Kissinger was beyond evil; truly a terrifying figure in the structural power game that is killing humanity. For the life of me I couldn't understand why Hillary mentioned Kissinger. Surely there are enough people my age who remember what he did and what he stood for. Are we going to praise Robert McNamara next? And while I'm on the boneheads advising Hillary...who thought it was a good idea to trot out Madeleine Albright to scold young women into voting for Hillary? Last time I saw Madeleine on T.V., she was supporting President Bill Clinton bombing Iraq in the midst of his impeachment trial. I was not for impeaching Clinton because he diddled Monica. I thought the whole thing was ridiculous, redolent of Cotton Mather, but in the midst of the trial, when Clinton decided to bomb Iraq, clearly to take the focus off said trial, then I thought he should be impeached. I digress. Back to the boneheads advising Clinton.
To reduce the battle between Sanders and Clinton to women versus men was, and is, a stupid idea, as stupid as Al Gore hiring Naomi Wolf for thousands of dollars to re-work his image to make him more appealing to female voters. Earth colors and flannel shirts were the result and the annoying habit of cocking his head to the side when listening to a question. He looked like he’d done half a Quaalude. Again, I digress. I was watching Bill Maher the night Gloria said, that young women voters prefer Bernie Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie.” I was in the middle of doing my sit-ups and I stopped, wondering if I’d really heard what I’d just heard. Even Bill Maher was wondering if he’d really heard what he’d just heard. I re-watched the entire show just to make sure and was appalled to find out I’d heard correctly. I wasn’t taking a phrase out of context; Gloria really said it. She may as well have said, the clit’s driving the bus. What a remarkably effective way of alienating young women voters; as effective as Madeleine’s comment that you’re going to hell if you don’t vote for Hillary.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools. Katherine Manaan MAWT
Lefty, feminist, progressive, pro-choice, pro-humanity, pro-environment, anti-corporation, resister.....