Is a Vote for Hillary Clinton a Wasted Vote? Part One of Two
Part One of Two
There is a common view that Hillary Clinton is the “lesser of the two evils” between herself and Donald Trump in the race to be President of the United States.
It might or might not be true. A lesser evil is still an ‘evil.’ If you vote for Hillary Clinton, then you are voting on her political record. You are voting for her policies.
Your vote for Clinton is a direct endorsement of her years in political office. You are voting for the continuity of the old.
Is there any moral/ethical justification for giving her your vote?
Has she said anything to show she has had any enlightened moments to indicate a radical change in her views and policies?
If you vote for Hillary Clinton, then here are some bullet points, so that you know who you are voting for.
Before you cast a vote remember to check her track record as US Secretary of State, New York Senator and a co-founder of the Clinton Foundation:
Hilary Clinton has supported the US wars on 14 Muslim countries in the past generation, backed US military squads, failed to address US war crimes, drone attacks on towns/villages and made threats to” totally obliterate Iran.” She supports US arm sales, extremist regimes, such as Saudi Arabia, and welcomes planned assassinations of those who threaten US interests.
Clinton supported the massive public financial bail out of taxpayers money for corrupt US banks estimated between $700 billion and $3.7 trillion.
Clinton took no steps to stop the massive tax avoidance in the US of $100s billion and more than S1trilllion in corporate off shore tax havens. This money could support the poor, the sick, mental health issues, public service, job creation and environmental renewal.
Ignored a persistent decline in the democratic process in the US as the numbers of poor, Afro-Americans, Muslims, Mexicans and poor white people have shown less and less interest to vote. Many know their vote is a wasted vote. And they are right. Vote in the 2012 US election was 53% while 47% did not bother to vote.
Clinton has shown no willingness to campaign for Black Lives Matter, change violent police methods, set control on exploitive charges and debts heaped upon the sick from the medical industry, including Obamacare, and address the terminal decline of living standards for tens of millions in the US.
As with President Obama, Clinton lacks principles and leadership when it comes addressing climate change, renewal energy, diminishing resources, over-population, exploitation of the poor, capital punishment fracking, legislation on gun control, a US epidemic of obesity, barbaric animal farms, junk food industry and people’s despair over their debts. These national and global issues have rarely got a mention in her campaign.
Clinton has made $millions from her public speeches to corporations and banks, fails to address revelations about her emails exposed by WikiLeaks, displays secrecy in the FBI investigation into emails and seems bereft of principles.
Western democracy fails the people. Do not waste your vote on Hillary Clinton.
We need a new kind of democracy. We need to cultivate a non-party politics and engage in a fundamental change in party politics, written and unwriten constitutions. Our politicians, the policies and current democraies are not fit for purpose
We need to be bold, creative with a deep interest to support the lives of people and their environments everywhere for present and future generations
We need an inner and outer revolution to address the current crisis.
Clinton, 69 and Trump, 70, belong to the past.