Let's lie down on a comfy sofa, close our eyes and take ten deep breaths, Now try to visualize how many politicians out there are truly worse than Hillary Clinton.
It would be nice if after elections we didn’t go so simplistically all this or that. Hillary wasn't so much a lousy candidate as the wrong candidate for the country that we are at this moment. And all that junk about her being fundamentally corrupt is the success story of a decades long, well-financed propaganda program. How can you not be paranoid and secretive seeing your every molecule publicly barbecued for 40 years?
I think the Clintons reek of entitlement, particularly Bill Clinton who glides onto a stage like a smirking debutante. Servicing his dick took priority over serving the country.
Hillary is probably a decent, generous, highly competent person on a lifelong mission to be useful useful useful. She wants to solve real problems for real people. But she can only envision delivery of the goods from on high.
In normal times that might have been gratefully accepted but now isn’t normal. The Reagan era began a shift toward more predatory monopolism in our capitalist/socialist economic hybrid. With the Great Recession of 2008 we hit the tipping point that’s created so much hopelessness and despair across the nation that more is needed than just government programs. Actual giving a damn about people is essential to the challenge of crawling out of the hate loop we're in.
In political thinking we see people as a demographic color field on a map. A tribal Olympics we watch on TV every four years; more often for the real fans. In real life we’re individual organisms surfing waves of emotion in every moment of every day. In times of crisis the sense of torment is felt in isolation in a place where ideology, and probably even deities, have no point of entry. We can wail in church one day a week in the safe zone of community until that singular care-giver on high moves on the next gig and then it’s time to go home. I have no relationship with a deity but as a human, I have a sense that a some ice cold doubt rips away at the believing soul in the solitude of ongoing torment.
We’re forever like infants or toddlers in desperate need of physical touching by a soft larger body we trust. I think we’ve all experienced that need at certain adult times in our lives. Only a very rare person can reach people on an emotional level that feels like a maternal caress. There are some preachers and Oprah. In too much of today's pop culture that comes off as ehyoo – sentimental. Uncool. Inauthentic. Does anybody who can actually make a difference have that skill right now? If there is, could her healing ability prevail through a tsunami of character assassination? Trump and the right wing media have the skills to stoke the adrenaline magic fingers effect. That’s a much easier skill set. Ben even the Trump effect will mojo out at some point
Bill Clinton and Barak Obama had the healing stuff to a fair degree. Bernie and Elizabeth Warren have the passion for healing through legislation combined with the adrenaline pump. A good model for Dems but they’re approaching the age limit.
The Right has a huge military industrial complex already in the field, trained in the arts of rage stoking and medicinal scapegoating. For now it’s a winner. And now is all we got. So let’s not blame Hillary for lacking the fangs we’ve been lured into believing she embodies and then whack her when she throws a few low punches.
— Polar Levine, News Goo Dissection, January 4, 2017
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