It’s hard to imagine that still, nearly two weeks out, people are contesting the 2016 presidential election as if it never happened. The electoral college spoke. And we cannot be satisfied with losing, we must challenge the game we banked so much on, emotion and passion. We must recount. To be right! All that I can think of after hearing about a recount, one donated by the people to a political leader is, too little, too late, and if you can’t beat them join the.
This week, Black Friday–eh, surprising deal(!), a Green Party petition to recount the 2016 presidential elections results within Wisconsin has been submitted at the ever-exciting deadline. (The media lucked out.) Jill Stein has been the outlier, the iconoclast, the pariah throughout this election, as one half of the Green Party, now she perhaps has turned Democrat on the idea of a recount, and with your money. Asking for funds to prove an accurate count through a serious recount. She is contesting for change, to be certain because of said foreign “hacks”–of course by Russia.
This hacking revelation is no shocker–the more you talk about something–the idea of Russia being puppet-master– the more it is true. The real shocker here, I posit, is that Stein cannot guarantee if the money will actually go towards a recount, or if it will go towards something more self-fulfilling. Pundits have suggested the funds will go to the Green Party itself as it may lack future federal funding due to less votes in the 2016 Presidential election. So, let me get this straight, you want money for something, but it might not go to that purpose, but you want more money? Ok… I don’t know what that’s called.
After this election, again, as the dust settles, again, and again, we can all take a count, or a recount, ourselves, of politics as usual. Those on a soapbox telling us they will create change for the masses, especially if the money is there to be had, shame. The more donations and shares and inquiries on social media, through crowdfunding, surely the higher chance that will we sway the results, I mean, maybe. It makes sense. We will have to see, and see where that spending happens to make change.
Throughout the 2016 election, I felt that Jill Stein stood for something other than what the two main parties stood for, something other than big corporations and self-gain; I felt the Democrats and Republicans stood for money, power, and capitalistic influence, this last-ditch effort from the sidelines has suggested more of the same from a different party.
For intrigue of what most likely won’t happen, I am not that confused or conflicted about Stein’s decision to act, but rather how she chose to go about this challenge: raising money. This situation has played out before in 2000, it was just less focused and by one of the two main parties, and the money came from elsewhere I imagine. Either way, if the money goes to a recount or to the posterity of the Green Party, it serves a purpose, it keeps a mindset going, one that can not, and will not, accept a reality set forth by the framework of reality setters in America that a reality was set within.
If this petition to recount goes through and the 2016 presidential election results are actually changed it will set an incredible precedent for big government, one that won’t be opposed, presumably, until the recount of those results. It will show that no matter how we think our national system is set up, it can be changed to our liking, no matter how fickle, diluted, or biased they may be. Which perhaps, I assume, may be a good thing? And that is why I never bet more than I can afford to lose, thank you Darrrin.
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