OK......I read the article and found it as guilt-trippy as willfully blind Clinton supporters. I'm not buying anybody's guilt trip, no matter how they wrap and adorn that package in a thinly veiled attempt to pass it off as something else.
That being said, here is where I stand at this point in time. Over the course of my lifetime, I've voted 3rd party more often than not. This election is ramming the choice of the 2 worst possible candidates (for the major parties) down the voters' throats.......replete with all of the fear-mongering and brow-beating they can scrape together. Add to that, the complicit corporate media, and we have a recipe that allows the oligarchs to retain control at the expense of the people.
The Wikileaks e-mail dump going into the Democratic convention laid bare the corruption inside the party for all to see. And we with a conscience and moral compass are supposed to fall in line and give that a pass...turn a blind eye and support it? That is great example of what is wrong the nation and our supposed 2 party system.
I would say I'm sorry but I'm not. I voted for Sanders in the primary and held out hope through the convention that the tide would turn. But the sickening display in Philly by the elite Democrats brought too many visions of The Stepford Wives to mind....and the corruption within the party was not only ignored, it was swept under the rug. The very poor attempt of the Democrats (once again aided by by an obedient press) to spin this as a Russian hack job on behalf of Trump was not only laughable, it was shameful. They really must believe that the voters are stupid.
I have to agree with a number of people that real change will not be possible within the current system or within the current Democratic and Republican parties. The change is going to have come from outside the entrenched corporate duopoly. Until people have the courage to vote their convictions and support candidates who have visions beyond the corporatocracy of the duopoly, this nation will continue its downward spiral.
That old axiom "Nero fiddled while Rome burned" reminds me of the DNC and the RNC and all who blindly follow their path. Rome will definitely burn to the ground if people are too damned afraid to vote for real change.
Catch a clue.......the change will not be found in either Clinton or Trump.
I haven't decided yet whether my vote will go Green or Libertarian. I still have some research to do there even though I am not unfamiliar with either Stein or Johnson. I want to review their current platforms in their entirety.