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Tulsi Gabbard dares to challenge Washington’s war machine

The former presidential candidate has shown that opposing regime-change policies is the one taboo that the ruling class won’t tolerate, Rt.com, Tony Cox, a US journalist who has written or edited for Bloomberg and several major daily newspapers. 15 Oct 22,

Tulsi Gabbard’s rapid transformation from rising Democratic star to demonized outcast –  culminating this week with her decision to leave the party – has exposed the one thing on which every powerful person in Washington can agree: war is good.

It’s the one thing, in fact, that everyone must agree on, if they expect to attain any power and have a long and prosperous career in American politics. Those who don’t will be kept on the fringes, at best. If they speak out too effectively, they’ll be branded a traitor. As former congressman Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul, have proved, they’ll never be taken seriously as a presidential candidate and won’t be allowed to contest, regardless of how many debates they win. 

Gabbard has illustrated this reality better than anyone. Consider how much she brought to the table when she entered Congress in 2013, how touted she was as the next big thing, then look at how seemingly little it took for her to be essentially excommunicated. Her fall from grace was astonishingly quick, and illuminating.

Then just 31, she came from one of the most reliably blue states, Hawaii, as the youngest lawmaker to ever represent her district. She’s non-white. In fact, she checked a couple of those identitarian boxes that the Democrats love so much, becoming the first Hindu member and the first Samoan-American voting member of Congress. She’s a war veteran. She’s articulate and comes across as a person who passionately believes in what she’s saying.

……………………………. CNN and other legacy media outlets began fawning over Gabbard as the “next superstar” and “the one to watch.” MSNBC suggested that Hollywood might want to make a movie about her, and CNN commentator Ana Navarro quipped, “I don’t know, but in a battle, I want her in my trench.” 

……………………………….. When Gabbard ran for president in the 2020 race, she brought her anti-war message to the primary debates

…………. With the media portraying her as an anti-LGBTQ bigot and a “Russian asset,” Gabbard’s career in Congress was also soon to end. She chose not to seek re-election …………

However, Gabbard continued to speak out against warmongering, especially after Russia began its military offensive against Ukraine in February, triggering rebukes from Democrats and Republicans alike. She became even more of a political pariah when she warned that Biden’s policy of fighting a proxy war against Russia was pushing Americans closer to nuclear disaster. After she raised concern about claims of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine, Senator Mitt Romney accused her of spouting “treasonous lies.”…………………..

 Gabbard’s effectiveness as a communicator makes her dangerous to the war machine. She makes clear that US policies have nothing to do with the real security and economic interests of the American people.

“We have too many people in Washington who are warmongers, subservient to the military industrial complex, and continuing to put their own selfish interests and the interests of their donors first, with no mind for the cost and consequence that their decisions have on the American people,” she said in a Fox News interview on Tuesday.

“That’s exactly what we’re seeing right now with President Biden and leaders in Congress, whose decisions are actively pushing us to the brink of a nuclear holocaust, of which they may have their bunkers where they’ll be safe, but we the American people will have no shelter, no place to go, no place to hide, and face the consequences that could destroy all of humanity and the world as we know it.”  https://www.rt.com/news/564594-tulsi-gabbard-democratic-party-us/

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October 16, 2022 - Posted by | politics, USA

4 Comments »

  1. This site has been taken over. Tulsi gabbard was in the military police in the. midde east. She is a brutal cop, a soldier, a stange mixed racist, hates Muslims and now supports fascist trump. Both sides in he usa are warmongers. The racist fascist republicans and the warmonger empirial, democrats. Pity things have gone this way

    Comment by Mary Gomez | October 17, 2022 | Reply

    • Mary Gomez. I’m sorry that you believe that this site has been taken over. By whom? I still run it, and there has been no change in the goal here. The goal is opposition to the nuclear industry and nuclear weapons. That means showing the other side of the news we get constantly – news that promotes all things nuclear. and promotes war. Unfortunately the progressive movement is now utterly infected with lies and militarism. If truths are said, even by nasty right-wing Trumpists, they are still truths, and need to be heard. What is really needed is for progressives to wake up to the suicidal nuclear and military path they are on, and start facing up to the facts.

      Comment by Christina Macpherson | October 17, 2022 | Reply

  2. This is going to get very ugly and Democrats won’t be able to stop it. The only people who can are Republican leaders and they are encouraging it.

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    Comment by Nina Rosof | October 17, 2022 | Reply

    • Nina Rosof I’m unable to see that Youtube – it’s not available to me. I’m not exactly sure what you mean. What I am now seeing is that some of the most despicable right-wing Trumpists are opposing USA aggression an militarism. This puts me into a dilemma. I don’t want to promote Trump and/or the extreme Right . But unfortunately, within all their nasty rubbish, their opposition to nuclear war IS a good idea. The next U.S. election is 2 years away. Perhaps the Republicans will come to their senses by then. It doesn’t look as if the Democrats are going to.

      Comment by Christina Macpherson | October 17, 2022 | Reply


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