I’m not with Hillary Clinton. There is no amount of girl power that could make me hop on the bandwagon, either. Not now, not ever. I’m too far gone.
I used to really love Hillary Clinton. Back in the 90’s when Bill, our honorary “First Black President” was in the White House, both of them were of course, household names. I liked Hillary because I liked her husband Bill. Good ol’ William rocked the Black community to sleep with the sound of his saxophone, and smooth Arkansas accent, while simultaneously building more prisons, and putting more of us behind bars than we had seen in a long while. Today, there are more African American men incarcerated in the U.S. than the the total prison populations in India, Argentina, Canada, Lebanon, Japan, Germany, Finland, Israel and England combined.
(1992) Bill Clinton giving his “Tough on Crime” speech atop Stone Mountain, where the KKK was founded in 1915. Symbolism?
I loved the Clintons because I was supposed to. Every Black person I knew talked about Bill like he was one of our long lost cousins who had just happened not to get enough sunlight. Bill was just a Black man trapped in a white man’s body, and if he could, he’d probably be just like us.
We attributed job growth in the Black community to Bill, never mind the fact that incarcerated people don’t count in poverty and unemployment stats. Because of that, these skyrocketing incarceration rates created a false impression of higher rates of increased employment among Black men. But nonetheless, Bill was the People’s Champion!
I was OK with that notion up until about a year ago. After reading, and following some really smart people on Twitter, I realized I had been duped. The Clintons weren’t as progressive as we all thought. They weren’t actually fighting for “our rights.” They had taken them away in many ways.
And I say “they,” because as many of you know, during her campaign, Hillary has touted the fact that she was one of her husband’s “closest advisors.” But then, as many of you ALSO know ,she’s retracted that statement whenever convenient, distancing herself from Bill’s policies whenever the kitchen gets too hot.
Hillary has her own record of being a not so good person. From her ties to the private prison industry, to her well documented support for regime change in Libya and Honduras, Hillary is a handful. The Presidential hopeful is also currently calling for a ‘no fly zone’ in Syria. Both Obama and Sanders have dismissed the idea, seeing it as reckless and unrealistic. Claiming to be a proud feminist, and a champion of women’s rights, Hillary has made quite the career out of silencing the victims of Billy’s sexual misconduct.
Here’s a statement from Dolly Kyle, a woman who met Bill when she was just 11 years old. He was a Senior in high school.
Via the Daily Mail-
‘Hillary’s role of providing financial security for Billy was part of her motivation for the series of financial crimes (yes, crimes) that she committed over the decades’.
‘Hillary was upholding her part of the deal to get Billy elected president, after which it would be her turn to be the first woman in the Oval Office’, lawyer and author Dolly Kyle writes in her bombshell book Hillary, The Other Woman, published by WND Books.
‘Billy and Hillary Clinton continue to be lying, cheating, manipulative, scratching, clawing, ruthlessly aggressive, insatiably ambitious politicians who are giving public service a bad name – and nothing about them has changed in the past forty-plus years, except that they have deluded more and more people’.
‘The Clintons and their misled supporters have rewritten history to suit their political agenda, which is to get votes to get power to get money to get more power to get more money’.
‘The Clintons’ vicious cycle of intertwining greed and power addictions will have no limit, unless someone stands up and announces, “The emperor has no clothes!”