Global Nightmare, Imperialist System
Revolution #032, January 29, 2006, posted at revcom.us
- Torture in Abu Ghraib
- Devastation and death in Iraq
- Destruction of the planet
- A growing AIDS pandemic
- Women denied the right to abortion
- Thousands left to die and suffer in New Orleans
- Crimes of the Bush Regime
Crimes of the imperialist system
Bush is not the first U.S. president to launch an imperialist war or occupy another country in the name of democracy, or justify it with one lie after another. But in an effort to expand and fortify U.S. imperialism in the face of new challenges--Bush's new post-9/11 "doctrine" takes U.S. invasion, occupation, unjust arrest and detention, and torture to whole new levels.
The Bush Regime’s murderous racism in the face of Hurricane Katrina is a continuation of a whole legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and "separate but UNequal"--a whole history of the oppression of African Americans as a people. People with high links in the Bush administration – including William Bennett and even Bush's mother – made comments in the wake of Katrina that were openly racist and in Bennett's case, had a genocidal edge.
The courts, including the Supreme Court, are being packed with fascist judges who find legal justification for war and torture. Rightwing Christians who don’t believe in the separation of church and state are a powerful force in government policy from the White House on down. There are relentless efforts to outlaw abortion, demonize gay people and deny them equal rights. The Bush administration celebrates ignorance--suppressing scientific findings on global warming, stopping stem cell research, promoting creationist "intelligent design" and denying the science of evolution.
Bush’s horror show of crimes against the people is a product of this system.
The "normal workings" of imperialism are a nightmare for the majority of people on this planet: murderous wars, corrupt governments, brutal armies and police, poverty, exploitation, sweatshops and child labor, starvation, and the denial of the most basic means to survive.
A handful of highly developed capitalist countries violently subordinate whole peoples and nations to the relentless drive for profit--oppressing millions and fighting among themselves for superiority and domination. Bush is a creature from this lagoon.
The Bush Regime is an intense concentration of the system--extremely vicious and dangerous. The whole direction Bush is taking the future of the planet must be repudiated, fought, and STOPPED!
To fundamentally uproot the causes of these crimes against humanity it will take proletarian revolution. It will take socialism leading to a communist world to liberate the planet and get rid of class society and all exploitation and oppression.