Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/12/02/eisenhowers-ghost-haunts-bidens-foreign-policy-team
This is a good summary as far as it goes, but
it is self defeating in several ways.
Eisenhower’s “ghost” also destroyed what had been a thriving democracy in Iran,
it allowed the perversity of “McCarthy-ism” to run rampant for personal political advantage,
and it does NOT “haunt” any democrats or republicans.
The final paragraph is ridiculous. There is little reason to promote the vaporous notion
that a Biden administration - loaded with corporatist profiteers - deserves any trust to
change their stripes.
The grossly, unprecedented, expansion of spying and reliance upon militaristic might
around the planet by the corporately controlled hypocrisy known as the USA is the
greatest indicator that the religion of capitalism is primarily a predatory dogma which
only uses the illusion of democracy for the advantage of the most vain and greediest.
It is overwhelmingly obvious that the Biden administration has decided (or been instructed to)
primarily use the gimmick of promoting more “identity” politics - using predators who are female
and/or darker skin color - to cover over (barely) their corporatized imperialism.
Recall that after Truman twice rejected the CIA’s demand to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Iran in 1952, Eisenhower’s first act as POTUS was to approve it.
Davies is forty years behind on current events.
The military industrial complex morphed into the military industrial media infotainment complex (MIMIC) when Saint Ron ascended the throne in January 1981.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the answer to your question
about waiting and seeing, is that yes, we’ll see more “blood
on our hands.”
Eisenhower was telling us who who he and Dulles sold us out to. and to the oil, cars, highways instead of public transportation. and the overthrow of Iran and Guatemalan democratically elected governments. the list goes on!
as soon as eisenhower was elected sullivan and cromwell put their plans in action. they didn’t even wait for him to assume office!
Also don’t forget that Eisenhower was the first president to escalate what would become the Vietnam war by backing the corrupt Diem regime with weapons and money, and by adding to the troops Truman sent in to act as “advisors”.
Defund the military!