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Although Sanders may have once been a socialist back in the 80s when he was Mayor of Burlington, he is not a socialist today. Instead, he is a conservative pretending to be a liberal. Sanders backed all of Obama’s nasty wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen… along with Israeli aggression in Gaza and corporate war-profiteering at home. And with Trump in charge, Sanders continues to vote for wars of aggression. This is not working and wasting trillions, killing millions for billionaires makes peace and investments in people, infrastructure and planet… impossible. dra, otothis et
“The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness. While it’s true he voted against the Iraq War, he also voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government Ukraine and supported Israel’s assault on Gaza.”
“The decision by Sanders to seek the Democratic Party nomination for president is the culmination of a protracted process over four decades, during which Sanders, despite never formally belonging to the Democratic Party, never ventured beyond what passes for the party’s “left” flank, using the term “socialist” only to suggest an illusory difference with his (infrequent) Democratic Party challengers.
His role in the campaign will be use his reputation as a politician of the “left” to disguise the ever more right-wing orientation of the Democratic Party: its abandonment of even a nominal commitment to social reform, its embrace of war, assassination, mass surveillance and an increasingly dictatorial role for the American imperialist state, both internationally and at home.”
Let’s not be fooled by “progressives” who can’t find their spines when the colonial regime in Israel bombs the crowded ghetto of Gaza.
Independent political action against the corporate state is the single most important issue, not only in every big election but also in day to day resistance against capitalism and militarism. Otherwise every other issue of great importance— yes, including fossil fuels and climate change, the militarization of police departments, the ruling class war of attrition against the working class— will gain no traction. In class struggles, there is a law of nature: No friction, no traction. Not one cent and not one vote for the parties of war and empire.
More on the history of Bernie Sanders and militarism as well as his alliance with the Democratic Party:
Liberty Union Party, Bernie the Bombers Bad Week.
Counterpunch, The Myth of Bernie Sanders
Counterpunch, Bernie Sanders Cannot Save US
We spend trillions fighting avoidable wars chosen by advocates on one side or another of the corporate aisle. Most of the biggest players (like the 16 big guys who make billions and pay no taxes) are savvy enough to pay off both corporate parties to hedge their bets.
Our only option is to pay attention. Between 60 and 75% of the voting public say, at this point, they are ready and willing to seriously consider a third party. This is good and bad.
The bad part is Bernie Sanders will rope people into the lesser evil myth (with a blind eye to Israeli and corporate aggression.) The truths he will tell about banks are useful, but when he folded up his tent and supported Hillary, we were left in the lurch with nothing but Clinton, Bush and Trump…
But we have a bird in the hand!
Dr. Jill Stein has a plan for revolutionary change. She wants to put everyday people back in charge. If the people who did not vote in 2016 vote for peace with Jill Stein in 2020… she can win. All this takes is courage.
We can Shine with Stein!
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