Dearly Hillary

Dear Hillary,

The conflicting interests of multinational corporations and the competing interests of those that have structured this country into a plutocracy now meet an informed electorate and the influence of internet based communication that , even though a corrupt system continues to intermediate them - will not allow blatant policy decisions that conflict with the people's will. You have forged a progressive platform, there is the horizon of Teddy Roosevelt, and FDR - Thomas Jefferson , and Abraham Lincoln. In my field of software, we have to create products that are 100 percent better than their predecessors. Consider the word processor... how much better would another be, to get you to switch? 100 percent.

Hillary, you will have a permanent place in history. In honesty, you have released your tax returns, showing that 60 percent of your wealth comes from corporations seeking influence. You have also shown honesty, paying your fair share, and giving much to charity. Know then the corporate wars span national boundary lines and they are not democratic in nature - 'benevolent dictatorships' and create a GMO breed of ruthless cult of capitalism. The laws we see passed today, the actions of our government all too often reflect ahistorical competing interests that the sands of time will turn to dust. The confusion of the action of a principled government with that of a government controlled by unprincipled - the one percent - is one that is highly unpredictable in nature and erodes your place in history. Your task now is simple. Connect to a national electorate. And though we think we know you, you can connect ... minds and hearts can open. Because you will live on there, and not in a corporate accounts receivable database.

Look, we get it. You're a lawyer. Where we see black and white, when it comes to the law - you see shades of grey. Not that kind of grey, the other kind of grey. Obsession with money and power comes only from those who have only one, or the other, but never truly both. Good corporations exist, good people exist, but the nineties approach has sparklers attached to it that are now dying and will soon just be untouchable hot metal. Where there was once shadow, now there is LCD light that never goes off, and requires no power... let's not pretend we are all moving around in the half light where black is grey and red is white. We know which is right. And which is the illusion.

Fuck yea! I just incorporated the lyrics from a Moody Blues song into a political essay!! Viceland, where are you now?

Abraham Lincoln had a favorite saying.. "Will any of this matter a hundred years from now." ... Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

You're the first woman and you're breaking a glass ceiling. But those who attempt to control our democracy against the will of those who elect you were the ones who built it. They misused power. The good lies within the salt of the earth. Teddy Roosevelt, a republican with which you could probably easily collaborate - once said "All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law". Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that the only limits of tomorrow are the doubts of today. Please banish these doubts , most importantly within yourself - but also within us.

There is great benefit in what you plan, and even more benefit in your scope of work and actions but the treachery of passing control from your current direction to those who garner your attention through the false pretense of speaking fees and contributions will only add to a continual spiral, the likes of which has created a geometry of destruction for the commons - we are losing our ability to feel, to share, to even respond ... the great masses being led by sales prophets ... please know that there is a season, a time for everything, and the time is now to plant the seed of trust. It is planted within the dark earth of truth, and candor . We cannot see it beneath the loam. We water and care for this seed. But just as faith is the bird that sings while the dawn is still dark, so too, with America - we will follow as you lead - you are a president for life. Though you serve only two terms, you will be forever remembered for this work - and like those who are appointed to life terms, you will soon have a freedom you have never had... you worked within a system, and a leadership council - but your fate does not lie there.

And yes, we also get it. The republicans have spent 275 million dollars to drag your good name through the dirt. We remember. We want to move on.

We can do this, if you can lead. And that measure of bravery comes not only in the path where those stand waiting for superman, but also the oracle. You will be the one consulted before war. You will be the one consulted in peace.

Shut it down. The DLC had its day, the money/power thing worked for its time -- and we broke away from the 80s, into the 90's ... good things happened, it had its day .. but like it - a new response is needed. This is a new era. We can reach for the stars.

And if we are to build starships, let's make sure we bring along hot sauce. I bet we could live on anything if we had it onboard.

Thank you. And , Sincerely Yours,

Someone who just incorporated lyrics from a Moody Blues song into a political essay.