[Editor's Note: Mazin Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian human rights activist who seeks Palestinian rights. In the article below we get a Palestinian perspective on what the elections mean for his people, and what can be expected.
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“Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not a struggle for a day, a week, a month, or a year. It is a struggle of a lifetime. Never ever be afraid to make some noise and get in some good trouble, necessary trouble”
- John Lewis
My quick comment on the US elections: Aside from the good news that progressive congresswomen were elected to the house of representatives, the contentious election is a short term win for AIPAC (the powerful foreign lobby that is the major foreign intervention in US politics). Whether Biden or Trump are declared presidential winner, the US remains highly divided and billions of US tax money will continue flowing to Israel precisely. The deeper state loves this kind of division (divide and conquer/MANAGEABLE CONFLICT) and most of the voters are convinced to vote for those they consider "lesser of two evils". Both the DNC and the RNC are corrupt.
Only if enough people wake-up and demand that the system is reformed to be really democratic, then we would see Green Party, Independents, the Squad, Bernie Sanders, and decent Republicans given a fair chance to actually serve the American public in higher offices instead of serving monied interests. But like the Zionist inspired invasion of Iraq was intended to create manageable conflicts but backfired, the divide and conquer strategy by the elites in the US will not end-up creating manageable conflict in the US but also backfire by creating awareness and new people’s movements.
The hope in the US remains with massive people movements like those that gave us the women’s right to vote, civil rights, social security, ending the war on Vietnam, ending support for Apartheid in South Africa (and hopefully soon ending support for Israeli apartheid). Times to come will be interesting and our work for sustainable human and natural communities even more important.
Congress has been cranking out legislation all to serve Israeli apartheid at the expense of US public interests.
Solidarity2020 October event: Community organizers and activists are working to save democracy and to transition to democracy as human rights and civil society spaces are under attack around the world. https://youtu.be/3pJJWC6_6H8
Stay Human and keep hope alive.