By Hunter Wilkes
Jul 26, 2016
What if Bernie knows what he’s doing? What if he knows what’s going on? I believe we as a country are not ready to stand up. I think the bulk of us are still sitting down by choice, and some of us are still sitting by default. There are those of us, that are standing. And we are angry. We see so much violence. So much hatred. We can no longer stand the digital visualizations of what our culture has become. Right now, the ‘those of us’, are my young brothers and sisters. We aren’t accustomed to this. We’ve come to this consensus that just because we are human, we don’t have to live in perpetual war with ourselves. Our older family members, I believe they can see what is going on. And for them, this is all new too. But you see, they are involved in the system already. They have been living in both the good and the bad that this system provides. They also live within the system. Most of our parents are in debt. For them to financially survive, they have to submit to the powers positioned at the helm.
I think Bernie knows these things. I think his progressive agenda knew he would have to support Clinton. He knows that change is coming to come slowly at first. As all things do. Yes, we can violently erupt and enact change that would benefit us in the immediate moment. But that whole scenario sounds unstable. When in your lives have any of us seen something of utmost importance become what it needs to be in just under a year? I surely did not become who I am overnight. None of us have. So instead of pressing for a violent and hard restart, Bernie is enacting this social evolution.
I am tired of people dying in their homes and in their cars and in front of their loved ones. I am entirely sick of it. Our social behavior as a whole has become irrationally disgusting. We are killing ourselves off. We are like a dying species of animal that has gone rabid and carnal. We praise the loudest one. Steal from one another. Drive cars into large crowds of people. Drop bombs on innocent individuals. Murder innocent individuals based on the color of their skin. I am done. I have become so deeply angry that the only way I can live with myself is to become apathetic to these things. How can we become motivated to greatness in a world filled with torrential suffering?
I do not want to become an executive. I do not want anything to do with our government, with the corporations of our country, with positions that offer power in exchange for your ethical soul. Does anyone growing up right now want these things? They offer those fancy perks and lots and lots of money of course, but do they offer substance? I surely don’t see it. And right now, as we(the millenials, Gen Y, the entitled ones) are becoming the larger demographic, more of us are standing up. Our children are probably going to be standing up. And I can’t imagine when all their kids start standing up, our parents will probably continue to stand up as well.
We must be patient. We must maintain this anger and desire for reform. But it is so important that we stay in the game and remain patient in the face of this violently idle mass.
Here is why we must vote for Hillary in the election:
Electoral politics presents a representative voting system. Each state more or less throws most of their delegates at the candidate with the most statewide support. So even when a state might offer more support for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, if Donald Trump has the most votes in that state he will likely get nearly all the delegates’ votes. Only voting for Hillary Clinton(if indeed, she ends up becoming the candidate, of course) will directly affect Trump not receiving delegate support.
Having Clinton as president will only make us angrier. It will make us more progressively aggressive. I can’t imagine any of us, even our parents, want Clinton as president anymore. But the results of a Trump presidency my friends, is a much more dangerous explosive to play with. It could go off at any moment and kill anyone. It could impose violence at large on entire ethnicities. It could start a civil war. It could be the fire that ignites the exponential growth of hatred and violence. It could do lots of extremely terrible things all at once. A Clinton presidency would go off when planned. It might result in a financial collapse. It might effectually continue the war in the Middle East. But the violence will still continue to come slowly. The death will still be statistically occasional. And I can promise you, things will continue to get worse. But choosing Clinton if she becomes the party nominee remains the only ethical choice.
If we succeed in ridding ourselves of this hate-spewing cancer that is rising in the polls, we aren’t going to be relieved. There will still be the same issues that we are and will be so angry with. And we will continue to fight for their reform and phase. And we’ll be able to fight for it, because we won’t be fighting against a hatred so powerful, millions could die.
So fight on. Stay angry. Be the power that you are. Make loud sounds that everyone can hear. Stand together more than before.
But when you’re looking ahead at the options, hatred vs. corruption, I hope you’ll know which one to pick.