American election cycles tend to drag on and on. At times this is inspirational and at others it is both intellectually and emotionally exhausting. But today is the day. The world is watching, not out of contempt for the process, but because America’s power makes such attention unavoidable.
In decades to come, when American geo-political power is inevitably reduced, there will be a corresponding decline in global attention to such elections. It will be something analogous to how today, few in America pay attention to shifts within the Chinese politburo. But for now, the world is watching.
I support Donald Trump and have never made a secret of this. But today, I wish to speak to all of those whom for whatever reason, cannot bring themselves to vote for him. If today, you do not vote for Trump, if you love America, love peace in the world, love you children, your comrades and your friends; do not vote for Hillary Clinton.
The mainstream media have attempted time and again to paint her as some sort of monolithic force for moderation. She is not that, her policies represent the utmost extremity of violence, hatred for other countries and will ultimately result in the end of humanity if taken to their logical end. The road to Clinton victory is a road paved in blood.
To those attracted by her seemingly demure tones, do not be fooled, they mask a message cloaked in hatred. To those thinking that ‘it is time for a woman’, I shall say the following.
We all were born of a woman, so there is nothing unique in our connection as humans to both men and women. So instead, consider this: would you want your daughters to grow up to be like Hillary Clinton? Would you want your daughters to be guided by selfish ambition rather than by the noble goals of peace and patriotism?
Would you want your daughters to marry a lying, cheating rapist and then to defend his crimes against fellow females? Would you want your daughters to enrich their lives by taking money from barbaric regimes like Saudi Arabia whose wealth is partly built on the back of female slavery? Would you be proud if your daughters were mass murders as Hillary Clinton is? Would you want to send the message to your daughters that one cannot succeed in life by living honestly and honourably?
Hillary Clinton sends the wrong message to young women everywhere.
You do have an alternative, Dr. Jill Stein is an example of an honourable, honest, intelligent and peace loving woman. So if your aim is to vote for a female role model for the next generation, please vote for her. Do so for your own dignity and conscience if for no other reason.
For those who hate Donald Trump, but do not want to vote for a ‘protest’ third party candidate, I shall say the following.
Do not vote for any presidential candidate. A recent Russian poll found that the majority of Russian voters are not in favour of compulsory voting. Although this may seem counter-intuitive in what is now a healthy, happy democracy, there is in fact a very good reason behind this. In a one party state which the Soviet Union was, the only protest that one is capable of, is not voting (when legally possible).
If the winner of an election is a foregone conclusion, the most poignant way in which one can stand up for their rights is to deprive the winner of a realistic democratic quorum. Thus, in certain cases and at certain times, the withdrawal of a vote is more powerful than voting in a rigged election.
I have never been a great admirer of Barack Obama, but as a Trump supporter, I would happily take four more years of Obama rather than risk letting a madwoman like Hillary Clinton having the penultimate grip on power. Hillary Clinton is neither sane, sound nor sensible.
She does not speak to the America one finds walking in the streets of New York. She does not relate to the America one finds on the ranches of Texas, the majestic Pacific coast, the music clubs of Chicago or the fields of the Dakotas. She is not the kind of person that ought to represent America on the world’s stage. Implicitly and through her actions and mannerisms, she has contempt for both America and for the world.
Donald Trump by contrast represents the best of America. He is a free thinker, a free speaker, a lover of life and I believe of his fellow countrymen and women. As I said though, if your mind isn’t made up in his favour by now, it likely never will be.
But I implore you, do not associate your name with Hillary Clinton. It is not the sort of association I would wish upon anyone. A vote for her is a vote for war and confrontation and for what? War will not make anyone richer, more secure nor happier.
Please consider the fate of the world before voting today. A check next to Hillary’s name is little better than pressing the little red button.
I shall end this plea in the following way:
When toil outlasts every foe
And daggers turn inward on their own
Blood is washed away by rain
Erasing memories of unbridled pain.
No one shall speak in poisoned air
There will be no anthems to declare
Every banner masked by dirt
In the shallows of a sea of mirth.
A distant light falls on tired eyes,
Faintly amusing to the wise
But no palliation does it bring
And only the bells of death now ring.
Goodbye to heroes, goodbye to foes
Goodbye to strangers and to friends
All we’ve dreamt and all we’ve done
Is swept up in the ignominy of an untimely end.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.