Six Pink Floyd Songs That Speak for 50 Years of American Politics and Foreign Policy

maxresdefaultThey say Pink Floyd is one of the better bands to preach political activism and progressive ideology. Their album, The Wall, spent an entire decade in the top ten and with good reason. The music itself speaks to a generation of people about oppression and big government during a time when the Western world was reeling from the loss of The Vietnam War, and we were becoming involved with tensions in The Middle East.

For me, a late bloomer to the music of Pink Floyd, it has become increasingly apparent that the music itself has a much deeper meaning that legitimizes the class struggle we have seen in the United States for decades. The struggle which is still only getting worse over time.

There are six songs, all Americans should listen to atleast once in their lives.  While the order is not as important as the message, the six songs that speak to me are best heard in the order I have outlined below.

I have included the message I see when I listen to each song, for those interested.

1. Another Brick in the Wall-Part 2 (The Wall-1979)

As blantently apparent in the movie bearing the album name, this song shows the complete indoctrination of our youth by the older generations of this nation. School systems run rampid with curriculums designed to make students into obedient slaves to, in turn, condition them into workers for a capitalistic system designed to feed the bureaucrats at the top. This song shows how we are raised in a world and molded by our elders to do what we are told as society deems superservantcy for success. Trust in society, and everything else will fall in line.

2. Comfortably Numb (The Wall-1979)

This song evokes powerful images of the Twin Towers and 9/11. From the plane hitting the first tower, to the towers themselves as a symbol of capitalism and US economic strength.  The second tower is then hit, followed by more images of the skyscrapers, before the smoldering buildings shed ordinary Americans jumping dozens of stories to their deaths. Closing with the collapse of the buildings, 9/11 was a shocking revelation that hit this country for all the wrong reasons. Along with WTC 7, the Twin Towers are the only buildings to succumb to fire. 9/11 was an awakening which geared this country into war, a war we have been caught up in ever since, with only degrees of losing.

3.  Hey You (The Wall-1979)

A song of the aftermath of 9/11, isolation, and bewilderment. The American people are perplexed and desperate for an answer to the terror attacks. It was in this state of confusion, that the populace was geared to a common cause, The War on Terror, The Taliban, Al Qaeda, and Osama Bin Laden.  A narrative that seeped into the mind of every American like a poison to justify the actions to come in the Middle East, all unknowingly in the name of big business .

“Together we stand, divided we fall.”

4. Us & Them (Darkside of the Moon-1973)

A song about class warfare, the never ending battle. A poor man is depicted going to church at night for a hot meal while he tries to make it each night alone in a back alley.

A rich, well to do citizen, is given celebrity status, as she walks on a red carpet into an impressive theater. The photographers can not take pictures fast enough as she walks by.

The worth of a human being inflated, or deflated depicted by society’s perspective. All life is not equal, as ones worth becomes an obstacle of equality.

5. Pigs (Animals-1977)

The obvious fact of how American and Western civilization, has been controlled and led by an elitist establishment bent on keeping their empires over the sheep of the world. As everyday people slave away, the establishment laughs and pushes a narrative over the masses. Indoctrination runs rampid, which includes rituals of self-alligance to a government.

Class warfare is highlighted in numerous images from the civil rights rallies of the 1960s, to protests against the Vietnam War.

As governments are pushed, our political leaders, pigs, push further their manipulation of our mass media. Protests in turn become more abrasive, met by violence and force by first the government (IE: The Kent State Massacre), and then reciprocated through riots such as the LA riots in response to the Rodney King verdict. The use of force is increased with Molotov cocktails, rubber bullets, tear gas, and fire hoses.

Pretty soon it becomes apparent the narrative we are told for over 50 years is a sham.  The establishment laughs (most notably George H. W. Bush), as JFK is assassinated in 1963. Questions are raised as to everything involving the narrative of the Twin Towers collapse. The Iran-Contra scandal comes to light, Freedom Fries and Support Our Troops are words engrained into our memories as we are spoon fed a story designed to hide the truth.

All the while, our sons and daughters are sacrificed for an establishment that can care less.  Our veterans are maimed and scarred beyond recognition internally and/or externally due to wars of political and monetary gain.

