Vote for Jill Stein

SUBHEAD: The two party system in America has failed. It drifts right with madmen and warmongers.

By Juan Wilson on 28 June 2016 for Island Breath -

Image above: 2016 Presidential candidate Jill Stein at the podium. From (

The power elites of the "Western World" would have you think that the British exit (Brexit) referendum vote to leave the European Union is a reactionary effort. In effect, that it is smeared with racist xenophobia and is an affront to the liberal egalitarian sophistication that Europe has so carefully adorned itself with.

The Western World has been epitomized after the Second World War by Pax Americana. The United States extended Pax Americana in Europe through our loyal ally Britain and our vanquished foe Germany. America's "defense" against the Soviets included all Western Europe and recently has been extending its reach into Eastern Europe against the Russians.

However, the "Western World" was built on a foundation modern industrial production and supported by international free trade. But modern industrial society has been failing since the 1970's do to environmental collapse, material  resource depletion and exhaustion of sources for cheap fossil fuels.   

This winding down has led to the power elites desperate juggling to keep its balls in the air by any means available... namely issuing more debt, demanding bail-outs, decreeing bail-ins, betting on failure, decreeing negative interest rates and creating any and all kindsof Ponzi schemes just to preserve the appearance of credit and wealth.

But even that game is coming to an end. The reality is the Western World is broke and cannot afford what it thinks should be its lifestyle.

Here in America we began the abandonment of the poor under Clinton a quarter of a century ago. Worldwide the middle class has been eviscerated for the elites. Although Europe still provides an envied system of entitlements to a large proportion of its citizens there come a day of reckoning.

The vote on the Brexit was that day. The people of England registered their lack of faith in the fairness of The Game.

We are about to see an acceleration of big things coming apart. In America this July such things will be televised live during the Democratic and Republican party conventions.Cleveland and Philadelphia may never be the same again. Both parties have doubled-down on on insanity and are ready to explode.

The Republicans are ready to nominate a bankrupt sideshow barker as president. His tools are expressing xenophobia and bluster. Much of party apparatchiks are willing to join a Nazi inspired festival if it means winning.

Notice though, the rats deserting the ship to embrace Clinton.

Right-wing pundit George Will has pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton. He's not alone.

So has Henry Paulson (George Bush's Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs chief exec) has rushed to her side as well.

So has Brent Scowcraft endorsed Hillary Clinton (a Republican who served as National Security Adviser to former presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush).

So have many more. 

The smoke is in the air and when the Republican National Convention takes place in Cleveland, Ohio the flames will be licking at the structure of the Grand Old Party.

As the Republicans find no more rightside to go to they have left a lot of ground for the Democrats to take easily. Clinton is leading them to a new Republican Party. In preparation she she has wooed and been wooed by the Goldman Sachs crowd to the tune of a dozen speeches at 300k each. She a banksters wet dream.

Moreover she is a hawk's hawk. Clinton's trail of death and failure in the Middle East is the legacy of her unflinching support of Israeli militarism. Hillary will extend the perpetual Mideast War we've been in since 1991. Clinton's also pushing hard against Russia over the Ukraine, comparing Vladimir Putin to Hitler.

She's also making the Pacific Pivot to push hard on China and North Korea to establish America's "Pacific Century".

The Democratic National Committee, under the leadership of Clinton follower Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, has ignored Bernie Sanders' issues and endorsed fracking, the TPP and Israeli Occupation of Palestine. See (

Hillary is a Republican in Democrat's pantsuit.

Jill Stein ( is running for US President for the Green Party and will be on the ballot in Hawaii and a dozen other states. Although she is unlikely to win she represents our sentiments and beliefs.

These are the core values of the Green Party:

Grassroots Democracy
Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives; no one should be subject to the will of another. Therefore we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political ]organizations that expand the process of participatory democracy by ]directly including citizens in the decision-making process.

Ecological Wisdom
Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must have agricultural practices that replenish the soil; move to an energy efficient economy; and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.

Social Justice and Equal Opportunity
All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and heterosexism, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.

It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to our current patterns of violence at all levels, from the family and the streets, to nations and the world. We will work to demilitarize our society and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in helpless situations. We promote nonviolent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.

Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system that is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens.

Community Based Economics
We recognize it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, one that can create jobs and provide a decent standard of living, for all people, while maintaining a healthy ecological balance. A successful economic system will offer meaningful work with dignity, while paying a "living wage" which reflects the real value of a person's work. Local communities must look to economic development that assures protection of the environment and workers' rights, broad citizen participation in planning, and enhancement of our "quality of life". We support independently owned and operated companies which are socially responsible, as well as co-operatives and public enterprises that spread out resources and control to more people through democratic participation.

We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control, with more cooperative ways of interacting which respect differences of opinion and gender. Human values such as equity between the -sexes, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty must be developed with moral conscience. We should remember that the process that determines our decisions and actions is just as important as achieving the outcome we want.

Respect for Diversity
We believe it is important to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships across these lines. We believe the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles. We acknowledge and encourage respect for other life forms and the preservation of biodiversity.

Personal and Global responsibility
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.

Future Focus and Sustainability
Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or "unmaking" all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival. We must counter-balance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions. Our overall goal is not merely to survive, but to share lives that are truly worth living. We believe the quality of our individual lives is enriched by the quality of all of our lives. We encourage everyone to see the dignity and intrinsic worth in all of life, and to take the time to understand and appreciate themselves, their community and the magnificent beauty of this world.

Video above: Jill Stein on "The Two Party System is Broken" from her website. From (


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