Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
It’s July 4, 2016, the country’s birthday, but it’s my birthday too. I wanted to take time today to thank the thousands of folks who supported me in my race for California State Assembly 71st. The people of this country are great people who immigrated from all over the world. I think celebrations today should be about individual liberty, peace and prosperity for everyone. The politics of this country are no longer so great, but I still have hope for the people.
I lost the race for the California State Assembly in district 71, self-funding my campaign rather than heading out to Sacramento to sell out to the various special interest bidders. And folks, don’t fool yourself, we are sold out. I give Leo Hamel credit, his millions of dollars of TV advertising and campaign contributions to the party got him endorsements from folks like Carl DeMaio even though he said he ‘dropped out of the race’ on the DeMaio report. It’s not a sincere removal from the race; he just wanted to guarantee a spot for Randy Voepel. If Leo Hamel was sincerely dropping from the race, he could still sign an affidavit, have it notarized and sent to the elections committee and get off the ballot and allow me to continue in the race. But he’s not going to do that. The system really is rigged folks.
I can at least leave the race in honor, honestly running on my beliefs, and not being controlled by the special interests that now control both parties. The reason Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have done so well, is that the people are slowly figuring out that they are no longer represented. There’s a ‘ying and yang’ of interconnection in both parties. It’s why people like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich were ostracized for voting against the anti-patriot PATRIOT act and the Iraq War. As Major General Smedley Butler once said: ‘WAR is a racket. It always has been.’
The system is rigged, and if we are to ever evolve as a species and survive, we will need some new types of thinking. We’ll new some new ways of bringing people into the system. The less than 1% will have a challenge in the upcoming years.
For me, I will focus on my writing for now and hope that some of my message has helped people think out of the box. I saw this comedy act of George Carlin and thought it a bit crude but at least honest. Not recommended for children but I think a great explanation of politics for 2016. Happy 4th of July America: