While we're saving the world for democracy...
While our former (and possibly our next) president) throws dinner parties for Nazis and anti-semites, and our current one grants immunity to the murdering Saudi Crown Prince, cold warriors in Congress, the White House continue their regime-change policies and proxy wars to “save the world for democracy.” Go figure
Mathias Cormann, the secretary general of the O.E.C.D
“An end to the war and a just peace for Ukraine would be the most impactful way to affect the economic outlook.” — New York Times
Trump’s dinner guest, Nick Fuentes
"I don't believe in democracy. I do not believe in universal suffrage. I don't support women's rights. I don't support 'LGBT rights.' I believe in race and gender essentialism. I'm a Catholic reactionary. I believe that organized Jewry is extremely influential." — Right Wing Watch
Heather Cox Richardson
[Trump’s team] told NBC’s Marc Caputo that the dinner was a “f**king nightmare.” Trump tried to distance himself from the meeting [with Nazi Nick Fuentes] by saying he didn’t know who Fuentes was and that he was just trying to help Ye out by giving the “seriously troubled” man advice, but observers noted that he did not distance himself from Fuentes’s positions. — Substack
“The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick,” Biden said on Thanksgiving Day. “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.” — AP
Before the pandemic, conservative estimates of US deaths caused simply by lack of access to healthcare hovered around 70k each year. During the pandemic, over 330k deaths extra deaths were caused by America’s system of for-profit healthcare exclusion. This is murder by policy. — Twitter
Rep. Delia Ramirez (IL)
Democrats, she believed, were losing Hispanic voters because they weren’t talking to them the right way. And that means telling working-class Latinos the party is going to fight for them against the “rigged” economic system that favors, as she puts it, “a bunch of riquillos,” or rich people. — Politico
AFT President Randi Weingarten
Weingarten denounced the former secretary of state Mike Pompeo for calling her “the most dangerous person in the world” and asserting that the nation’s schoolteachers teach “filth”. Speaking to the Guardian, Weingarten said Pompeo’s remarks were not just demagogic, but also dangerous, warning that they could incite violence. She said Pompeo, who also served as Donald Trump’s CIA director, attacked her because she is “Jewish, gay, teacher and union” and was clearly stoking rightwing hate as he considers a presidential run. — Guardian
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