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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Oh Joy! With Hillary We Get Bill!

Hillary Clinton vows to draw on Bill Clinton's "wealth of experience." Let's see, that would include:
  • starving Iraqi children through sanctions (helping to provoke 9/11) 
  • mass murder via bombing (Bosnia, Kosovo, then Iraq -- helping to provoke 9/11) 
  • promoting subprime mortgages and securitization (with the help of Andrew Cuomo -- setting the stage for the housing crash and Great Recession)
  • mass incarceration
  • capital punishment
  • unleashing Attorney General Janet Reno, BATF, and the Delta Force on the Branch Davidians at Waco
  • the coverup of the truth of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City (which was a neo-Nazi atrocity committed in response to Waco) 
  • using cruise missiles to destroy pharmaceutical factories in Africa
  • threatening Russia by incorporating into NATO former Soviet allies and republics up to Russia's doorstep in violation of GHWB's assurances to the contrary
  • unflagging support for Israel's violations of Palestinians' rights (again, helping to provoke 9/11).
Gotta hand it to Bill. He accomplished a lot in eight short years -- all that while fooling around with an intern. How did the man do it?

How lucky are we to have all that experience to draw on?

2 comments:

Shane Skekel said...

Speaking of Waco, that was the impetus for what McVeigh and Nichols did to Oklahoma city 21 years ago.

Sheldon Richman said...

True. I'll add something on that.