The Peace Aesthetic: Code Pink’s Brown Politics
Code Pink has fallen off. Hard.
They were just in the news for harassing Bernie Sanders’s office, whose staff supposedly had to call the cops to have them removed (that’s what they’re claiming on social media, anyway). Some of the Code Pink occupiers were, as a matter of course, arrested.
If you know about Code Pink’s origins but nothing that’s been happening since 2011, you might find this turn of events shocking. Code Pink touts itself as a left-aligned organization. Bernie is the left-most member of the Senate. They’ve shared common cause in the past.
And yet here we are.
Code Pink is not Bernie’s problem. It’s ours. I don’t recognize them as any species of left-progressive politics, and I study the shit out the left.
If you’re a MAGA nationalist militarist, then Code Pink is all yours. But if you’re genuinely anti-imperial, steer clear of Code Pink.
Let me explain.