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Truth is, Bernie endorses ongoing wars, drones, and extra-legal assassinations: spending trillions, killing millions and making promises he cannot keep.
Facts remain: Bernie Leans Right
It has been well-known for years that when Bernie votes, he leans right…
“So long as our nation remains trapped in the quagmire of political gridlock, we remain incapable of dealing with the most pressing issues of our times.
With dark clouds of war looming on the horizon and the existential threat of
climate change endangering all humanity, we need an American system
capable of responding in an efficient, effective manner. As it stands now,
our government is incapable of passing a budget.
As long as candidates draw attention to tumors and ignore the cancer, American society is doomed to spiral further downwards.
So long as Sanders caters to populist demands but fails to challenge the system that spawned them, he will not have my vote.”
Unfortunately, Bernie Sanders also favours right-wing
positions on civil rights (or restrictions)
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
Bernie is fundamentally right-wing on militarism
“Bernie is fundamentally right wing on militarism, and nobody wants to analyze that problem in any depth.”
…Sanders speech is a laundry list of liberal issues in which everyone will hear whatever they’re waiting for. Not if you’re waiting to hear about peace.
(Will) Bunch doesn’t hide the shortcomings. He notes that the Sanders campaign staff forced the removal of a banner advocating rights for Palestinians, that in 1983 peace activists protested a GE weapons plant in Burlington demanding conversion to peaceful manufacturing and Mayor Sanders had them arrested in the name of preserving 3,000 weapons-making jobs, and that in recent years Sanders has supported the production of the F-35 also in the name of jobs for Vermonters. (F-35 will cost trillions, but so far cannot fly properly.)
In 1972 Sanders wrote, as Bunch quotes him, that the daily U.S. military budget was greater than the annual state budget of Vermont. At $4 billion today, the state of Vermont is slightly over one day’s military spending (taking annual military spending to be $1.2 trillion) but it has been a long time since Sanders has demanded conversion to peaceful spending.
Instead, he has accepted the truly sociopathic notion that jobs (and jobs of a particular sort, as if a good socialist doesn’t know that the same dollars could produce more jobs if spent on peace) justify militarism. Imagine how that sounds to the 96% of humanity never mentioned by Sanders, except when citing the successes of European nations whose radically lower military spending he seems not to have noticed.”
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