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Thu Aug 4, 2016, 02:53 PM

 

Here is what Jill Stein's VP has to say about Bernie Sanders (Not pretty)

Do Non-European Lives really Matter to White Leftists?

The political reaction to the killing spree in Yemen that now eclipses the murderous assault on Gaza by Israel, has not only been met with indifference but many leftists and radicals in the U.S. have given their support to Bernie Sanders who said very clearly that under his administration the Saudi’s would be given even more latitude to carry out military operations in the Middle-East.

The Sanders’ position is that the Saudi’s needed to get their “hands a little dirty.”

For Bernie and his supporters, the mischief that the Saudi government and private individuals have been engaged in across the region financing groups like ISIS wasn’t dirty enough.

After years of drone attacks from the U.S., the end of the agony of the people of Yemen is nowhere in sight. These attacks targeted weddings, funerals, first responders to an initial drone attack and so-called signature strikes where an anonymous person is murdered because he fits the behavior profile of a “terrorist.” After pounding the country into rubble with six months of terror from the sky, the Saudi’s are now involved in ground operations in Yemen that will only increase the death toll and the humanitarian disaster.

This is the world that a President Sanders promises—continued war crimes from the sky with drone strikes and Saudi led terror in support of the Western imperial project.

This is not to suggest that everyone who might find a way to support Sanders is a closet racist and supporter of imperialism....

In their desperate attempt to defend Sanders and paint his critics as dogmatists and purists, the Sanders supporters have not only fallen into the ideological trap of a form of narrow “left” nativism, but also the white supremacist ethical contradiction that reinforces racist cynicism in which some lives are disposable for the greater good of the West.

And as much as the ‘Sandernistas ’ attempt to disarticulate Sanders “progressive” domestic policies from his documented support for empire (even the Obamaite aphorism “The perfect is the enemy of the good” is unashamedly deployed), it should be obvious that his campaign is an ideological prop – albeit from a center/left position – of the logic and interests of the capitalist-imperialist settler state.

Ajamu Baraka


http://www.ajamubaraka.com/the-yemen-tragedy-and-the-ongoing-crisis-of-the-left-in-the-united-states/

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Reply Here is what Jill Stein's VP has to say about Bernie Sanders (Not pretty) (Original post)
Expecting Rain Aug 2016 OP
Glamrock Aug 2016 #1
Expecting Rain Aug 2016 #4
bluedye33139 Aug 2016 #2
BobbyDrake Aug 2016 #8
cali Aug 2016 #9
Maru Kitteh Aug 2016 #11
cali Aug 2016 #13
Maru Kitteh Aug 2016 #14
bluedye33139 Aug 2016 #21
comradebillyboy Aug 2016 #3
misterhighwasted Aug 2016 #12
zappaman Aug 2016 #16
JaneyVee Aug 2016 #5
Expecting Rain Aug 2016 #6
DemonGoddess Aug 2016 #7
Maru Kitteh Aug 2016 #10
DinahMoeHum Aug 2016 #15
Warren DeMontague Aug 2016 #17
JudyM Aug 2016 #18
Maru Kitteh Aug 2016 #19
Maru Kitteh Aug 2016 #20

Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:09 PM

1. Attention Media!

And I'm looking at you Fox...
THIS IS THE FAR LEFT! NOT EVERYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH YOU!

Fuck you very much, back to your regularly scheduled program.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:19 PM

4. I'm confused by your post

 

What does FOX gave to do with it?

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:10 PM

2. I almost feel bad for the Bernie fans reading this

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:11 PM

8. Almost. nt

 

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:29 PM

9. I don't understand why you think this would bother us.

 

Bernie is returning to the Senate with greatly increased influence. He's insanely popular here in Vermont. I guarantee you this doesn't bother Bernie at all. He's never been associated with the Green Party. Hell, he's not even a member of the VT Progressive Party- and they aren't endorsing Stein. They work closely with the Vermont dems. Both benefit.

I could not possibly care less what Stein or her running mate have to say. The Green Party is a mess. It's never had any success.

This is what a successful third party looks like:

https://progressiveparty.org/about-us/

And the progs already have one statewide office holder along with seats in both houses of the legislature. Soon we may have a P/D as Lt. Guv.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:44 PM

11. Oh, they have enjoyed some success



And thus, should not be ignored.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:53 PM

13. No. They've acted as spoilers- which the VT. Prog Party works hard NOT to do.

 

In fact all three dem candidates for guv recently went to the Prog convention to seek endorsements.

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Response to cali (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:55 PM

14. To be clear, I wasn't talking about the VT progressive party, I was speaking of the Greens.

hence, the photo

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 06:05 PM

21. None of the slams in the article in any way bother you? That's great!

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:13 PM

3. Jill Stein is just bitter that she couldn't convince Sanders to

join the Green Party. Getting Sanders on board is the only way the Greens break the 1% threshold. In other news Baraka's little screed is just plain incoherent. Just what is he advocating that the US do in Yemen? I don't think the US can resolve their tribal and religious divisions.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:46 PM

12. Exactly. A knife to Sanders's back for not joining Stein's insanity train.

Bernie Sanders policies have always aligned on the sensible side with Clinton. A little tweeking and they have a positive platform for the future.
Sanders is not the radical extreme that Stein is.
She most certainly saw Sanders as a free ride to hitch her crazy cart to.
Judging by her VP choice it looks like she was more interested in Sanders popularity than his policy commitments.
He knew more than we did as to who Jill Stein is.
He left her on her own. And THAT is why she sent her VP to speak as he has about Sanders.
Revenge.
FUBAR

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 05:00 PM

16. Yup.

Bitter? Party of one?
Your table is ready, ma'am.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:19 PM

5. Fringe of the fringe. No coalition, just a circle jerk for purists.

 

Bernie should just ignore them.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:21 PM

6. Ajamu Baraka also...

 

calls President Obama a pro-capitalist flim-flam man.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 03:38 PM

7. This coming from a Green supporter doesn't surprise me

Bernie doesn't want any part of them, so now they have to smear him.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:30 PM

10. So ASSHOLE Jill Stein picked an even bigger asshole to lose badly with. YUGE surprise!

The quadrennial attempt at being spoilers in service of the Repuke party, while making no genuine effort to grow their party in earnest at the grassroots by fielding candidates for local offices where they could have an actual chance to WIN and matter, shows them for exactly what they are. Grifters, quacks and cranks who do the bidding of the GOP.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 04:58 PM

15. +1000s

n/t

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 05:03 PM

17. The guy who says that Bernie Sanders' campaign was all about "protecting white supremacy", right?

what kind of goofy fucking bubble does someone need to dwell in, to spout that sort of inane, incoherent gibberish?



Really. I don't know how anyone can take a person who bargles that kind of nonsense seriously.

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 05:06 PM

18. This was published last September...

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Response to JudyM (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 05:07 PM

19. and?

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Response to Expecting Rain (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 05:31 PM

20. The selection of this person after being rejected by both Sanders and Nina Turner signals clearly

her bitterness and what Jill Stein really thinks about Bernie supporters.

Jill Stein is bitter and angry as hell at Bernie, Turner, and anyone who doesn't fund her full-time employment as example A and leader of the perpetually oppressed lilly-white children of privilege.




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