HILLARY JOINS NEO-CON WAR IN IRAQ
That is it. Pack up your bags peace movement and just go home. Hillary has made the pronouncement. She is in sync with George W. Bush, the neo-con crowd, Haliburton, Bechtel....she wants to be president and she knows that the road to the White House has to pass through the gates of the military industrial complex....and the oil corporations....and the globalization crowd that intends to create a "market economy" in Iraq (read privatization of everything there.) Hillary has totally sold out.
The war in Iraq, and the very long presence of U.S. troops there, will bleed America to the bone. The Democratic party, with few very noble exceptions, is on their knees in loyal complicity with the war machine. How can any self respecting peace activist contemplate for a moment supporting such a party in the next election?
Hillary will try to rehabilitate herself with progressives by talking about social programs in the U.S. But how can we have social programs in the U.S. when we are spending our national treasury on an over bloated Pentagon and a disastrous war in Iraq?! How long will we be fooled by those "progressives" who claim that we can afford "guns and butter"?
The peace movement will get very little help from the Democratic party to put a stop to this "endless war" we are now in. We are going to have to step up the pressure on Congress by committing to a steady flow of opposition to our senators and congress members. We've got to sit in their offices, call out their names in our letters to the editor and public meetings, point out their inconsistencies when they claim we can have endless war and social progress at home. We are on our own now. Local activists are going to have to run against war supporters in upcoming elections. The Democrats might have let Howard Dean become the chair of their party but they will not stand up against this illegal and costly war in Iraq. They have sold their souls to the big corporations.
It was no different during the Vietnam war. Lyndon Johnson, the good Democrat, abandoned his own war on poverty in order to escalate the war in Vietnam. Republicans and Democrats climbed into bed together to bring "freedom" to the Vietnamese people. In the end they killed millions of them and thousands of American GI's too. The use of agent orange in Vietnam, to defoliate the jungles, still today negatively impacts the people there as children are born with mutations from parents who were exposed to the deadly toxin. So is the story in Iraq today, as the country is laid waste by depleted uranium which will cause severe health affects for thousands of years. And we hear no concern by either corporate political party.
It is up to the peace movement and we'd better get serious fast. We can't be so concerned about being nice, and not offending people. We'd better stop being so worried what our neighbors think of us. We'd better step it up quick and begin to resist this insanity that our government is perpetrating with our tax dollars. We'd better make a commitment to be a real part of the global movement for peace before this war spreads to Iran, Syria, and even North Korea.
The U.S. is being turned into a military culture. Our role in the world, in the new world corporate order, is going to be to export security. That means we won't have good paying industrial jobs in America anymore. We will send our kids off to foreign lands to suppress opposition to corporate globalization. The military is where our kids will find work. Endless warriors. You think we are hated now in the world....you haven't seen anything yet.
We've got to use every opportunity to bring this resistance message to the public. We can't sit on our fluffy laurels and fancy titles any longer. We've got to get into the garden and get our hands dirty. We've got to get into the soil of this nation and mix it up. We can't wait for our hired gardeners like Hillary Clinton to do it for us. We can't trust that Hillary will plant the kind of seeds we want in our garden. We've got to take on the job ourselves. The time has come to get real.