by Paul Watson
Hillary Clinton does not understand the political systems in Scandinavian countries. She was quoted saying the following about Bernie Sanders supporters.
“They think they can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel.”
Perhaps a trip to some Scandinavian nations may enlighten her as to how this system that she does not understand, actually works.
A nation that invests in education is a nation that benefits from education. A nation that provides healthcare is a humane nation. Scandinavian countries have a higher level of education, better health and less crime than the United States.
The U.S. invests in war and empire building.
Why is it okay for the Pentagon to have an unlimited expense account but kids with the abilities cannot receive a proper education. For the money the United States gives to Israel each year every young American could get a good education. Hillary supports hand-outs to Israel to benefit the Israeli army, Israeli schools and hospitals but does not support students and hospital patients in our own country.
One of the reasons that Trump is so popular can be attributed to the the low level of general education in America. He is against funding NATO and the military forces of foreign countries.
Scandinavian nations like most European nations are more democratic. They give more than two choices and people can actually vote for people who represent their own political and social views. Of course there are negatives like barbaric Norwegian and Danish whaling but we can’t have everything I suppose.
I do not believe that a vote for a third party is a vote for Trump. I vote for the person who best represents my values and my political position. That ain’t Trump nor is it Clinton.
I asked myself, would I vote for fracking? Would I vote for Monsanto? Would I vote for war? Would I vote for Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Banks etc? Would I vote for someone who does not support indigenous rights, does not support veterans, who only pays lip service to conservation, to climate change and to environmental issues?
No, I would not vote for any of these things so why would I vote by proxy for any of them, in fact for all of them, by voting for Hillary Clinton?
I do not vote for the lesser of two evils. I’m a historian. The lesser of two evils is still evil. Hitler was actually the lesser of two evils. It would have been much more dangerous and much worst if Ernest Röhm had prevailed over Hitler. So I suppose that in that case there is something to be said for the lesser of two evils although of little comfort to the millions who died because of Hitler.
Trump has not killed anyone yet that we know of. Clinton has contributed to the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
I voted for and contributed funds to Bernie Sanders but I will not vote for who Bernie Sanders tells me to vote for and especially for the woman who cheated him of his rightful victory.
The only reason Hillary Clinton even has a shot at winning the Presidency is because of Trump. The Republicans could have run Romney or even Jeb Bush and they would have beaten her.
I am not a millenial. I have lived and spent time in Scandinavian countries and therefore I know exactly how the system works in Scandinavia and it sure as hell works better than in America. Why would I vote for a politician who claims to not understand what Scandinavian socialism is all about.
Yes Trump is a liar but most politicians are liars. Clinton is also a liar. Trump’s support comes from a mass disenchantment with the American political establishment. He has already succeeded in destroying the Republican Party and Hillary Clinton with her logo of an arrow pointing to the right has taken over the Republican establishment. Even George W. Bush is going to vote for her. The Democrats no longer exist in the traditional sense – they have morphed to the far right and the Republicans have morphed towards the insanely far right.
Perhaps Washington deserves Donald Trump. He’s one big slap in the arrogant face of the establishment politicians. His supporters may not have any idea what he represents or what he wants to do (even he does not know what he actually stands for) but what they do know is he will shake up a system that needs shaking up. He certainly won’t make good on all his ridiculous promises. There won’t be a wall and he won’t be allowed to remove the 1st amendment. I’m sure he will make such an ass of himself that he may be quickly impeached. He won’t go to war with Russia but Hillary may do so and that makes her the most dangerous of the two.
I won’t be voting for either one of these candidates. That’s like having to choose between cholera and yellow fever. Not that it matters. I live in Vermont although I have been surprised at the number of Trump lawn signs I’ve seen in both Vermont and New Hampshire which is somewhat alarming.
Come November I will go to the voting station to “throw away” my vote to a third party candidate with the knowledge that if everyone had the courage to vote for what they actually believed in, we could actually have a decent President.
Voting for a third party takes not only courage but also imagination and vision. Unfortunately most American have capitulated to the undemocratic two party system and that does nothing but entrench the oligarchs where they wish to be and obligates the majority to actually vote against their principles and their conscience.
So when people say that if Trump wins it will be because I did not vote for Clinton, I can just as easily say that a Trump win would also be because they did not vote for a third party candidate.