I read a quote recently that said, ” We all Eat lies when our heart is hungry!” Like everyone else I have been watching with clarity the many elections now occurring in many countries. In Jamaica the hungry believed the lies of the opposing party and voted the other liars out of power.

In Canada the Liberals , headed by Pierre Trudeau had a more convincing lie propelling them to power. But the real soap opera in the body politic is about to take shape in the United States with a cast of liars, with the winner being the one who lies the loudest. 

I often wonder why do people want to become elected to be the head of government in any country and frankly I have concluded that they must be damn fools and so too are the voters.  To think that we, and I include myself collectively in this mass, that someone, anyone, will solve any of our real problems is ludicrous at best and sublime at worst. 

Maya Angelo said when someone shows you who they are, you should believe them. As simple as that truism is, the collective WE refuse to accept it. We place ourselves at the feet of these liars hoping that out of the mouth of liars comes a Moses.  Forgive me for being skeptical but who amongst us can throw the first stone inscribed with the word ‘truth’? Who amongst us received the message, according to that famous story, that he or she must lead US to the promised land?

Trump, Hillary and the Bernie are all in a three way race to woo the hungry in America with lies that sting on various levels. Trump has shown his lies to be a reflection of what motivates and drives his greed. Hillary’s lies appeal to her surrogates especially those who ride on the notion of creating an identity of sexual revolution and handing the reigns to a woman. 

And then there is Bernie Saunders, the revolutionary socialist hoping to redefine the modern day imperialist by shaping his lies of economic equality for all. All three camps really believe their respective liars while those like myself look at them, shaking our heads wondering what will it take to make them realize they are once again giving away their own power  of progressiveness and ingenuity , that which they seek in these liars? 

My good friend and poet Klyde Brooks, has crystallized  his thoughts profoundly in a recent post he made on his Facebook page. I co-signed and decided to share it in my post. He said…..

…..” I am not saying that Bernie Sanders’ biography is a fabrication. I am saying that framing him as a political messiah is a fabrication, Bernie was competing to be Pharaoh. Therefore, framing him as Moses does not work for me. There is no seat for Moses in the White House. You are free to convince yourself that he is some sort of savior. I feel justified in seeing him as just another guy who was trying to fulfill his dream of being President of America. I cannot be persuaded to think that his motivation is to save the world. I see his motivation as political ambition, just like Hilary Clinton’s. “Progressive” people in Canada and the rest of the world shouldn’t be seeking to create a virtual messianic image for the guy. To me, that comes across as ideological bankruptcy. The idea of a political messiah is outdated and shortsighted. We need to start looking to ourselves for solutions, not politicians…”
And there lies the answer that WE refuse to accept. The power is US, collectively and not to be placed in any one politician with their lies. The great John Lennon was quoted once saying…..

….”Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives….we are being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that..”. 

Isn’t that what insanity is all about?


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Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Hillary Clinton argue a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bernie Saunders , the old guy from gun toting Vermont is beginning to sound a lot like #RoboMarco. Ok so I have heard the rallying cry, lets burn down the System. Come join me and the rest of the young hopefuls in revloutionizing the US to a Democratic Socialist country. Bang, bang, start the fires, sound the trumet , Lets #BernItDown!

Maybe if I was a 25 year old I would have jumped on the Bernie fire train. After all youth is suppoed to do just that- start the revolution. But older men declare the war and the youth will fight the battle and die. And there lies my porblem with this entire #FeelTheBern movement. It sounds a lot like the famous 200o Congressional  vote he uses as his stumping point, the #IraqToNowhereWar. This war Bernie is promoting will be the exact duplicate . the #BernieWarToNowhere.

He has the ideal, he just does not have the details. He uses the big “IF” last night and that word “IF’ tells me one thing- If Youth knew, If Age could!

Bernie has long ago saw the same frustrations most people have felt and are experiencing and that is the System is rigged. But how do you topple a System built on decades upon decades of virusies of illcit behavior? You take it one virus at a time.

Hillary is governed by careful thought and discipline. Steady as she goes she is in for the long haul. Bernie is guided by personal dreams of Napoleonic overtures of Liberty, Fraternity and Equality and the choas that wined and dined that revolution.

Is America ready for another war? Will Berrnie have the revolutionary army he so glibly alludes to in the debate yesterday? This is yet to see but if history can determine the outcome, I feel Bernie will be charging ahead with his tricolor and suddenly turning around and his revolutionary army is nowhere in sight.

Message to Bernie from Che Guevara: “The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall”.

Bernie to make it fall, you will have to make the entire America believe that the apple can fall, and there lies your problem. You are selling an ideal, not reality and idealism always loses to pragmatism when it comes to elections.

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