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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The state of our government today

One week until Election Day. I'm not excited. I already voted for Gary Johnson, I'm happy to say. I needed to live with myself more than I needed to vote for either of the two parties in the self-serving two-party system.

I'd say most of us are in that unenthusiastic voting boat. On the one hand we have a man that can't be trusted with our daughters, finances, or government and on the other we have someone who has wiled her way to being the nominee through years of elite Establishmentism, which represents just about everything that is wrong with the way our government is run. Both have them have egos so large they can't see that they've ever done any wrong, apparently.

The leaked Podesta emails lay bare how the country has been run behind our backs by the elite of all kinds, and I'd go so far as to say that Trump has had his hand in this area on the business end and not just Hillary on the political end. The Guardian puts it well:

"This genre of Podesta email, in which people try to arrange jobs for themselves or their kids, points us toward the most fundamental thing we know about the people at the top of this class: their loyalty to one another and the way it overrides everything else. Of course Hillary Clinton staffed her state department with investment bankers and then did speaking engagements for investment banks as soon as she was done at the state department. Of course she appears to think that any kind of bank reform should “come from the industry itself”. And of course no elite bankers were ever prosecuted by the Obama administration. Read these emails and you understand, with a start, that the people at the top tier of American life all know each other. They are all engaged in promoting one another’s careers, constantly."