WSWS: The Biden campaign and the attempt to “rescue” American hegemony

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      In the four years since Trump became the Republican nominee, a ferocious conflict has been raging within the ruling class, centered on differences over foreign policy, and in particular the “hot war” being waged between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian forces in its Eastern regions after the US-backed coup in 2014.

      Instead of focusing on the conflict with Russia that has been the preeminent concern of much of the foreign policy establishment, the Trump administration has been preoccupied with stunting the economic growth of China while building up US military capabilities to fight a war in the Pacific.

      But here, too, the military and intelligence figures aligned with the Biden campaign feel that the White House has been ineffective. As two of the letter’s signatories wrote in an article in Foreign Policy magazine, “Trump has confronted China by starting trade wars with everyone else” rather than involving other imperialist states. “Major democratic powers including Japan, France, and Canada are desperate to work with the United States to blunt China’s predatory technology policies.”

      From the standpoint of the ruling class, it is primarily these differences over foreign policy, not domestic policy, that are being fought out in the election. Facing the greatest social and economic crisis since the Great Depression, domestic policy has been conducted on a largely bipartisan basis. The CARES Act, which sanctioned the multi-trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street while starving testing and contact tracing, passed unanimously in the Senate and by an unrecorded voice vote in the House.

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      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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      carrotguy
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      even more tempted to chip in with the “let it all burn” crowd

    • #350889
      3fingerbrown
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      Biden is definitely the PNAC candidate. If he wins we will have another major war.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #350901
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      @donaldtuohy That is where the Trump=Hitler analogy completely falls apart. That is why I don’t understand how anyone who says they want to end the wars can possibly vote for Biden with any kind of clear conscience.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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