There is new “political speak” this past week, and even earlier, about the dreaded WALL. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you may be a hermit like myself. In all the blunderbuss about hitting this wall, my opinion became the same as with the feminism gaff made earlier in the campaign by women for Hillary Clinton. How dare you?
How dare you speak of human beings as being a “wall”? As if they are something to possess, the Hillary campaign is sure she has it all tied up with a bow because these people will bow to her will. Her arrogance and that of the corporate media make this a given, even though people have their own minds and the freedom to choose, the last time I looked. To whip those into order, she talks about her glowing love of Obama. Unflinchingly, the DNC then bucks his attempt at curbing money in politics in order to bring in more funds for Hillary, apparently thinking no one would notice. This alone assumes we are not the sharpest knives in the drawer, which I find insulting.
Once again, I find myself in a state of repulsion. I wasn’t like that going into this political primary season, but the more I have seen of the workings of this race and how it is being conducted, the more I have been struck dumbfounded by the lack of integrity from my own political party! Are there no limits to what lengths they will go to in order to rob people of their own right to choose with facts, or must we march in step to a political system that has taken us to the brink of collapse? To compound the problem, there is a media that is compelled to walk the corporate money train line, so no truth will be told there that truly benefits what people of color and white middle class have been fighting to obtain for decades; a decent standard of living.
I don’t even pretend to identify with the plight of black, latino, native Americans, or other people of color. My issues are nothing compared to what they have been dealing with on a grand scale, but the point needs to be made that we are all suffering in our own way and we need to be heard, not considered some sort of benchmark or a notch on someone’s belt. I want someone to listen to ME, just like every other human being, no matter what race, creed, or religion. We are all part of the United States and we all have a say. We should not to be lumped all together and it’s just about time we began to recognize that we are also all individuals, not a wall! Every one of us has our own story, no matter our differences.
One person cannot fix every single person’s issue. It’s just not going to happen, no matter who you are going to vote for, but for heaven’s sake, can Hillary, at least, respect voters? Can she, at least, show up to listen? Not in just a photo op, but really listen. Even if you do listen, how can you make me trust you if your integrity is so obviously lacking?
I am for Bernie Sanders because he exudes a feeling of integrity and has the history to back it up. At one time, if Bernie lost, I would have gladly put my vote in for Hillary. Not now. I won’t take any more of the low blows, half truths, or dirty tactics. However, this is not about voting for a person, but a revolution from oligarchy to a government that is listening to the people. Remember the people? We haven’t had that in so long, we forget what that looks like.
I’m not saying that this will be a utopia. It won’t. It will be a long uphill slog, but at least, if I am doing it with Bernie, he may not win every battle, but he will care about me and that is what I really want. A statesman, not a politician that pulls out my problems when it suits them and then ignores them when it counts. I refuse to be another brick in the wall.