"To achieve a just and desirable goal we sometimes have to make great sacrifices and pay a heavy price"
Gulamhusein A. Abba
The needs and aspirations of the people so correctly identified and vociferously voiced by Bernie Sanders will never be met by Hillary Clinton or the Democratic Party. We all know this. The way the party has maneuvered to deny Bernie a fair chance to win over non-pledged delegates should open our eyes.
The time for talk is over. The need is to move to action and start working right now to rid ourselves of both the corrupt parties beholden to the rich and powerful and build up an alternative party.
We cannot and should not support either Trump or Hillary. The third party or independent candidate we vote for is not likely to win this election but at least the ground work for the next election will be laid. If nothing else, a strong message will be sent to the Democratic Party that it cannot take us for granted and needs to reform and be more receptive to our demands.
Our refusal to support Trump AND Hillary is likely to hand over victory to Trump. That is a price we must be prepared to pay to nourish the evolution and keep alive the flame of democracy and justice.
Nothing comes without a price. To achieve a just and desirable goal we sometimes have to make great sacrifices and pay a heavy price
There comes a time when the issue is so important and the voice of conscience so strong that we have to put all other considerations aside and courageously act no matter what the cost of doing so.
Unless we act now, we will forever have to choose “the lesser of two evils”, both of which are the pawns of the rich and the powerful.
Gulamhusein A. Abba is an 88-year-old writer with more than 60 years in journalism. He is originally from Bombay (now Mumbai), where his writings have been published in almost all the important news media, in English, Urdu, Gujarati and Marathi, and where he functioned in various capacities, including reporter, news and political analyst, columnist, editor and publisher.
He was also a trade unionist,
peace and justice activist and took part in political activities.
As a trade unionist he organized the maritime petty officers and the film studio workers.
He founded and was the Chairman of the Rule of Law Committee and Taxi Users' Association
In the US, he is the chairman of Justice for Palestinians Committee, and, The Danbury Committee for World Peace.
In May of 2011, The Danbury Bar Association conferred on him the prestigious Honorary AMERICAN DREAM AWARD.