Yes, Virginia, Hillary is the Enemy.
It's telling when fellow Liberals negate the merits of my argument by declaring them solely a by-product of "Right Wing Hate Speech". Or by declaring that Hillary is being held up to a higher standard than all the other corrupt politicians before her because she's a girl.
It's telling because this election, like no other before it, has changed the political landscape. It has upended my sense of justice in a way that has permeated almost every aspect of my worldview. It has taken my years of loyalty and activism and turned me into a cynic who views The Clintons as a representation of unchecked money, power, corruption, and hubris that infects our polity.
After witnessing the depraved power grab by the DNC, after reading the WikiLeaks emails and coming to grips with the Machiavellian lengths Clinton's campaign has gone in this election, I am no longer willing to tow the party line in the spirit of "unity". This is not about the Left vs. the Right anymore. This is about the powerful vs the powerless.
I am deeply deeply disturbed by Hillary's "private" positions on fracking; the TPP; Social Security; intervening in the outcomes of foreign elections; the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia; and the fact that Bush/Cheney war criminals like Richard Armitage and John Negroponte are endorsing her while fellow Liberals wring their hands over the daily carnage of women and children in Aleppo yet reward this immoral war profiteering with their vote.
I am outraged that the Clinton Campaign and the DNC colluded with the media in an effort to "elevate" Trump's campaign by instructing the media in a strategy memo to take his campaign seriously ensuring he would be the "Pied Piper" candidate in the GOP primary. Consequently, Trump was given $2 Billion worth of free advertising, and now that he is the nominee, we are being blackmailed into voting for HER. I'm not sure which is worse, the gobsmacking venality on the Clinton's part in hatching Trump's grotesque candidacy with the media, or the gun the Clinton's are holding to our head now that the monster is loose.
Which brings me to why I am so disgusted with the media and their complicity to deceive us. They have effectively become the propaganda arm of the powerful with little pushback from a large portion of the electorate. I cannot wrap my head around the blind allegiance of so many to the stinking rot of what the Democratic Party has become.
Despite what the DNC would like us to believe, this election is not about Donald Trump. It is not about the Russians. It is not about the Republicans. It is not about SCOTUS. It is not even about Bernie. It is about the breath taking scope of the corruption that has been revealed and that we can never un-see.
So, in response to the plea that was made here yesterday over our "misguided" misgivings about voting for Hillary, I submit this essay to refute that patronizing assumption. As my own eyes can see what is happening, it is clear that Hillary Clinton and the powerfully corrupt political machine she is fueling are, in fact, the Enemy.