I’ve seen it in a few places, and especially after yesterday’s primary results, that there’s no way Bernie can win the nomination at this point. Hillary has locked up too many party-insider super-delegates, and has too much dark money, to falter at this point in her campaign. She is “too big to fail,” with all that that implies.
At this point I don’t care. I voted for Bernie in the primaries, and I’m voting for him again in November. No matter who the “official” candidates are.
I suppose there will be those who think I’m being foolish, who will tell me we have to rally behind the Democratic candidate no matter what. I’m not buying that argument. I haven’t forgotten the huge disaster that happened as a result of letting the banks do whatever they want (which consisted chiefly of looting gigabucks from the middle class). Nor have I forgotten that it was Bill Clinton, prior to Dubya, who cheerfully signed off on the legislation enabling them to do that.
The fact is that Hillary is and always has been Wall Street’s best friend. Social issues are important, but what’s even more important is to have a free democracy within which to fight for social issues. Gay marriage is good as far as it goes, but if all it brings is the freedom to starve together working overtime at poverty-level wages, maybe we should re-examine our priorities.
The greatest threat to a free democracy—now as ever—is that the unscrupulous few will exploit their freedom and their fellow citizens in order to set up an oligarchic, plutocratic government that enslaves and strangles the lower classes. We need leaders who will fight on our behalf, who will thwart the self-serving elite, and who will expose the secret manipulations that are slowly eroding both our economy and our liberty.
Hillary simply is not that person. She is, in fact, the opposite of that person. I cannot vote for her, and it goes without saying that I can’t vote for any of the Republicans. The only candidate I can conscientiously vote for is Bernie. And if nobody joins me, and America ends up electing someone like Trump, then maybe that’s the president we deserve.