Saturday, January 21, 2017
Just Dumping Trump Is Not Enough; We Need to Dump Capitalism
The system needs changing, not just the CEO of the plutocracy every 4 years. While Trump deserves every honest criticism that can be leveled at him, are the Democrats really any better? Some examples:
Are Democrats the Party of Peace?
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. called the United States government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."* Last year, our Nobel Peace Prize winning president authorized the dropping of 26,000 bombs (though the U.S. is not technically at war) and has also bragged about being “really good at killing people” with drones.] http://www.progressive.org/news/2013/11/185325/obama-brags-hes-really-good-killing-people
Are Democrats the Friend of the Working People?
“...In March 2009 [after economic meltdown], Obama met with Wall Street leaders. He proclaimed: I stand between you and the pitchforks. I am on your side and I will protect you.** … And not one Wall Street criminal executive went to jail…’” Cornel West in Paul Street’s “Farewell Obummer, Hello Golden Showers”]
Are Democrats Against Racism?
The Dept of Justice has refused to prosecute police in 96% of civil rights cases from 1995 to 2015 (bi-partisan but not changed by Dems) http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-civil-rights-prosecutions/#Fy8e7Bvz0T93WAm0.99 Obama has become the Deporter-in-Chief, deporting 414,481 people in fiscal year 2014 alone, some of whom died as a result. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/12/obama-immigration-deportations-central-america
Are Democrats Environmentalists?
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled all over the world promoting fracking. “As of July 2014, Oil Change International estimates United States fossil fuel subsidies at $37.5 billion annually, including $21 billion in production and exploration subsidies.” http://priceofoil.org/fossil-fuel-subsidies/ More Dem environmental fails found here: “Stop Groveling! How to Thwart Trump and Save the World” by Carol Dansereau
Do Democrats Support Women’s Rights?
Have they stopped the Hyde Amendment from being renewed every year since 1976? It limits access of poor women to federal funds for abortions and thus stops them from controlling their own reproduction, a basic human right. http://billmoyers.com/content/five-facts-you-should-know-about-the-hyde-amendment/
Are Democrats Really Alarmed About Billionaire Trump?
“...[in 2009] Obama spoke to some of his rich friends at an event called The Wall Street Journal CEO Council. ‘When you go to other countries, the political divisions are so much more stark and wider. Here in America, the difference between Democrats and Republicans – we’re fighting inside the 40-yard lines… I’m talking about lowering the corporate tax rate. My health care reform is based on the private marketplace.’” http://billmoyers.com/story/takes-ruling-class-village-staff-white-house/ **[all emphasis added]
All this fake “Dem-ocracy” brought us Trump. As socialists, we want to build an independent movement based on real democratic control of our lives and resources. Are you interested? https://standupseattle2.blogspot.com/
*”Mocking, Marching, Stopping the Hate and Dumping Trump Are Not Enough” Bruce Dixon
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