Naomi Klein backs Kerry
01 Aug 2004 06:12 GMT
Naomi Klein has crossed the political picket line by backing Kerry
I was saddened by Naomi Klein's decision to cross the political picket line and support Kerry. I read her article which was reproduced in the UK Guardian with interest.
The question is at what point do we stop voting for the "lesser evil." The answer of the union leaders and the "Demogreens" in America would seem to be "never." It is never a good time to break away from the two party system. In reality, as Naomi Klein seems to acknowledge, it is a "one party system"...one party for the rich and powerful.
The Republicans will always field some unconscionable travesty and therefore the Democrats will expect to profit from this....so the "other team" batting for capitalism will be elected.
Nader/Comajo are anti-war and anti-corporation. Kerry is not. A movement against the parties of the corporations can be built around the Nader/Comajo campaign. Naomi's only argument for voting for Kerry is to expose him: it is not good enough. This is not a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. Big business has bought and paid for the soul of the Democratic Party.
Nader detailed some of the dirty tricks which the Democrats have used against him in an interview with Amy Goodman
No saviours from on high are going to deliver us and Nader does not believe that any more than I do. People who vote for Nader/Comajo are rejecting the doctrine of the lesser evil for good and all. People in this country ought to understand this - is Blair less evil than Howard? It is a time for "difficult decisions" ....In this country the time is ripe to oppose both parties of war, both parties of the corporations - and the same is true of America.