I don't know if Bernie is going to turn on us or not. I can't tell. I go to bed each night hoping he'll keep fighting but I just don't know. Is it even him? I can't tell. But there's something I know for sure: MY FUTURE WAS STOLEN.
It was stolen by Debbie Wasserman Schlutz. It was stolen by the DNC. It was stolen by Hillary Crooked Rodham fucking Clinton. It was stolen and now we have proof and NOBODY CARES. We have proof that the polling was fixed: in polls where there was a paper-trail the exit polling matched the actual polls. No trail? No match. PROOF!
How can people vote for her? Let me tell you how. My roommate works for a company called 'Valur'--it's making an app that takes a picture of you and then calculates your net-worth. It looks up your clothes, your jewelry or watch, your shoes, everything, online. It does a face-match and looks on Linked-Fucking-In and tries to guess your salary. It looks at social media posts to try to figure out your zip-code and demographic. One picture and your whole value is turned into dollars.
In a Sanders Administration THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. This is the conversation I had with her--with MY ROOMMATE--who is VOTING FOR HILLARY. We'll call her Sarah.
Me: Can you look at this--here. It's the proof I was telling you about. Even AFTER Sanders was in the race they were plotting against him. He NEVER stood a chance.
Sarah: . . . oh?
Me: Don't you see it there??
Sarah: Where are they plotting against him?
Now: You would be totally right to read that as sarcastic--but SHE WASN'T. She LITERALLY DIDN'T SEE IT. She's not stupid--she's just a self-obsessed media-narcissist who is a good little wage-slave. But you can see why this is so frustrating.
Me: He was IN THE RACE ALREADY.
Now she's sounding worried like I'M crazy.
Me: SANDERS was RUNNING. So where is the memo about contrasting HIM to the GOP? And when HE attacks HER on ethics they're working AGAINST him. They're the SAME PARTY.
Her: I thought he was independent.
I swear. I could slap her.
Me: HE'S RUNNING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. BERNIE SANDERS IS A DEMOCRAT.
Now, realizing her position is broken, she starts trying to run away. Trying to change the subject about getting me an internship at her fucking JOB.
Me: Don't you see how that's ILLEGAL? How can you STILL VOTE FOR HILLARY??
I decided to press her. See if she had any spine.
Her: Back then I don't think anyone thought Sanders could win. I mean, I just think they were expecting it to be Hillary against the Republicans so they were planning to have the strongest candidate they could. I mean, this was early wasn't it? Before the voting? It just kind of makes sense they'd see what happened as the most likely outcome.
And there you have it. If you are EMPLOYED. If you are part of the capitalist patriarchal hierarchy--then you're BLIND. She's literally, utterly blind to this. She CAN'T see it. She WON'T see it. That's what we're up against.
In Sander's future I'd have support--financial, emotional, and spiritually. In HRC's future I'll have to take a degrading job as an intern at a company that literally VALUES PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR MONEY--and violates their privacy with facial recognition. I'd rather be a slave in ancient Egypt. That would, at least, have more dignity.