This week the response to the Trump election was immediate and highly polarized, with people from both sides going into the streets. For more on these struggles go here.
To understand the roots and the dynamics of Trump’s election, go here.
To ALL Revolutionaries, Students, Professors, and Others on Campuses!
With the election of Trump, we confront a FASCIST America, No Less!
November 14, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Let them not fool you—with Obama’s soothing and comforting talk of all of them being on the “same team” and the election being merely but an “intramural scrimmage,” some saying Trump is “softening” on his hatred and hated policies, and that he does not really intend carrying them through, and yet others saying “let’s give him a chance.” NO!
Spread this statement everywhere—at the outpourings of protest that have erupted, bring it into classrooms, hand it out in cafeterias, spread it on social media, saturate the campus with this, sit down and really get into, grapple with, and discuss it with others.
Work with students and professors to anchor teach-ins on the content of this—on what Trump ACTUALLY represents, what FASCISM is, its history, and its implications for vast sections of people, and what WE need to do! Study and discuss these works by Bob Avakian: “The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy… And Why Clinton and the Democrats Are No Answer” and “The Fascists and the Destruction of the ‘Weimar Republic’… And What Will Replace It.” Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, has done scientific analysis over decades that sheds a great deal of light on the current political juncture—its roots, its dynamics, and what must be done in response.
Take to heart, and act on, the title and call of this statement:
“Rise Up… Get Into The Streets… Unite With People Everywhere to Build Up Resistance in Every Way You Can! Don’t Stop: Don’t Conciliate… Don’t Accommodate… Don’t Collaborate!”
Establish Trump-free and fascist-free zones! We need teach-ins and sit-ins! We need massive multifaceted resistance to the whole program represented by Trump, any acts of white supremacy and misogyny, any attacks on immigrants and Muslims, and other manifestations of fascism.
2. Go deeper—be radical!
What the vast majority of seven billion of humanity faces is a horror, the system of capitalism-imperialism. Trump is but a concentrated manifestation—grotesque and monstrous—of this system. This is not the best or only possible world or society. A radically different and far better world is possible.
Bob Avakian’s THE NEW COMMUNISM provides a thoroughly scientific approach to knowing and radically changing the world, making revolution and a whole new framework for the emancipation of humanity.
Get into—and organized into—the ACTUAL revolution, to overthrow this system at the soonest possible time, for a communist revolution aiming to get beyond the long darkness of humanity divided into masters and slaves. “HOW WE CAN WIN—How We Can Really Make Revolution” details the strategy for such a revolution. What is needed is YOU: contact and get with the Revolution Club on campus. If there is no Revolution Club on your campus, organize one — go to the Revolution Club page to find out how.
3. Fight back against the authorities’ attacks on radical discourse and organization, critical thinking, and resistance. Respond with more, come back stronger!
REVERSE the outrageous “bans” that have been—ILLEGITIMATELY—placed this fall on members of the Revolution Club at two major campuses in this country, University of Chicago and CCNY. Join with the Revolution Clubs in fighting this, in welcoming the revolutionaries onto campus and into your classes, and being part of this struggle.
All those who feel there needs to be genuine discourse on “What is the problem and the source of horrors in the world?… What is the solution?… and What will it take to change and get beyond all this?” needs to be part of this, as do all those who value critical thinking and free speech! In a world of Trump-Fascist America, it is worth remembering the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller, “First, they came for the communists….,” take heed, and fight to reverse these bans!
Resist and repel every attempt to shut down radical discourse and debate, to wall off the campus from the larger world, and to attack those on the front lines of resistance against oppression and refusing to accept a fascist America.
A final thought: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
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