By Jerry Alatalo
f most Americans by now know the Chicago Cubs broke a seemingly unbreakable 108-year “curse” and won baseball’s World Series, how possible is it that 43 million Americans will learn (before election day, Tuesday November 8) of Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein’s proposal to wipe out student debt?
The Chicago Cubs’ remarkable sports accomplishment and story will no doubt become reported today by every corporate media outlet across America, the Cubs are today the talk around water coolers in every workplace, many of those employees, their family members and friends have student debt – but what percentage know about Dr. Stein (born and raised in Chicago, by the way) and her plan to free them of their education debts?
In contrast to Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson being excluded from the three (3) presidential debates (the “World Series” of politics?) between Clinton and Trump, one wonders how the people of Cleveland and Chicago may have reacted if their professional baseball teams were denied the chance to compete and make it to the World Series.
Only in the imagination – because the American people were denied the chance to learn of Dr. Stein’s student debt proposal by her exclusion from nationally televised debates – can one ponder whether her idea would have risen to the same saturating level as the Chicago Cubs today in the public’s awareness. The Chicago Cubs got their chance and accomplished what is judged by some as a “miracle” of sorts, winning the World Series, and now everyone knows about it.
Perhaps in the next five (5) days the American people will become as aware of Dr. Jill Stein’s idea on cancelling the student debts of those 43 million holding it across the nation, and, like the remarkable story of the 2016 Chicago Cubs baseball team, water cooler talk everywhere will have student debt cancellation as its focus. In the view of Dr. Jill Stein 43 million votes is enough to “flip” the 2016 electoral process, meaning she and Green Party Vice-Presidential running mate Ajamu Baraka would win the election.
If that miraculous “flip” of the 2016 U.S. presidential election were to happen, and if the legendary Chicago Cubs play-by-play radio/TV announcer Harry Caray were still alive, Mr. Caray undoubtedly would deliver his most memorable, famous line – “Holy Cow!!”
For 43 million Americans, cancellation of their student debts could produce the same ecstatic, jubilant effect as individual Chicago Cubs’ players, coaches and loyal, long-suffering fans felt after winning the World Series. In a sense, voting day on November 8 can become perceived by those 43 million Americans as their own personal World Series Game 7. The outcome is in their hands.
(Thank you to TruthDig at YouTube)