The Big Magic Trick

When the magician starts in with  the abracadabra and waving his arms around, you know the trick has already been done, maybe minutes before.  The revelation is ritual.

That’s the way with elections, too, sometimes.  Certainly the current one.  Whatever happens in November, the fix is already in.  Whoever becomes the next president will be somebody with a net worth of over 100 million dollars,somebody who is pro big business, somebody who is primarily concerned with amassing power and wealth, somebody who is not at all interested in fair play, and probably somebody who is not averse to starting a war.

It sucks, but there it is.  I’ll be voting for Jill Stein, mostly because I’d like to see a 3rd party get big enough to get into the debates.  Gary Johnson and the Libertarians might get into the debates, too, and I’ve even come across Bernie people talking about voting for him, but you might as well vote for Trump.  Johnson is no liberal.

Jill has her  negatives,  too.  No political experience, which is something she shares  with  Donald Trump, although as a lawyer she probably has a lot better idea than him how government actually works.  And she’s an anti-vaxxer, which I think is weird but it’s not a major issue, not likely to be addressed at the presidential level, so I’ll let that one slide.  I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as Mike Pence’s or Donald Trump’s view of science, i.e. global warming is a hoax.

But, she seems to be a nice lady, she offered to step aside for Bernie, which showed a lot of grace, and her party  is the Green Party.  That means their major issue is the environment, and I think that’s the most important issue, too.


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