As more people are awakened, a cause comes from a man who has fought against the oligarchy for over fifty years, Bernie Sanders. A political revolution erupts peacefully as the younger generations rise up to speak out. The nomination of a political figure the establishment is afraid of is stolen by an establishment warhawk, which leads to the rise of facist America under Donald Trump.

A peaceful revolution is an apparent lost cause without a class uprising.

6. Run Like Hell (The Wall-1979)

The current time, paramilitaries come into the woodwork to use force if necessary to combat domestic terrorism and oligarch rule.

In this final phase, the masses must unite against their common for who tries to manipulate and divide them. The reconstruction of the US constitution and rights back in the hands of the American citizen are the goals needed for a successful cause, goals not yet attained.

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The Decay of Amercian Ideology

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The world we live in today is a dangerous place. Yet, hasn’t the world always been a dangerous place?

It is the year 2017.  The landscape of the geopolitical world has changed significantly from when the US won the Cold War. Let’s rewind the clock back 25 years, to the summer of 1992. Were you alive then? Do you remember where you lived? Do you remember the happenings of the time? All to often, people remember what affects them the most. I’m sure most everyone looked at the above questions and stated some pretty good answers.

Answers about music popular during 1992

Movies popular during 1992

T.V. shows popular during 1992

Technology around in 1992

But what about the real important information. The things that actually matter the most. The events of the time which have undoubtedly influenced our path here today?

How about the cost of living in 1992?

National Events of 1992?

Worldwide events of 1992?

It is important if we want to understand the present, we must look to the past as to how we got here. In just twenty five years, this nation was has changed considerably and not for the better. From the world’s sole superpower, we have come to a point where the future is in dire shape. The end of US global domination is starting to make itself apparent. Naturally Russia and China are the leading drivers of this trend.  Most Americans however do not see this truth.  Most Americans however, do not care.

There is a reason why our math and science scores have plummeted in comparison to the rest of the world and no one here talks about it.  There is a reason why we are stuck in an endless “War on Terror”.

For some of you, you have felt as I have felt, that the winds of war are upon us and it is not looking pretty.  For unlike The Persian Gulf war of 1991, or even the Afghan and Iraq wars of 2001 and 2003, we do not know if we will win. Or maybe, if even we should win.

Life was easier in 1992, and not just because I was an 8 year old. The United States was at the pinnacle of its power. It had just defeated the USSR which had ceased to exist in 1991. It, along with a coalition of over a dozen other nations, expelled Saddam Hussein’s Iraq army out of Kuwait in a Persian Gulf War which lasted mere hours. The nation was invigorated with a sense of pride and proud national identity. We had everything. Everything.

The economy was in good shape and in the coming years, would get only better throughout the decade. Over three quarters of the world favored us over the USSR. The threat of nuclear war was the lowest it had been since the late 1940s. The cost of living was manageable, and college tuition cost an arm, but not a leg.

The feeling in this nation was one of respect, and pride. You could live your life without someone always keeping their eyes on you. Make a family for yourself without an ominous cloud in the skies above. Frankly, if you agree with this you’re probably asking yourself, “What the hell happened?”

When I was a child, I was ecstatic on how fast we obliterated Saddam’s forces in Kuwait. The feeling that had infected not only the United States, but the entire globe was one of triumphing over evil. However, there is always more than one side to the story.  A side nearly no one questioned. Rewind to 1980. In 1980 the Iraq-Iran War started in which we openly and gladly supported Saddam’s regime.  On the backend however, we were helping supply Iran with weapons on the Black Market in what is known as the Iran-Contra scandal. It should seem pretty obvious we were pitting both sides against one another in order to destabilize the whole region. Why you ask? Because it is much easier to pacify nations weak after war than it is when they are strong.

Saddam saw this, after the 1988 ceasefire which changed nothing and caused the deaths of thousands in some of the fiercest fighting since WWII. It was this which motivated Saddam to invade Kuwait, an oil exporter and ally of the US. Everything happens for a reason.

This is not to say that Saddam was right or a good guy. In fact, the man was a brutal tyrant. Yet, this does show that there is always a story behind the story we are not told.

