Quote of the day: The Trump/Clinton disease

From the Wikileaks founder when asked about the U.S. presidential candidates in an Amy Goodman interview for Democracy Now!:

Well, you’re asking me, do I prefer cholera or gonorrhea? Personally, I would prefer neither. Look, I think—you know, we know how politics works in the United States. Whoever—whatever political party gets into government is going to merge with the bureaucracy pretty damn fast. It will be in a position where it has some levers in its hand. And so, as a result, corporate lobbyists will move in to help control those levers. So it doesn’t make much difference in the end. What does make a difference is political accountability, a general deterrence set to stop political organizations behaving in a corrupt manner. That can make a difference, because that changes the perception of what you can do or not do. And so, always—well, almost always, you should choose the principled position, which is to set a disciplinary signal about acting in a corrupt way, and take a philosophical position, which is our institutions can only be as good as our understanding of our institutions.


One response to “Quote of the day: The Trump/Clinton disease

  1. WELL, some “hackers” tried to open the door for Bernie by showing what the DNC was really capable of with Clinton’s twists and we’re now stuck between cholera and gonorrhea, only with Trump’s tax records being “opened” , we’re still stuck with one disease. Hopefully it’ll be the one that’s treatable without lasting effects and hopefully with our institutions still standing. Changing times are ahead. Maybe, just maybe, some more twists, with better results are ahead too.

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