Which "Lesser-Evil Will be Next in the Empire of Suffering?
"Meet the new boss Same as the old boss"
"Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who
We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song
I'll tip my hat to the new Constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war
I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half-alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie
There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are effaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
Don't get fooled again
Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
I never thought Joe Biden was "lesser evil", he's always been a corporatist puppet and warmonger.
Never voted for him in three presidential elections, primary or general.
Thanks for making this crucial point, Cindy. I used to always write in Ron Paul and then stopped participating in the process altogether so as to no longer legitimize it. Giving voters "paper ballots" to cast their vote was pretty clever; they knew most would never figure out the fraud is still computerized.
Keep up the good fight. ~~ j ~~
The older I get, the more I am convinced the whole left v.s. right paradigm is hopelessly broken. For example am I supposed to support a Zionist Kibutz member in Israel because they are a "socialist?" Rinse and repeat for abominations like 'trans children."
Better IMO is to unite around issues like protests against war open to Libertarians and the dissident right, and then once we win an issue as a populist front returning to our tribes.
Also better IMO than politics in the system is concrete practical action. For some it may be starting a community garden, organizing an open mic at a coffee shop. fixing up computers and putting Linux on them to keep them out of landfills, etc. The possibilities are endless and depend on individual skills and temperament.
People on both the left and right too often have a my way or the highway mentality that resembles religious zealotry and often acts as excuse for people trying to impose their view on unwilling others. But the most important diversity is diversity of points of view, and a sane society makes a niche for the reclusive right wing individualist hermit, and full communist urban dweller alike
Cindy, you stopped short of saying who the "lesser evil" is. I can't believe you or any of your readers would believe it could be either Biden or Trump, so I'm wondering if it could be RFK, Jr following your recent newsletter about him.
I'll take the chance and assume this could be the case.
Although I agree with your list of alternative courses of action, these are a long term strategy. I also freely admit I've been suckered by politicians before, most notably Bernie. But if there is any chance the rhetoric is true, then RFK Jr is singing from a very different hymn sheet on most matters compared to any Duopoly offering (though Vivek Ramaswamy did throw out a few truth bombs last week).
Can I ask, if you had the ability, and had to pick Biden, Trump or RFK Jr to be the next President, who would you select? If it's RFK, can you still not implement all your other actions and also vote for him? What's to lose?
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I have never voted for the Democrat or Republican for president or other jobs. I have voted for Ralph, Cynthia McKinney, Jill Stein and other third party candidates here in Oregon. I know that they will not win, but that if they get enough votes then other candidates will notice that by turning their backs on our issues they will lose votes. So far it hasn't worked out very well. This has been going on since protesting the war in Viet Nam. I was too young to vote in the election of Kennedy, but I did not vote for Johnson or any of the other war mongers. Needless to say, voting has not been very effective in stopping war. In my life time, boycotting grapes and city busses got results. I believe that draft resistance during Viet Nam taught the war machine not to try that again. It didn't end the war, but I think that resistance by soldiers did help bring about the end. It wasn't the politicians and the peace candidates
Joe Biden sh*ts his pants and doesn't remember where he is.
This sh*thole country is a death star run by senile old inveterate liar who sh*ts his pants.
A friend who saw today's events coming twenty years ago told me recently that going local is the only solution to the problem. It has to be grassroots. One thing the protest demonstrations show is that there are a lot of people on "our side." That energy has to be marshaled and the best way is through local efforts.
America is going through the 5 Stages of Grief. (https://youtu.be/Zk7pOnUPL74?si=XgowDYmc6P0Npptn) I've gotten to the Depressed stage, which is good since it means I'm almost through it. And "Acceptance" doesn't mean we join the IDF. It means we can begin to think clearly about solutions.
I would add "Learn to Live With Less." One thing that has amazed me about fasting is how little food I need. They can't take away what you don't have.
Regarding Cindy's post on "De-Blahing" check out these watercolor artists.
Tammy Kaye (https://www.youtube.com/@Tammykaye) Tammy is also an art therapist.
Tim Schofield (https://www.youtube.com/@TimSchofieldArt) Tim's has a wonderful watercolor technique and has that ASMR thing going. His background music is lovely.
Want to learn calligraphy and watercolor? Check out Lindsay (https://thepostmansknock.com).
We can beat these bastards.
Yikes. So, is it Jill now, or Cornel? Or is it the kick ass Latinas running as socialists?
This is a country held hostage by so so so many lobbies, outfits like the Chamber of Commerce, the Koch or the Theils, and, alas, the celebrity shit that has occurred since JFK? Camelot?
We do not have any politicians in those main-scum political org, red manure or blue manure, that can even speak to world leaders like Putin or Xi. Cornel can't get his goddamned stupidity from foaming out of his mouth attacking Putin as a monster, tyrant.
So, these are the peeps of evils of the lessers?
Shit. Claudia and Katrina not enough for the lesser of evils voters?
And, poll after poll shows Latino/a-Hispanic voters favor the Jewish Zionist Catholic Joe "I FInally have a Jewish Doctor in the Family" Biden.
All those Jews marching on Washington yesterday? Were they treated like kthe Freedom Riders were treated?
I have seen the stories -- they fully support Bibi, and Bibi is the representation of Jewish Ideology in that Jewish Occupied State! And look at Bibi interviewed by yet another Zionist and Jewish First multimillionaire bubble head blonde!
I would like to see a discussion about the difference between lesser-evilism vs the fantasy that there will ever be a candidate with whom we agree 100%.
There is not another human on the planet I agree 100%, nor should there be.
Not meaning to change the subject, but have you been hearing about this letter from Bin Laden that surfaced yesterday? There was a lot of discussion on TikTok about it Because it was making people change their mind about what happened on 911 and the meaning behind it all and what’s going on now. Government officials were condemning it, which makes it all the more curious. Sites took down the letter and TikTok was trying to get rid of any mention of it. If you do a search for it on Google, it’s impossible to find but I found this and I’m not sure if it’s the latter or not but it’s quite an interesting read.
I wonder when the phrase "lesser-evilism" slipped or slithered into the vernacular of voting? It's really a negative and defeatist slogan, and implicitly (or explicitly) concedes that the System is rotten, and that the voter should just resign him/herself to it. Maybe 2024 will be the Year of the 3rd (or 4th) Party? My sense is that the Energy is out there for Change (not the fake Obama kind), but still plenty of charlatans out there to hi-jack it...