If Hillary Clinton is more capable than Donald Trump of wielding U.S. military and financial dominance to endanger lives at home and abroad, does that make Trump the "lesser evil" in the 2016 presidential election?
Yes, suggests political economist Michael Hudson.
"You sort of prefer [Trump],
right?" asks Ross Ashcroft in a Renegade Inc. interview with Hudson. "Because
you don't want a resourceful, intelligent and influential type in the job because the job's so powerful."
PHILADELPHIA -- The parade of useful idiots, the bankrupt liberal class that long ago sold its soul to corporate power, is now led by Sen. Bernie Sanders. His final capitulation, symbolized by his pathetic motion to suspend the roll call, giving Hillary Clinton the Democratic nomination by acclamation, is an abject betrayal of millions of his supporters and his call for a political revolution.
No doubt the Democrats will continue to let Sanders be a member of the Democratic Caucus. No doubt the Democrats will continue to agree not to run a serious candidate against him in Vermont. No doubt Sanders will be given an ample platform and media opportunities to shill for Clinton and the corporate machine. No doubt he will remain a member of the political establishment.
It's a repudiation of the arrogant elitism of the Democratic Party machine as represented by the Clintons, whose radical deregulation of Wall Street created this mess. And instead of recognizing the error of their ways and standing up to the banks, Clinton's campaign cozied up to them, and that did not give people who are hurting confidence that she would respond to their needs or that she gave a damn about their suffering. She's terminally tone-deaf. read more