“Not everybody was enamored with the show of solidarity between Trump and Newsom ” while the Camp Fire raged, posted Andrew Sheeler to thetribunenews.com. Last weeks’ photo session in Paradise, California was nothing short of shameful in terms of missed opportunity to challenge the Climate-Change-Denier-in-Chief face to face. “In the bitter reality of the fires, what you saw from [governor-elect] Newsom and [Governor] Brown is the claim that a little cash and aid from the Feds is reason to unite with Trump and the implication that in this there is some totally illusory victory for the people,” concluded Refuse Fascism organizer Barry Thornton. “We need to step outside the framework of normal politics and build a mass movement of millions to drive out the regime.”
The Democratic Party continues to discount the fact that fascist sponsorship of environmental disaster is a leading source of global distress. While a few leaders have resisted collaboration with the President, “finding common ground” dominates official party policy. “When we can agree on issues, then we’re going to work with him,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters after the 2016 election. Andrew Sheeler might well have added Nancy Pelosi and Van Jones to the list of enablers responding to the emergency of a burning planet with business-as-usual politics.
“American politics finds itself at a crossroads,” opined Noam Chomsky in a Truthout interview earlier this year. “The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves corporate interests and the military, while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with an uncanny touch of political showmanship.”
RefuseFascism.org is organizing now to get in position to launch the struggle against the 21st century fascist program of Manifest Destiny — “America First” — at the soonest possible time. Despite Democrat gains in the House of Representatives, a partial victory at best for a Party that conveniently forgets the role it played in advancing neoliberal policies under Clinton and Obama, the only real way to stop the Trump/Pence regime will be through determined struggle in the streets. Join us. Send your #GivingTuesday year end donation to RefuseFascism.