Thomas Sowell on the U.S. voter’s dilemma

At Townhall:

Voting for an out of control egomaniac like Donald Trump would be like playing Russian roulette with the future of this country. Voting for someone with a track record like Hillary Clinton’s is like putting a shotgun to your head and pulling the trigger. And not voting at all is just giving up.

Nobody said that being a good citizen would be easy.

Reality check: No, not easy. But it shouldn’t be this hard. Trump is an outcome of the fact that no conservative really represented the conservative voter. That’s a choice the Republican Party made. The choice should not be cost-free. I’d say, no matter what else happens, sink the lot.

Clinton is an outcome of a century of progressivism. It’s poised to get much worse as she rewards all her entitlement and grievance constituencies, to stay in power and hand on power to progressive successors.

Not voting just means Clinton will win because the dependents who are added to the system every day will definitely vote for her. If Americans who have any other personal future in mind do not vote …

See also: Future to the back: Welfare IS the new work The welfare recipient works by staying dependent, creating jobs for betters and justification for progressive government (entitlement and grievance). It’s an art, actually.