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What liberals need to understand (Response to Jimmy Dore)

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The Vietnam War

The Iraq War (twice)

Intervention in Syria (ongoing)

Intervention in Libya

Color revolt/putsch in Ukraine (ongoing)

Cuban blockade / Cuban missile crisis

Overthrow of Indonesian leader Suharto (1965Bloodiest coup in modern history)

Inequality deepens throughout the world, rise of the new trillionaires

With US/UK ruling elites tied to oil regime, fossil fuels precipitate climate change crisis, and mass capitalogenic species die offs.

Digital revolution & computer advances trigger incurable, massive unemployment and a crisis of overproduction, ushering the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and "The Great Reset"

Second Cold War focused mainly on Russia, China and Iran

Many of these crimes and calamities materialized during presidential regimes usually depicted as patriotic or exemplary by the US exceptionalist / imperialist canon. Truman initiated the Cold War, created the CIA, dropped A-bombs on Japan to deter the Soviets from presumptive "aggression", launched the Korean War, and served notice to leftists at home that the US would now be tacking hard right. It did. Early postwar meddling in Iran and Central America, for example, as well as Cuba, and Vietnam took place under the popular Eisenhower regime, who thereby confirmed the country's openly imperialist course.

Obviously, a much better informed US public would not have ever elected a Bush, a Clinton or a Trump. Or even an Obama, a proficient demagog chosen by the ruling elites to repair the damage done to America's image and governing circles' legitimacy by the clumsily oligarchic Bush 2. In this context, the whole farce of identity politics would not have existed in the absence of a reigning duopoly shilling for a virtually unchallenged capitalist regime. It's clear that, historically, truth is on the Left and capitalism or, as some aptly call it, "neofeudalism", requires the Big Lie to remain alive. And the Big Lie is not a new phenomenon in America, but actually the norm.

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