I’ve said it before, the US has been influenced by corporate hogs and bureaucrats since the end of the Civil War. It became blantently apparent after World War II.  It became obvious with JFKs speach on secret societies. He hit the nail on the head, and that is why he was murdered.  Ever since his assassination, the US has been ruled by politicians on a payroll. Figureheads and pawns of a corrupt establishment that only seeks to get richer. It’s what got us into Vietnam, with the Gulf of Tonkin incident. It’s what caused the bombing of Lebanon in 1982. It’s what fueled the coup in Afghanistan which led to the 1979-1989 Russo-Afghan War.  It’s what caused 9/11 and the War on Terror.

We were given everything, but in 1992, without a main adversary, how can you justify a massive military annual budget? It’s no coincidence that terror attacks started on American soil soon after. The World Trade Center Bombing and the Oklahoma City Bombing come to mind here.  But as these acts are few and far between, it should be noted they helped fuel the creation of a new enemy. A terrorist enemy.  With the bombing of the USS Cole and US Embassy’s in Africa, it became more apparent their was a more general hatred for the United States.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, it was expected we would decrease our military presence worldwide. This did not happen. In fact, the opposite would happen. We deployed troops to Somolia, peacekeeping forces to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and essentially kept butting our noses in all worldwide affairs. The average soldier would say we had to, and they’re not wrong. We did, because our economy is based off a petrodollar. An economic system that is backed by oil, and not gold. As the superpower at the time, every nation had to market in dollars, and if a nation would drop the dollar, that would mean a threat to the US economy.

When was the dollar taken off the gold standard you ask? During the Nixon administration, an era which saw the rise of men such as George H. W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. Men who would influence politics for over forty years. Two of which, Cheney and Rumsfeld, would serve under George H. W. Bush’s son George W Bush in his presidency in 2001.

With the rise of domestic terror attacks during the 90s, the establishment found the perfect scapegoat for its necessary war economy for the country. This is where 9/11 comes into play. An act of war on the American people which in turn caused one of the most spectacular results in a nation. With tragedy, fear, anger, nationalism, and just a touch of misinformation, an entire nation was set on a path of superservant indoctrination. After all, it all made sense didn’t it? Osama bin Laden had to have been the man behind it. After all he was behind the bombing of the USS Cole and the US Embassies in Africa. He was quite vocal to the point where his own family had to disown him and where he was thrown out of Saudi Arabia. This was the very same man the CIA had supplied weapons to during the Russo-Afghan War in the 1980s. Now it all made sense.

Or did it?

Admittingly, like my fellow Americans, I was infuriated on what I saw on the screen, and oblivious to the master plan. We were meant to be infuriated, so that we could fall in line. Remember Freedom Fries? Mission Accomplished? Support Our Troops? Islamaphobia was ingrained into our being as the hatred of the Japanese was ingrained into the being of those alive at the time of Pearl Harbor.

Now sixteen years later we are still in Afghanistan. We spent over eight years in Iraq ousting Saddam Hussein and destroying the country to the point where the country became a shithole of poverty and war. It’s as Ron Paul stated in 2004; “We stick our noses all over the world, and we don’t expect there will be repercussions?”.

In 2002 the feeling in the United States was one of indestructability. Russia was barely starting it’s economic recovery under Putin. China was still a rising power, and the world still looked to the US as the big player on the global scale.

The American people were angry, much to the glee of the establishment. They wanted something done, and they played right into it. First by decimating a country whose government was a creation of neighboring Pakistan. The Taliban refused to give up Bin Laden, but, with the leader of the Taliban’s daughter married to her, did he really have a choice? No question the Taliban was a disgusting organization designed to keep Afghanistan down. Its opposition though in the country was repeatedly ignored by the West as their was no monetary gain to be had actually helping the Afghani people.

Now sixteen years later, Afghanistan is the drug capital of the world, just as the United States sees it’s second major rise of a drug epidemic, Heroin. Coincidence?

Something similar happened in the late 1980s and into the 1990s with the Crack epidemic. Strangely, at about the same time we were involved with the South American countries abundant with it. Once again, the game is divide and conquer. If you want to rule over a people you need to constantly keep then divided, and create infighting. Strangely enough, that also weakens a nation.

