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Servant of American empire Dianne Feinstein dead; mourn not

She shouldn't have run for re-election her last time, and wouldn't have won her primary had the California Democratic Party not cleared the decks for her. Shades of Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020 nationally. No wonder both mourn her so much today. The California Democratic Party is one reason why Californians and Americans can't have good things, per the meme.

She was an uncritical servant of American Empire abroad, which is to say, she was both a warmonger and a torturemonger. She was fine with snooping on Americans, and the only reason she opposed snooping on foreign leaders was probably the fallout we experienced from getting caught. She was, of course, a faithful servant of Zionism, too.

Domestically, she was a garden-variety plutocratic Democratic senator. A friend of the banksters during the run-up to and aftermath of the Great Recession, most notably. After all, with hubby's money from real estate, protecting banksters was big stuff.

Beyond that? Her infamous sneering at child climate change protestors should be the way we remember her time in the Senate at twilight.

Before that, as San Francisco's mayor? Per one Tweet that I retweeted, Harvey Milk said that she, as a San Francisco politician was a conservative obstruction to progressive transformation. Sadly, the assassination of Milk and then-mayor George Moscone opened the doors for her political ascent.

Although I and we all knew her health frailty, I didn't have anything cued up as long as what I did for him. So, that's a wrap.

The only remaining question is that, since Gov. Pothole, Gavin Newsom, said long ago (and doesn't that mean he should have called for her retirement/resignation?) he would appoint a Black woman to fill a vacancy, but not a Black woman announced candidate (Rep. Barbara Lee), what neoliberal Black women Democrats are running around California these days?

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Servant of American empire Dianne Feinstein dead; mourn not


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