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The only reason Hillary is winning the Dem. Primaries is because the Dem. Establishment

people are doing their best to help her along with their crooked ways. Perhaps many of them
are in her political debt? She has had so much experience in her long political life - and a lot
of it seems to have been experience of the unpleasant negative type.

The only presidential candidate who is a decent human being and still running is Bernie. I
hope he stays in. If it hadn't been for all the dirty tricks played against him, he would have
easily been the Dem. Front Runner today.

For the above reasons I would like to see Bernie win, even if it should be only at the expense
of Hillary's coming into difficulties - brought on herself by herself - such as the result of her
present FBI investigation, or the exposure of her Goldman Sachs speech, or whatever else.

Yet, if she should win the Dem. Primaries, I would vote for her against any Republican. The
reason is simple - I'd like to help prevent still greater misery and more unnecessary deaths
for the vast majority of the American people by doing what I can to fight the greater evil.

If some find the above crazy, my answer is: These are crazy times. And that is WHAT IS
taking place right now. What else better can one do than play along with it -- until these
times change? No situation on earth is permanent. The life of our planet, itself, is only a
temporary one.

Those who would not vote for Hillary in the GE, have you taken a good look at the Big-Picture?

With all her negatives that have been described here at DU, she would still be a lot better
than any Republican president. For instance, I doubt it that she would nominate a
Republican to the SCOTUS. Yes, there will be no change. She will maintain the present
status quo. Our democracy will remain a half-dead one. But where there is life, there is
hope. We can still hope that the next Progressive president will do the job.

If we elect a Republican president this coming November, I feel that the Corporatists are
ready to kill democracy in our nation altogether, and this time they will make their
Oligarchic Fascists the leaders of our nation. My feeling is that they would have made their
move during Bush Jr.'s presidency, but they decided against it probably because they felt
that they weren't strong enough. And a failure of this magnitude would carry heavy
consequences. Today they are much stronger than they were a decade ago.

An example: Police departments have been militarized in our entire nation from coast to
coast. Few people knew about this until 2011, when Occupy Wall Street began their
peaceful demonstrations. The police cracked down on them brutally and had them jailed,
albeit for a few days only -- not just in NYC, but throughout the country.

Only then did we realize that the militarization of our police departments was already a
fait accompli in 2011. To do something of this order takes a good deal of planning, and
time. This must have taken years to complete.

Whose idea was it? Who did the planning? We already have the strongest and most costly
military in the world, do we really also need a militarized police department at home? And
if so, what is it for? And why such secrecy? Shouldn't the American people also have had
some say in this? If it weren't for the Occupy Wall Street incidents, we might still have
been totally in the dark today.

Sanders still has a chance of winning. I have not given up hope. But if he should lose
the Primaries, I would vote for Clinton. Under these circumstances, odd as it may seem,
she would represent our best hope of preventing the greater of two evils from happening
to our entire nation!

To me, the above is a brief description of what I think is the Big-Picture of the state our
country at this very moment. We are living in highly interesting, but also extremely
dangerous times.

In the meantime, we'll continue to do everything to help Sanders win.


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