I have to wonder what Zunes expected.
I suppose it’s a betrayal of some sort, just as it is when Republicans do it–a betrayal of humanity, a betrayal of nature, and so forth. I suppose that in some sense it is a greater betrayal of a voting base, since Democratic voters are less likely to favor war than their Republican counterparts.
But these guys have not advertised themselves as anti-war. They have not advertised themselves as anti-globalist, in the neoliberal cum neoconservative and neo-imperial sense.
I can only speculate that Zunes must feel that in some sense he shares some contractual humanity or civilization with the Democratic Party, though someone with his background position surely has been exposed to plenty of reasons that one should not imagine anything similar.
Yes, voters should protest this recent Democratic choice. And the next one. And surely the Republican one as well. Que se vayan todos. But that’s barely a start. The scalpel has to cut a lot deeper.