Date: November 12, 2022
“Norman “X” Finkelstein returns to Useful Idiots, fired up and with a scathing critique of Bernie Sanders and The Squad.
He begins with a definition of radicalism and The Left, citing the writing of Rosa Luxemburg: “The whole job of The Left is to constantly point out the conflict of interest between the ruling elite, the capitalist class, and yourself. To constantly point out: ‘Their interests are not your interests. Don’t be fooled.’”
Historically, he says, Bernie Sanders has upheld this left tradition, calling out the crooks who steal your money.
But when it came to Ukraine, “the bunch of crooks metamorphosed into a band of angels. You’re telling me the same people who are cheating you day in and day out, stealing your wealth, stealing your labor, those same people are suddenly heartbroken by what’s happening to the Ukrainian people?”
Norm does not pull any punches in his assessment of The Squad and Sanders:
“The day the squad and Bernie voted for war credits for Ukraine, that whole progressive enterprise turned into a rotting corpse.”
Plus, subscribe to hear the full interview where Norm dissects the midterm election results, the Israel election, and the weaponization of identity politics.
It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.
0:00 Intro and Useful Idiots announcements
0:33 The Absurd Arena (UI discussion board winners: get your comments and questions read on the show each Tuesday!)
5:06 Four food groups of news
14:11 Norm Finkelstein interview”