I cannot for the life of me understand why more people aren't pyromaniacally outraged about the blatant, charter-violating bias that was exposed in the DNC leaks regarding the Democratic primaries. If the DNC are going to tell us that it's their party and they can rig it however they want, then they don't get to simultaneously tell us that it's a two-party system and we need to vote for their anointed queen. They can't have it both ways. That's not democracy. In order for democracy to be taking place, we either need a system that gives third parties equal camera time, or we need to be able to legitimately democratically elect both candidates of the two-party system.
We need to demand this. If we let the Democrats get away with this blatant assault on democracy, all they have to do every election is make sure everyone's sufficiently scared of the Republican candidate to coerce progressives into supporting whatever corporatist shill they choose to install as their candidate. If it works this time, they'll keep doing it. There's no reason for them not to, and there's no reason for them not to do it in every branch and office of government that suits them.
This ends here. This has been the hottest half-year on record, with record-low Arctic ice month after month, and the two candidates they're telling us we need to vote for are advocating doing nothing and doing essentially nothing on climate change, respectively. Meanwhile the Republican candidate is talking about executing the families of international terrorists while the Democratic candidate is already picking a fight with Russia. And they've done everything they can to stop us from voting our way out of it.
Including relentlessly brainwashing us with the idea that we can't vote our way out of it.
We can. Of course, we can, or else there is truly no democracy and we are merely slaves doing their bidding. We must at least try to vote our way out of it.
No matter how you look at it, a vote for either of them is a vote for the end of the species. We stop this now.
Vote third party, force the Democrats to lose and move to the left or die, restore sanity to the Republicans and immediately show our democratic might at the polling booths with a thunderous, relentless stream of "No, we will not lay down and take it" votes, vote after vote after vote. We will not lay down and die. They are few; we are many. We take our planet back. We will not sacrifice our planet to save some oil baron's bottom line. We will not go to war to make a banker richer. These people need to be stopped. Now.
They think they're so clever. They think they've got it all locked up. And if we vote in Clinton, they do, they have it locked up for the next sixteen years at least. With Trump at least it's only four years of stagnation in congress while we clean house in the Democrats and get a real people's candidate up for election.
There is only one way to restore democracy to the people, and that is to take it back immediately and unequivocally at the first opportunity. That opportunity comes this November.
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