Clear And Present Danger

I don’t disagree with a word of this.

Hillary Clinton has the sole distinction of being an Establishment candidate. Forget those pikers on the other side; every one of them is a destroyer or is at least acting like one to get elected. And Bernie is an attractive outsider himself, vowing to take down a corrupt system of oligarchs running the country.

It’s not a good time to hold the line on the status quo. I mean, it’s been bad, we’ve got our noses way too far into Middle East business, our economy went berserk, cops keep getting away with murder, people are shooting up shit everywhere.I think what has happened is we’ve finally joined the rest of the world in sharing the day to day crises that befall every nation everywhere you look. It’s actually a fantasy to say that there hasn’t been a day in long remembrance when our soft parts haven’t been exposed and wounded.

But it seems different now. People “want their country back”. Over and over this keeps coming up, and no one knows what it means. They’re all riding on a wave of idealism and cynicism about they way the country is going and where it needs to be. Normally, from the left, I’d be celebrating this new phenomenon, that it’s time to put a hurt on the shadow government, who by the way, hides in plain sight if you follow the money.

Yet: it’s still time to stay the course. For those of us, besides the occasional bitch and gripe about where we live and can weather the pace of change, these elections coming up are alarming. There may be a paucity of support for more of the same, but let’s take the long view; the deliver-the-moon candidates will not survive a vicious general or even be able to govern the way that they’d like. Donald Trump is cooked in the show; Bernie Sanders would be roasted on a spit for being a socialist, no matter how many times he tries to explain what that means.

Eventually, we’ll be left with Our Girl. She’s compromised, but principled enough and will bring us the Senate by offering a comfortable platform for Democratic candidates to run on that doesn’t require half of a rebellion to get elected.


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