Phish Drummer Jon Fishman Pledges To Vote For Hillary Clinton Instead Of ‘Sociopath’ Donald Trump
While Phish generally shies way from politics, drummer Jon Fishman got himself way involved in this year’s presidential election as he stumped and performed for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Now that Election Day is upon us and Bernie is out of the race, Fish took to Facebook to share where his vote will be going tomorrow.
Despite feeling “we really had a chance to vote for a good candidate in Sanders, and we blew it” Jon Fishman has pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton. He describes Donald Trump as “a fucking sociopath” and calls Hillary the lesser of two evils. He also notes that, “the Democratic Party platform, regardless of how much of it Clinton will actually represent, is endlessly, infinitely better than the Republican Party platform which is a straight up ‘fuck you’ to the whole country on so many levels I can’t even get into here.”
Read the entirety of Jon Fishman’s post:
Ok, look. We’re all confused sometimes. Lord knows I’ve waffled on all this stuff since Bernie dropped out. I’m not an idiot. I know a vote for Bernie is purely symbolic and is essentially a waste. I also know that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be our next president, and as disgusted as I am by that choice the reality is we are once again handed the lesser of two evils scenario.
It’s particularly upsetting this time around because I believe we really had a chance to vote for a good candidate in Sanders, and we blew it. It’s just so tough to get that tease of having a candidate who represents real positive change for the most people get yanked away only to throw us back into the pit of painfully slow, incremental change that may or may not occur depending on how much the president is willing to actually work for and do what they say they will, or is even telling the truth in the first place, which in Hillary’s case is probably not much.
Who knows what she really stands for, what parts of the Democratic Party platform she’ll actually work to fulfill, just pay lip service to, or flat out ignore? Who knows? It sucks, but that’s the best the DNC was willing to offer. What I do know is this though: As shitty an option as Clinton is, Trump is, as one person put it, “a national emergency and sometimes you don’t have a choice of who you have to get in a life boat with, you just hope they can row”. That sentiment, at the end of the day really hits home for me.
Also, The Democratic Party platform, regardless of how much of it Clinton will actually represent, is endlessly, infinitely better than the Republican Party platform which is a straight up “fuck you” to the whole country on so many levels I can’t even get into here. Just go read it for yourself and see if you can get through the first couple parts of the agenda without wanting to puke. It’s a joke.
So, regardless of who cares what I think or not, for my own conscience, just in case anyone actually would be influenced by what I say because I’m a rock star, which is the stupidest reason to care, but whatever…just in case, I’m retracting my earlier tirade from a few days ago and confessing that I am going to cast my vote, however disappointedly or reluctantly, for Clinton, because Trump really is a fucking sociopath and that’s nothing to trifle with.
If he were to actually become President I would have a harder time knowing that I may have contributed to that in even the tiniest way. That would be harder for me to swallow than even the disappointment and anger I felt over Bernie getting shafted.
So, if what I’m saying makes sense to you, vote accordingly. If it doesn’t, vote accordingly. Just vote. Have a good day.
Fish’s post came just days after he proclaimed he was writing in Bernie on his ballot.
[Hat Tip – Relix]