Now look where we are today. Housing and college costs are through the roof. Our standing in the world is now blatantly challenged by Russia and China. Our nation is trillions of dollars in debt due to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  Not to mention our involvement in Syria, or Libya which I might add are two nations which had dropped the dollar prior to their wars.

These wars have raised the standard of living so high one must work two or three jobs to support themselves. People seldom travel a week at a time on vacation anymore.  Ever since the events of 9/11 the USA Patriot Act has given the government the authority to watch us like George Orwell’s 1984 predicted. Big brother. All in the name of “safely” while the very people writing the legislation are the ones who have engrained fear in our collective minds. Like the Reichstag fire in Nazi Germany. History always repeats itself.

Our educational system is in shambles and seldom brought up anymore. The dumbing down of America is complete. People are more concerned about fantasy than real life.

And on the global scale, it appears numerous nations around the world are making their voices heard. The fanatical tyrant, Kim Jung Un, in North Korea is one. Philip Duarte in the Philippines is another. Assad in Syria is also speaking out. People stateside are being subjected to more radical news stories, which boarder on fantasy, and it is starting to get people thinking.

We are at the precipice of World War III. It will take place in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, on the Korean peninsula, and in the South China Sea.

It will involve the United States, NATO, Japan, and Australia against Russia, China, Iran, Syria and others. It will be catastrophic, particularly on a US economy which is already up to its ears in debt.

I am not ashamed I am an American. I am ashamed of my Government. This country once stood as a beacon for life and liberty. Now, we are regarded increasing as the world’s greatest threat to global security. A lot can change in 25 years.

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A Fond Message to Trump Trolls & Hillbots

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Don’t be shocked as if you didn’t know this was coming. Last night was a crime. It was a crime against humanity, and against the American people. It also is a shock, and is nauseating to witness how broken our system has become. In all honesty, there are very few here that pay attention to this.

When Donald Trump fantasized about running for President in 1998, at the age of 14, even I had a enough sense, knowing of him from New York, to know this nation would plummet into disaster. That said, much like Harry Truman warned, “God help the United States if Richard Nixon becomes President”, we now have the same thing in our history. But you may ask why this is a bad thing?

You can say hello to higher taxes for the lower and middle class.

Goodbye to Roe V Wade.

Goodbye to LGBT rights.

You want equal pay between men & woman? Trump doesn’t.

Have fun looking forward to more contaminated water and fracking of our environment.

I guess no one ever gave two shits about those indians in North Dakota…. Am I right?

By the way, say goodbye to any sort of healthcare…..

And of course, hello, to a brand of Neo-facist politics reminiscent of the deep south during the 1950s and a foundation similar to that of Nazi Germany in its infancy in 1932. What’s worse, is that he even has a Republican house and Senate majority, even though half of them may hate him…. with a Vice President who is even worse than him!

So, who here cares about working one job and not three to survive? Anyone who voted for Trump didn’t. I mean, after all, the corporate oligarch is looking out for the little people right? WRONG! Trump will only make himself rich, he doesn’t give a shit about little people. He’s a businessman, clear as day! He didn’t even try to hide it.

I know why some of you voted for Trump, your vote would’ve better been spent on a third party candidate. Why? Because Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar, and she did steal the nomination from a man who held record breaking rallies all across the country. A man who would be a great President. So the fault of this doesn’t only lie on Trump supporters, it lies on the fact the DNC ignored Democrats across the country and voted in a woman who barely held a lead over a misogynistic asshole.

What does this mean? This means, anyone who blames a person for voting their concience choosing a third party candidate, which supposedly “elected Trump”, can not face the fact their precious DNC FUCKED UP, and did not listen to the people. A dozen states had election fraud cases opened for election rigging against Bernie Sanders, a man who held a double digit lead over the Neo-facist. I was sharing this here, for MONTHS, and no one cared. I can assure you, you’ll care now. Anyone who voted third party was actually smart enough to realize, the two party system in the country is dead, and a new party that represents the people needs to be formed. That’s fucking common sense! Plus, its been done in our history before. Anyone who can’t get that through their head needs to stop being a sheep. Case closed.

