A lot of people act like you have no choice but to vote for the lesser of two evils in every election. South Park famously said that elections are all choosing between a giant douche and a turd sandwich. And yes, sometimes it can feel like that.
I already pointed out that in this case, everyone on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton are all supporting regressive conservative policies. The source of that claim was an international non-profit organization name Political Compass.
Hillary Clinton is barely to the left of Trump. She’s a supporter of all of the same policies that have been bad for the US in the past.
So I have encouraged everyone to vote for Bernie Sanders.
However, if he doesn’t get the nomination, you still have to vote. Why? Because voting really does matter.
A huge part of the reason that politicians don’t listen to the American people and why they continue to support policies that only help the top one percent is because they’re not afraid of us!
And why not?
Because we don’t vote.
There is a rather famous quote that I really enjoy:
“When the government fears the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
He was trying to say that we should vote, be involved and well-informed, and keep an eye on our government. That’s very important. And that means staying home is Bernie Sanders doesn’t get the Democratic nomination is not an option.
So, meet Jill Stein:
Jill wants to create a New Deal much like the one created by FDR, but this time with a focus on creating jobs in green energy.
Like Bernie Sanders, she thinks we should spend money on Americans instead of on bombs to drop on countries overseas.
Basically, she agrees with Bernie Sanders on most things, but is slightly to the left.
This is important because, as I have pointed out, the US has shifted to the right. Republicans are off the deep end and only support crazy white racist ideas, but Democrats are promoting conservatives values once espoused by the Republicans.
So, while writing in Bernie Sanders when you go to vote my satisfy your petty need for revenge, it will actually only make you look bitter. Instead, demonstrate that you are paying attention. Demonstrate that it wasn’t specifically Bernie Sanders that you connected with, but his policy in general.
Also, if we all vote Jill Stein, it will certainly dispel the myth that only men ever supported Sanders, and only because they were sexist and didn’t want a woman running the country.
A vote for Jill Stein is letting the establishment know that we have noticed that they all shifted right, and we want to shift to the left.
So, if not Bernie Sanders, let’s vote for someone who isn’t a turd sandwich or a giant douche. Let’s vote Jill Stein!