Monday, January 28, 2008

Just remember: It's as easy as ABC

That is, Anyone But Clinton, of course!
I remember the explosion in prisons, and the clearcutting of civil liberties. I remember Clinton’s awesome slavishness to corporate interests. Most of all, however, I remember the continuous, systematic bombing of Iraqi infrastructure and the imposition of sanctions known to have killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children.
Bush policy ain’t anomalous. It ain’t even a fucking deviation from the norm. Overthrowing sovereign governments and the application of military force in violation of international law is business as usual, and has been since the Mystic massacre of 1637.
And, to my mind, nothing is so emblematic of business as usual as the Clintonites.
Nerdified link.

See also at Notes From Underground: Bill Clinton as Autobiographical Revisionist (as well as the follow-up to that post); Hillary as the new Maggie Thatcher, Christopher Hitchens flip-flops, and other festiveness; We might as well get this out of the way... (a prediction of just how dirty the Clintonistas would get once the rubber met the road); Shorter Hillary Clinton; Yet another reason I wouldn't vote for Hillary in a million years; Back to the future; Remember the days of ABB? Howzabout ABC?; Picture of the day; ABC: Remembering the "Good Old Days"; The apple didn't fall far from the tree; and Why Pelosi Took Impeachment off the Table, Common Sense? (which touches briefly on the Clinton genocide of Iraqis; also see the postscript to Common Sense?); Quotable (which in the process of grooving on the words of a fellow blogger, I manage to touch on Iraq during the Clinton regime); Things to Read; The Democratic Party: R.I.P.; and Footnote to "Prison Industrial Complex".

I'm pretty sure I'm leaving out a few things - probably anything blogged here about NAFTA, as just one example, would of course have Clintons written all over it. When it comes to war, torture, civil liberties, civil rights, and economic policies both Bill and Hillary have time and time again proven their worthlessness to any genuine leftist or progressive movement. With their fetish for neoliberal predatory capitalism, I still find right-wingers' accusations of communism or socialism aimed at those two to be little more than inadequate halfway house rantings. Yet again, I would implore any American thinking of voting for the likely Dem and GOP standard bearers in this year's election to think twice. I still think an election-day boycott of the polls coupled with a general strike would be a great idea - although one highly unlikely given our current political reality (at least during this election cycle - a few years down the road might be a different story).

Looks like I'll soon need to start up an ABC Dossier, especially if the Dems get Sen. Clinton as their standard bearer.

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