So let’s look at our lives today, shall we? The Dow Jones is a good parameter on how the economy in this country is fairing:

(Per ABC 11/8/16)

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 73.14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,332.74.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 8.04 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,139.56.

The Nasdaq composite added 27.32 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,193.49.

And Unemployment:

November 2016: 4.9 Percent

We might want to also consider the little things:

Prices in New Hampshire:
Gas- $2.07/Gallon
Milk- $2.49 Gallon
Bread- $1.99

Price of a Two Bedroom apartment: $950

Let see how these things look three or four years from now. I recommend you folks do the same.

Fear. It was fear that drove this election, and 95% of the voters in this country fell hook, line, and sinker for it. I really hope you’re all happy. But hey, atleast you can’t solely blame the Democratic Party when shit hits the fan right? I mean, even Putin is happy, and I guess that means Russia won’t nuke us, atleast not yet. And Trump  won, so I guess the General Election wasnt rigged afterall? So let me know how a Trump Presidency works out for ya. I can assure you, I’m already getting prepared for the worst.

In closing, I want to apologize to all my friends and minorities for the behavior of 47% of the nation yesturday. In general, the American people have not known suffering and hunger. Forgive them, for they are about to. I however, atleast have an idea, which I’ll credit my interest in history too.

Atleast I voted my concience, and for someone I felt more qualified, with an agenda built off principles, not fear. Did you? Don’t like it, not my problem. Atleast I didn’t vote for this shit.

History always repeats itself. Hitler didn’t win the popular vote either…20161109_120856

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De-MOCK-cracy

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Now that we know the path the DNC is willing to take, not that it’s been a big suprise before last night, we can now clearly focus on our own objectives. Before we do that however, let’s put a few things in perspective.

For one, Bernie Sanders was pressured. This pressure was what caused his change of behavior in July, in fact, his meeting with Obama in June was the news he didn’t want to hear. Bernie never sold us out, he was threatened. With political threats of access to the honorary committees he is a member of, and likely personal threats as well.

What he did was amazing however. In just fifteen months, he brought an entire generation into politics. The younger generation of this nation, the millenials, were by far his biggest base. Not for decades, if not for over a century, has the 20-30 year age bracket become so involved in our political system. That is a huge accomplishment, and there is no degree of thanks worthy to fully show appreciataction for what service Bernie Sanders has done for this country.

This brings me to my second point, yesterday’s defiance by the DNC, is still a win. In fact, going into the convention, we had a win/win scenario going. Of course, the DNC couldn’t nominate Bernie, they’re a corrupt organization, that is reminiscent of Nixon era policies on the early 70s. Coincidence? Just look at their nominee.

The fact however, that Bernie was pressured to stop the delegate count, and nominate Hillary, does a bunch of things. First, it makes the DNC look bad, which is exactly what we wanted. Secondly, it solidifies the cause and desire for an actual revolution in this country. There is no doubt in my mind the revolution is coming, whether it be next month, next year, or twenty years from now, the DNC has simply sealed its fate.  Many of those opposed to the revolution at the DNC, are of the older generation. That generation is now in the minority in the voting block, and this trend will continue as the years go by. As the younger generation takes over, the ideals of the previous generations will hinder the younger generations less and less.

That stated, the DNC has done nothing less than slap the faces of half their voter base, and spit on the morals and ethics of every Bernie delegate present. The walkout was the perfect response to the treachery the DNC clings to. As I stated months ago, this is why Trump will be President, and it is only the fault of the Democratic Party. The real treasonous pigs in this nation, are at the top of the chain, those that are meant to serve us, only seek to control us. It is a sad day in America, and the founders of this country would be ashamed of half the puppets in office we call politicians. Democracy is dead, it was wounded in the 2000 election, it was destroyed by the 2016 primaries. America does not want either an oligarch or a facist for President, but our opinions do not matter. To quote my mother:

“We have no say in who we want, they merely tell us who we can vote for.”

