It would be a lot more impressive that London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan is a Muslim & son of an immigrant Pakistani bus driver if he weren’t also publicly opposed to BDS. Actually, his opposition to BDS makes him very unimpressive indeed since it means he doesn’t understand or is willing to compromise on one of the most urgent issues in world politics today: Israeli apartheid & colonization of Palestine. It means our man doesn’t understand the pernicious role of the US & the UK in the Middle East & is willing to leave the Palestinians completely unarmed before a mighty military machine.

Everybody was all excited in the US when Obama became the first Black president. Look how that turned out several wars & thousands of drone bombings later. Clinton supporters push her as the first woman president. We already know where that’s headed, especially in her pledge to destroy BDS & aggravate conflict in the Middle East at the behest of her Israeli benefactors.

In the early days of feminism, many thought women leaders would herald the dawn of Aquarius & peace would reign on the planet. But there’s that little matter of Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Madeleine Albright, Condoleeza Rice, Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde, Hillary Clinton.

One’s religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity are of little consequence in political office except for one thing: it means voters are less hateful toward Blacks, women, Muslims. Good. So we should take advantage of that progress & offer voters candidates who are worthy of that respect.