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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 03:13 PM

23. I'm old, white, liberal, female and disgusted too.

We have discovered some shocking and disappointing things about the Dem party via this Primary. I don't think they would've ever come to light if a challenger from outside the party, and a very good one at that, had not decided to run against a very bad establishment candidate. That contrast made it crystal clear.

What we found out: that the vote stealing apparatus of the Repubs works for the Dems too, apparently that's why it's never fixed. Also, it's not as we always heard in the past, that Dems hate having to constantly raise money, gee we wish we didn't have to... no, they're all-in for the corrupt money, love it, and wouldn't have it any other way. As a corollary to that, we also learned that big, corrupt financing isn't necessary after all as we always thought, that grassroots funding does in fact work.

Also that the voters don't decide who to elect, the party insiders get their way, and it's always someone who will protect the graft gravy train -- that must be done at all costs.. And we always thought that we were the fact-based party, until we saw how that any meme that benefits the elites will beat down the truth in a second, quickly entrenched by the complicit and bought mass media. If real events aren't convenient, stage some that fit the talking points better!

Deny your opponent's admirable qualities, and attribute your own depravity to them, gee, that's so clever! Operate by "the Big Lie" at all times. Nobody cares about what is actually true (that's CT), we only care about what people think is true... and that is so malleable.

And most disappointing of all, the year of the fallen icons. We found that the icons who we thought were advocating for us in the halls of power, were doing anything but that, and were willing to step forward and blatantly lie about the best man among them to protect the gravy train that we now know they are all about. We don't matter in the least, it was all an image.

But Bernie proved to be for real. And most of us will want to be part of whatever he decides will help us all (although I don't think that anything or anyone could make voting for all of the above seem like a good idea. A line has to be drawn somewhere). God bless the man.

Just his presence in the race showed us a lot, and I hope we don't forget it or deny it.

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