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by Stephen Lendman
Time and again I’ve stressed America’s political system is too debauched to fix – fantasy democracy, not the real thing, a money-controlled one-party state with two right wings, exclusively serving the nation’s privileged few at the expense of equitable and just governance.
Power brokers decide things. Voters have no say whatever. Election rigging is commonplace, existing from the republic’s early days – today achieved with electronic ease, voter roll stripping and other dirty tricks.
Before campaigning began last year, Hillary was anointed Obama’s successor. The race for the White House ended before it began – events along the way meaningless theater, the uninformed, indifferent public none the wiser.
Deplorable one-sided scoundrel media support for Hillary over Trump exceeds anything seen before in fourth estate political reporting – diabolical partisanship featured over legitimate journalism.
So-called presidential debates (sic) are pre-scripted, well-rehearsed theater without substance – proved again Sunday night.
Things went as expected, a deplorable display, what’s customary when spectacle replaces Socratic dialogue, involving opposing sides asking and answering questions – airing views, challenging beliefs, stimulating critical thinking, seeking important truths, reaching conclusions through free and open give-and-take.
Trump and Hillary met for the second of their three face-to-face encounters. Both are the most widely reviled presidential aspirants in US history. Why was in plain sight for viewers to see like so many times before.
The entire spectacle featured mudslinging rants without substance, each aspirant vying for who’s more loathsome, disreputable, offensive and dishonorable.
Anyone aware of her public record knows Hillary is far more ruthless and dangerous – part of America’s neocon lunatic fringe, a woman morally, ethically, legally and emotionally compromised beyond redemption. 
Both aspirants proved long ago they’re unfit to serve, highlighted again Sunday night. Usually I advise voting independent or staying home.
This year is different. I’ve explained before Trump didn’t get super-rich by being a good guy. He’s no paragon of virtue. 
His one redeeming feature is important. He’s not Hillary – the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.
Trump would rather exploit planet earth for profit than destroy it. Hillary’s ascension to power risks unthinkable nuclear war. 
Most disturbing is how few Americans understand the most critical issue of our time – reckless US Hillary-led neocon leadership heading things into an abyss of no return when she succeeds Obama as now planned.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.