Sunday, July 01, 2007


UP FRONT News June 18, 2007
Published by Tom Weiss
Editorial Advisor: Willard Whittingham

“The paper that can’t be bought and can’t be sold.”


In a recent story headlined “Clintons sell off controversial holdings”, Newsday reported that the happy couple “cashed out between $5 million and $25 million from a blind trust that included more then $100,000 in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.” According to Newsday, holdings that the Clintons find it embarassing to hold onto include, Wal-Mart ($115,00-$300,000), Pfizer ($100,000-$250,000), defense contractor Raytheon ($100,000-$250,000), United Healthcare ($100,000-$250,000), Hong Kong and China Gas Ltd. ($15,000-$50,000), and Anadarko Petroleum ($250,000-$500,000). The story also reports that Bill Clinton “earned” $10.2 million from speeches in 2006 and $5.8 million in 2007. The story does not mention the enormous amount of political and financial support she gets from the real estate moguls (e.g. Donald Trump, Corcoran Group) whose luxury housing profiteering constitute one of the principal engines causing homelessnesss.

These are some of the reasons I will never for Hillary Clinton. She and her recurrently wandering husband constitute both the symbol and the substance of greed and dishonesty that go a long way to explaining why America is not a democracy. Hillary Clinton, one of the greatest political cash cows (her husband is a cash bull) in history, is literally trying to further privatize the presidency, Bush-style, by purchasing the office.

And that is why Hillary Clinton spends such an enormous amount of rhetorical energy depicting herself as a populist concerned about poor and middle class people. She is in fact and enemy of the poor and middle class who sees human rights as a commodity reserved for herself and her pals - once again Bush-style.

Even if Hillary Clinton tries to present herself as an anti-War pacifist, the fact is that no amount of opportunistic anti-War posturing will negate the fact that she is a militarist with a “my way or the highway” approach to both politics. She is among those who didn’t feel it was important enough to read all the available information suggesting that there was no need to invade Iraq. She is among those who are in record as suggesting that maybe an invasion of Iran wouldn’t be such a bad idea. And she is among the many politicians who, no matter what she may say about Darfur, is an apologist for Genocide such as the one being perpetrated by Communist China in Occupied Tibet. After all Hillary Clinton, like her pal, right wing media predator Murdoch, makes a lot of money in China.

And when it comes to providing constituent services, here is the story. When I was homeless some years ago I was in need of an expedited Social Security Check, which requires the beneficiary’s representative submitting a request to the Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Senator Clinton, whom I was able to access quite directly via a connection involving Daniel Serrano, the Chief of Staff for NYS Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, the husband of Clinton staffer Yajaira Yepez, helped me a get a check in a matter of days. A few years later, I was in a similar situation, in need of an expedited check because my hotel rent money had been stolen. By this time, however, Mrs. Clinton had become fully aware of my criticism of her husband (deeply involved in the coverup of the Genocide in Tibet, having suppressed the documents I got to him via his secretary Betty M. Currie) as regards his China policy. Not only did her office refuse to return my calls, she personally had me investigated (by a Mr. Zimmerman, to whom I spoke on the phone and who verbalized an explicit threat against me) but she had Ms. Jepez fax an insulting and defamatory letter about me to my brother on September 5, 2003 at 4:14 PM. Mrs. Clinton is in fact something of a fascist.

And, speaking of fascism, it is not hard for me to recall Mrs. Clinton’s ritualistic claims of a “right wing conspiracy” against her when the at the time anti-Clinton New York Post (a “newspaper” now under Clinton supporter Murdoch much more editorially friendly) reported an anti-Semitic outburst by her against the Jewish campaign manager whom she blamed for an early electoral defeat suffered by her husband in Arkansas.

As far as I am concerned, her closest Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards (perhaps seeing themselves as her running mates if Mrs. Clinton purchases the Democratic presidential nomination) are treating her with kid gloves. The strongest criticism seems to come from two of the candidates with the least amount of money, Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel. Joe Biden thinks she’s okay. Bill Richardson has suggested that the 2008 Olympics do not belong in a nation that aids and abets Genocide in Darfur. I hope he takes Clinton on about China’s Genocide in Tibet.

Former U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney, understandably increasingly disillusioned with the Democratic Party, has suggested that she might run for president as the candidate of the Green Party. For one thing a possible McKinney Green candidacy suggests that Ralph Nader, who too long ignored the fact that the pseudo-left Greens have been deeply infiltrated by fascists and Jew haters associated with the racist Lenora Fulani and Fulani’s ideological godfather, the convicted felon and megalomaniac Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., has decided to disengage from the Greens. He and I have spoken and he reads UP FRONT News.

I’ve met Cynthia McKinney briefly on two occasions. The first was some years ago at St. John’s Cathedral in Manhattan when she was present at a ceremony honoring among others the Dalai Lama of Tibet and the President of Costa Rica for their human rights efforts. I told her a little bit about the horrors of life in Occupied Tibet and she replied by expressing her support for the Dalai Lama. I briefly met Ms. McKinney again at Symphony Space in Manhattan at a hearing on 9/11. Ms. McKinney believes that 9/11 was at least in part an inside job. I think she is probably right. Ms. McKinney, however, will soon find out that the Green Party is an inside job, too.
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