capitalism, racism, and imperialism and the elite few in power need to know that the people will not let them continue to abuse our rights and our lives, while trying to appease us with, “at least we’re not Trump.”
Saying you’re better than Trump isn’t saying much at all.
We shouldn’t be setting the bar at “she’s better than Trump.”
We should be fighting for what we actually want, which, for me, is fundamental, institutional change. That’s a long fight, but if we want a truly better and sustainable standard of living for everyone, we have to have this fight.
Revolution is not convenient. Revolution is not easy. The people and systems in power, upholding the status quo, will use all the tools at their disposal to make us believe that what we want is too much; that what we’re asking for is impossible. But it’s not impossible. It just requires a break from the status quo. And that is something the status quo cannot abide. So they try to blame us for wanting what we want. They say we are the problem. They say we are destroying the balance. But the actual problem is the system itself. Not those who speak against it.
So I will not let you scare me or guilt me into voting for someone who will not change that system.
I’m not voting for Trump and I’m not voting for Hillary.
I’m voting for Jill Stein because she represents systemic change to the capitalist, racist, imperialist status quo.
Corporate Media Has Complete Collapse Over Hillary [x]
[Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp]
June 10, 2016:
“The corporate media keeps telling us to now celebrate
this grand moment in history. Okay. First, I only need to celebrate if the
candidate is a good person, who stands for… Oh. I don’t know… anything! Hey! Here’s
the first female corporate election fraud Presidential nominee! Brought to you
by the good people of Goldman Sachs and Monsanto!
Ah, well. Break out the champagne!
Secondly, she’s not the first woman to be a
Presidential nominee. Jill Stein was the nominee, for the Green Party, just
last election cycle and there are many others! So yeah, “Anybody who isn’t
celebrating Hillary is a misogynist.” Meanwhile, you’re bulldozing over
history, to knock other women out of the way.
Sorry ladies, you weren’t on a corporatist party platform, so you don’t count! Out of the way, Victoria Woodhull,
who was a presidential nominee in 1872. You mean nothing, in your sepia photos.
You’re no Hillary!” - Lee Camp @redactedtonight
1.) undocumented immigrants cannot vote, accusing 2 million plus who voted are undocumented immigrants has no basis or truths behind it.
2.) by making this ridiculous claim that will make liberals rebuke it, it then also makes the calls for auditing the vote and recount also appear as ridiculous and make democrats look like sore losers and hypocritical.
This is how Donald won and continues to win, everything he says his opponents are doing, he is doing himself.
He is not that subversive. He’s a nice change-of-pace, and I do think his upsurge in popularity can be attributed to some positive developments in growing class consciousness, but at the end of the day he’s still got enough of a stake in the current system that he won’t advocate alternatives beyond basic reformism. If anti-capitalist movements were on the rise during a Sanders presidency, I would bet a decent sum of money that he would side against them – true to the classic social democrat parallel, he would oppose a 21st century Rosa Luxemburg.
This isn’t about dogmatic ideological purity – this is about recognizing Bernie’s limits, recognizing the limits of electoral politics and the limits of putting so much faith into one man. “We’re going to Hell in a handbasket if Bernie doesn’t get elected!” That’s not how this system works. Until bottom-up mass organization represents a challenge to status quo as is, the capitalist class will continue to dominate the global landscape regardless of who gets into the Oval Office.
All of this isn’t to say that I wouldn’t still want to see the reforms he and his base push for. That’s why I said “mixed feelings” and “stoic support”. By all means, we need those reforms as long as capitalism is a thing. Just be super wary of his tactics and his scaled-back rhetoric if/when Clinton beats him.
Definitely vote for him in the primary (and even in the actual election) if you want. I recommend him, Jill Stein, or Mimi Soltysik, but whoever it is you vote for I totally advocate going beyond the two party boundaries. If you’re actually pissed off about the likely choices of Clinton and Trump, then you need to vote beyond them and organize beyond them.