“It wasn’t a golden age” cornel west says democrats have escoliosis lumbar ejercicios to reckon with mixed obama legacy – nationofchange

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: after the last debate, for example, I went to a place in florida called homestead. And there is a private detention facility, being paid for by your taxpayer dollars, a private detention facility that currently houses 2,700 children. And by the way, there were members of us—julián was there, members of congress. They would not let us enter the place, members of the united states congress. So I walked down the road, I had climbed a ladder, and I looked over the fence. And I’m going to tell you what I saw. I saw children lined up single file, based on gender, being walked into barracks. The policies of this administration have been facilitated by laws escoliosis lumbar ejercicios on the book—

CORNEL WEST: well, I just want to affirm what my dear sister dolores escoliosis lumbar ejercicios said about the deportation out of control. It goes beyond political parties. It was under the obama administration, as well. We have to be very candid about that. And it’s very difficult, I think, to have a robust and candid conversation about a number escoliosis lumbar ejercicios of these structural issues that have to do with misery escoliosis lumbar ejercicios and oppression, without somehow being open to the ways in which both escoliosis lumbar ejercicios parties have been complicitous to not staying in contact with escoliosis lumbar ejercicios the rich humanity of our precious mexican brothers and sisters—chicanos, in my own language.

But it also relates to this larger issue of: how does the democratic party come to terms with obama escoliosis lumbar ejercicios and his legacy? Because it’s clear that hardly anyone wants to critically examine it. So you can’t say too much about the wall street bailout explicitly; you can’t say too much about the drones; you can’t say too much about the wars in libya and escoliosis lumbar ejercicios somalia, and the bombs in yemen; you can’t say too much about the very ugly israeli occupation; you can’t say too much about the ugly egyptian authoritarianism—though they are tied to the obama administration. So, the democratic party is in a very tough situation, because you’ve got democrats who are in love with our dear escoliosis lumbar ejercicios brother barack obama, and we know he’s a zillion times better in many ways than the escoliosis lumbar ejercicios trump in the white house right now, but, on the other hand, it wasn’t a golden age. And I think we have to be very candid about escoliosis lumbar ejercicios this.

And this is part of the tightrope that needs to escoliosis lumbar ejercicios be walked, I think, by those part of the progressive wing of the democratic escoliosis lumbar ejercicios party, because you have to be able to tell the truth. You have to be committed to the suffering of poor escoliosis lumbar ejercicios and working people. I don’t care where they are. They could be in tel aviv, in gaza. They can be in mexico city or el paso. They can be in guatemala or el paso. They can be in guatemala or ethiopia or somalia, dalits in india, uyghurs in china, and so forth. And so, those of us who are on the outside, more social movement activists, let’s say, as opposed to insiders, we have got to be able to speak our truths escoliosis lumbar ejercicios and bring power and pressure to bear, even as we connect with various statesmen and politicians.

And one of the reasons why I spend the wonderful escoliosis lumbar ejercicios time and precious moments that I do with my dear escoliosis lumbar ejercicios brother bernie sanders is not because I think he’s pure and pristine, but in many ways he is the last hope in escoliosis lumbar ejercicios terms of dealing with the planet in catastrophic mode, in dealing with the grotesque wealth inequality, in dealing with the legacies of white and male supremacy escoliosis lumbar ejercicios and transphobia, homophobia. How do we keep track of jewish humanity, palestinian humanity, arab humanity? What kinds of politicians will speak to those issues? Very, very few. Most of them are so well adjusted to the unjust escoliosis lumbar ejercicios status quo, who benefit from the oligarchic and plutocratic money. And brother bernie is one of the last hopes. I’m not saying he’s the last hope, but he’s one of the last hopes, as our empire undergoes such decline, even as we lurch for real democratic, radical democratic awakening and regeneration.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: and one of the most remarkable things about last night’s debate, as well as tuesday’s, is that there was virtually no mention of foreign policy. According to a washington postcount, last night, candidates spent a total of six minutes talking about foreign escoliosis lumbar ejercicios policy, which is down five minutes from the 11 minutes they escoliosis lumbar ejercicios spent on tuesday night. And also, many commentators have pointed out, as, you know, the rhetoric calling for war with iran is increasing within escoliosis lumbar ejercicios the trump administration, there was one in iran question, which was bizarrely asked to andrew yang and jay inslee escoliosis lumbar ejercicios alone. And when bill de blasio tried to bring it up, he was interrupted twice by moderators, and said we have to move on to the mueller escoliosis lumbar ejercicios report.

CORNEL WEST: no, I think part of the problem is, is that when you talk about empire, you’ve got the pillars of the military-industrial complex, you’ve got wall street, but you also have corporate media. And I thank god for democracy now!, thank god for the two wonderful sisters that you all escoliosis lumbar ejercicios are, to try to say, “you know what? Corporate media is an integral part of the empire that escoliosis lumbar ejercicios is in denial about america being an empire, and therefore doesn’t want to keep track of the nine countries—five middle east, four in africa—where united states is even dropping bombs or assisting in escoliosis lumbar ejercicios the dropping of bombs.” nobody wants to talk about the 128 countries of special escoliosis lumbar ejercicios operations, the over 586 military units of the U.S. Military in all around the world, and the 4,800 that we have throughout the united states and the escoliosis lumbar ejercicios world. Corporate media won’t touch that with a 10-foot pole.

And so you end up with this very narrow, deodorized, truncated conversation that denies the reality of the U.S. Presence in the world. And as brother martin luther king used to say, those bombs that are dropped in yemen, somalia, libya, afghanistan, pakistan, they land—indigenous peoples’ reservations. We are not a nation of immigrants; we’re a nation with immigrants, with indigenous peoples and enslaved africans in our origin. Those bombs drop in hoods, black hoods. They drop in barrios. They drop in white working-class and white poor communities. Sixty cents of every $1 of U.S. Budget goes to the military-industrial complex, trump’s $750 billion military budget. Who voted for that? Democrats as well as republicans. That’s part of the imperial extension, that makes it difficult for us to speak to issues escoliosis lumbar ejercicios of healthcare, jobs with a living wage. It suffocates the domestic agenda. And martin luther king jr., our dear sister dolores and cesar chavez and others, those grand exemplars of the social movements of the past, they understood that. And I think that’s part of the challenge that we have to bring.

AMY GOODMAN: we’re turning to a little music, and then we’re coming back to this to hear what they did, the candidates did, have to say about war, and also, what advertisements have to do with the range of the escoliosis lumbar ejercicios debate. Dr. Cornel west is with us. He’s supporting bernie sanders. He teaches at harvard university. And we’re joined by dolores huerta, who is head of the dolores huerta foundation, the renowned civil rights activist, co-founder of united farm workers of america. She supports kamala harris. Stay with us.

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