How in the name of God, or all of the pantheon of god’s in the world’s repertoire for that matter, can this extraordinarily corrupt and evil woman still be considered the overwhelming favorite of the Democratic Party? Why is she still free to roam this earth and not behind bars in some maximum security prison. Has she been chosen by the higher powers to be America’s ultimate destroyer, following on the heals of the Preparer of Doom, The Obama? Perhaps, if humanity survives the coming decade, with the luxury of hindsight the current President will be considered by historians as the inevitable poison draught that lulled America into a deathlike trance and Hillary the Destroyer of Worlds?
Why is this happening to America? Straus’s Law of Hubris comes to mind: the magnitude and duration of hubris is ultimately matched by the magnitude and duration of the fall from grace. We are simply on the wrong side of our own nation’s history. The locusts and plaques have arrived. It is evidenced everywhere.
For union organizers in Colombia, the dangers of their trade were intensifying. When workers at the country’s largest independent oil company staged a strike in 2011, the Colombian military rounded them up at gunpoint and threatened violence if they failed to disband, according to human rights organizations. Similar intimidation tactics against the workers, say labor leaders, amounted to an everyday feature of life.
For the United States, these were precisely the sorts of discomfiting accounts that were supposed to be prevented in Colombia under a labor agreement that accompanied a recently signed free trade pact liberalizing the exchange of goods between the countries. From Washington to Bogota, leaders had promoted the pact as a win for all — a deal that would at once boost trade while strengthening the rights of embattled Colombian labor organizers. That formulation had previously drawn skepticism from many prominent Democrats, among them Hillary Clinton.
Yet as union leaders and human rights activists conveyed these harrowing reports of violence to then-Secretary of State Clinton in late 2011, urging her to pressure the Colombian government to protect labor organizers, she responded first with silence, these organizers say. The State Department publicly praised Colombia’s progress on human rights, thereby permitting hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid to flow to the same Colombian military that labor activists say helped intimidate workers.