America First Revival of a fascist ideology.

Posted: October 16, 2016 in Call to Action, Fight Back, for your reflection, Saying it like it should be said.

Written by Megan Cornish and published in the Oct-Nov, Vol 37, No. 5 of the Freedom Socialist Newspaper this is a must read.

Megan begins the article by saying: When Donald Trump took up the “America First” slogan, he was harking back to an extremist right-wing movement with a long, ugly history. Steeped in racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and anti-communism, fascist mass movements large and small have traded in this ideology since World War 1.

Trump deserves the blame for giving this far-right strain new visibility. However, far less recognized is how the Democratic Party has aided in its resurgence — by offering no meaningful opposition to mounting attacks against Blacks and other people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, LGBTQ folks, unionists and working people generally. In fact, Democratic presidents and politicians often lead these assaults.

It’s clearly time for all the usual scapegoats to drop any illusions about being represented by either major U.S. party and to create their own united counterforce against reaction.

Go to HERE to read the full article.


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