[lbo-talk] Opportunism of CommonDreams (et al)

Cox, Carrol cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sat Apr 22 13:30:37 PDT 2017

[Note: This is probably the first time I have _ever_ ysed the word "opportunism," and certainly the first time I have ever used it in a Subject Line. But I have seldom been sdo outraged at anyone even nominally on "the left.")

>From the most recent Common Dreams mailing:

<http://action.commondreams.org/images/WeeklyEmailApril2017/theresnostrategy.jpg> There's No Strategy Behind Trump's Wars - Only Brute Force <https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/04/19/theres-no-strategy-behind-trumps-wars-only-brute-force> by Phyllis Bennis Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.


_TRUMP'S _ Wars!

I have never come across such a blatant lie from any source claiming to be (in slome sense) leftists

The U.S. has been continuously at war for some 70 years. Trump's current military policy has received nearly unanimous approval not just from the mass media but from leading Democrats. And Phyllis Bennis dares to refer to that war as Trump's War. By doing so she makes herself an outright accomplice to the war crimes of the last half century.

Ugh! She is revolting.


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