Civilizations don’t fall because their citizens are evil.
They fall when their citizens are easily manipulated.
Germany did not succumb to the Nazis because most Germans were evil, but because too many Germans failed to stand up to the evil.
It is a story as old as civilization, and it continues today.
All it takes to make Democrats support a warmongering self-serving neoliberal lying sociopathic criminal corrupt Wall Street Corporate Oligarchy shill is to point to an orange clown and shout "Be afraid!"
The one good news from Hillary’s growing lead is that now there is NO EXCUSE for progressives living in safe Blue states not to vote Third Party. If we can give the Greens 5% at the polls in November, it will dramatically enhance that party’s ability to field great candidates in the future.
We can start to break the Catch 22, wherein great candidates like Bernie don't run third party because third parties don't get the votes. Something has to come first. If third parties win a substantial percentage in November, that will attract better third party candidates in 2020.
This is your ONLY chance to cast a vote which could accomplish something good.
To survive, our democracy needs MORE voices and MORE choices.
Voting third party is our only way to register opposition to the Democratic/Republican Corporate Uniparty's control.
Yes, it appears that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee, and that is a bitter "Hill" to swallow. And yet, we are feeling oddly optimistic. Why? Because 2016 feels like "the tipping point."
Finally, enough is enough.
Finally, a large enough percentage of voters are feeling energized to make real change happen.
Bernie is our Human of the Year, but he would be the first to admit this is NOT ABOUT HIM. It is about ALL of us. And you know what? We rock.
Yes -- We, The People, Rock.
Lake County, in particular, rocks!
From the Lake County News:
As for how Lake County voted in the presidential race, the final results showed that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont received the most local votes of any presidential candidate, with 5,195 ballots cast in his favor.
Businessman Donald Trump received 4,163 Lake County votes, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received 3,988 local votes.
Overall, there was a 51-percent voter turnout, with 16,712 votes cast, according to the final results.
For comparison, those turnout numbers surpass the presidential election year primaries in 2008 and 2012, when there was a 34-percent and 42.5-percent turnout rate, respectively, according to the registrar's records.
More later. Meanwhile, if you are not already doing so, start watching THE JIMMY DORE SHOW on You Tube.
It rocks, too.
The Establishment is not on your side. Bernie is. TYT Interview with Bernie Sanders:HERE
How Clintonism Screwed the Democratic Party (and how Bill and Hillary gutted Progressivism itself)
For most Americans, the answer to that question today is
probably different from what it would have been 50 years ago, before political and religious extremists hijacked the concept and began re-writing history. To find the truth, one need journey back to the founding of this nation, when noble, egalitarian ideals were given concrete form by farmer Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders of this then-rural nation, inspired partly by the example of the first representative democracy in the Americas, the Native American Iroquois Confederacy. Our REAL HISTORY pages will explore the core values inherent to America's origins as a modern democracy.
is definitely rural, and the values it represents in the public's mind depends upon who you are talking to. It has been called the Appalachia of the West
Coast by those who see it as a backward place. But changes in demographics suggest that such views will soon become more a portrait of LakeCountys
past than of its future.
What draws newcomers to LakeCounty? Among other things: an abundance of natural, unspoiled beauty,
clean air and water, the lure of living where wholesome food can be grown
without fear of contamination, opportunity to put sustainable living
or farming concepts into practice, and the chance to own an affordable piece of paradise.
Come celebrate true-blue rural values!
Such aslove of nature, respect for all life, honoring
the wisdom of the elders, acknowledging our responsibility to future
generations, self-sufficiency, financial prudence, tolerance, generosity, neighbors helping neighbors, thriftiness,
living simply, gratitude, and finding joy every day in the wonder of existence.
Our Voices of the People page will contain not only voices from Lake County, but also provide
insights from, and links to, the modern writings of folks like Wendell
Berry, Gary Snyder and Michael Pollan, rural political philosophers
like Thomas Jefferson, transendentalist authors such as
Alcott, Emerson and Thoreau, the indigenous wisdom of visionaries
such as Black Elk or story-keepers like Paula Gunn Allen, and other
voices that capture the true essence of the values associated with
living close to, and part of, the land.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.