Hosted by Refuse Fascism NYC and Refuse Fascism,Cornel West, Carl Dix , Andy Zee and Sunsara Taylor launched the first weekend of 5 weeks of nationwide protests, planned until the Trump/Pence Regime is removed from office. Face Book.
The instigators’ revolutionary bios:
Cornel West, the son of a Baptist minister, is a radical democrat and democratic socialist. West draws intellectual contributions from multiple traditions, including Christianity, the black church, Marxism, neopragmatism and transcendentalism .
Carl Dix is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party and advocate of Bob Avakian’s New Communism. In 1996, Dix co-founded the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Andy Zee is a co-initiator of REFUSE FASCISM, a project of the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Revolution Books NYC spokesperson.
Beginning with chants (threats): “The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO.”Trump Pence Out Now, Puerto Rico showed us how”; “Trump and Pence are Fascists, there’s no doubt. Rise up. Rise up. Drive them out”
[Andy Zee] “This Fascist regime, this is their last chance. Decades in the making, they have built up a Christian Fascist movement. This doesn’t mean all Christians, but there is a Christian Fascist movement in this country that goes all the way up to the military and they want to change the rules of the game. They want to actually establish a theocracy. If you don’t believe me, READ the Attorney General Barr’s speech at Notre Dame, where he laid it out straight up – this would be the actual determinant of law, what’s in the bible taken literally; which is a HORROR for humanity.
And “Christians” like Cornel West do not take the bible literally.
But this is real. This is not something, that rhetoric to gin you all up and go out and raise your fists. This is a real thing. There’s millions of people who are organized behind a Fascist movement and on top of that, there’s very powerful people in the ruling class of this country who are supporting this. This is not just Donald Trump. But, here’s a problem we face. The poet, W.B. Yates said after ….
[Pro Trump heckler in back of crowd] What are you going to do about it.
(Yates quote is heard in the background) “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
(Zee continues) And this too much describes the people in this country. And this is not to denigrate the people who are out there fighting around the various affects of this regime … heroic people who have been run over by cars, people who have been arrested, people who have occupied offices…that is necessary, but it is insufficient because each of these struggles will be washed over by this regime should it succeed in power.
Now, this impeachment opens up a constitutional crisis. Which means that people are raising their heads and saying, “Well, maybe we can do something about it.” But, this is a fight at the top of society. It requires you to see that there’s a good ending to this, that the interests of humanity are in here. Nancy Pelosi is impeaching only on the grounds of national security and emoluments. But, look, she’s leaving the whole Fascist agenda intact, and if that happens, if he even is impeached in the House of Representatives, that will leave a ‘legitimation’ of the agenda and reduce this to an election issue, one they have a told you already they want to make secondary to economic incentives and things like that; which are important needs that people have but it’s nothing but bribery to keep your eyes off the prize of what really has to be done right now.
So, we can’t just do this based on the people on top. It has to be a ground-swell from below; that’s what you’re out here doing today. And it’s not just a matter of each one of us convincing one, it’s a matter of understanding that we’re working on … a great deal of crisis. That people are increasingly raising their heads and opening their eyes, and they have to see a movement out there that starts with thousands today and tens of thousands within a few weeks that grows to the point that we not relent on this.”
A couple of Trump 2020’s braved the commie disdain, like this biker.
Video 2, The biker-type was a Trump 2020 supporter. He was challenged by a furious hardcore Marxist female. Called him a racist. A woman of color was quite angry with another Trump supporter (a man of color). She told him he was crazy. He spoke to a red-headed WHITE girl who mocked him when he mentioned the Marxists were encouraging separation/division. She snarls back at him with “Separation of the Fascist fucking regime? Trump.” (throwing her head back with a laugh of ridicule).
Video 3 – Mothers of color railed against the NYPD and …. Trump. Excerpted Intros. (mentioned) Juanita Young, the mother of Malcolm Ferguson.
Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, who was murdered by the NYPD, speaks: “They killed my son. I will never be the same in my life. Me and my family will never be the same. Mohamed was one year raised in West Africa. I bring him here to get a better life. They KILLED him.”
Last woman (no name) [:33] “And next they’ll be coming for YOU. Make sure you stand on it now before someone knocks on your door. Or kills your child. Get rid of the leader of this crew. This gang that we have in the White House. The Trump/Pence regime and all of his soldiers. They are marching in tune, one behind the other. Stand up and be counted. Let us not go back to before slavery. Let us not go back to the massacre of the native Americans. Let’s go forward. We’ve come too far to go back. Step up your name. Step up your count. Step up your feet. If you can’t run, grab a limb. If you have no shoes, drag a leg. But move forward. We’re goin’ on from here. We are not going back. Trump/Pence Must Go!! (fist held high) Go! Go! Go!”
[Sunsara begins with a Hillary southern drawl] “Let’s make some noise, y’all.” (cheers) “Now I have a question for you. I have a question. Do y’all feel like marchin’?” (crowd,YES) “Do y’all feel like hittin’ the streets?” (cheers) “Do y’all feel like takin’ this message up to that tower? Trump Tower. The towering [curse] of this regime? We are going to march right to the tower. Are you ready? (cheers) Okay, so we all gonna soon get organize. We are gonna hit the streets. First, I wanta let you know that we have a right to be here. We have a right to raise our demands. We have a right to be heard by the world. I wantcha to know, we had to battle to get a permit and we have a permit to march. And we asked them to march, and you guys … We’re gonna call on people as we march to join with us. I want you to know that we put in a demand, a legitimate demand to march right up to Trump Tower. And you want to know somethin’? The NYPD did not grant us a permit to be in front of Trump Tower. I wantcha to know this. We have a right to be there. We intend to march there. They have told us they will escort us to the tower, so that is our expectation. But, I wantcha to know, I want everybody to understand, and I want the police to understand. I want the city to understand and I want the world to understand that Trump Tower is the place where it matters that our demands to be heard; that is the symbol of this regime in NYC. Am I right? (cheers) That is where Donald Trump came down the escalator and called Mexicans rapists and announced his campaign. That’s where we demand to be heard. That’s where we intend to be heard. That’s where Donald Trump came out after Charlottesville; and the White Supremacists with their torches and murdered Heather Meyer. That’s where Donald Trump said, “Those are fine people.” That’s where we intend to raise our demand out loud; and we intend to be there and be heard there. Am I right? (cheers) So we fully expect that justice and reason will prevail. And we will be able to march unimpeded and deliver this message there; and we are going to do it together. So let’s get organized and hit-the-streets.”
