Will the Democratic Convention be 1968, All Over Again?

democratic convention 1968Like many in the anti-war movement in 1968, I had little confidence in the Democratic party. I believed that the Democratic party was going to shove Hubert Humphrey down our throats. I was right.

As vice president under Lyndon Jonhnson, Humphrey was complicit in the murders of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese civilians and 50,000 Americans.

Clinton’s war crimes dwarf those of Humphrey. She is directly complicit in the murders of over a million people in the Middle East.

War is profitable. Planes, ships, bombs, munitions, missiles, uniforms, trucks, Humvees, etc are all paid for by the American taxpayers. Profits flow into the coffers of the military-industrial complex.

They in turn bribe politicians to stay in wars or to start new ones.

Hillary is their poster child. She has never seen a war she didn’t like or a military budget she didn’t support.

Hillary’s foreign policies are the same as Henry Kissinger’s. Her views on military adventurism and interventionism are indistinguishable from those of Dick Cheney.

She has been a cheerleader for every military incursion by the US since Bosnia. (One remembers her false claim of landing in Bosnia “under sniper fire!” She was proven to have lied by the release of video footage of her and her daughter Chelsea walking down a red carpet surrounded by Bosnian dignitaries. Lol!)

Hillary has threatened to bomb Iran, her emails prove she supported regime change in Syria to help Israel. She permitted Sarin nerve gas to be made available to Syrian rebels so they could murder civilians and blame the Assad government. She enthusiastically pushed for the destabilization of Libya and chortled at the sodomizing of Moammar Ghadafy by knife. She backed the military coup in Honduras which overthrew a democratically elected president and plunged the country into violence and instability, making it the murder capital of the Americas.

When desperate Honduran families sent their children north to the US for safety and refuge, Hillary ordered them deported and sent back to the horrific violence she was responsible for creating in their homeland.

Her most recent foray into belligerence is promising to establish a no-fly zone in Syria. Presently the Russian Air Force is carrying out missions in Syria against ISIS and the Syrian rebels fighting Assad. Hillary’s plan would be for US attacks on those Russian aircraft. Such a move, according to Vladimir Putin, would be an act of war against Russia.

Donald Trump, by the way, is supportive of Russian actions in Syria, and would cooperate with Putin.

But there is no profit for the military-industrial complex if Russian bombs are dropped. They wish to sell their bombs to the US government for the military to use. Enter Hillary! She is all in favor of doing whatever is necessary to drop US bombs.

The Democratic convention in Chicago that year was a travesty. The Democratic establishment goons sent police into the streets to break heads and punish those who were unwilling to embrace a murderer as the Democratic nominee.

Mayor Daley orchestrated the brutal police beatings and arrests of peaceful demonstrators. There was no semblance of democracy by Democrats.

The 1968 convention and campaign were a dark stain on American history. And the Democrats got what they deserved. They got Richard Nixon as president.

We are on course to repeat that absurd theater played out in 1968.

Democrats stand ready to nominate another war criminal as their nominee. They are going to reject a candidate who espouses progressive values and liberal ideals. They are going to nominate a right of center warmonger whose foreign policy positions are indistinguishable from Henry Kissinger’s and Dick Cheney’s.

Nothing has changed but the date. And the war. And the number of victims.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Will the Democratic Convention be 1968, All Over Again?

  1. Note that Nixon was the establishment puppet choice and then the encumbent Rep. V.P. under Rep. Pres. Gen. Eisenhower, and that Dicky would have been the one to first send troops into ‘Nam had he not lost to Kennedy.

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