Tulsi Gabbard is running for US President to bring about a sea change in the longstanding foreign policy of the US which wages endless regime change wars. Why is she not allowed to be on the debate stage at this point in the 2020 campaign? Democrats need to ask themselves that question.
Her message needs to be heard by prospective Democrat primary voters in the remaining states to conduct primary elections. As well, the American people, who can watch televised debates, ought to have the opportunity to hear her message and views. Yet, what we now have is a sad spectacle of two old men with outdated and failed ideas verbally jousting. Why does the party establishment not want fresh ideas in an important area to be heard and discussed?
It it time that the US get out of the business of waging wars of regime change around the globe (either directly through the commitment of US military forces, or by proxy, and/or by punitive economic sanctions). This would help to promote peace and stability, and America would make fewer enemies around the world in the years ahead. It is past time for the American people to have this policy discussion. But, sadly it is business as usual as the US spends record amounts on defense that exceed the rest of the world’s expenditures for national defense combined.
As an independent, who is not a member of any political party, I say that Tulsi Gabbard could match up well against President Trump in the election. She might even beat him, if she were the Democrat nominee. She is smart, can think on her feet, and is articulate. Yet, the establishment that runs the Democrat Party will not let her be heard, and instead pushes old Joe Biden on the country as the alternative to Donald Trump. Biden? Really?! His brain seems to have become greatly ossified in the past few years. He cannot speak for more than a few minutes without committing serious gaffs. Biden does not instill confidence in many independent voters.
Do not look to 1898, nor to 1917 for America’s drive for empire. Look at the policies of Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) for the genesis of the American Empire and the power of the military industrial complex. FDR did everything in his power from 1936 on to provoke Japan, and then Germany so that he could get the US into a war. (See Prof. Charles Tansill’s book, Back Door To War, 1952, published by Regnery. FDR also goaded Britain and France to go to war with Germany in 1939.) Why did he do that? Because his New Deal was an abysmal failure. He also envisioned running a post war world with Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin. Contrary to what the official history tells us, and contrary to what many in the generation that lived through the time believed, FDR was no demigod, but rather was a very evil man, more of a demon than a demigod.
After more than 75 years of American militarism, perhaps more accurately called imperialism, it is time for an end to the American Empire for the sake of world peace, stability and development. Yet, for that to happen, the US dollar may need to collapse and be replaced by another world reserve currency. Perhaps, that is not too many years away now.
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