As much as this election has largely turned into a race between the Clinton’s rise to the White House and the awakening of the American people, Trump is not separate from the corruption within this process. He is quite the opposite of this anti-establishment role he is attempting to play.
The American people need to realize that being a successful politician in the US only happens if one knows how to play the game; and it is a wildly corrupt game, and they play it well. An American politician knows that the goal is to get elected, at all costs. After that, it only matters what the party thinks, and the people become irrelevant, and this Princeton study actually quantifies that irrelevancy:
One could make the argument that Trump is not a politician, never has been, and is truly out to buck the system and bring about an era of change. While that is debatable, it is also quite possible, as the real danger has reared it head within the Clinton household. However, as we at The Last American Vagabond remain steadfast in our belief that an abstention is a legitimate political stance to take in the face of such overwhelming collusion and corruption, it is important that every American honor this nation’s true values by following their heart and voting for who you truly believe in, even if that may be no one.
The concept of abstention dates back to the Founding Fathers and the creation of this country. An extensive paper written by Grant M. Hayden entitled, Abstention: The Unexpected Power of Withholding Your Vote, breaks down this idea and shows how this practice has been used throughout history in just the type of situation Americans currently find themselves.
“In some cases, people abstain when they are indifferent among the electoral choices, or when they judge the benefits of voting to be outweighed by the costs. In other cases-when, for example, a potential voter has a conflict of interest-an institution may actually compel one of its members to abstain as a kind of “forced” indifference on the matter. The underlying assumption in both of these cases is that abstention, unlike voting, is neutral with respect to the outcome. But while the contours of the right to vote have been the subject of a tremendous amount of scholarship across many disciplines, abstention, despite its obvious connection to the right to vote, has been almost completely ignored.” – Grant M. Hayden
Abstaining from a presidential election, or any for that matter, is indeed one’s right in this county(for now), despite the clear label currently placed on the stance. When confronted with all the damning information about not only the two State-mandated choices, but the system in its entirety, the entire facade begins to come down. Once the eyes begin to open it’s easy to see the two-faced nature of this political game. A great example of this was recently highlighted in video by HighImpactFlix showing Obama, who is clearly a supporter of Hillary Clinton today, playing the game while running against Clinton in the past. So which does he really believe? Neither? Both? Or is that in the current election, he is simply falling in line.
At the end of the day, when you feel that pressure that is indeed being placed on every American, to go out and vote, regardless of your understanding, your passion or your desire, realize that you are being manipulated to fall in line and further legitimize what has become no more than an elite run selection process, framed absurdly as “democracy in action.” And if history is any judge, regardless of the outcome, Americans can hope for things to remain the same at best, and at worst … well, I would bet that is becoming very clear to everyone.