The last three years, 22 days, 12 hours, 34 minutes have been a dumpster fire with sprinkles on top. Sprinkles of C4. Amazingly, 49% of the US population is wearing goggles that make the US look like a utopian economy where you get to hold a red Starbucks cup and say “Merry Christmas” 365 days a year.
On this election We The People will make the decision as to whether we accept corruption, whether we honour truth and facts, whether we are a country that looks after the poor and needy, whether we cage up children or not….
For any of my friends/readers out there who are struggling to make sense of the maelstrom of media and ads, I’m here to give you one piece of clarity. From my perspective, Elizabeth Warren is the best candidate. And your vote in this primary: Matters.
The Factory Speech
Warren got her start in politics by standing up to banks and protecting consumers. It’s the sort of non-glorious, in-the-trenches work that takes up the lion share of government.
She “was instrumental in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” an organization designed to help regular consumers like us not get ripped off by big banks again.
Warren inspired my loyalty because of the following speech she made early on in her career.
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. “Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”Elizabeth Warren
She boldly confronted the 1% in this speech with a simple and compelling reason why we should support taxing the ultra rich. Yes I am a socialist, but I am a pragmatic one; Warren is the best connection between democratic socialism and the stubborn, fickle, and superstitious voting public.
She is more palatable than Bernie Sanders, and far more progressive than the rest of the candidates. She deserves and receives my enthusiastic endorsement.
I am a Follower of Jesus
Scripture compels me to support Warren because I am a person who understands and knows the power of Jesus’ teachings,
Acts 4:34-35 says the following:
“…There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.”
It is no mystery that Warren’s dedication to advocating for the common man over the billionaire hedge fund manager is driven by such verses in the bible.
The vast majority of Christians support a billionaire president cutting taxes for the ultra rich, and just a teeny remnant of believers support candidates like Warren; this is one of the main reasons I identify as postchristian.
Get Involved. Vote.
Your voice WILL BE HEARD if you vote in the primary to choose Trump’s opponent.
Just as important as your vote in the primary is your opportunity to vote for school board members, state legislators, or other small local offices. Thse lawmakers have MUCH more influence on your day to day lives than any national office.
I joke about the dumpster fire that we are currently immersed in, but seriously, the US is taking steps toward authoritarianism. If you stay unengaged you are complicit in this fact. I know it’s exhausting to care but the weight of it all makes it that much more important!! Vote in this primary, and vote with me for Warren.
My primary mission, for the sake of my daughter, is to prevent this man from being elected again. A vote for Donald Trump is simply immoral. A non-vote or a third party vote is just as immoral. Let’s say that voting for Trump or not voting earns you 0 morality points. And Warren, my politician of choice, earns you 100 morality points, this is what I think about the remaining candidates.
*Warren 100/100 *Bernie 99/100 *Yang 92/100 (pipe dream) *Buttigieg 89/100 *Biden/Klobuchar 87/100 *Steyers/Bloomberg mid 70s (because fuck rich people) *Trump 0/100
Fuck factionalism in the democratic party, there is no time for that. My full support is behind Warren but no matter who my party chooses in the primary, I will support that person; because she/he will be the only thing standing between Trump and the Whitehouse.