I wanted the US to nominate Bernie Sanders as the Democratic candidate for President. I went through all the trouble of getting an overseas ballot so that I could vote for him. And you know what? I really thought he would win. So many of us believed in him.
However, the establishment is strong. President Obama bullied him, the DNC bullied him, and votes were tampered with so the people couldn’t have a fair say. It was a stolen election, and now we are left disappointed and disenfranchised.
But don’t be sad! We need to keep fighting. It’s like Bernie has said: we need to run for local offices and get government policies changed. There are more of us than them, and if we get involved, we really can make a difference!
This election, I will be doing a lot of research in order to decide what candidates to vote for. I want my votes for local judges and representatives to matter, and I want to make the right decisions.
However, I will also be campaigning for Jill Stein.
You see, part of the problem is the two party system. We only have these two parties, and they are corrupt as hell. That’s not okay.
So how do we fix this?
By getting a third party candidate elected, of course!
People will tell you that a third party candidate has no chance, but that simply isn’t true. If you press them they say that a third party candidate is not an option because it would take a few hundred thousand dollars to get them on the ballot in all 50 states. I say, so what! We raised that much every single day during Bernie Sanders campaign. That is no obstacle.
Then they say, well, not enough people will vote third party. I call bullshit on that. 43% of all registered voters are registered as Independents because they have lost faith in both parties. And that 43% is as of 2015. I think a lot more people are registered as Independents now, but the numbers aren’t available yet.
So look, 43% of the vote is more than enough to win with 3 parties. Trump can get his 23% and Hillary can get hers, but so what? There are more of us than them and that is a fact.
I am disappointed.
We are all disappointed.
But that’s okay. It doesn’t mean we have to give up. It just means that we have to refocus. That’s all this is.