by William Skink
When Trump declared more troops would be heading to America’s longest war in Afghanistan, the media did not flip out and the resistance did not march. There was more criticism directed at the first lady’s choice of footwear when Trump visited Texas than there was criticism of Trump’s flip-flop on deepening interventionists wars started by Bush and continued under Obama and Clinton.
There were marches for women’s rights and marches for truth and science, but with Trump unleashing the Generals and horrifically increasing civilian casualties, where the hell is the anti-war movement?
When Trump ordered the bombing of Syria, he was congratulated by the same media that continue, to this day, claiming Russia hacked our election like it’s a proven fact when the exact opposite is true. Russia didn’t hack our election. They may have influenced American minds with the help of Facebook, but they definitely didn’t hack the DNC.
With HRC out pimping her failure into more cash money, we, the people, will be subjected to another ride on the great blame carousel that just won’t stop spinning. Clinton actually claims to regret how she allowed her handlers to restrain her from more vigorous attacks on Bernie. Isn’t that funny?
Coming from a campaign that got caught rigging the primary process, I can’t imagine what more they could have done to mitigate the damage done by Bernie, who was a more preferable choice for a significant slice of the electorate.
There are many factors that contributed to HRC’s losses. Her well-known war-mongering helped sink her 2008 bid against Obama, then Trump came along and deceitfully positioned himself as being critical of the kind of US military interventions HRC supported throughout her political career.
Has the Democratic establishment effectively killed the anti-war movement? Why is there not more outrage being directed at Trump’s escalation of America’s killing machine? The time to oppose war is now. Once the nuclear genie is let out of the bottle it will be too late.
Wake up, America. We are the biggest impediment to a more peaceful world.
And the rest of the world knows it.