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Coco de Mer

by Alex Symington…….

Because I express my views, I must expect opposing views. That is only natural. For most ideas and thoughts, there are counter ideas and thoughts, however, when I express my thoughts on Hillary Clinton I am confronted with a whole array of copy and paste presumptive reactions. “You are a sexist!” “You are in a boys club!”“Why don’t you just say it, you hate Hillary Clinton.” How to respond to that? First of all, I reserve “hate” for the deserving, not someone like Hillary. Hating Hillary makes as much sense as “hating” a shark. Both are the culmination/end product of millions of years of evolution, both are perfectly designed in their function and are only doing what they were created to do.

When one points out any negative information on Hillary one is accused of “bashing” or worse, sexism. Truth, in our twisted world, has become a subjective thing with undefined gradations of what Steven Colbert dubbed “truthiness”. Media hype from the DNC and the Corporate State Ministry of Propaganda would have us believe Hillary is already the Democratic nominee and Bernie Sanders is just so much yesterday’s news. According to mediacrazy up-side-down world, the way Bernie keeps winning he might as well admit defeat!

I have been confounded by how passionately Hillary is being supported by people that identify as progressive. If they could only look past their own reverse sexism and see that voting for someone because they have a vagina is as wrong headed as voting against someone because they have a vagina. If only they could see her for the corporatist neoliberal she actually is.

Yes, it’s time for a female president, just not this one. Elizabeth Warren is ready now and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is our future. These women would put, we, the people ahead of the billionaire class. These are women that are not afraid of or beholding to corporate special interest or Wall Street, whereas HRC is in deep.

The list on why Hillary is the antithesis of progressive and populist ideals is long. She is pro TPP, pro fracking, pro coal, pro oil, pro Monsanto and commodifying all things natural such as food and water. She is pro Wall Street, pro endless war, pro regime change, pro slave wages, pro private prison, pro drug war. She has pandered to the right wing with hateful speech calling black youth, “super predators” and has been silent on African American injustice even as she takes black America’s vote for granted. In other words Hillary Clinton is pro status quo. Any changes in her stance on the above issues, if any, have been brought about only by Bernie Sanders’ clear genuine populist message exposing income inequality and the dead beat corporate/billionaire class.

The only two issues that she is counting on to scare the crap out of card carrying democrats into voting for her are the Supreme Court nominee issue and women’s right to abortion. A third fear factor, of course, is Donald Trump making it to the White House at all. By the way, The Donald has been both, pro and anti abortion depending on the day or the hour of the day.

As for the SCOTUS nominees, what makes anybody think Hillary’s choices will be anything but more corporate protectionist puppets? She is clearly a Republican in all but label. Why, in God’s name, would any self respecting true liberal progressive choose this woman over a once-in-a-life-time candidate that wants to represent the people in a real and effective way? Just the fact that Bernie Sanders has been thwarted and blacked out by corporate media, reported DOA at every turn yet draws thousands to his rallies and is funded only by individual citizens, not Super Pacs and Wall Street bankers should be enough to garner the peoples support. To bad he isn’t a woman.

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More from other sources:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/28/tulsi-gabbard-quits-dnc-support-bernie-sanders
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/world/12abortion.html?_r=0
http://www.citizen.org/TPP

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Alex Symington
Actively engaged human being distressed by the current global paradigm of destruction of the planet for short term profit by the global corporatocracy and the bovine reaction of the people most affected. I write essays and poetry in order to sleep at night.
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  8 Responses to “Thoughts on Hillary Clinton”

  1. almost there Mr. Symington… yes, clinton is a criminal, but so are they all. and if they’re not, they don’t get a seat at the table. until warren comes out about the FED and money creation, she is just a hack, pursuing the status quo by arguing within a system that is corruption personified rather than exposing it for what it is. same for bernie.

    George summed it up in 3 minutes:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jQT7_rVxAE

  2. Re: the Supreme Court, I think Bernie is more likely to beat Trump than Hilary is. All you can say against Bernie is that he’s some sort of socialist. Duh.

    • well you could say that… but you could also say that he is a gun nut, a law and order despot, and war monger. socialist? not so much. establishment politician? you bet.

  3. Oh Alex…if only the whole country or even a good part of the country was as knowledgeable about local and national politics as you.
    Sadly all people do is complain.
    Most don’t take the time to educate themselves. They simply spit out what they have heard on Fox News! People are angry at the government, and that anger is coming out in support for Trump. Be careful what you wish for America! Trump has tapped into people’s disgust with elected officials and the government as a whole – he tells them what they want to hear.
    And as to Hillary! Where to start. I would LOVE to support a woman for President but not this one. She’s just a man is a skirt – same old same old. Just another typical “politician”. I don’t trust main stream politicians, of which I see Hillary. When the campaign and debates started she had very different opinions than Bernie. As Bernie’s popularity grew it must have surprised her because with every new debate she sounded more like Bernie!
    Bernie is the only one who gets my vote. Rick is correct, in the polls I have seen Bernie beats Trump by a wider margin than Hillary. And those of you with the scare that Bernie is a…OMG not at SOCIALIST! Do you even know what a socialist is? Read up! And read up on Bernie’s record and stance on issues over the last 40 years. He walks the walk – not just talks. To make it easy on you just read what Wiki has on Bernie and his historical stance on all issues. He’s the man you want in the White House.
    But sadly I’m not sure anyone can fix the broken 2 party system in D. C.
    Wake up America!

  4. Ker-POW! Alex, you got a darn good bead on Hillary, who, I’ll be damned, Island Girl, you stole my line, is a man in skirts. And, as you point out, is a shapeshifter. Who is she really? Does she even know? Is she just changing color like a chameleon. Is she even a real person. Or just sound bytes? I wonder how many of her worshipers have seen the Hillary history lesson video clicking on this link will bring up?

    https://www.facebook.com/libtardmedia/videos/1680371675513516/

    Alas, it looks to me Bernie also don’t have much of a grip either on USA War., Inc., other than maybe he likes the money it makes for the US military industrial complex. America at war looks to me should be the NO 1 issue in this year’s president and congressional races.

    About 1/2 of the US “discretionary” budget is spent on its military and wars, yes? In the face of that, how does, hmmm, Island Girl, America provide free health care to its citizens and even to its visitors? The way things are going, Social Security will be trumped by USA War, Inc. The poor will get poorer. Islam will get even more furious toward America, which never should have meddled in Islamic countries affairs.

    Well, that horse is way out of the barn, and what it looks like to me is shaping up is the 2nd American Civil War, which will trump Islam’s war against America. Might be before it’s all said and done, millions of American will be trying to move to Canada and Mexico, if they can climb over The Great Wall of Trump.

    Would Bernie be able to beat Trump? I haven’t a clue, but something will have to take Hillary out of the equation for us to find out. I don’t think Bernie is grown up enough, though, to stay in the men’s locker room with Vladimir Putin. And Hillary done went and shot herself in the foot and mouth with Putin, who, I have heard, kinda likes Trump. Maybe Putin wants Trump to help him blow Islam to kingdom come, and then Russia will make a heap more US dollars off its oil reserves.

    I’m wondering why President Obama has not said he wants Vice President Joe Bidden to be the next president?

  5. I recently read Hillary described as Patriarchy with Tits.

  6. what does good ole hillbillery have???why a big piece of the bill hillery and chelsey foundation of hundreds of millions of dollars…..a far cry from the 150k she made on the ‘cash pass’ for cattle futures trading she got back in the whitewater days.
    oh I also forgot””the body count!wjm
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/BODIES.php#axzz47wEsTkvl