As her lifelong record reveals: Hillary Clinton has spent her entire career punishing the most vulnerable in the service of powerful interests.
To wit: HRC served as a shill, lawyer and lobbyist for Walmart, Tyson foods, and the environmental destructive practices of the Arkansas timber industry. She even aided Coca Cola in breaking a union in Arkansas.
~ She supported NAFTA; the Clinton’s “Two-For-The-Price-Of-One” presidency’s so-called Welfare reform act — The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) — an act that cast more women and children into poverty than any event since the Great Depression.
~ HRC supported the orgy of banking deregulation that crashed the global economy in 08; moreover, the Clinton crime family has grown obscenely rich due to the quid quo pro involved.
~ She supports the death penalty and termed minority youth “super predators” while shilling for the Clinton administration’s Jim Crow 2.0 omnibus crime bill i.e., Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 — a racist piece of legislation that was the origin of the U.S. prison industrial complex.
~ She favors domestic spying and has never met a civil liberties violation that she didn’t support.
~ Regarding Climate Change: She supported the KXL pipeline, until, on the campaign trail, surprise, reversed her position; She was in favor of offshore drilling until recently. She supported and shilled for fracking on a global basis and still supports domestic fracking.
~ She claims universal health care is undoable, merely a socialist pipe dream, as she pockets huge sums from Big Pharma, Big Insurance, and the for-profit medical lobby; she is pro GMOs and voted against open labeling legislation.
~ As Secretary of State Hillary used Bush/Cheney-style false intelligence as justification for levying of militarist aggression on Libya, an act that rendered the nation a haven for religious fundamentalist jihadists.
~ Her foreign policy has been endorsed not just by Henry Kissinger and neoconservative Robert Kagan but is lauded by Dick Cheney.
~ When the minimum wage was raised in Haiti to 61 cents an hour, the U.S. Department of State, under Madame Clinton, intervened on behalf of the corporate garment industry exploiting defacto slave labor and had the rate changed back to 31 cents.
~ She was also instrumental in fomenting a right wing coup in Honduras. Now, indigenous rights activists are being murdered by the regime.
The only viable alternative to a term of office in which Hillary Rodham Clinton acts as the next President of the United States appears to be the one in which Donald Trump holds that office.
We get the leaders we deserve.
Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living in New York City.
Yet a bio amounts to dharma for dimwits: It defines a human being in the same manner and degree of veracity as a restaurant menu describes the various slabs of meat offered … commodified things that were once living beings.