Thus spake Hillary

12 Nov

Spotted this morning, an FB friend living in Cairo referencing a story – click on the image – in yesterday’s Guardian.

Her warmongering – its victims dark skinned and disproportionately female – aside, Ms Clinton is given to portraying herself as an ardent feminist. (For a more critical view see Hillary Clinton and Corporate Feminism by Kevin Young and Diana C. Sierra Becerra. I recommend it not just in respect of HRC but as a thoughtful critique of the limits to any feminism that would have us see women’s oppression as something apart from class exploitation.)

No surprise then to find, in yesterday’s Graun piece, this gem:

Clinton said: “I mean, who do they think they are that they would keep information like that from the public, especially before an election?

“Well, I’ll tell you who they think they are. They think that they are the all-powerful, strong men who should be ruling,” she said, linking the suppression of the report to a rising authoritarian turn in western leaders.

Can we really rule out her running for president in 2020?

*

4 Replies to “Thus spake Hillary

  1. I mean, who do they think they are that they would keep information like that from the public, especially before an election?”

    A deeply ironic observation given the way in which the same practice and worse has been evident in withholding relevant information from people voting in other spheres recently. Preferring to bury inconvenient facts to get yet more pre-chosen careerist incompetents in place based on a self I/D label which does not do what it says on the tin.

    People in glass houses and all that.

  2. There’s a fresh batch on the way which have been incubated over the past two years. Courtesy of the usual self appointed movers and shakers.

    Never mind the Parliamentary road to Socialism – some of us are still waiting for the Parliamentary road to Democracy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.