DAVID Rolde is a PEACE & Justice Candidate
Oppose U.S. imperialism! Stand the for liberation of all oppressed peoples!
I am an anti-imperialist anti-war activist running for the Green Party U.S. 2020 Presidential nomination.
Unlike some previous and current Green Party presidential candidates, I am calling to totally eliminate the U.S. military and weapons industry. The U.S. military serves absolutely no positive purpose. Everything the U.S. military does is destructive or at best only wasteful. Some of the other Green Party candidates talk about reducing the military budget by an arbitrary percentage. But I say that cutting the military budget by 50% or even 75% is not enough. That would still leave hundreds of billions of dollars every year budgeted to fund genocide! The world can’t survive many more years of the U.S. military wreaking social and environmental destruction. Even the war criminal President General Eisenhower admitted that “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” When our Green Party presidential candidates in previous years called for cutting the U.S. military budget by 50% it sounded to me like a call for a reform not a call for a real change. We don’t need a smaller genocidal imperialist institution. We need to actually get rid of it.
I oppose all U.S. imperialist wars including the wars against African (Black) and Indigenous people here in North America. I support the right of people around the world to form their own progressive anti-imperialist governments. I oppose all U.S. imperialist regime change campaigns. I stand with the people and governments of Belarus, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Iran, (North) People's Korea, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Venezuela and others against imperialist "regime change" lying propaganda. This is a difference between me and some of the other Green Party presidential candidates, especially Howie Hawkins who has engaged in activism supporting regime change against Syria.