If You are Voting for Jill Stein, Here is What I know About You
Sasha Stone
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I’m not sure this could be more self-serving and egotistical if Trump himself were to have penned such nonsense.

Votes for 3rd party candidates aren’t votes for Trump — I’m not sure if you know the difference but votes for Trump are votes for Trump. Votes for Stein are actually, low and behold, votes for Stein. This narrative is absolute bullshit rhetoric that is similar to that of Trump himself — attempting to use fear as a motivator to bend everyone else’s will to match your personal, fucked up, brand of morality. I admit that your intent is most likely good, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions so good intentions aren’t quite enough.

I completely admit that I’m selfish — that’s no problem. I’m not understanding why that’s so bad though? It’s wrong to demand a better candidate that I feel comfortable voting for? It’s wrong to have a different sense of morality than you do? It’s wrong for me to stay true to that personal sense of morality, just as you are apparently, so that I don’t feel like I’m compromising my values? It’s wrong to make a decision that I’m entitled to make?

Na.

I’m sure you’re just upset that Hillary is faltering in the polls (surprise surprise) lately and has done absolutely nothing to fight back against Trump. Are his tactics deplorable? Of course, but her coronation was also. This is the game she signed up to play, and she’s not doing very well.

Bernie Sanders was far and away the better candidate, it wasn’t even close. His convictions and standards have been on record, unwavering, for decades. Hers have tilted whichever way the wind blows. His policies were far better for all Americans, especially those who are oppressed on a regular basis. Were they lofty? Of course they were, because they need to be. Drastic change is what is necessary right now, and if you don’t go for it you absolutely won’t get it. If you go for it and don’t get it done at least you will have tried, at least you had some resolve and backbone to stand up for what you felt was rightfully due. Incremental progress is nonsense, it doesn’t exist. Smoke and mirrors, we aren’t getting better fast enough, we have centuries of proof — you need a few more years of it as you sit atop your position of privilege lambasting everyone else trying to fight for something that is should have been in place well before our time. Rather pathetic.

Cast your vote for Hillary — that is your right to do so — but it’s not your right to belittle people for having a higher moral threshold than you do. You’re no better than the supporters of Trump — who are led by fear and a sense of entitlement, a sense of superiority.

Just take one for the team, you say. It’s better than the other option, you say. But of course it isn’t, because voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. I’d much rather vote what I want and not get it than vote for what I don’t want and get it.