The Problem: While the majority of Americans have been involved in the "wedge issues" of abortion, guns, gays, poor teachers, etc. the country has been taken away from them. The key to having any hope of regaining our democracy is these NotSee Americans to open their eyes and get actively involved. (If it isn't too late)
But Why attack a current Major in the US Army National Guard?

Hillary Clinton and her neo-liberal faction represent certain interests that Rep. Gabbard vocally opposes. This conflict is direct and non-negotiable.

  1.  Gabbard has taken a stand to end America’s unconstrained series of “regime change wars” across the world. This is the empire in operation, and it is what the Clintons helped institute over decades. It’s their legacy and business model.
  2.  Tulsi Gabbard’s opposition to illegal wars touches on arms sales to Middle East tyrannies, thus affecting the weapons industries: the Military-Industrial-Complex.
  3.  The CIA and National Security establishment are clearly on board with imperial aggression, and these are powerful allies of Clinton with motivation to support propaganda that can discredit Major Gabbard and her message.
  4.  Gabbard’s Stop Arming Terrorists Act directly implicated US officials for arming terrorists in the first place, potentially rising to the level of Treason in the case of “aid and comfort” to Al Qaeda in Syria.
  5.  Rep. Gabbard resigned from the Vice Chair position in the DNC in 2016 because it was obvious that Hillary Clinton was rigging the primary election against Bernie Sanders. While Gabbard spoke out against this corruption of the democratic process, Bernie Sanders has been conspicuously silent, going so far as to endorse and campaign for Clinton after the humiliating spectacle of election-rigging against him.
  6.  Gabbard is running a grassroots campaign and not taking any dark money from corporations or PACs. Her positions are therefore not for sale, as opposed to most of the other candidates who do not face slander and libel from establishment figures.
  7.  Gabbard specifically endorsed Medicare for All, Glass-Steagall, a $15 minimum wage, free college, paid leave, and she opposes cash bail, private prisons, nuclear power, and she wants to slash the military budget to pay for improvements domestically and eliminate off-shore elite tax loopholes.

Hillary’s allies in the media, particularly at NBC, CNN & NYTIMES have made outrageous, slanderous claims against Representative Gabbard, as has Clinton.

One of their favorite slanders is the “Assad apologist” smear. After Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama illegally armed insurgent terrorists inside Syria for years, Rep. Gabbard decided to travel there and ask questions, including interviewing the actual President of Syria, Bashar al Assad. Much of the Western reporting about Syria had come directly from the insurgents, the “activists say” journalism model, and most of it had been deception, often sloppy deception, but that didn’t stop Western media from repeating the Jihadist propaganda as long as it demonized the government side.

Barack Obama green lit a partnership with Jihadist terrorists. The US President went so far as to tell Erdoğan of Turkey to have an “inclusive” strategy that welcomed “foreign extremists” into the US-backed Syrian war effort. The US State Department then directly funded and gave cameras to the “White Helmets” of Syria, who are made up primarily of former Jihadist fighters and who directly worked with Jabhat al Nusrahthe Syrian Al Qaeda franchise.

Tulsi Gabbard has been constantly under attack for revealing this dirty war in Syria, a war that used genocidal terrorists as proxies so long as they attacked the government forces there. This conflict goes to the heart of the “war on terrorism” and which side the US is actually fighting on. Major Gabbard signed up for the military as a result of the presumed Al Qaeda terror attacks of September 11, 2001. It seemed clear back then who the bad guys were. On this question she is resolute. Others in Washington not so much.

Google Inc. went so far as to suddenly freeze Gabbard’s advertising account for a few crucial hours when the entire country was searching for information about her during the first Democratic Party debate. She faces a coordinated, multi-pronged attack, and this is a propaganda war against US democracy, against a candidate whom they cannot control. Gabbard immediately sued Google for blatant election interference, but if she continues filing lawsuits against those who libel and slander her then she’ll end up appearing litigation-happy. That would be yet another smear to lob at her in the Clinton-friendly corporate-controlled mass media.

America is ruled through propaganda, not facts. Political statements don’t have to be true to rally the teams to hate and point fingers without understanding. Van Jones called it a “very dangerous game,” but it may be more business as usual, just another day in the empire. A sizable chunk of the public buys into Big Lies because they are convenient and less work than research and thought. That’s the ugly truth. Too many Americans can’t tell the heroes from the villains, the vital from the trivial.


Joe Giambrone has written for Foreign Policy Journal, International Policy Digest, WhoWhatWhy, OpedNews, Counterpunch, and elsewhere. He is the author of several books, including the recently released DEMIGODS, a tale of enduring injustice in the modern superhero world.