DISPATCHES FROM MOON OF ALABAMA, BY “B”
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Editor’s Note: MoA’s “b” is normally a highly perceptive and sophisticated political person, and we deeply appreciate his work. However, something sticks in our craw today: (a) We do not subscribe with any degree of confidence to his notion that the new crop of younger Democrats, among which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are the new stars, represent a true departure from the old co-optation game played by the Democrats. We have huge doubts about Ocasio- Cortez, in particular, her behaviour so far indicative that she quickly folds when it comes to any juncture requiring a show of principle. She did that when she praised war criminal John McCain—unnecessarily, we should add; and she has done the same recently with her mealy-mouthed support for Trump’s imperialist stratagems against Venezuela. She was not very strong, either, in denouncing Trump after his ludicrous anti-socialist speech in Florida. We realise it’s not easy going against the empire and its legions of well-positioned presstitutes and minions on the media and political class, but that’s something for Ocasio to figure. We still believe that both cowardice and opportunism are as contagious as courage, and she should try, for once, something of the latter. Lastly, we do not believe we should be exploring ways of reconstituting in any fashion whatsoever the Democrat party , as we see it as an unfixable Zionist-controlled swamp of political corruption and a notorious obstacle to genuine progress domestically and around the world.
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