Sunday, October 23, 2016

The future PrezClint2: Four more years of smirking...

    "Jane, you need to become more objective," a friend just told me.  But I do try to be objective, honest.  Everything I write about is strongly grounded in facts and reliable URLs.  However, it is the subjective emotions tied up in my facts that do count the most.

     But in other ways my friend is right and subjectivity does present a big danger, like when people use only subjectivity to make their points and completely forget about facts.

     For instance, George Bush 1 got more votes than Michael Dukakis back in the 1988 presidential election -- although objectively Dukakis was the better man for the job.  But when Bush 1 pulled that Willie Horton nightmare out of his hat, he stirred up a lot of subjective fear and won instead.

     Then Bush 2 stole the 2000 election and Americans let him get away with it -- not because he was more qualified than Al Gore but because apparently people would much rather have a beer with George than with Al.

     Hillary Clinton will probably win the 2016 presidential election too even though Dr. Jill Stein is far more likely to save the world -- and even Donald Trump is more likely to do a better job in the White House than the Queen of Chaos herself, head cheerleader for World War 3.  But why would Trump actually do a better job?  Because both objectively and subjectively it won't matter if Trump screws up the SCOTUS appointment if we elect Clinton 2 instead and get a great SCOTUS pick from her -- but still end up dead.

     According to journalist Robert Parry, "As polls show Hillary Clinton closing in on victory, Official Washington’s neoconservative (and liberal-hawk) foreign policy establishment is rubbing its hands in anticipation of more war and more strife, including a U.S. military escalation in Syria, a take-down of Iran, and a showdown with nuclear-armed Russia."  Doesn't this bother anyone else but me?

     But even if PrezClint2, War Street and Greater Israel get lucky and conquer the entire Middle East including Iran and then Clinton 2 goes on to capture and subdue Russia's oil fields and even China's legendary dollar-store manufacturers -- the American people will have still lost the Great Game entirely.  Why?  Because, objectively, "war" is the world's number-one air polluter and all those thousands of F-16s circling the air all over the world will condemn all us humans to die of emphysema if nothing else.  Cough cough.  Not to mention radiation.

     But the main reason I am both objectively and subjectively dreading the thought of Clinton 2 in the White House next term is because of her (face-lift-enhanced?) perpetual smirk.  I've already been forced to endure eight long years of Smirking George.  Now I've got to endure four more years of Smirking Hillary too?

    Yeah, I know.  Trump smirks too.  But occasionally he doesn't.  And Dr. Stein never smirks!

PS:  Objectivity alone never seems to win elections in America.  As Janis Joplin was always fond of saying, "It's the combination of the two."  Hearts and minds.  However it also doesn't hurt when Wall Street and War Street have almost total control of the media -- then it's just a matter of who has the most money and who can get away with telling the biggest lies.

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