Plutocracy: A country or society governed by the wealthy few. “America, today, is much closer to a plutocracy than a democracy.” Bernie or bust means not voting for the lesser-of-two revolting plutocrats: Vote Green in 2016 if Sanders is not the Dem. Party nominee. <<===click that hot link to take pledge without reading further
Revolting plutocrat #1: Donald Trump is either a fascist, or he’s doing a revolting Mussolini impersonation to attract the Republican Party base. He supports climate-warming hydrofracking of gas and oil, decreased military spending and a trade war (high tariffs on imports) with China and other countries.
Revolting plutocrat #2: Hillary Clinton is a plutocrat who owns 5 mansions. Last year she took $250,000 from her campaign donations which is revolting. She also displays 9 of the 14 characteristics of fascism, fewer than Trump. She also supports climate-warming hydrofracking of gas and oil, increased military spending (she’s a neo-conservative) and the uber-fascistic so-called “free-trade agreements” being crafted by and for transnational corporations. (Yes, she supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, regardless of her supposed “opposition” to it.)
Those in Revolt Against Plutocracy will not vote for a fascist (Trump) or a fascistic neo-liberal hawk (#CorporateClinton). We will vote Green Party instead since Bernie is not the Democratic Party nominee. That’s the #JillOrBust pledge. Sanders’ political revolution is “still alive,” but it’s being led by the last revolutionary left standing.
Since Secretary Clinton secured the Democratic Party nomination, Bernie Sanders’ supporters will either behave like sheep and vote for Hillary Clinton as The Nation’s Joshua Holland argues they will; or they will be revolutionaries and vote in accordance to their consciences.
Why Jill or bust? While we voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, we also aim to sign up at least 1,000,000+ American voters pledged to vote Green in the general election of 2016. Why? #SheepNoMore
Rationale: Jill is the underdog, and if she’s going to secure the White House, leverage and a well-funded super PAC will be needed. 1,000,000+ voters pledged to vote for the Green Party candidate will be a compelling argument for some Democratic primary voters. Revolt Against Plutocracy’s pledge strategy is designed to undermine Secretary Clinton’s “destiny.” Call it arm twisting, call it “breaking eggs,” call it compellence; we call it leverage on general election voters. Jill Stein needs a “miracle;” she needs enough of Bernie’s supporters to pledge to not vote for the lesser of two dangerous, revolting plutocrats. Doing that is collaboration with fascism of one form (#CorporateClinton) or another (Trump).
The Jill or bust pledge is not a petition; it is a commitment to vote your conscience on November 8th and a movement. Please join the thousands of citizens to date by employing BOTH of these two, simple steps:
2) Commit yourself to quickly finding at least just two more people to take the pledge. 59% of Sanders’ supporters will not vote for Hillary Clinton if she secures the nomination, but we need your help finding them to take the pledge. Time is of the essence. Please use social media and/or your email to ask people you know, Facebook friends, neighbors, Twitter followers, relatives (but no one from work), etc. to take the Jill or Bust pledge before or while asking people in social media and follow up until you know two people have taken the pledge. If every pledge-signer recruits just two more citizens who recruit two more every day, we’ll have over 1,000,000 pledge-takers in less than a month. That’s all you need to do to make this grassroots pressure effective: take the pledge and recruit two more citizens. (We will send pledge-takers a reminder email with suggestions for Facebook or Twitter messaging to make it easy as possible.)
There is not “plenty of time” for pledge-takers to find two people to take the Jill or Bust pledge who also find two more people, etc. etc, please take a few minutes to get this off your “things to do” list today, tomorrow,as soon as possible. That’s all you need to do to make this grassroots pressure effective: pledge and recruit two citizens. The pledge numbers need to get over a million in three months. This amount of leverage requires use of this simple “power of two” depicted here:==>>
Revolt Beyond Jill: We seek political power for the sane majority, who are opposed to government of, by and for the wealthy. Jill Stein is not responsible for what we do but, we can help him fight battles like few others can. For more, see the REVOLUTION tab above.
Your generous donation will enable us to pay for campaign ads on television. If RAP cannot afford to pay for our ads, we cannot tell people they will either follow Jill’s light or we’ll end up running from Trump’s fire. #BoycottClintonTrump