I’ve been stuck in a tiny village in the mountains of Bolivia for more than 3 months without access to wifi to use my iPad. The only internet access I’ve had lasted an occasional few minutes here and there when I was able to purchase a card that I could use on a phone I procured here in Bolivia. I was able to contact family and friends in the U.S. those few times, but I spent more time trying to get online than actually online. Life in remote mountains…
I occasionally received news about the U.S. and was so disturbed by Bernie Sanders being maliciously driven out of the 2020 election that I felt compelled to write the following short “hit piece” on voters in the so-called democratic party. It’s old news at this point, of course, but I decided to post it anyway to possibly assuage the anger that still lingers in my mind. This is why we don’t have democracy. We’ve given up on it, but some of us are too blind to realize it and some of us are too hatefully ignorant to care.
Bernie Sanders: ‘I will bring economic security to everyone; address the existential threat of human-affected climate change; seriously reduce homelessness, unemployment and poverty; attempt to provide health care for everyone; prevent corporate manipulation of our elections; eliminate multinational corporations from stashing money collected here in the U.S. in overseas accounts to avoid taxes; end state-sponsored terrorism against activists who speak truth to power and refuse to obey the dominant culture; bring actual justice to our criminal justice system and bring decency back to public discourse – and we’ll pay for our reworked economic system by having wealthy business executives who’ve gotten away with preying on fellow citizens their entire lives to pay a fair share of the tax burden.’
Democrat voters: ‘Fuck you, Bernie. You’re too compassionate, intelligent and courageous. We prefer a creep with average intelligence who cheated to get his bachelor’s degree, ignores the serious threat of climate crisis, obeys his corporate masters by going along with the foreign policy machinations of Wall Street parasites, disrespects women by fondling them and pretending to be a kindly grandpa, supports a racist criminal justice system, goes along with rewarding deeply questionable business practices and seems well on his way to developing dementia.’
A lack of compassion? Profound stupidity? A lack of courage? At the very least, choosing Joe Biden to represent the “sane” political party is a serious breakdown in integrity and decency in the United States. Anyone who’s willing to go along with this for no reason other than simply reducing the constant turmoil of the insane trump administration instead of putting forward someone who could potentially be one of our great presidents if actually given a chance deserves to continue this spineless spiral into societal suicide.
But do the rest of us deserve it?