Madeleine Albright and "Special Places in Hell"

by Mary Lou Greenberg | February 15, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, says that women should vote for Hillary Clinton, and that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” I have a thought on this, Madeleine.

YOU must have a very special place there, Madeleine, for contributing to the devastation of the lives of hundreds of thousands of women in Iraq, including the mothers of 500,000 Iraqi children killed by economic sanctions begun in 1990—and that YOU so viciously defended by saying the deaths of those 500,000 Iraqi children were “worth it.” As opposed to the mythical hell you refer to, you actually contributed to consigning these women—and men—to a REAL hell.

The women of the world, including in the U.S., don’t need “help” like this, Madeleine Albright—nor does any human being anywhere—just as they don’t need “help” from Hillary Clinton, or from Bernie Sanders for that matter, or from any of the Republican candidates. And women don’t need to get in on—get “a place at the table” of—a system that carries out such crimes against humanity and relies on domination (including male supremacy), repression, exploitation, fear, and cruelty for its very functioning and existence. This whole setup is a horror for billions of people on this planet, and for the planet itself.

What they—WE—do need is REVOLUTION, communist revolution, as Bob Avakian’s new synthesis of revolution provides a framework for. A revolution that is not about revenge or “getting my share of the goodies” but can and will transform all existing class and social relations and all the old ideas based on those relations. This will be a revolution where women and men together bring in a new system with new ways of working, living, creating, loving, and thinking free from patriarchy and all repressive institutions. And that’s what people need to be focusing on and working towards.


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