That's great that Sanders and Warren should do this. These are our compromise politicians, and we need that if we are not to proceed into the more destructive conflict that looms.
That does mean that we deal with people who deal with the likes of Clinton and Trump and so forth. However, the implication that a vote for Clinton in some way supports these actions is bad analysis. They may get something for supporting her; they get nothing by our supporting her or Donald Trump.
Trump is hardly worth discussing here; we agree that he is a jerk. Clinton is pro-war and pro-MIC, pro hydrocarbon technology and monopoly, pro-privatization and scorched-earth economics, anti-social support, racist and possibly as racist as the more flamboyant Trump, actively working against populism and democratic process at home and abroad. The things to watch in the emails have little to do with whether or not she was careless with government or private servers; both get penetrated regularly. The problem, and one that has had almost no coverage here, is the wealth of severely oppressive and criminal activities that the emails reveal.
We have had the release of Clinton-camp emails that enumerate in impressive detail the following:
- Redirection and misdirection of DNC funds earmarked to other candidates to the Clinton camp
- Use of Clinton campaign funds to fund the Trump nomination
- Sale of the audience and favors of a sitting US president for the Clinton nomination
- Campaign funds from a half a dozen or so foreign governments around the oil regions
- Ongoing support for TPP
- Ongoing support for the pipeline projects
- Contempt for her progressive or liberal supposed base as easily misled
- Massive DNC collusion with what has been "major" media to manipulate the nomination
- Serial payments to ISIS
- And, as reported by the FBI and NYPD, an extensive ring of pedophilic sex parties
All but the last are also amply supported by her public record, which involves moving NATO east, multiple coups, and extreme warlike and corporatist policies and actions. As to a rink of pedophilic prostitution and trafficking, I am repeating what is now announced by law enforcement that claims to be working on the case, with details released only in the last few days.
Now, it is in the above context that the author appears to wish to suggest that our vote for Clinton will garner some sort of favors for people that we may regard as more or less honest and of moderate approach, people like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. The idea is a major failure to recognize the dynamic of this process as it develops.
What has developed and is consolidating is a the sort of mafia state that we have seen repeatedly in relation to CIA and corporate Economic Hit Man-style control of banana republic and US-occupied and controlled states like Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, South Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, and many others at various periods and with some variations on the theme.
No. Any support that actual progressives are to receive from a vote has to come from voting against the cabal. This means against Democrats, and it means against Republicans. And it is going to need support through the other 364 days of the year as well.