by William Skink
It looks like the recent coronation of Hillary Clinton combined with the tragedy in Orlando has riled up the conspicuously quiet partisans at Intelligent Discontent, as evidenced by this comment from Pete Talbot on yesterday’s post:
“Keep pimping those guns, Skink”
As liberals gear up to squeeze every last drop of moral indignation they can get from the corpses of dead Latinos (a twofer!) in Orlando, the hypocrisy is glaring for those with the eyes to see. To see what? To see non-American innocent murdered dead people as, you know, people.
I don’t pimp guns, and I’ll eloquently reply that Pete can go fuck himself for making the spurious claim. Attacking me is pretty pathetic when the true pimp of murderous weaponry is the Queen of his sorry-ass political party:
Hillary Clinton’s statement on the mass murder in Orlando is mostly a confection of the empty, saccharine pieties for which the entire American political class is known – but it concluded with a revealing statement.
There she said: “This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets.” (Emphasis, jw)
But those “weapons of war” have been used on the streets of Iraq and in midnight raids on the civilian population in the war there that Hillary so ardently backed.
Does she even grasp what she is saying? She is saying that it is an atrocity to use such weapons on Americans – but not on the brown people, civilians in their homes, in Iraq and throughout the greater Middle East and North Africa in U.S. wars of aggression and the occupation. To be horrified by the use of those weapons on Americans but not on Arabs qualifies as racism of the basest sort.
I know, isn’t it weird he’s calling Hillary Clinton a racist? I thought only Donald Trump and all conservatives and/or stupid white sexist hicks were racist, never ever ever morally righteous liberals.
This is American exceptionalism at its most disgusting. Our casualties get an emotional response from the President, while the literally millions of innocent victims caught in the cross-fire of America’s global war glut will only get more death and destruction if the War Queen and Gun Pimp, Hillary Clinton, obtains the White House.
The above quote comes from Counterpunch, and I know how those ID writers feel about Counterpunch, so here’s a little bit from Mother Jones about their Democratic gun pimp presidential candidate:
In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns over the kingdom’s troublesome human rights record. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Saudi Arabia had contributed $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, and just two months before the jet deal was finalized, Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to an International Business Times investigation released Tuesday.
The Saudi transaction is just one example of nations and companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation seeing an increase in arms deals while Hillary Clinton oversaw the State Department. IBT found that between October 2010 and September 2012, State approved $165 billion in commercial arms sales to 20 nations that had donated to the foundation, plus another $151 billion worth of Pentagon-brokered arms deals to 16 of those countries—a 143 percent increase over the same time frame under the Bush Administration. The sales boosted the military power of authoritarian regimes such as Qatar, Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, which, like Saudi Arabia, had been criticized by the department for human rights abuses.
I’m not the gun pimp here, and I won’t be the one with blood on my hands by voting for this evil political creature.