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by Stephen Lendman
Neither Hillary or Trump represent the interests of ordinary Americans. Stein calls this year’s presidential election “a tipping point moment.”
No matter who wins, America’s future looks dark. “Whatever happens, there will be buyer’s remorse…There’s so much angst out there. There’s just so much fear campaigning.”
Hillary worries her most, saying “we are not going to get out of here alive with” her and husband Bill back in the White House…”With a Clinton presidency, we’d be declaring war on Russia.”
In a recent interview, she said the following:
“It’s important to look at where we are going. It’s not just a moment in time, but where has the strategy of voting for the lesser evil taken us?”
“All these times you have been told to vote for the lesser evil because you didn’t want the wars, or the meltdown of the climate, or the offshoring of our jobs, or the attack on immigrants, or the massive bailout for Wall Street, but that is actually what we have gotten. By the droves.” 
“Because we with public interest allow ourselves to be silent, and voted for the lesser evil. But the lesser evil doesn’t solve the problem. 
“The Obama administration, even with both houses of Congress, actually did all of these fossil fuel emissions. ‘All of the above’ gave us some renewable energy but it completely amplified and intensified our carbon production, which has been incredibly destructive to the climate.” 
“The wars have gotten bigger. We are now bombing seven countries.”
“It is important to not just look at the rhetoric but also look at the track record and the reality is the lesser people and greater people is a race to the bottom, and even Donald Trump in the right wing extremism grows out of the policies of the Clintons, in particular NAFTA, which sent our jobs overseas and Wall Street deregulation, which blew 9 million jobs up into smoke.” 
“That is what is creating this right wing extremism. A vote for Hillary Clinton isn’t going to fix it…”
“It is now Hillary Clinton that wants to start an air war with Russia over Syria by calling for a no-fly zone.” 
“We have 2,000 nuclear missiles on hair-trigger alert. They are saying we are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been.” 
“Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly from her declared policy in Syria.” 
“I sure won’t sleep well at night if Donald Trump is elected, but I sure won’t sleep well at night if Hillary Clinton elected. We have another choice other than these two candidates who are both promoting lethal policies.” 
“On the issue of war and nuclear weapons, it is actually Hillary’s policies which are much scarier than Donald Trump who does not want to go to war with Russia.” 
“He wants to seek modes of working together, which is the route that we need to follow not to go into confrontation and nuclear war with Russia.”
Imagine America run by a leader like Stein. Imagine what’s coming when a new duopoly leader succeeds the one in office. Be scared. Be damn scared, especially if it’s Hillary, an unapologetic war goddess.
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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.