The Greater Evil

 

Readers accuse me of being a Trump supporter.

I’m not a supporter, I’m just making the case that Hillary Clinton is the greater evil.

I know, hear me out.

The conventional wisdom is that Hillary is a progressive, like Bernie Sanders, but a pragmatic one, who gets things done.

Hillary gets things done, for sure. The problem is the things she gets done are horrible. Her failures are everywhere–market based healthcare, her unwavering allegiance to the financial industry, the bankruptcy law she helped pass as a senator from New York, are just some of her shitty neoliberal domestic policies. Recently, after Trump correctly stated that the US can print money, Hillary lied and repeated fairy tales of Weimar hyper-inflation, ignoring the fact that the US has a sovereign currency.

Meanwhile, her actions as Secretary of State were not just bad policies, but crimes. Hillary’s record includes supporting the contras against the Nicaraguan people in the 1980s, supporting the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia, supporting the ongoing Bush-Iraq War, the ongoing Afghan mess, and as Secretary of State the destruction of the secular state of Libya, the military coup in Honduras, and the present attempt at regime change in Syria.  Trump has only talked about doing horrible things. Hillary has done horrible things. Her hands are dripping with blood.

And, not just Hillary, but all of our leaders. The actions of  the American elite over the last 40 years have ensured that someone like Trump would come along. The New Deal policies that were implemented to preclude the rise of a fascist like Hitler or Mussolini, have been destroyed deliberately by the neoliberal economic policies embraced by elites like Hillary and Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Barak Obama. Both political parties have been complicit in the destruction.

Update: Others share my feelings about never voting for Hillary. Here’s commentator–John, at Naked Capitalism.

“Jill Stein stated it most eloquently to Amy Goodman: “Hillary has already done all the things people are afraid Trump will do” They are both sociopaths, but Trump may actually be the less effective one. His narcissism will cause so much chaos and the bureaucratic mire of DC so thick where he does not understand how to work the system…he may be effectively hamstrung. Hills will go in and work it from day one for all her crap neo liberal neocon supporters.”

 

 

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