‘I refuse to be a pawn’: HuffPo writer, Latino activist recants his Hillary support in powerful op-ed

This kind of thing doesn’t usually happen so publicly, let alone at the liberal Huffington Post.

A prominent Latino activist and Huffington Post writer has withdrawn his endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

“It took me a long time to write this. I had to dig deep into my being to come up with these words. I’m recanting my endorsement of Hillary Clinton for the presidency,” César Vargas wrote in a scathing op-ed published Wednesday.

The activist slammed recent revelations from Wikileaks that showed Clinton staffers mocking Sanders supporters, Catholics, “needy Latinos” and other groups as the campaign pushed a divisive narrative of sexism and racism,” he wrote.

I rebuke with my heart, mind, and soul all the twisted narratives of sexism, misogyny, racism, and classism lay at our feet. Though some of them are legitimate, most were used to derail valid grievances from our communities and completely erase us. Our voices were drowned out by empty accusations, by a nefarious usage of identity politics recommended by one of our own, no less. That is a bamboozling of POC and unsuspecting allies. This is why Hillary Clinton doesn’t deserve our vote, among many other reasons.

Many of us have been groundlessly accused of being politically illiterate, of having a conscience, and of being idealistic for expecting fairness. As if caring about our fellow human beings and we was such a bad thing. Without our love for others, without empathy, we are nothing but empty vessels, carcasses without souls, worthy of none of the things we cherish the most. Fairness is ingrained in our brains. If you don’t really care much for it then you might just be a psychopath or a made sociopath. There’s no going around that. Are you one? I hope not.

Vargas blasted the Democrat hierarchy that was revealed to have rigged the primaries against Sanders, including the recent news that interim chair of the DNC Donna Brazile leaked debate questions to the Clinton campaign more than one time which led to her ouster from CNN.

He accused many “activists, journalists, and celebrities” who support Clinton of selling “their souls to support something no person with an iota of morality would do,” before he wrote his most brutal critique of Clinton.

“I refuse to be a pawn,” he wrote. “a conduit of their oppression, of their disenfranchisement, of their brutalization, of their exploitation, of their lives and deaths. That’s what a Hillary Clinton endorsement means to me.”

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