Join Refuse Fascism contingents in the Women’s Marches
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The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Fascism Cannot Be Voted Out, The People Must Drive It from Power
A challenge to everyone at the Women’s Marches from RefuseFascism.org
The Women’s March is wrong when it says that this is a time to celebrate “two years of resistance to the Trump Presidency, two years of training new activists, and two years of building power…” Nor, is it time to funnel our energies into 2020 and backing more women in office.
In the face of rapidly advancing fascism, this is deadly delusion.
We are two years into the Trump/Pence fascist regime. We have seen: Muslims banned. White supremacists march openly and murder, with open backing from the president. The courts packed with fascist judges at the highest level and all the way down. Pipe bombs sent to powerful people in public life who were demonized by Trump. Children torn from parents and locked in cages. Teargas fired – and the border shut down – to stop desperate asylum-seekers. Treaties and international agreements torn up. Nuclear holocaust threatened. An unending torrent of LIES. Massive environmental deregulation, endangering the planet and humanity’s future. This country’s largest anti-Semitic massacre. And now Trump has shut down the government to demand his Fascist Border Wall – a concentrated symbol and major leap in his fascist program to Make America White Again.
The chaos in the White House is not a sign of incompetence or unraveling. Rather, this chaos is the very vehicle by which this regime frees itself from the constraints imposed by the established domestic and international order.
However, people are being told – and far, far, far too many are believing – that the new Democratic majority in Congress marks a huge victory and a “new day.” MSNBC, Democracy Now, Women’s March leaders, and many others are nonstop heralding the “good news” of the diverse identities of the freshmen congressional reps, various new legislation or inquiries, and on and on.
This is not only wrong, it is a deadly delusion.
None of what the Democrats are doing is striking at or in any way moving to stop the FASCISM that is at the core of the Trump/Pence regime and which is already destroying millions of lives and imperiling the future of human civilization across the globe. But what the Democrats are doing is pacifying and domesticating people’s outrage into meaningless channels precisely at a time when it needs to be breaking loose into the streets with the demand that: “This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!” In the crisis over Trump’s Fascist Wall, the Democratic Party leadership is not taking on the white supremacy, anti-immigrant terror, and all-around fascism concentrated in this Border Wall. Rather, they repeatedly agree with Trump that “border security” needs to be strengthened, simply insisting that this clamp down on immigrants be done in ways that are “more effective” and less obviously cruel.
All this underscores the crucial truth concentrated in Refuse Fascism’s Call to Action that, “[T]he world as we have known it is being torn asunder. This requires getting out of our comfort zones and not allowing our differences to stand in the way of rising together in an unprecedented, unrelenting mass struggle to confront the danger of a Trump/Pence fascist America.”
And, “[T]here IS another way. A different kind of protest. We need to organize now for the time when we can launch massive, sustained nonviolent protests in the streets of cities and towns across the country – protests that continue day after day and don’t stop, creating the kind of political situation in which the demand that the Trump/Pence regime be removed from power is met.”
RefuseFascism.org is a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power through non-violent protests that grow every day until our demand is met. Refuse Fascism is the only organization with that understanding and mission.
Join with us! Join us here and now at the march spreading this message. Sign up, donate and get organized at RefuseFascism.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Refuse Fascism National Office at 917-407-1286