01 février 2008


Alex Callinicos : The Clintons get nasty

"The Clintons make a very tough and nasty political team. Hillary floats stateswoman-like above the fray, while Bill gets down and dirty in the daily exchanges of attack and rebuttal."

Alex Callinicos dans Socialist Worker (2 Feb 2008) donne son point de vue sur les deux principaux candidats démocrates, Hillary Clinton et Barack Obama et affirme que les travailleurs n'ont rien à espérer ni de l'un ni de l'autre.

"Some people think this is a win-win situation. As the writer and blogger Patrice Evans put it in the Guardian last week, “A black man! A woman! At the same time! No matter who wins, it will be an epic moment.”

But this is purely symbolic politics. In fact, the “change” that both candidates claim to be seeking means no real change.

Both Clinton and Obama want to apply a sticking plaster to the insane and unjust health insurance system. Both think the federal government should pump some money into the US economy to prevent a slump. Both have refused to pledge to withdraw US troops from Iraq during what they hope would be their first term of office.

In other words, both Clinton and Obama are running as loyal servants of the US empire, just like every serious Democratic candidate before them.

How could it be otherwise given the headlock the corporate rich have on the US political system? The Democrats may not get many contributions from George Bush’s pals in the oil industry, but they get plenty from Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.

The idea that either Clinton or Obama, if elected to the White House, would significantly improve the condition of the mass of working class women and black people in the US is pure cloud-cuckoo land. Anyone who really wants change in the US will have to look elsewhere."

Libellés :

exacte! ça fait du bien d'entendre ça, quand on voit l'engouement "gauche caviard" des la presse, pour Clinton et Obama 'un "noir" - qui a peut être 30% de sang npir et 70% blanc- et une femme, tout ce qui fait chic! sans que ça risaque de changer quoi que ce soit! ça plairait à Val!); de remettre un peu les choses à leur place c'est indispensable!!
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