Interesting how we have three such figures held up to us in this election, huh?
The loose cannon rabble rouser who easily wins the GOP against all odds and predictions,
the sold out, fallen to corruption career politician firmly embedded in the Democratic Party elite,
and the rarest of commodities in any political system anywhere in the world, someone who doesn't
belong to the system or a party and truly has a passion for doing the right thing for the common good.
It's heartening that Bernie got so much support. And it's sobering how our American electorate
has revealed its true colors. The spectacle continues.
Our leaders reflect what we are. What they can do is limited by what we have done.
The below speaks directly to our own dysfunctions.
Our real work is within ourselves. And it's work every one of us can do.
Some of us have been doing it for decades. Most haven't begun.
Forgive me, we each have our leanings. I feel it would be a miracle if we got Sanders.
But, if we did, what he could do would be limited by us.
We can only move forward to something better as a whole
to the degree that each of us does so within ourselves.
The collective determines where we go and what we get.
Each of us determines what the collective is.
Would you like to see things get better?
More and more, the Democratic Party has become the Half Measures Party, the never enough party,
the party that fumbles and fails. They are supposed to be for the people but they are about
making the system worse, selling out to corruption, creating more of the same old bloat.
Obamacare is a perfect example. It's supposed to help those without health insurance,
but it funnels more money and power to the insurance companies, skyrockets deductibles and premiums
and puts more burden on those least able to carry it.
Robert Reich said it of the Clinton administration in his movie Inequality for All,
paraphrased here, "We didn't have the political will to do the right thing."
The Half Measures Party has become filled with half people who crumble in the face of the Big Money Interests
and, through distractions, kickbacks and the desire to be important and liked, end up serving them.
More and more, the Republican Party has become the Obstructionist Party, the party that blocks, the party that says no.
They are supposed to be about freedom but they are about dictating, opposing, forcing their will on others through denial.
To people of the same sex who love each other, no, you can't marry. To women who don't want a child, no, you can't abort.
To a sitting president who has the right to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, no, we won't consider one.
And, now, to the people of their own party, no, we won't accept your choice. We know better.
Our choice must prevail. We have the right to force our morality and opinions on you.
It is people imbalanced on the side of no and their own righteousness who tend to tear things apart.
So they will now tear apart their party for they have called unto themselves
what they have been trying to do to our country.