Sunday, January 13, 2008

Where Was The `Change' During The Clintons' First Two Terms?--Part 3

In their current campaign to secure a third term in the White House, in violation of the spirit of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which limits U.S. Establishment politicians who become the U.S. president to two terms in office), the Clintons are claiming that a third Clinton Administration in Washington, D.C. will bring democratic political “change” to U.S. society. Yet as the following historical column items from Downtown indicate, when Bill Clinton was the U.S. President during the 1990s the Clintons failed to bring democratic political change to U.S. society:

210 Days After The Clintons’ Inauguration: Where’s The Change?

Last year [in 1992] at this time, Bill Clinton was utilizing public funds and corporate contributions to campaign around the United States and promise us that—unlike former CIA Director George Bush I—he had a domestic agenda to rapidly change U.S. society, cut taxes and restore [permanent] economic prosperity to the United States. Yet he’s been practicing his saxophone in the White House for 210 days and there’s still not much change.

Neither the Yuppie Democrats nor the Old Republicans really know what to do to reverse the economic decline of the United States and end the oppression of middle-class and working-class people by the existing U.S. economic system. Until U.S. radicals are allowed to get on the TV screen to encourage U.S. middle-class and working-class people to collectively take U.S. political and economic power out of the hands of the U.S. Establishment and its governing elite, the suffering of the Free Love Generation in the 1990s is likely to continue.

(Downtown 8/18/93)

224 Days After The Clintons’ Inauguration: Where’s The Change?

Bill Clinton has apparently been vacationing in the White House since his inauguration—when he isn’t traveling on a 1996 re-election campaign trip, jogging or playing golf. But he still decided not to sacrifice his August 1993 vacation in order to actually do something positive to help the homeless, the jobless, the poor, people without health insurance, the victims of AIDS, the victims of institutional racism and sexism or members of the Multiple Love Generation. As the New York Times (8/13/93) observed in August 1993:

“The planning of the First Family’s vacation has taken all of the trappings of a bad Washington novel…The latest vacation destination appears to be Martha’s Vineyard…If he does not change his mind—friends warn that he well could—Mr. Clinton will arrive in Massachusetts the middle of next week and stay until the end of the month…The tentative plan to go to Martha’s Vineyard apparently came on the recommendation of Vernon E. Jordan, the Washington lawyer who vacations there and who serves as a member of the president’s informal cabinet..”

As Downtown (12/2/92) previously noted, the Clintons’ vacation advisor and “informal cabinet” member Vernon Jordan “has sat next to Kissinger Associates Chairman Henry Kissinger on the board of directors of American Express” and “has also sat recently on the corporate boards of Bankers Trust, RJR/Nabisco, Xerox, J.C.Penney and the Ford Foundation, as well as being a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld—one of the city’s most important lobbying groups,” according to Louis Rukeyser’s Business Almanac. Despite Bill Clinton’s campaign rhetoric of last year [1992] about not being part of the U.S. Establishment, 224 days after his inauguration most members of the Multiple Love Generation probably recognize that the Clintons have always been puppets of our generational oppressors.

(Downtown 9/1/93)

Next: Where Was The “Change” During The Clintons’ First Two Terms?—Part 4

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