Hypocrisy on the Left - Daily Kos Maxim, If You Vote for the Democratic Party, You're okay with Illegal Wars and Murder
“The people in charge can always justify doing terrible things in the name of the greater good. A slaughter here, a little torture there. It becomes moral to do things that would be immoral if an ordinary individual did ’em.” - Joe Hill, The Fireman
Over at the conservative democratic party blog Daily Kos, a popular essay talks about why democrats won key seats in this latest "representative democracy" election. There are a large number of comments under the essay but the second one, highly recommended by the partisan Clinton wing of the oligarchy's democratic party, encapsulates the hypocrisy of the conservative neoliberal imperialists that control the party.
These are perfectly stated. I’ve always said that Trumpism goes beyond partisan politics. If you voted for Trump, you may not be a racist but you’re okay with racism. If you voted for Trump, you may not be a sexist but you’re okay with sexism. If you voted for Trump, you many not be homophobic but you’re okay with homophobia."
I'm glad to see such sentiment because it's exactly what I've been saying about voting for the duopoly in this political system for years, particularly when it relates to war and imperialism. If you vote for it, you own it. To paraphrase the commenter, "if you voted for Clinton and the democratic party, you may not be an imperialist warmonger, but you're okay with imperialist warmongering."
Of course the same goes for Trump voters, the comment examples could be extended to include imperialism and war also since Trump has shown he's on the same imperialist path set by past U.S. administrations.
Both duopoly political parties have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt they are fully and nearly unanimously invested in U.S. imperialism and the accompanying wars, regime changes, genocides, and murder of innocent women and children by any means necessary to further the American ruling class(and partners) agenda to extend their rule over the entire planet.
Evidently a maxim is a maxim on Daily Kos only when it's convenient. Hypocrisy abounds in the vaunted American political system and within the American people. Especially when it comes to war, imperialism and let's just say it out loud, murder. It is what it is.
But it's a good question, especially since we're on the verge of WWIII/nuclear war/who the hell knows what's next. Both political parties clearly and admittedly support U.S. imperialism (and the resultant murders, that can't be forgotten). When people vote for a duopoly politician, doesn't that mean they're OK with that? Isn't that the same as supporting it?