Video 5 – Chanting as they marched to Trump Tower at 57th St, “Rise up Rise up, Drive them up.
Trump and Pence are Fascist, there’s no doubt.” (drums- maracas)
Flickr slide show
“The #OUTNOW protests call for an immediate end to the Trump administration and are meant to encourage massive outpourings like what took place in Puerto Rico against former Governor Ricardo Rosselló and in Hong Kong against an anti-extradition bill that residents felt threatened the semi-autonomous territory’s democracy.” [the villager]
++ The #OUTNOW Marxists claim to CARE about Hong Kong’s democracy …. really? ++
++ A socially conservative pastor, Fernando Cabrera, who has repped the central Bronx on the City Council for more than a decade, launched a campaign against liberal firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “Socialism destroys the middle class,” the councilman said. “That is my biggest punchline. It (Socialism) has never worked in any other country. ” [NY Daily News] ++ Pastor Cabrera CARES++
The Socialist REVOLUTION, the machine, can be seen in this Marxist indoctrination video from 2017 (edited for shorter talking points). Listening to their relentless propaganda makes defeating communism’s goals seem daunting, or … makes us even more determined to challenge the Marxist lies.
Do you know what your children have been given to read, as enticements to join the Marxist/ Socialist bandwagon? These materials are welcomed, considered non-threatening: Enlightenment. (click picture to enlarge a view of some of the Communist reading materials.)
They are ALL so very, very compassionate and WISE.
The panel of speakers included: Jay W. Walker, Refuse Fascism. With: George Prochnik, author, New Yorker contributor; Rita Dentino, Casa Freehold of National Day Laborers Organizing Network; Kierán Suckling, Executive Director of Center for Biological Diversity; Andy Zee, Refuse Fascism, Revolution Books NYC and Sunsara Taylor, Revolutionary Communist Party.
April 27th, 2017 (Church of The Village) Intro by Jay Walker (Sunsara at 1:47) People have a very hard time handling world, part of the impulse that gets filled with a lot of religion in this very insecure world, not just religion in general but, fundamentalism and absolutism, is living in contradiction with a lot of variables and a lot of uncertainties. Is this good for us? Trump has brought all these people together. A lot of people like that. It’s comforting and it’s simple. You have the history of this country’s biggest protests after the election, this is good for us. I agree, this is very bad. It’s not good if the planet gets destroyed. It’s not good for the refugees, for those people whose lives are crushed right now. … I’m sure people in the audience , when you were speaking, thought, “Oh, shit. Now we’re fucked.” (excuse me, we’re in a church) We’re doomed. I think it’s very, very bad, the situation, and I agree with what was said. But, here’s a contradiction (I will pull a quote I learned; written, I think, in the Bush years) it’s even more true now. History is filled with examples where people who have RIGHT on their side fought against tremendous odds and were successful. History is also full of examples where people sat back and hoped … only to get swallowed by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten and which one we get is up to us … very few live in a time in history … as significant as the one we are living in now. It is neither good for us, it’s very bad, nor is it doomed. And sitting at the middle of that pivot is every single person living in this country …. it’s not insignificant that tremendous numbers of people are in the street protesting. It is significant that a lot of people are saying “I identify with Muslims”. “I identify with the women under attack”. “I identify with people for the first time, the immigrants.” This is new for a lot of people. It is very significant. It’s not enough to stop them. There’s too much surface critique. There’s too much … being … ya know… comforted in the slow dismissal of some of the really stupid and ugly things that are said by Trump. But there is a basis to move those people … to unite them, to move them in to an actual movement that can drive them from power. And STOP them before they consolidate power and to go in to the streets and change the course of history.” [April 27, 1917]
As ordered, Communists are in-the-street; Socialism leads the way.
The relentless propaganda makes defeating communism seem daunting, or … makes us even more determined to challenge the Marxist lies; the phony claims of Fascism as they also rail against Christians.
“Generational shifts will see older, more religious Democrats making way for a new generation. Before long a majority of all Democrats will no longer identify as Christians or as religious believers. The Democrats have not only adopted values that are fundamentally hostile to traditional religious believers, but the demographics show that they are living out those values. Republicans and Democrats are no longer divided by their approach to religion, but by religion itself.” [D. Greenfield]
Today it’s the Christians, tomorrow it’s Israel, BDS and the Jews. Religion is bad. Trump is bad. God is BAD.
Headline: “We need to get organized for an actual revolution”. The future gens are unable to recognize the end game for Marxist/Socialism, dumbed down by pretty “social justice” memes.
“We reject State sanctioned violence, bigotry, and systemic discrimination in all its forms, including those directed at people because of their disability, gender identity/expression, immigration status, race, religion, sex, and sexuality. We condemn all the oppressive policies that define the current government regime. We strive to intentionally honor the complex challenges we face. Join us in fighting for justice”. [www.refusefascism.org]
What is taught in our schools, what is fed to the public 24/7, is so”1984″. [It’s not just a book anymore.]
[Where indicated, Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]