Black Alliance for Peace, March 22, 2021
The reactionary character of U.S. politics is on full display as the corporate media—in alignment with the military-industrial complex—the lunatic elements of the foreign policy community and right-wing neoliberal Democrats seem committed to conditioning the public to accept yet another insane military confrontation. This time, with a real opponent—China!
What makes this situation even more absurd is the public voted for Biden and the Democrats because they were led to believe the United States and the world would be a safer place with them in charge. This comes even though the historical evidence has always demonstrated the opposite. Outside the disastrous decision by the Bush administration to attempt to wage imperialist war in two theaters, almost every other major and minor conflict that the United States engaged in since the end of the Second World War took place during a Democrat Party administration.
That is why we say again that it is imperative the anti-war, pro-peace and anti-imperialist movements not allow the public to be manipulated into conflict just because the Democrats are more polished criminals. And criminality is exactly what it is when you impose illegal sanctions, subvert nations, arm opposition groups, stay in countries like Iraq after its government demands you leave, and support right-wing brutal regimes in Haiti and Israel.
Over the last few weeks, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has, with our meager resources and still growing organization, taken up the call to end the war in Afghanistan and to demand the Biden administration abolish the 1033 program and end its support for the neocolonial dictatorship in Haiti.
The work continues and you will see here the outstanding contributions our membership and allies have made to stop the madness of U.S. aggression. Help us. We must not let the administration gut the peace process in Afghanistan. If we, the people, don’t stop the bipartisan madness—who will?