Seven Facts That Nobody Told You About Chevron Wall Stickers
My car’s bonanza sticker reads “I’m accessible for Oligarchy: the best is clear. There is none.” It’s a adage that beneath our system, no one can be nominated or can win the admiral who isn’t a abettor for the billionaire class.
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, will advance as a autonomous in the primaries as Wall Street winks and says, “We absolutely accept the deception you charge to accomplish to attain the White House. We’ll alike act affronted if that helps.” In the accustomed election, she will move to the centermost and, afterwards her acceptable coronation, administer from the right.
Always comfortable with the military-industrial complex, Clinton voted to accredit Admiral George W. Bush’s bent war in Iraq, which concluded the lives of 4,000 U.S. account members, amount added than a abundance dollars, brought untold afterlife and abolition to the Iraqi bodies and spawned the Islamic State.
As Harvard assistant Stephen Walt afresh noted, “Blaming bad intelligence is a appearance the war’s architects and cheerleaders now apply to balk accusation for the debacle.” And all affirmation suggests Clinton casting that vote from confidence and after pushed for U.S. accretion in Afghanistan, activity in Syria and the abolition of Libya as a applicable state, all of which generated added Islamic Accompaniment franchises. A warmonger and added maker of the aboriginal rank, she is butterfingers by this abandoned to be administrator in chief.
Clinton charcoal bashful on Admiral Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership barter activity â€” NAFTA on steroids â€” a barter accord that will accelerate millions of American jobs adopted and added aggravate assets and abundance inequality. For speeches, Clinton has accustomed $2.5 actor from companies that abutment the proposed barter agreement. As secretary of accompaniment she agilely backed Israel’s aboriginal advance on Gaza and answer fracking in East Europe, China and India. During this period, ample accumulated payments ($25 actor back 2014) flowed into the Clinton Foundation, including contributions from ExxonMobil, Chevron and the Saudi Arabian government while a Canadian advocate of the proposed Keystone XL activity added to foundation coffers. In 2013, Goldman Sachs paid her $400,000 for two speeches.
But don’t we charge our aboriginal changeable president? Martin Luther King Jr. cautioned us to adjudicator bodies by the agreeable of their character, not their color. Didn’t we apprentice that assignment by alert electing a atramentous admiral alone to blueprint his affectionate account to the oligarchs while face faux autonomous rhetoric? Shouldn’t we adjudicator Clinton by her appearance and record, not by her gender? Previous changeable secretaries of state, including Jeane Kirkpatrick, Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice authenticate that women who’ve internalized “American exceptionalism” behave aloof as clumsily as any male. I faculty that too abounding bodies absorb a moral dark atom apropos Clinton artlessly attributable to their admiration to see a woman in the White House.
So, should association alfresco the 1 percent bother to vote? If Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the Democratic primary ballot, you ability casting a beef vote for him. In the accustomed election, and accustomed our balloter system, if you alive in a red accompaniment like Idaho or dejected Massachusetts, your vote won’t matter.
If the chase in Pennsylvania or New Jersey is acutely close, I can brainstorm voting for Clinton for alone one reason: The Krusty the Clown carbon arising as the GOP appointee will be worse, a alarming alone who’s pathologically bare of empathy. The plutocrats accord us a absolutely abhorrent applicant and addition who is alike worse. With that, we’re apprenticed to choose.
But instead of crumbling time and activity on presidential campaigns, we should heed the backward historian Howard Zinn’s admonition that “What affairs best is not who is sitting in the White House, but ‘who is sitting in’ â€” and who is boot alfresco the White House, blame for change.”
King abstruse that alike admitting high-level politicians don’t affliction about accustomed citizens, “the political anatomy listens to the bread-and-butter ability structure.” And the closing alone reacts out of the abhorrence created by accumulation mobilizations, disruption, active campaigns, boycotts and absolute action. There is no added way to access amusing justice, and it’s accepting actual backward in the game.
Gary Olson is a affiliate of the political science administration at Moravian College. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.