Friday, June 26, 2015
Welcome to the Presidential Race Jill Stein
Jill Stein has announced her candidacy for the presidency on Democracy Now and I have no doubt that she will do a much better job addressing the issues than any of the establishment candidates that the traditional media gives an enormous amount of coverage to.
As I said previously Jill Stein addressed many issues in 2012; “viable” candidates didn’t!! 2016?? Unfortunately the traditional media didn't give her more than a token amount of coverage that year effectively rigging the elections so that she couldn't win.
Regrettably this is standard operating procedure for the traditional media which is effectively a corporate propaganda machine that censors or drowns out all views they disagree with; but there is growing awareness of this and one way or another this has to change or lead to disaster. There are signs that this might happen sooner rather than later, and once again I hope we can elect a candidate that hasn't totally sold out.
There are a significant number of people implying that she is running against Bernie Sanders, which isn't true unless he wins the primary, which I hope he does. However if that happens then we'll worry about it then. As I said in Invest in Activism, AND Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Grassroots we need to focus on the issues as well as the candidates and if it is Jill Stein verses Bernie Sanders then that will be the best choice we've had since I can remember.
With the enormous amount of corruption going on in Washington at the expense of the majority, with the help of the corporate propaganda machine we need all the help we can get to expose it and reform it and finally elect people that actually represent the public and both Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein are doing far more than traditional candidates and there is no reason why they should be pitted against each other. Even if Bernie Sanders doesn't get the nomination then he could do a lot to show how corrupt Clinton is and force Clinton to show her true colors by using political manipulation tactics she already has a record of using.
In her interview on Democracy Now, Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President on Democracy Now! (06/22/2015), she said "With Hillary, you know, I think, across the board, Hillary is the Wal-Mart candidate. Though she may change her tune a little bit, you know, she’s been a member of the Wal-Mart board. On jobs, on trade, on healthcare, on banks, on foreign policy, it’s hard to find where we are similar." the same goes for any candidates that the traditional media is willing to cover. The lack of real grass roots support Hillary has is obvious when looking at numerous sources including responses she gets when she promotes her tweets to people that aren't watching her. the feedback is enormously bad with almost everyone expressing outrage; and this has happened repeatedly.
In 2007 Hillary Clinton was exposed red handed when her campaign was planting questions, Student describes how she became a Clinton plant (11/13/2007). Of course they denied it and said it was unacceptable and would never happen again, presumably they blamed someone at lower levels to avoid blaming Clinton. However about a year or so there was another very high profile question asked to her, "If you don't represent women who will." Hillary loved this and amazingly when it happened the media gave it an enormous amount of attention without any discussion of the previous scandal even though it looked like an incredibly obvious plant.
the enormous amount of coverage they give many incredibly incompetent and even clownish candidates, especially Donald Trump while refusing to give more than a token amount of coverage to real grassroots candidates like Jill Stein overwhelmingly demonstrates that the media isn't even trying to do a good job covering politics in a manner that will help educate the public enough to make informed choices. This overwhelmingly proves to anyone that doesn't have their heads in the sand that the consolidated media, controlled by a very small and greedy percentage of the public, is rigging elections by refusing to give sincere candidates coverage.
If enough people wake up then we might actually elect candidates that represent the people; otherwise there is no way we can sincerely consider this a Democracy.
In Hong Kong they know that they won't have a Democracy as long as Beijing can preselect who will run; in the United States there are way to many zombies that don't seem to recognize that the commercial media is doing the same thing by rigging coverage; but if a growing portion of those zombies wake and seek alternative media outlets then ....