The future PrezClint2: Four more years of smirking...
"Jane, you need to become more objective," a friend just told me. But I actually 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 1988 -- 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. http://journal-neo.org/2016/10/17/will-they-really-try-to-kill-president-duterte/
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 than Clinton? 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. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/21/sudan-africa-and-the-mosaic-of-horrors/
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? http://www.smirkingchimp.com/node/69493
But even if PrezClint2 and her friends in 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. http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2016/09/57862/
Climate change had been given a huge kick down the road by World War II. Then the carpet-bombing of Cambodia, Shock and Awe and the attempted destruction of Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc. have spectacularly made America's climate-change jump shots from far down the court. And now PrezClint2 is gonna score the final goal for us that will defeat humanity once and for all. Booyah.
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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGQGwIr47YY
Yeah, I know. Trump smirks as well. But occasionally he doesn't. And Dr. Stein never smirks! http://blackagendareport.com/trump-makes-it-safe-2-vote-green
PS: Objectivity alone never seems to win elections in America. As Janis Joplin was always fond of saying, "It's a combination of the two." Hearts and minds. However, objectivity goes right out the window 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.
PPS: I completely do not understand the way that Americans are thinking these days. We have a fabulously qualified and totally competent woman running for president right now -- Dr. Jill Stein -- and yet most Americans are dead set on voting for gross and weird people like Donald Clinton and Hillary Trump. This fact truly makes me wonder where Americans' heads are at right now -- and what other parts of their bodies they seem to be using to think with instead of their brains. https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate
Stop Wall Street and War Street from destroying our world. And while you're at it, please buy my books! http://straitwellbooks.blogspot.com/2016/04/our-top-best-seller-right-now-is-bring.html