[Marxism] Fwd: An Islamophobic progressive? | SocialistWorker.org
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Thu Dec 8 16:55:53 MST 2016
From Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to supposed liberal firebrand
Elizabeth Warren and down through the ranks, leading Democrats have gone
out of their way to say they will give Trump a chance. Their behavior
proves they are more concerned with the stability of the two-party
system than with resisting Trump's reactionary agenda.
But Gabbard's political project is more disturbing than the usual
opportunist behavior of a cynical and calculating politician. It flows
from her commitment to Hindu fundamentalism. Gabbard is a devotee of the
Hindu sect Gaudiya Vaishnavism and apparently a follower of a splinter
group from the Hare Krishnas.
Like anyone else, Gabbard's religious affiliations, in and of
themselves, should not be the subject of criticism. But in her case,
they are connected to reactionary political positions. Thus, Gabbard has
expressed deeply homophobic sentiments in common with the religious
doctrine she embraces. Gabbard only recently disavowed her previous
anti-LGBT bigotry when she decided to run for Congress in one of
Hawaii's most liberal districts.
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