Fucking Pussy Ass Democrats

After several years of shame and regret for voting for Ralph Nader, which was only amplified by the degree to which I now sincerely admire Al Gore, I’m over it. I don’t regret it at all. I was smarter than I thought back in my college days.

After waiting for so many years for the Dems to have some voice in government, I am starting to get the picture here. Make a show on Iraq, but don’t actually do anything even though you have public support. Run a campaign on lobbyist reform, but don’t actually do anything.

And, worst of all, run a campaign on trade reform, and then broker a Bush administration written trade deal with phantom labor and environmental protections. Haven’t they seen what these deals have done to our country (never mind the catastrophes abroad) over the last decade?

If you bother to take even the most cursory glance at the state of Latin America, you will see that resentment against the US is once again boiling over. It’s not just Castro anymore. Chavez is leading a whole new clique of left wing leaders. There’s Morales in Bolivia, Bachelet in Chile (socialist), Kirchner in Argentina (socialist)—and a pretty clearly fraudulent election in Mexico to keep out their socialist.

Why? Is it because the spirit of Marx is alive in Latin America? No. It’s because the already dismal inequality in that region is being made even worse by these exploitative deals.

I was fooled by Neoliberalism, but only until the empirical evidence started coming in. No longer. I should have listened to my libertarian high school history teacher who, commenting upon the hundreds of pages in NAFTA, said “a true free trade agreement could fit on one page.” Indeed. There wouldn’t be draconian intellectual property protections in a true free trade agreement. But of course, those are ok—fuck the environment though.

My wallet just dried up for 2008.

¡Viva Chávez!