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'War Is Not a Game': AOC to File Amendment Banning US Military From Recruiting on Twitch

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/23/war-not-game-aoc-file-amendment-banning-us-military-recruiting-twitch

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As a member of the Democratic Socialist Party of America, AOC should be aware of the fact that such Amendments are futile in the land of Vulture Capitalism - especially when they challenge America’s holy grail, the MIC. Wouldn’t her time be better spent in Portland joining the Million Moms…

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Harry,

The MIC is only kept in business because the majority of Americans don’t understand that “they” are the ones responsible for keeping it there.

If 50% of America voted Green, we’d have a different country, a different world.

Sadly, we are a nation of Zombies, with severe brain deficit.

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Hi PonyBoy,

My perspective is that there is no democracy in the US. There never has been. I don’t think that there ever will be until there is structural change in the governmental/political, economic structures in the US.

Many states in the US have a “Winner Take All” policy for electoral votes. In the states where the majority vote Democrat or Republican, progressives waste their vote if they vote Democrat. I will absolutely vote against Biden and Trump but unless Trump suspends the election, or Biden dies, Biden has already won all electoral votes here.

AOC is making a good point. In the short run, it won’t change anything but educating people takes time. It is not a waste of time. As for joining the protests, that’s not her job. We need her where she is I think.

While she is at it, she could also point out that was is not a sport and stop recruiting during games…

I have seen similar efforts from veteran’s peace groups. Getting a Congressional representative to sponsor such an amendment must mean that they are making progress!

The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ROCKS!