I can’t say it any other way, but the hell with the DNC! The hell with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz! And, the hell with the “Democratic” Party! The DNC has displayed the blantant disrespect it has for its voters, and it is time for a mass exodus from the party! We must stand up, and refuse to be part of an organization that cares nothing about the people they’re supposed to represent, and favors big business interests. That is not the America we want, nor want for our child or grandchildren.  Those values, of deceit, corruption, cheating, and disrespect, are not the values we share. To endorse such a candidate with those values, is to endorse a system that is both rigged and broken. This is why we will never vote for Hillary.

You can call it what you like, but the Bernie or Bust movement was never for show. You can call us children. You can call us sore-losers. We do not care. We have been awakened to the unjust system. We will not fall in line. We will accept the blame for getting Trump elected. That rests entirely on the Democratic Party, and their refusal to face facts. The DNC is to blame. It is time to leave the sinking ship, that is the Democratic Party.

So what now? What course do we take? Very tough questions I admit.

Many people suggest going Green, and voting for Jill Stein. I have heard however, that she is not on every state ballot, and it is possible she may be on the ballots of as little as 23 states.

Others have suggested writing Bernie in. In doing so, this could lead to votes being thrown out, due to the fact I’ve heard eight states do not allow write ins, primarily in the southern part of the country.

One thing is for certain, if we don’t all do the same thing, the impact we have will be significantly smaller than we need it to be. We need keep in mind, that once we split off from one another, this movement becomes alot less effective. The establishment is counting on this, as they always have. Dividing us, they win. It is up to us to stand united, and to lean on one another to keep voting out those who refuse to work for the interests of the American people.

This election will likely be remembered for a long time. The election that a good man, and presidential candidate, was cheated out of a nomination, that saw the continued dominance of the oligarchy. It may even be the election that sees the rise of facisum in this country.

What ever we decide, we have to make sure we move as a unit, together, and do the same thing. That is the power we have, unity.

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The Ugly Face of Greed

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are now at our next phase. The phase now, that the establishment has offically rigged an election in favor of a morally and ethically corrupt politician, and ignored the will of the American people. As expected, the cancellation of exit polling by the mass media, was the beginning of the voter fraud committed in California and New Jersey yesterday. It has offically ballooned to the point now where even an independent exit poll company is providing suit against the results in California for being roughly 16% off from their exit poll. This isn’t democracy, this is totalitarianism.

So what is the plan now? With so many disillusioned, one may think that the #BernieOrBust movement is fading. This however is not the case. Now is the time for us to unite, stronger than ever. To give in is to allow the establishment to win, that can not happen. We have to make it so.

But how you ask? Bernie himself has already taken the reins of this movement and addressed this, we must stick with him to the convention, and beyond even, as we have come too far to give up. All the examples of voter suppression and fraud witnessed yesterday, are provided in the slides below. We must not tolerate this. We must all stand together and announce to the establishment, we will not tolerate it.

Now is the time we must stay level headed. The truth is out there, and yesterday was exceptionally clear as to how rigged this election is. The California and New Jersey primaries were not only an insult to the intelligence to those living in the states, but also an insult to every citizen in the civilized world. It is our job to make sure the establishment knows the blantant wrong doing they have committed against the voters of this country, and we will do that. The right way, under Bernie’s guidance, and the guidance of our fellow revolutionaries, who like us, are done with the corrupt two party political system that has horded our government for far too long.

This is how we will get our message across. Not with violence, but with more protests and legal challenges to authority. We must continue to press forward for the sake of not only ourselves, but for our children, and grandchildren. To push back at a media and establishment that says it’s okay to slant public opinion through indoctrination, while fining the average voter for taking a picture of a ballot. To continue to stand up against an oligarchy which prefers to send our children to war, and not college. An establishment that can care less about the people they govern. We have all learned so much about the integrity of the leaders of this country, and now it has become a necessity that we say, no more.

This movement has become bigger than anyone has ever anticipated. It’s made us second guess some of our core beliefs. About everything our country has gotten involved in for decades. We the people are finally waking up, and we must fight on to keep trying to wake others up. Every day, our numbers grow. This movement is what the establishment fears. It scares them more when their attempts to demonize us come to nothing. That is why we must remain peaceful.

