Most of you would agree that we don't have much choice about where or into what circumstances we're born. We just, one day, realize that it happened and this is what it looks like. After a while, if things are going okay and your parents aren't complete lunatics, you begin to identify with your situation and take on the attributes of your family and friends. Kinda how a dog tends to look like their owners after a while but that's a different story. Well, that's how it was with me. My parents were democrats, my grandparents were democrats and my friends were democrats. Hell even my godfather who was a CIA agent was a democrat.
I was only 8 years old when JFK was assassinated but oh man was that a game changer. The next year my mom was so depressed she had to be hospitalized and the year after that my dad died from complications of diabetes. Now I'm not saying that the one was the cause of the other but dyed in the wool democrats take these losses to heart with sometimes serious repercussions. My parents loved that man both as a leader and as a person. It was a great loss politically and emotionally.
Not long after that we democrats were treated to the same emotional devastation when they took Bobby Kennedy and then Martin Luther King. One right after the other and attended with the same questionable circumstances as to who actually did the killing and why. We were under siege and our survival depended on our being strongly committed to carrying the banner of democracy. Well I carried that banner for Jimmy Carter, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Mike Dukakis and Bill Clinton. Some of them won. Most of them lost. But it was Clinton's election after that long dry spell that rekindled my spirit as I, like most of my democratic brethren, saw Clinton as someone who could bring back that sense of empathy and goodness in the Oval office. But something went wrong. The changes that he said were coming either didn't or they came in a form that was eerily similar to what the Bush's had done. Our policies towards third world countries were just as imperialistic as ever. Our healthcare system was just as rapacious and profit centered as ever. And then there were the salacious scandals, the drug running through Mena Arkansas and the trade deals that sent almost all of our good manufacturing jobs to Mexico and China. What the hell was going on? Why was a democratic leader acting like a New World Order Globalist?
The answer was simple. Bill Clinton was a Globalist. In much the same way that Republicans who freed the slaves and supported their right to vote morphed into greedy corporate machines the Democratic party that I knew was being infected by that same dark force. Now we have Republican leaders fighting for liberty, small businesses, family farms and real security while the democrats were hanging out with Jeffery Epstein, going to Spirit Cooking parties and engaging in debauchery that would make the Governors of Sodom & Gomorrah green with envy. The evil virus had simply jumped from one group to the other.
But now that virus has a problem. It is killing the host and it's got nowhere else to go. More and more people around the world are waking up to the existence of this virus that has plagued mankind for thousands of years and they want very much to eliminate it from our midst once and for all. You can see it happening. They are leaving the Democratic party in droves as I did. They are turning off their televisions as I did. And they are adding their voices to the growing din of never again will we be manipulated by corporate media and Rockerfeller schools and Hollywood's sick fantasies. We are witnessing a grassroots paradigm shift the likes of which has NEVER been seen before in all of history.
But there are many of you who still believe in being a Democrat because you cannot see these changes. You sit precariously on a fence that will soon toss you off like an irritated mule and you will fall. Hard. You might fall on the side of light, justice and empathy. Unwillingly at first but you'll be okay. And you might fall on the dark side by embracing all the things that darkness represents because that was who you really were to begin with.
Either way you will move through this transition on your own locomotion or hurled like a rag doll into a very different future. Now is the time to think very carefully and make choices that come from your heart. For that is the only way to really know.