February 10, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Chicago is infamous for the true horror of young Black people killing each other. And now Chicago is ground zero for Trump’s overall offensive against Black people.
There’s no mystery why these heartbreaking murders go on. A whole section of youth, numbering in the millions, are told by the system they’re worth nothing in 1,000 ways. Living in torn-up communities with no future. Given no way to be somebody outside of the street life and the code of revenge. The latest link in a chain stretching back 400 years.
Now comes Trump. The stone-cold racist claims he will “fix” the problem. He promises jobs. In reality, his agents will dole out a few jobs… to buy people as his enforcers. Trump will pull more Black people into the oppressor army to kill off other oppressed people. Trump and Pence will basically destroy the public schools and send the students to schools that train them as Christian fundamentalist robots, unable to think critically or resist.
But the sharp edge of Trump’s program is “sending in the feds to restore law and order.” In reality, this means that the masses of Black people will have no rights whatsoever. The police will be unleashed to kill even more people and crush all resistance. The fascist regime will fill the prisons even fuller, far fuller. The regime will use its lackeys to spy on, confuse, divide and crush those who say NO.
What They Fear
That is their plan. And there’s a reason for this plan.
For centuries, Black people have caught the hardest hell in America. But they have also been a powerful force that called America out and fought it, that created something way different right in the belly of this ugly beast. When Black people stand up against this system, they inspire others to open their eyes and also stand up, and it begins to call the whole thing into question.
We’ve seen it these past few years in the struggle against the murder of Black and Latino people by the police. Try as he might for the system he served, Obama could not cool that out. So Trump whipped up a racist reaction as part of his “Make America White Again” campaign and rode it to power. Trump now aims to once and for all wipe out the struggle of Black people against their oppression as a people, and what’s been forged through that. Worse still: to divide and degrade people, and turn them against each other in ways not yet seen. And if it comes to that, mass roundups, camps and worse.
When Trump says “Make America Great Again” he means fascism. Reinstating open white supremacy within America. But also: running amok all over the world, madly risking catastrophic nuclear war. Forcibly slamming women “back into their place.” Persecuting Muslims and immigrants, and gay and trans people. Fascism means taking away legal and political rights altogether, and putting dissenters into prison or worse.
We Need A Revolution!
Bob Avakian, (BA), the leader of the revolution, has charted a different plan: REVOLUTION. BA says:
There is the potential for something of unprecedented beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness: Black people playing a crucial role in putting an end, at long last, to this system which has, for so long, not just exploited but dehumanized, terrorized and tormented them in a thousand ways—putting an end to this in the only way it can be done—by fighting to emancipate humanity, to put an end to the long night in which human society has been divided into masters and slaves, and the masses of humanity have been lashed, beaten, raped, slaughtered, shackled and shrouded in ignorance and misery.
We have the method and strategy to understand the world and see the revolution through to victory. BA has authored a Constitution for a new socialist society—a society that will be far better than this, on the road to a truly communist world without exploitation and any kind of oppression. There’s organization in the Revolutionary Communist Party that is the backbone of this.
Right now, the revolution must join with all different kinds of people of many viewpoints to drive out the Trump-Pence fascist regime, before it’s too late. We fight this now, urgently, as part of getting ready for revolution.
There’s a way for you to be part of this revolution, to make this real. Here’s what you need to do now:
Check out and join the Revolution Club. Go to its offices. Get copies of this statement to get out into every community, all over. And get out the stickers that say “NO!” to the fascist Trump-Pence regime, everywhere.
Live by the Revolution Club Points of Attention on this broadsheet. Win over others to do the same.
Get organized to unite to defend the people, against the real enemies. If there are problems and conflicts among the people, come together to solve them non-antagonistically, without bloodshed.
Win people to support the revolution with funds, and other kinds of support.
The Revolution Club upholds, lives by and fights for the following principles:
1 We base ourselves on and strive to represent the highest interests of humanity: revolution and communism. We do not tolerate using the revolution for personal gain.
2 We fight for a world where ALL the chains are broken. Women, men, and differently gendered people are equals and comrades. We do not tolerate physically or verbally abusing women or treating them as sexual objects, nor do we tolerate insults or “jokes” about people’s gender or sexual orientation.
3 We fight for a world without borders, and for equality among different peoples, cultures and languages. We do not tolerate insults, “jokes” or derogatory names about a person’s race, nationality, or language.
4 We stand with the most oppressed and never lose sight of their potential to emancipate humanity—nor of our responsibility to lead them to do that. We work to win people of all backgrounds to take part in the revolution, and do not tolerate revenge among the people.
5 We search for and fight for the truth no matter how unpopular, even as we listen to and learn from the observations, insights and criticisms of others.
6 We are going for an actual overthrow of this system and a whole better way beyond the destructive, vicious conflicts of today between the people. Because we are serious, at this stage we do not initiate violence and we oppose all violence against the people and among the people.
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