Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Where Was The `Change' During The Clintons' First Two Terms?--Part 17

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 item from Downtown indicates, when Bill Clinton was the U.S. President during the 1990s the Clintons failed to bring democratic political change to U.S. society:

1002 Days After The Clintons’ Inauguration: Where’s The Change?

A peace treaty with the Iraqi government has yet to be signed by the Clintons’ Administration. Nor has any high-wage community service program that actually reduces joblessness among African-Americans been set up by the Clintons’ Administration; and a federal gay rights bill has yet to be pushed through Congress by the Clintons.

Although the Cold War is over, U.S. troops are still stationed in Europe under the Clintons’ Administration; and a special prosecutor to investigate the JFK assassination in Dallas has yet to be appointed by Bill Clinton. U.S. political prisoners like Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli and many Puerto Rican nationalists remain locked up by the Clintons’ Administration. And the trend towards Big media monopolization and centralization of media power continues unchecked under the Clintons’ Administration.

Presidential candidates like Perot and Dole, however, are unlikely to produce much radical democratic change. And the Young Democrats still remain afraid to debate with counter-cultural third-party advocates, green activists or anti-war folks on the Big Media TV screen. Yet the majority of people in the U.S. are still interested in radically changing the nature of U.S. society, 1002 days after the Clintons’ inauguration. All Big Media Power To The People! Free Leonard Peltier Now!

(Downtown 10/18/95)

Next: Where Was The “Change” During The Clintons’ First Two Terms?—Part 18

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