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Are you bothering to vote? If so, read this about the Killmeister


As you may know by now, I’m not feeling the bern. I’m not a registered democrat and haven’t been for quite some time. The game is a rigged one, an oligarchy wrapped in a democratic spring roll dipped in the blood of empire. Yum!

That said, I would be remiss if I didn’t urge anyone who can’t be disuaded from voting in super tuesday states (like Massachusetts) and beyond, or anyone who actually believes the system works—to take the opportunity to vote *against* this charlatan and fraud and knock her on her ass once and for all.

Goldwater Girl extraordinaire, a kind of reverse Clare Underwood whose husband’s unearned charm is the only visible human pulse in her campaign, she is the ultimate machine candidate, pimping off the distorted ’progressive’ veneer of a legacy that would make even Goldwater blush.

The His-and-Her legacy of mass incarceration, the sharp acceleration of the wars on drugs and on the poor, more than doubled extreme poverty in the US and ruined the lives of countless black youth—and set in motion the animus toward black and brown people that has made it more dangerous than ever since the apartheid south to be a person of color in this country. And yes, I *do* fault her for a legacy built on the *public* stances she chose and fought to take on all these issues despite not holding elected office at the time. The Clintons are the Thénardiers of American politics, that bottom feeding couple of Les Miz fame always waiting in the wings to pick the bones of those whose misery they had a part in creating.

And since I’ve already said so in public media—albeit perhaps under the influence of grog or lack of sleep—it’s already out there so I might as well repeat and share: she is a horrific troll of a candidate, and is understandably hated by masses of people. For those who want to vote for her primarily because she is a woman, I call you out for being a self-involved dupe and the unfortunate prey of the worst kind of indentity politics bullshit. Maggie Thatcher and Clarence Thomas are just the tip of this slippery slope iceberg. Don’t be fooled.

One more thing: she will *lose.* This is an antiestablishment election year, and to the extent that elections give popular will any say, people will vote *against* her en masse—there is no way she can wash the odious stench of establishment off her sorry ass no matter how hard she scrubs: from the mass murder that was her salient role in pushing for the destruction of Libya to her pimping off the destruction of black men’s lives to buttress her conservative credentials in the 1990’s. That is who she is—reject it. As the saying goes, it is a crock of shit, and it stinketh.

I may be riding a fine line here, as I don’t believe that we live in a democracy or that the imperial oligarchy will allow for any expression of popular will not groomed and redefined by the propaganda matrix. Still, she/they are the massive beneficiaries of favorable whitewashing (pun extra intended) of a blood-soaked legacy that should be the shame of a nation.

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(c) 2015 Daniel Patrick Welch. Reprint permission granted with credit and link to danielpwelch.com. Political analyst, writer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife, Julia Nambalirwa-Lugudde. Together they run The Greenhouse School. Welch has also appeared in numerous television and radio interviews, and can be available for comment and analysis as his day job permits. 

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