Her father also held other government posts and served as a Farfield Foundation board member. During the Cold War, it was a CIA front group. It's now defunct.
Vanden Heuvel and other Nation magazine writers unabashedly support Obama. They pretend Democrats differ from Republicans. Their blind idolatry and contempt for truth betray their readers.
After Obama's 2008 nomination, vanden Heuvel said his "election will open a new era of reform." His Senate voting record proved otherwise. It was hardline Republican. As president, he exceeded it. Nation magazine still supports him. It misstates, twists and avoids hard truths doing so. It endorses what it should condemn.
Popular social movements under Obama were marginalized. Peace advocacy "virtually disappeared," said Petras. Obama rewarded adherents with "escalat(ed) military spending" and permanent wars.
Homeland repression escalated. Obama's kill list threatens everyone everywhere. Legislation he demanded gave him diktat power.
On his say alone, anyone can be imprisoned indefinitely uncharged and untried. Constitutional rights no longer exist. Imagine choosing four more years sure to get worse.
Supporting Obama over Romney is like choosing cyanide over strychnine. Both assure permanent wars, corporate empowerment, greater poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and hunger, as well as harsh crackdowns on resisters.
Neither gives a damn about people needs, rule of law principles or other democratic values. Expect the worst ahead. Living standards will keep eroding. Social benefits will disappear. People most in need won't be helped.
Mindless adherents of either candidate will have themselves to blame. America's Green Party says "ANOTHER US IS POSSIBLE - ANOTHER PARTY IS NECESSARY."
Change depends on ending duopoly power. Ordinary people must do it. No one else will. There's no other way. Consider the options. Rebel or perish!
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