Hillary Clinton is campaigning on her having experience. Well, it is true, she does have a lot of experience. She has a great deal of experience in lying, in completely misrepresenting herself, her actions and the facts of the matter, in plotting regime changes and coups, in collaborating with the CIA, in war crimes, and in loyally serving her corporate backers on Wall Street. But that is not the kind of experience we should be looking for in a presidential candidate, of course. Hillary should be charged with war crimes – not considered for presidency of the world’s leading super-power.
Bernie Sanders also has a great deal of experience. He was a civil rights activist in the 1960’s, marched with Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested for civil disobedience in protests against racial segregation at the University of Chicago, was two-term mayor for Vermont’s capital city, then served in Congress, then the Senate, and is now the longest serving member of the Senate. And his experience over four decades is in fighting for justice and equality, and serving all the people, and not just the super-rich plutocrats, who are quite able to serve themselves, and who also get ample support and service from political prostitutes such as Bush, Obama and the Clintons.
So yes, experience counts – but we should be asking what kind of experience the person has; and more importantly, what kind of character they have, and what their record of actions has been. Bernie Sanders’ record is admirable, consistent, and very honourable. Hillary Clinton’s record should have her tried and sent to prison. There is a rather big difference here.
February 25, 2016