The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) claim they have 60,000 new members. Who gives a rat’s ass where they stand on the collected works of Marx & Engels? What matters is what they’re doing to oppose Syrian, Russian, US-coalition bombing in Syria, the US-NATO wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, what they’re doing about the genocide against Rohingya & Uyghur Muslims, & what they’re doing to defend refugees dumped in concentration camps. Theory is important, but textual exegesis & throwing quotes around from political writings is not theoretical work nor what socialism, or any kind of politics, is about. It’s about standing with the oppressed as one of them & if isn’t that, it’s pointless. If DSA has 60,000 members, why aren’t they in the streets opposing war & genocide?

Death is everywhere in Idlib, sparing no living creatures, especially the vulnerable.

Stop the bombing of Idlib.

(Photo from White Helmets)

A Syrian journalist in Idlib posted an image of a small boy in a refugee camp beheaded in a Syrian bombing attack. Without his head, it will be harder to identify which terrorist group the little boy belonged to but since Assad, his propagandists, & US antiwar groups claim al-Qaeda rules Idlib, he must belong to an al-Qaeda faction. Or is this child’s death another war crime supported by Pilger, Tariq Ali, Chomsky, Fisk, Prashad, all the leading voices of the so-called left & the corrupted antiwar movement to defend the Assad dictatorship’s right to self-determination?

Stop the bombing of Idlib. They are civilians, not terrorists.