Political systems fomenting genocide demand regime change, revolutionary options, from the left

In a real democracy, any government that allowed such a calamity as the pandemic has created in the US, with 700 thousand dead. It is more than Trump, although his genocidal strain was a clear crime against humanity: should not the same charge be laid on the US political system as a whole?

We are still getting through a worldwide pandemic that has taken tens of millions of lives. While we did develop effective vaccines, they were not produced and distributed quickly enough to prevent enormous loss of life. This is a tragedy that should force us to ask how we could have done better.

Source: Imagine If Stopping Climate Change was More Important Than Creating More Climate Change Billionaires – CounterPunch.org

 The massacre at amritsar pales before the american/zionist mass murder in the middle east…//American Genocide In The Middle East: Three Million and Counting


Deaths directly and indirectly attributable to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq have neared one million people, a body count higher than the genocides in Rwanda and Sudan combined, according to a new report released by Just Foreign Policy.That brings the U.S. caused death count in the Middle East to over three million people, and that’s not even counting fatalities in Afghanistan or Palestine.The Just Foreign Policy report is an update to two controversial studies published by the prestigious British medical journal the Lancet. In 2003, the Lancet reported over 100,000 excess deaths in Iraq were attributal to the U.S. invasion. That study may be read here.In 2006, the Lancet updated their study and found over 600,000 excess deaths in Iraq since the U.S. invasion. That study may be read here.

Source: Opinion | American Genocide In The Middle East: Three Million and Counting |

 Connecting the dots? Trump, fascism…genocide

I have a somewhat unconventional view of the fascist Trump in terms of a larger global conspiracy against democracy…that’s the rub, that is possibly a conspiracy theory. But at least it is true that a trend toward anti-democracy as fascism invokes we might forget a genocidal viciousness and we can see how at the threshold of consciousness this murderous impulse was acted out by Trump. Overall the results of this menace have succeeded, we would guess, a regression on issues like vaccination, as we see now. The victims can’t see that they are the victims as misplaced ideas of freedom.
As fascist mass murder goes, Trump’s brand was a humdinger, and barely even noticed even by his critics…

Public health experts know that schools are likely sites for the spread of disease, and laws tying school attendance to vaccination go back to the 1800s.

Source: Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago – but COVID-19 may be a different story

What Are We to Make of Columbus Today? 

It being the fashion to tear down monuments these days, I assume on this Columbus Day we will see renewed efforts to tear down effigies of this supremely significant figure in world history. That would be stupid, of course, but it attests to the efforts of some people to reassess the mindless hagiography of Columbus that  marked the American response right up to the Sesquicentennial in 1992. And it brings up the question of  how we are supposed to regard this man from our perspective today.

Source: What Are We to Make of Columbus Today? – CounterPunch.org

Kevin McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust comparison – CNNPolitics

Greene’s comments are dreadful but the critics fail to mention the Israeli genocide underway in Israel.

House Republican leaders have condemned incendiary remarks from GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene five days after she first publicly compared Capitol Hill mask rules to the Holocaust, amid a wave of criticism from Republican and conservative critics as well as Jewish groups aimed at the Georgia congresswoman and the party leaders’ silence.

Source: Kevin McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust comparison – CNNPolitics