On Assassination and American Exceptionalism
Historically, Americans have had a narrow view of "high crimes and misdemeanors." Maybe we need to take a look at the global consequences of an imperial presidency rather than just those things that offend our sensibilities.
First, there's plenty of money for everyone to get the benefits that they want. There's absolutely no need to have debates about raising taxes, deficits or MMT. All such arguments are distractions. If we want to pay for things like Medicare for All, Free College, or the Green New Deal, we need look no further than the coffers of the Transnational Corporate Class.
American pundits often bend over backward to equate Venezuela to the perils of socialism. By that metric, Haiti should certainly be a warning to the world about the perils of capitalism.
U.S. goals are clear. A U.S. friendly administration in Venezuela is a huge strategic advantage in the region. It's also good for business.
There is a huge caravan of refugees on their way to the United States, fleeing social conditions that the United States was instrumental in creating. What is our moral responsibility in preserving the basic human dignity and secure the fundamental human rights of these people? And how do we prepare ourselves for doing just that? This is the real issue, and this is exactly what we are not talking about.