The American Left has been shoehorned into self-identifying as the Democratic party. As Democrats, we’ve become decadent, weak-willed, and complicit in the crimes of our Republican countrymen. I say this as someone who only votes for Democrats and because I don’t see any viable alternatives.Democratic political awareness is myopic, seeing domestic politics only, and of the last few decades only. The Democrats need to wake up and realize they need a geopolitical viewpoint, and a longer view of history.
We must not think of ourselves merely as Democrats. Instead, we should think of ourselves as world citizens.
Widen the scope of political awareness from national politics to geopolitics.
Widen the scope of historical awareness from decades to centuries.
Understand that Democracy and Socialism are not mutually exclusive.
Enlist Foreign Aid. Accept as much help as is offered to topple Bush.
We must all be fully committed to seeing Bush and his collaborators tried first for treason, then in the international criminal court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against peace.
There are always those who, under the banner of moderation, will attack you for showing leadership. Chavez is getting attacked by these ‘moderate’ Democrats.
To those ‘moderate Democrats’ who attack Chavez, I say you’re on the same side as Donald Rumsfeld and Pat Robertson.
To those ‘moderate Democrats’ who did not stick up for the blasphemers against threats from religious fundamentalist, I say you’ve got company with Bush’s State Department, who also condemns the blasphemous cartoons.