Monday, November 7, 2016

Final Thoughts on Two Horrific Choices





Hillary Clinton is not a democrat. She is anti-progressive. She is a neo-liberal ideologue with an imperialistic history. She will not address inequality, social injustice, and privation.  She is part of the corrupt political and financial systems in America; she is part of the privileged class, and she is duplicitous. Through documented irregularities and fraud during the Democratic presidential primaries (Election Justice USA), her campaign stole what might have been America's only chance for a representative democracy.

Donald Trump is not a republican. He is anti-constitutional. He is even more dangerous than Clinton because he is an unstable-vulgar-xenophobic-vindictive-irrational-paranoid narcissist, racist, misogynist, bigot and liar. He has empowered fascists in America. Think about what Trump has said these past several months; think about what was most important to him prior to his candidacy. He does not represent the conservative milieu of the Republican Party, not even their tribal psychology and punitive religious sanctity. He wants to perpetuate his own brand and buy what is left of a dying representative democracy. 

Clinton and Trump have counted on their potential voters' arrested emotional maturation, post hoc fabrications, confirmation biases, polarized attitudes, addictive partisanship, and wishful thinking during this repugnant presidential election.  

For many of us, perhaps Joseph Conrad coincidentally stated it best at the end of his brilliant novella, The Heart of Darkness, 114 years ago: "The dusk was repeating them in a persistent whisper all around us, in a whisper that seemed to swell menacingly like the first whisper of a rising wind: 'The Horror! The Horror!'"


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for concisely verbalizing what many of us see and know.
    Also, Chris Hedges today delivered his viewpoint of this same topic.
    http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/defying_the_politics_of_fear_20161106

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  2. And it will be horror for the next 4-8 years...

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  3. Well said, Glen. What a travesty this election is.

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