Marc Lamont Hill visited Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club recently to talk with D.J. Envy, Charlamagne the God, and Angela Yee.
During the interview, Hill talked about life growing up in North Philly, homelessness, dropping out of Morehouse, getting his act together and returning back to Morehouse as a professor. He also made it clear that when it comes to the 2016 presidential election, there is no “lesser of two-evils” in our current political election.
Hill, who attended both political party’s conventions, said he was let down by the Democratic National Convention because it reminded him of the Republican Convention.
“[Democrats] tried to take the patriotism language that the Republicans usually use in their conferences and used it for their own.”
Basically, Hill says him and the Democratic party got trust issues.
“Republicans always talking about terrorism,” he said. “But Democrats are playing on a certain level of terrorism saying if you don’t vote for us you are gonna have Donald Trump and your life will be ruined.”
When Hill was asked who he would vote for in the election, he stated he was going to go with the Green Party
He believes that by getting the third party in the debates, the conversation will begin to shift: “Every four years we say, ‘The third party can’t win.’ So we never invest in the third party. We never grow the third party.”
“Part of why Hillary is talking all this progressive stuff is because of Bernie. But what happens when Bernie leaves the stage? A third party is like a constant Bernie but not just on the issue of economic justice, also on the issue racial justice, mass incarceration.”
Hill also stated his lack of hope he had when President Obama was running: “In ’07 I wrote a piece called ‘Not my Brand of Hope’ I can see it again that he was a better choice than McCain. But I laid out all the things he will not do, and all the reasons he would not do it. And I turned out to be fairly correct. I wanted to support a Green Party candidate then, Cynthia McKinney. I want a radical choice because we need a radical change in this country.”
When asked his views on Trump being president, Hill stated that he would “rather Trump not be president, period, but we can’t keep investing in imperfect Democrats who don’t take us anywhere.”
“I would rather have Trump be president for four years and build a real left-wing movement that can get us what we deserve as a people, than to let Hillary be president and we stay locked in the same space where we don’t get what we want.”