[Marxism] Fwd: An Islamophobic progressive? | SocialistWorker.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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.

full: https://socialistworker.org/2016/12/08/an-islamophobic-progressive



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