The Left Is
By Paul Craig
- The mindlessness is unbearable. Amnesty International
tells us that we must “fight the Muslim ban” because
Trump’s bigotry is wrecking lives. Anthony Dimaggio at
CounterPunch says Trump should be impeached because his
Islamophobia is a threat to the Constitution. This is
not to single out these two as the mindlessness is
everywhere among those whose worldview is defined by
One might think
that Amnesty International should be fighting against
the Bush/Cheney/Obama regime wars that have produced the
refugees by killing and displacing millions of Muslims.
For example, the ongoing war that Obama inflicted on
Yemen results in the death of one Yemeni child every 10
minutes, according to UNICEF. Where is Amnesty
America’s wars on Muslims wreck far more lives than
Trump’s ban on immigrants. Why the focus on an
immigration ban and not on wars that produce refugees?
Is it because Obama is responsible for war and Trump for
the ban? Is the liberal/progressive/left projecting
Obama’s monstrous crimes onto Trump? Is it that we must
hate Trump and not Obama?
not a right protected by the US Constitution. Where was
Dimaggio when in the name of “the war on terror” the
Bush/Obama regime destroyed the civil liberties
guaranteed by the US Constitution? If Dimaggio is an
American citizen, he should try immigrating to the UK,
Germany, or France and see how far he gets.
The easiest and
surest way for the Trump administration to stop the
refugee problem, not only for the US but also for Europe
and the West in general, is to stop the wars against
Muslim countries that his predecessors started. The
enormous sums of money squandered on gratuitous wars
could instead be given to the countries that the US and
NATO have destroyed. The simplest way to end the
refugee problem is to stop producing refugees. This
should be the focus of Trump, Amnesty, and Dimaggio.
Is everyone too
busy hating to do anything sensible?
It is very
disturbing that the liberal/progressive/left prefers to
oppose Trump than to oppose war. Indeed, they want a war
on Trump. How does this differ from the Bush/Obama war
liberal/progressive/left is demonstrating a mindless
hatred of the American people and the President that the
people chose. This mindless hatred can achieve nothing
but the discrediting of an alternative voice and the
opening of the future to the least attractive elements
of the right-wing.
liberal/progressive/left will end up discrediting all
critics, thereby empowering those to whom the
liberal/progressive/left are most opposed.
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