Trump’s “Fix” for the Inner Cities:
An All-Out Fascist Assault on Black People
February 20, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Trump’s February 16 press conference is big news... Trump is described as unhinged, rambling, narcissistic. He IS all of these things... but beneath all the superficial descriptions lies a sinister and ominous message and declaration that the juggernaut to consolidate an all-round fascist regime is proceeding—and quickly.
The new, updated Call to Action from Refuse Fascism states:
The Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is. For the future of humanity and the planet, we, the people, must drive this regime out.
Trump wound up his press conference calling himself the “least racist person [you’ve ever seen in your entire life]” as he bullied an African-American reporter and spewed venom for the people of the inner cities—especially of Chicago, which he described as “worse than almost any of the places in the Middle East.”
He announced his executive order to “fix the inner cities” is coming any day: “...we’re going to work on education, we’re going to work on―you know―we’re going to stop—we going to try to stop the crime. We have great law enforcement officials....”
Let’s be clear... Trump’s “fixing the inner cities” is nothing less than an all-out fascist assault on Black people. Yes, there may be a few jobs doled out... certainly in the military, which is sent around the world to brutally enforce oppression and U.S. domination and most likely as immigration officers tracking down undocumented people like the slave catchers hunted down runaway slaves. Public schools will basically be destroyed and replaced with Christian fundamentalist schools that turn out students who are unable to think critically or resist. And at the forefront of this assault—people will be under the gun with the feds “restoring law and order” and the police unleashed to murder more people with impunity and crush all resistance.
Further locking down and repressing the masses of Black people is a key front in the whole fascist reordering of society. This must not be allowed to go down. But more, the Trump/Pence Regime—with all the horrors that its consolidation will mean for all people, here and around the world—must be driven out. And Black people need to be a vital force in this struggle to derail this whole fascist program.
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.
This is essential... it is urgent.
Drive out the Trump/Pence Regime.
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