U.S. Citizens: Chronically Under-served.

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Our country is sick. And maybe it isn’t just our country, maybe this is a global phenomenon. This country values what is popular over what is necessary. Even though the internet is probably one of the most astounding technological advancements of this generation and the last, the sad truth is that all advancements have a downside. The downside to the internet is social media. The drive for likes, follows, hearts, and thumbs up, have turned day to day life into one long endless episode of didn’t-high-school-suck.

It’s one huge popularity contest. If Donald Trump was just some asshole who owned some hotels and wrote a book back in the 80's, he never would’ve become president. But he was a reality TV star, who obsessively tweets his misogynistic, racist, xenophobic vitriol every five minutes, so when the asshole masses realized that he hated the same people they do, they just couldn’t help themselves.

So here we are again at the home inning stretch of this election season, and it’s still a popularity contest. But this time I’m referring to the democrats. There are still a handful of candidates left, and every time you listen to a political talking head, they talk about how one candidate destroyed the other. How this one got burned over another one. And it’s all a bunch of bullshit. I don’t care how well they performed on a fucking debate. I don’t care.

I care about policy and record.

Do your policies benefit the working class people?

Have you shown a tireless record of working for the betterment of the country and not yourself?

I stumbled onto a Facebook thread and they were asking about why Bernie Sanders was so cranky? They were bitching that he was an angry old man. They were bitching that he had three houses and was a millionaire.

It was appalling as fuck to read these people speak against their own self-interest, because he is cranky. They even went so far as to say that they weren’t a fan of his.

A fucking fan. This isn’t the NBA or The Voice. This is the future of the country.

No, I’m not a goddamn fan, but his policies align with my own interest for my survival, the survival of my family and the survival of this country.

And his three houses and two million dollars?? He wrote a book and it sold well. He has a home in Vermont (his home state), a home in Washington D.C. (where he works as senator of Vermont) and a summer cabin that his in-laws left to him when they died. That’s it. He is one of the least rich senators in congress. And he certainly isn’t an oligarch worth 60 billion dollars, who bought his way into the election and was a Republican five fucking minutes ago.

I want Bernie Sanders to be angry. That way I know he’s ready to fight for policies to move this country forward.

-27.7 million U.S. citizens uninsured.

-The U.S. troops scattered across the world claiming to be fighting for democracy but truly fighting over oil.

-Vets failing to be cared for by the country who sent them to fight.

-Runaway student loan debt.

-EPA regulations being overturned, and putting our environmental safety at risk.

-Immigrants seeking asylum caged, starved, raped and dying in this country that is supposed to be the home of the free.

All of these issues and so many more plaguing our shores and people are worried that’s Bernie Sanders is cranky.

You all should be pissed. I know I am. I’m tired of expecting poor outcomes from the political machine that runs this country and then always getting worse.

I’m tired of a fascist despot in the White House, who backs out of peace keeping deals, and over turns regulations just because the former black president implemented them. I’m tired of a tyrant, using his political office for financial gain, envying every other fascist dictator on the planet and assassinating figures from other countries just because. I’m tired of him being supported by the greedy, xenophobic Republican Party and the greedy, apathetic Democratic Party. I’m tired of the U.S. being the richest third world country on the globe.

Aren’t you all tired?

Tired of the division and government sanctioned hate.

I’m not saying Bernie Sanders is the end all be all and that he will fix everything. No. He’s human like the rest of us. But he is a positive step up. A positive step in the right direction. Not ten steps back into the past.

I don’t care if they’re black, white, man, woman, transgender… All that doesn’t matter. What matters is if that individual is striving for the betterment of the working class, the working poor, the homeless, and the sick. The under-served.

We vote in these representatives. They are supposed to do the will of the people. We, the people.

Aren’t you all tired of your vote amounting to nothing but more of the same greedy, divisive, rhetoric aimed at taking away more of our rights for the sake of money and cushy jobs at money grubbing monopolies, once they’ve done their time in Washington, D.C.?

Don’t you want someone representing this country who has spent a career fighting the unpopular fight, because it was the right thing to do?

Aren’t you tired of being under-served?

I know I am.


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