Hillary Clinton is racist. She cares little for African-Americans, a fact that came to the fore most recently in 2008 when she was contending Obama (“super predators”. And where was she when this “special interest” and so many others were fighting for their civil rights during the cultural revolution? Working for the Republicans, propping up the Jew-hating, Gook-killing Nixon (the politician that she has probably learnt most from).). Back in the ’90s, while speaking in support of her husband’s harsh “law and order” policies, she described black children as
There are also plenty of rumors about her actual views – those she’s not paid to say, or paying others who tell her to have. Alexander Cockburn retells a story taken from Clinton’s driver:
They passed a beggar, and as they did so the First Lady expressed her disgust for the mendicant, adding, “He wouldn’t be a bum if he had a piece of ass.” The driver was able to shed no light on how or why she had arrived at this conclusion, stunned as he was by the coarse nature of her observations. Then they passed two young black women with babies. “There go two welfare cases. They make me sick. They’re too lazy to work,” said Senator Clinton, champion of mothers and children everywhere.
And what of her husband? The ex- “first black president”? Bill brought in severe entitlement cuts that disproportionately affected black communities, and – in order to drive attention away from his sex scandals and placate Southern racists – executed an effectively lobotomized black man, Ricky Ray Rector.
All this is bad. Real bad. But what about another, more drastic attempt to draw our eyes away from Matters of Dick: the bombing of Sudan’s only pharmaceutical plant. How many Africans died from diseases they didn’t have to as a result, and how much does it say about how little those people meant to Clinton? Read Media Matters summary here:
Head of the Sudanese humanitarian relief organization, the Near East Foundation, Jonathan Belke, reported that a year after the U.S. bombing:
“[W]ithout the lifesaving medicine [the destroyed facilities] produced, Sudan’s death toll from the bombing has continued, quietly, to rise… Thus, tens of thousands of people – many of them children – have suffered and died from malaria, tuberculosis, and other treatable diseases… [The factory] provided affordable medicine for humans and all the locally available veterinary medicine in Sudan. It produced 90 percent of Sudan’s major pharmaceutical products… Sanctions against Sudan make it impossible to import adequate amounts of medicines required to cover the serious gap left by the plant’s destruction…. [T]he action taken by Washington on Aug. 20, 1998, continues to deprive the people of Sudan of needed medicine. Millions must wonder how the International Court of Justice in The Hague will celebrate this anniversary.”
Because for the Clintons with their never-ending vanity, black people – like almost everyone else – are expendable.