Priti Gulati Cox: Whatever Happens, Don’t Blame Jill Stein

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By Priti Gulati Cox, CounterPunch.org, June 29th, 2016:

If Salvador Dali were around today he might have captured the mood of the nation best in a painting. But, you could simulate one for yourself by piecing together these wildly varying, discordant sentiments in your head:

“She is an extremely ambitious liberal interventionist hawk….[and] was the leading figure behind the destruction of Libya…If Hillary Clinton gets into office, it means endless war….[she] surrounds herself with people who don’t really challenge her.”

—Julian Assange, June 23, 2016.

“Yes. Yes, I think the issue right here is I am going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president.”

— Bernie Sanders in his support for Clinton, June 24, 2016.

“The problem that poses for people across this country is that the choice between the kind of chaos of Trump’s policy that’s so incredibly dangerous, versus a very clear, very committed militaristic commitment to regime change and U.S. domination in the Hillary Clinton foreign policy is not much of a choice.”

—Phyllis Bennis, June 3, 2016.

“Stein deserves the strongest possible support from Sandernistas. If a large section of our movement is able to resist the growing pressure to fall into line behind Clinton, and instead put its energies into Stein’s campaign, it will spur the development of a much bigger fightback and lay the groundwork for building a new party of the 99%.”

—City council member of Seattle, and member of Socialist Alternative, Kshama Sawant, June 24, 2016.

Read the rest of the article here. 

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