Dr. Cornel West Was Selected by Bernie Sanders to Help Shape the DNC Platform, I Burst Into Happy Tears

After decades on this earth the masses of abuses I have experienced and observed changed how I judge people. My view of them is what are their intentions towards others, are they egocentric or do they think about those around them when they take actions. That is the primary indicator of a good person, if they don’t pass this test I stay the hell away from them. 

We can disagree, but if those who are at the table writing policy and laws, running agencies etc. have good intentions towards the people of the country, want everyone to do well, be happy, be healthy and prosper the decisions will be excellent. This is absolutely why I have followed Bernie Sanders for a long time and why I immediately began jumping up and down upon finding out he was running for president. I noted years ago that Bernie Sanders has good intentions towards others. Now he has chosen some very intelligent people who have been working for positive changes for the people of the United States and the world who all meet the criteria of having good intentions towards others. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton have this basic quality which should disqualify both of them from anyone's vote.

I cried when I read Bernie Sanders picked Dr. Cornell West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary in New York to help shape the Democratic Party platform because he has demonstrated over a very long period of time he is one of those who has the interests of others as his primary intention in life. He teaches people by example and by his words to think of others, their rights, their lives, their value and he does it with honesty and courage. This makes Dr. Cornel West an immensely valuable man for our country at this point in time. I love Cornel West. He is an American philosopher and Christian scholar who has been maligned and sidelined for being right and righteous. Bravo Bernie Bravo for your courageous choice. We need our best and brightest to help our country move forward into adulthood.

We can’t heal our black brothers and sisters and heal our country from the dark parts of our history until their voices are heard, they have equal choice to do what they want with their lives, justice is equal everywhere, education is equal and accessible and institutional racism is smashed out of our system of government. When people are at the table representing those who are affected by policy decisions and can say, wait a minute this is what will happen to people if you do this we will get a whole different country than the one run by corporations that we have now.
“Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics,” West  said. “She lip-synchs, she gives lip service. But when it comes to policy, who supported the crime bill? Who supported, not just the deregulating of banks, but also pulled the rug from under welfare? She talks about her work with the Children’s Defense Fund way back in the 70s, doesn’t say a word about being a Goldwater girl.”

For decades since I was very young it makes me angry to hear that I should vote for a candidate because that person is the one who could win for our side rather than the one I think will make the best president. I would say what would happen in this country if people made their own moral choice based on their own values, needs and the direction they wanted the United States to go, what if we chose to vote for a good, moral person instead of the quarterback that could win the game? It would be amazing what the United States could become if people did this and we now have that opportunity with Bernie Sanders. For decades we kept being told we must vote for the lesser of two evils and the evil kept getting worse and worse nearly destroying our country. This is not a sports game where people cheer for their team to win, it is instead immensely important because without someone like Bernie Sanders as president the United States will soon crash and burn. If Hillary Clinton is elected president this country is doomed, she will cement the path to corporate control of our government leading us to what will eventually be a bloody revolution. It may take decades but considering human history this is inevitable. I prefer our beautiful peaceful revolution.

In the 1970s and into the 1980s in northern California most of us were Democrats, but if the Republican was the best candidate that is who we chose to vote for. Now it’s vote for a D or vote for an R depending on what team you are on and all those people on the other side are to be considered evil. The truth is both the Rs and Ds are owned by the corporations and they are pulling the strings on both sides.

One of my favorite stories about Dr. West was his refusal as a child to say the Pledge of Allegiance because I also refused to say it. We had different views of what was going on in the country, his was up close to the injustice and inequality, but my main reason for not saying it was my refusal to recite lies everyday and that is what I told the dean I was sent to by a teacher for thinking instead of being compliant. 

Cornel West calls himself a revolutionary Christian. He is a Christian scholar and a real Christian. I was a Christian until massive mistreatment by people who all call themselves Christians, if these
people are made in God's image thanks, but no thanks. After becoming an atheist I have no problems with real Christians or real Muslims, it is the fakers and people who use their religion as an excuse to do evil who are the problem in both religions. People use their religion according to who they are good or bad. Cornel West is an example to the country of a man who practices his faith openly, believes others have a right to their own faith and that there is separation between church and state. Our country was founded in great part for this way of thinking.

The bigger problem is the overlords in the United States allowing, manipulating and encouraging the radicals from both religions to take a front seat, harm people, harm countries and then act like they are surprised. The crazy radicals from both groups are actually in place to do the bidding of and provide an excuse for those in power who are controlled by the corporate interests including the Military-Industrial-Complex. It is such a surprise to the military and the White House when they employ Bullying 101 on a massive scale and it radicalizes people (snark) since they have a large number of psychologists and sociologists telling them exactly what will happen. This is how we know they are doing it on purpose for profit and power.

We have no right to destroy other countries and harm the lives of others who are just like us, just trying to live their lives as best they can. We have no right to destroy their country, overthrow their democratically elected leaders or take their resources so some corporation can use them to get rich while paying workers dirt wages and destroying their environment. I am so sick of this crap.

To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word. Cornel West  

The video below demonstrates why I love Cornel West; he simply tells the truth with amazing eloquence. He explains the problems so beautifully, his words are poetry, but can also cut like a knife. This man is the true wordsmith.

I love Dr. West's courage to see the truth and speak it. The 'demos' is the populace.

Updated due to lack of time to edit yesterday.

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