Things are always going to get worse, before they get better. Yet I ask, what is life without challenge?

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Keep posting. Refuse to be silent. Continue to tell the world the crimes that are happening against us voters. Always stand beside one another, we are in this for the long run. We are in this together.

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Together We Stand

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When the government fails to represent the interests of the people, the people must stand up against the government.

As we draw closer to the final primaries, and the convention in July, we are seeing something rather extraordinary. The 2016 political landscape in the United States can list many words on its resume. Some words that come to mind are unusual, incredible, appalling, mind-boggling, eye-opening, outrage, comical, desperation, deception, allegation, corruption, and unbelievable, among others.  The main factor behind this, is in truth, the emerging younger generation. A generation which is tired of the same monotonous flow that has infected our society for over half a century now…

It is no small accomplishment, that Bernie Sanders has been immensely successful recruiting millions of young voters into his circle. Senator Sanders is smart enough to know that the political movement we are witnessing now is way more than just one man. It is also something not seen similarly in this country, perhaps since our own independance from Great Britain. It is certainty not a movement that comes around every year, and we all know it.

Win, lose, or draw, Bernie Sanders and the army of Democratic Socialists behind him, have changed everything forever. The more the movement, or revolution continues, the more of a lasting impact it will leave for future generations.

Just this past weekend, Bernie Sanders once again shattered records. On his own anniversary, the candidate drew tens of thousands of young voters in not one, not two, but three different rallies! All in one day. Then, yesterday, Oakland had a record breaking showing, with over 60,000 people crowding the main square for a chance to see the Democratic Socialist. How many political candidates do you know can clog streets all around a square full of people? Even in his best rallies, Barack Obama could only muster about 30,000 people in his 2008 presidential campaign.

Bernie doubled that. Everyday, the rallies keep getting bigger and bigger, while the news continues to stay silent. Yet, the truth is out there, and everyday, more and more of us are taking notice.

The American people are slowly becoming more and more aware of a government that refuses to tell us the truth. Refuses to keep us informed. A government that prefers politicians who show their true colors, when asked to debate on national television. True paper tigers, one who can’t keep her word for a fourth debate, and is now running back to California to prevent a slaughter to her campaign. Another, a bureaucrat, who has a big mouth to accept a challenge, and then makes excuses to hide the fact he’s a coward. To top it all off, even when the scales are tipped in their favor, they still refuse out of simple fear. Fear they will be found out. The fact is, these bags of wind have already been exposed. The gig is up. They’re both the same.

Clinton and Trump are afraid, and they should be. The populace of this nation is through with the favoritism geared towards the rich and their corporations, which have taken advantage of the good hard working American for decades now. They should be scared, of the millions of young voters out there, with no loyalty to either the Democratic or Republican parties. Two parties no longer serving the people. Not to mention nearly half the voting populace is registered as Independents, a number growing everyday.

We are the very people who will be in control, as the older generations come to pass. It will be us who will guide this country, and make it a nation for more than two corrupt political parties.

Can you hear it? We the people, are coming. We are coming together, to work as one. Something the establishment is very afraid of. We are coming for our jobs, we are coming for our futures and the futures of our children. We are coming for equal rights and pay. Coming for our pensions and medical coverage. We are coming, for the very thing the US Constitution has promised for us. We are fighting for our freedoms, our livelihoods, our rights. Alas, we will win.

The press and their friends can twist the news all they want, but the truth is out there. The establishment can rig all the elections they want, but it won’t change the fact that more people voted against an oligarchy, than for it. The politicians in Washington can insult us all they want, yet we will still support our candidate. The DNC can ignore our voices, but it is our voices that will be heard, and that the pages of history will remember.

We will together, as one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all; will make America the land of the people.

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This is exactly what the establishment is afraid of. They can’t deal with it. Strength in numbers. We are the ones with real power. Why do you think they have tried to keep us divided for so long?

The time has ended for silence, and everyday more and more people are waking up and noticing. This change is much bigger than this election. It is the story of the people of this nation coming together to say no to the corrupt officials in charge. To put an end to it. This is the movement Bernie Sanders has started. This is the movement that has changed everything.

