Bernie does talk the talk about economic equity, but endorses and votes for unprovoked corporate-American wars about extraction, exploitation and extortion.
” American foreign policy has become a global assassination program, using bombs, drones and CIA and pentagon espionage to attack smaller and less powerful nations for profit.”
“The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness.”
“Unwillingness to challenge the madness of militarism is thinking small.”
“… the real record of the Vermont senator is no laughing matter. As a “critical” voice of support to U.S. imperialism, Sanders is an enemy of workers and the oppressed world-wide.”
“Bernie has baggage. He supports a trillion dollar boondoggle, the F-35 fighter/bomber, which cannot even match the performance of the previous bomber costing 80% less. (The definition of profiteering.) He is also supportive of drone strikes which are known to kill an average of fifty innocents per strike. He condones illegal settlement-building and attacks on Gaza by the IDF.”
Peter Parks helped me when he said, “Let us use this time not only to remember Greg, but to deepen our relations with each other and build an incredible knitting of relationships that will become a movement for a better world for our children.
It is possible. It is necessary.
Si se Puede!
Greg Margolis, Presente!
Much love to all,
And back to ya brother Peter…
“Sanders not only defends military contracts that benefit his constituents in Vermont, he also joined the 100 to 0 vote in the Senate to give unalloyed moral and political support to the state of Israel during its most recent bombing campaign against Gaza.”
“Yes Virginia, Obama and the Democrats Are Mussolini-Style Corporatists, Just Like the Republicans”
To personalize this for a moment, imagine a bully sitting on a smaller child, and every time someone objects to the fact that the bully is beating the smaller child with an iron rod, the bully exclaims, “Well, he tried to slap me, so I was forced to defend myself.” No, you can’t claim that you’re beating the smaller child with an iron rod in self-defense, especially when you can end the entire confrontation simply by getting off him. Back to the political reality, Norman Finkelstein put it best: “The refrain that Israel has the right to self-defense is a red herring: the real question is, does Israel have the right to use force to maintain an illegal occupation? The answer is no.”