'When people say, "Oh, resistance is futile. Why even bother? Surely, you know, you’re wasting your time," that is part of the propaganda to keep us locked in this system'
After our call to independent media for a 'counter-debate' with the US third parties, the independent news network Democracy Now! made a first revolutionary step to break the US bipartisan debate monopoly.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explains the process: “Debate moderator Lester Holt will ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump questions. After their responses, we stop the tape to give Dr. Jill Stein a chance to answer the same question from her own podium. We invited Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson to join us, as well, but he couldn’t make it.”
In this final part of the debate, Jill Stein points out the fact that the millions of disappointed Americans with the corrupted establishment, are actually a crucial mass which can determine the outcome of an unprecedented political revolution that could crush the establishment bipartisanism.
As Stein marks correctly, the culture of 'resistance is futile' has been produced by the systemic propaganda, so that to prevent people resist against the system. So, this is the time for the American people to abandon the 'lesser evil' logic.
This is the time for the American people to stand up and fight. How?
By rejecting bipartisanism and voting massively for the Greens and Jill Stein. This would create an unprecedented political earthquake that could spread panic to the establishment, while setting the foundations of a new hopeful era for the American people.
In this country, you know, we have two major political parties, which are, in fact, no longer the major voting bloc. The largest voting bloc has repudiated both the Democratic and Republican parties, because, in fact, Americans are tired of being thrown under the bus. They are tired of this rigged economy, and they are tired of the rigged political system that has created this economy. And they are also rejecting, at unprecedented levels, the two candidates that are being forced down their throats as the most disliked and untrusted candidates in our history.
There are 43 million young people right now, and not-so-young people, Gen Xers and on into middle age and well beyond, who are trapped into student loan debt, because once you get in, you cannot get out. Very few get out, actually, in the current economy that we have of low-wage, part-time and temporary jobs. So people get stuck in student loan debt.
It turns out that 43 million is actually a winning plurality of the vote in a three-way race. So when people say, "Oh, resistance is futile. Why even bother? Surely, you know, you’re wasting your time," you know, that is part of the propaganda to keep us locked in this system. In the words of Alice Walker, "The biggest way people give up power is by not knowing we have it to start with." We do have the power. It’s time to stand up and use it.
This is a very wounded democracy. If there is evidence of voter fraud, we will challenge it, and we will bring it to court, as the Greens have led the way in doing before. But, you know, I think our job here is not to surrender to a very corrupt system, whichever one of these candidates wins. Donald Trump has had $4 billion worth of free prime-time media. Hillary Clinton has had $2 billion worth of free prime-time media. We’ve had essentially zip. And as a non-corporate campaign, we don’t have big bucks to put the word out, but we are doing well in the polls relative to how other non-corporate third-party candidates have done.
This is the time for us to stand up. In this election, we are not just deciding what kind of a world we will have, but whether we will have a world or not going forward, looking at the climate change that’s barreling down on us, the threat of nuclear weapons and these massive, expanding wars, for which there is no end in sight under both Democrats and Republicans, and specifically Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is the time for us to stand up for the future we deserve, to reject the lesser evil and to fight for the greater good like our lives depend on it, remembering that we do have the votes if we stand up with the courage of our convictions.