Even if the worst happens, the masses involved in the political process now are huge, and frankly, are unprecedented. The millions of us that are now a part of this great struggle are just the beginning of what is to come. It will be our majority that will eventually take the reins. It is only a matter of time.

The people have spoken. We will not be silenced. We will keep fighting. If the establishment tries to silence us, we will speak louder. If the bureaucracy keeps pushing, we will push harder. It is our jobs to always remember this, and to always remind those beside us that our cause is winnable, and will not be in vain. We will win, together.

As sure as a steady march down Main Street America. As sure as the wind. We are coming.

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Yes, Bernie Can Win The Presidency

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Don’t let the mainstream media keep lying to you, there is still a path to the Democratic nomination, and the Presidency, for Senator Bernie Sanders.

The battle for the Democratic nomination is coming upon its last few contests, while poll after poll continues to show Bernie Sanders doing better than Hillary over Trump. Rallies for Hillary Clinton are barely squeaking by the one to two thousand mark, while Bernie Sanders has had crowds this past week and a half, number around 20,000 people, if not more. Bernie’s campaign is now consistently bringing in the same level of people, if not more people, than Obama’s 2008 Presidential run.

We all know Bernie would defeat Trump, in a fair election, by a decent margin no less than 5% nationwide. Some polls have Bernie ahead of Trump of upwards of 12%. This article is not to question if a Bernie/Trump face off would be a win for Bernie, because it would. More so, this article hypothetically discusses if Bernie Sanders could win as a third party candidate, if he did not get the nomination. This is something in and of itself which may not be possible, due to a small law called, The Sore Losers Law. The Sore Losers Law does not restrict write-in ballots however. The data below exemplifies why the #BernieorBust campaign is so important.

Here are the numbers below:

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153 million voters were estimated to be registered voters in 2013. We will go with the assumption of high voter turnout of 133 million like the 2012 election.

Multiple sources have cited that anywhere from 40-45% of the registered voters in this country are registered as Independents. If we use 42% as the baseline we get the following figure:

0.42 x 133,000,000=55,860,000 Independents

Since both the Republican & Democratic Parties share the last 58% roughly equally, we will split this as 29% for each party. Here is the breakdown:

0.58 x 133,000,000= 77,140,000 Democratic & Republican voters.

Divide that number by two:

38,570,000 voters for each party

Each candidate with each party has varying success. With these figures on voters per party, we can safety assume based on other polls during primaries, the following conclusions:

Donald Trump:

Republicans- 79% (30,470,300 votes)
Independents-20% (11,172,000 votes)
Democrats- 2% (771,400 votes)

Hillary Clinton:

Republicans-11% (4,242,700 votes)
Independents-12% (6,703,200 votes)
Democrats- 63% (24,299,100 votes)

Bernie Sanders-

Republicans-4% (1,542,800 votes)
Independents- 62% (34,633,200 votes)
Democrats- 31% (11,956,700 votes)

It’s important to mention, that none of these figures equal 100% per party, as Jill Stein, and other party leaders will be running in the election capturing roughly 5% of the total popular vote.

Since Bernie does exceptionally well, popular vote wise, Bernie would be the clear winner. We all know however, that the popular vote is not what wins elections. In addition, Bernie would have to register as an Independent candidate to run based on these figures (eight states do not allow for write-ins, granted these states are primarily in the south, where Trump would do well).

Here are the totals for the three candidates:

Bernie Sanders- 48,132,700 votes (36.2%)
Donald Trump- 42,413,700 votes (31.9%)
Hillary Clinton- 35,245,000 votes (26.5%)

Total- 125,791,400 votes or 94.58%

This leaves over 5.4% for other candidates, of which I’m sure half would go to Jill Stein.

The likelihood of these three candidates running for the November general election is debatable. With the proper traction the Sanders campaign has, it is a possibility that Bernie can win. Add the unfavorably of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and you have a good part of the Independent voting populace backing Bernie Sanders.  Keep in mind, these numbers are based off of whether or not an equal or similar percentage of voters for each party stated above, come out to vote.

The point is, even aside from the nomination, there is a chance, even with write-in ballots, or if Bernie can find a way to run third party.

Never give up. Never surrender.

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