[Marxism] Impeachment: A window into the crisis of the US capitalist class

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 13:45:08 MST 2019

"Former US ambassador to Ukraine and a career diplomat Marie Yovanovitch
put her finger dead on the issue: On the one hand there lay what Trump
loyalist Gordan Sondland represented: “he was being involved in a domestic
political errand and we were being involved in national-security foreign
policy,” she said. On the other side lies the State Department, which “is
being hollowed out from within at a competitive and complex time on the
world stage.” In other words, at a time of rising competition from Russian
and Chinese imperialism, US imperialism needs a layer of trained and tried
and true diplomats to look out for its interests, rather than the interests
of just one individual, Donald Trump.

"That is what these impeachment hearings are really all about. Will US
foreign policy be conducted in the interests of the dominant wings of the
US capitalist class, or will it be conducted in the interests of one
individual – Donald Trump? The fact that this question even has to be asked
starkly demonstrates the political crisis of the US capitalist class...."

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*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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