Sunday, July 28, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) votes in favor of Trump's war budget

The much-celebrated star of U.S. social democracy, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (AOC) recently endorsed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 which is actually a deal between the Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

By a bipartisan vote of 284-149, the House approved the bill, sending it to the Senate, which is expected to debate it next week. Among other issues, the bill adds billions of dollars to military spending thus including about $738 billion for fiscal 2020 which is a 3 percent increase from current year levels. 

President Donald Trump on Twitter hailed the deal as "a real compromise in order to give another big victory to our Great Military and Vets!". However, what is hidden behind Trump's comments about the "big victory" for the U.S. "Great Military" is the strengthening of the U.S. imperialist machine, for new interventions and war preparations around the world. 

The vote in the House of Representatives confirms the fact that the two major parties, Democrats and Republicans, act as political partners, serving the U.S. monopolies and American imperialism. Furthermore, it exposes the actual political allegiance of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the role of "left-wing" politicians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

Like her political mentor Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez tries to present herself as a "socialist" and a "radical activist" with pro-people views. But the truth is that she provides a left cover for the deeply reactionary Democratic Party, through a false and hypocritical rhetoric about "social inequality", "global warming", etc. Throughout history, politicians like Ocasio-Cortez have been proved very useful for the bourgeois system, as long as they contribute to the entrapment of popular masses into the deception of a "humane capitalism". 

The working people and the popular strata of the USA do not need pseudo-socialist "saviors" like Ocasio-Cortez or Sanders. The working class and the people need a strong Communist Party, with a solid marxist-leninist ideological basis, which will organize and lead the masses into an unyielding independent struggle against the capitalist apparatus towards real socialism, for workers-people's power.