Saturday, September 03, 2016
The Real Hillary
Hillary Clinton is an enemy of the working people of this country and is a major representive and supporter of U.S. imperialism. It is a responsibility and duty of a progressive party to expose her for what she is and not mislead working people into supporting her for the wrong reasons. It is one thing to explain the class nature of this election and the need to both defeat Trump and lay the foundations for a broad based progressive movement and that voting for HRC is, or may be, a necessary tactic for working people and would be progressives, it is another to portray HRC as some sort of positive political force and feminist champion fighting for the working people and minorities -- her policies are inimical to us, the Cubans, the people of Venuzuela, and the working masses in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas (not to mention the Russians and Chinese) -- and are especially hostile to the Palestinians and those who support their rights and she supports every tyrannical and dictatorial government and movement in the Third World that oppresses these peoples. To represent her in any other way is a betrayal of all of oppressed humanity and it is only because of the threat of an openly racist Trump administration that any decent person can consider voting for her and her wretched record of half hearted support for liberal center-right Democratic Party domestic positions. It may not be PC to emphasize this until after the election (or to ignore it either if it comes up), but all socialists and progressives should certainly know and internalize these truths and not subconsciously or consciously fall for the Big Lie that HRC is a “progressive, humane” person and not the incarnation of US imperialism and the policies it has practiced since it inherited the role of the major enemy of socialism and communism and defender of the capitalist world order forfeited by the Third Reich after its defeat in the Second World War.