Friday, 27 January 2017

Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protesters During Obama's Wars?

The election of Donald Trump has sent millions of people pouring out onto the streets to protest a man they think is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic bully who will destroy US democracy in his quest to establish himself as supreme fascist ruler of the country.

Maybe they’re right. Maybe Trump is a fascist who will destroy America. But where were these people when Obama was bombing wedding parties in Kandahar, or training jihadist militants to fight in Syria, or abetting NATO’s destructive onslaught on Libya, or plunging Ukraine into fratricidal warfare, or collecting the phone records of innocent Americans, or deporting hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers, or force-feeding prisoners at Gitmo, or providing bombs and aircraft to the Saudis to continue their genocidal war against Yemen?

Where were they?

Read the whole article here! http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/26/double-standards-where-were-the-liberal-protestors-during-obamas-wars/

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  1. Just the point. They were demobilized in teh streets, except here and there like Ferguson. Obama mobilized them via emails with "Organizing For Action" (OFA), his method to win two elections. But apart from that the Democratic Party was only able to copy teh method, Clinton first of all. They mixed up electoral rallies with action and they were demobilized in the street. But that is the problem of democracy: it considers big demonstrations as having to be exceptional because they disrupt peace and quiet, public order or they offer a platform and a field for action to the most shady criminal extremists.
    Jacques

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    1. So long as they capture the attention or the media, it doesn't matter if the protests are huge and authorized or huge and not authorized, small and authorized etc. What matters is the message. Empty slogans aren't effective. You need to have a clear message. We want this law and the other to be changed, abrogated, or strengthened. You don't hear anything from republicans or democrats about rent seeking. From the country that gave Henry George, people ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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