Who is Jill Stein? And Why is She Spending Millions of taxpayer’s dollars on Voter Recount?
I don’t know this doctor. I have seen her a few times on TV. This Jill person has demanded a voter recount in the three major states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. I decided to take a few minutes to peruse her background on Wikipedia.
Here is what I uncovered:
- She is from a Russian Jewish Chicago family background which afforded her the opportunity to state categorically that she is an agnostic.
- She graduated from Harvard College in psychology, sociology, and anthropology with magna cum laude.
- I presume that she had to take more rigorous science courses like Organic Chemistry, Zoology, Biochemistry, and Genetics in order to be admitted to Harvard Med. School. Yet, I could be wrong!
- After Harvard Medical School she practiced internal medicine for 25 years.
- She served on the board of Greater Boston chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. She became active at all levels of community, city, county, state and national politics on exceedingly important health issues like toxic metal poisoning and securing a ‘green future’.
What is wrong with this impressive, liberal individual who feels that she should be spending several millions of taxpayers’ dollars in each state to recount the votes? Maybe nothing is wrong and she is well intended. However, several inconsistencies/ flashpoints in her biography grabbed my attention.
First, according to her March 2016 financial statement, she has a net worth of $8.5 million dollars. That amount of money is not a pittance, nor does it indicate that she has assumed a modest lifestyle commensurate with the ‘deplorable masses’ which earn a median income of less than 1% of her net worth. There is a bit of cognitive dissonance in her following statement:
“…. We, the people, have to take charge because the political parties that are serving 1% of the population are not going to solve the problems for the rest of us…”
Where exactly does she think she belongs? Among the 99% of blue collar workers or the privileged one percenters? Smells like a phony to me.
Jill likes to campaign in the less affluent parts of Boston like Dorchester, espousing her self-righteous sentiments; instead of moving out of her exceedingly, exclusive suburban community of Lexington, Mass. BTW, Jill has made her money in the stock market by investing in companies which she deplores including: defense, chemical, military, fossil fuel.
Her hypocrisy is rationalized as follows:
“Sadly, most of these broad investments are as compromised as the American economy… degraded as it is by fossil fuel, defense, and finance industries.”
To delineate Jill Ellen Stein as a hypocrite is simply a tautology. It would be more accurate to state that she is a political dilettante who has never served this country in anyway other than by her own choosing to promote her own self-image and attune her increasing narcissism accordingly.
Let it not be said that this polymath doctor is not serious in her pursuits. Her publications in the medical journals are far less significant than the fact that she has developed an interesting career in music business.
She has recorded musical albums with collaborator Ken Selcer in the folk rock band “Somebody’s Sister”. Apparently, she is more proficient on the conga/djembe drums and guitar than in delineating serious, practical political programs.
For reasons I cannot fathom, Jill has a problem realizing the political difference between Republican Mitt Romney and Liberal Democrat Barack Obama. When she considers the Republicans and the Clintons to be part of the resurgence of neo-fascism a la Nazi rise before WWII. I realized now that Jill is this silly little teenager who has not learned the lessons of history, medicine, nor the reality of a hardworking Americans who have to work two-three jobs to make ends meet.
It’s a bit scary/sad to see an overgrown adolescent trying to act out her unresolved self-identity issues in the body and mind of a decrepit 66 year old has-been hippy. Hopefully, she will someday realize that she represents less than 1% of American voters who had no other choice than to throw away their vote.
Getting old is a real bitch, Jill! Try to grow up before you take a dirt nap. Plz don’t waste our money and time!