Trump moving towards racist dictatorship?


This 1 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Threatens 15,000 Troops Amid Unprecedented Militarization of U.S.-Mexico Border

Just days before the midterms, President Trump is threatening to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants.

Trump ramps up anti-immigrant frenzy ahead of mid-terms: here.

By Eric London in the USA:

Immigrant tent cities and right-wing terror: The new normal in America

3 November 2018

This past week, in the run-up to Tuesday’s midterm elections, has exposed a political establishment that is rotting on its feet.

In the US and around the world, political events more and more resemble the 1930s. The era of smart phones and social media is becoming the era of concentration camps, right-wing street violence and xenophobic, racist reaction. In America, there is a growing sense within the population that the Trump administration is taking the country into uncharted territory, with deadly implications.

Each day delivers a new blow to basic democratic principles.

Last Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Florida native Cesar Sayoc, Jr., a Trump supporter who mailed improvised pipe bombs to more than a dozen Democratic politicians and prominent figures who have been targeted by Trump.

The next day, a gunman driven by hatred of immigrants and Jews, Robert Bowers, opened fire in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people. He selected that particular synagogue because of its support for Central American immigrants.

On Monday, Trump echoed Bowers’ language when he announced the deployment of 5,200 soldiers to block what he called an “immigrant invasion” at the US-Mexico border.

On Tuesday, Trump told HBO that the White House was preparing to issue an executive order repealing the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship provision, enacted after the Civil War to guarantee citizenship to freed slaves and all people born on US soil.

The following day, Wednesday, Trump tweeted a racist campaign video portraying immigrants as killers and blaming Democrats for “letting them in.” Trump also announced he might triple the total number of troops deployed to the border to 15,000.

On Thursday, Trump announced that he had ordered the indefinite detention of immigrants, an end to the right to asylum for immigrants crossing the border without papers between ports of entry, and the construction of “massive cities of tents” to hold detained immigrants. Trump also said the military would be free to fire on immigrants: “They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. I told them to consider it a rifle.”

No previous president has ever said words like these.

On Friday, the Brownsville Herald reported that a man had opened fire on undocumented immigrants at a refugee center in Texas near the border with Mexico. Local Texas journalists also report that armed and uniformed fascist border militias are arriving in droves and are being welcomed by immigration officials.

All the while, Trump has been barnstorming throughout the country, holding rallies where he tells voters he is building a “movement” that can “bypass” the traditional political establishment. He has repeated threats of violence against protesters and immigrants, making völkish-style nationalist appeals to Americans as “one family and one glorious American destiny.”

The vast majority of people are sickened by Trump’s actions, his language and the violence they have provoked. Tens of millions of Americans are asking themselves, “How can these dangerous developments be stopped?”

Not through the Democratic Party and its allies in the press, who have adopted “cooperation” with Trump as their unofficial campaign slogan.

The Democrats and allied media have dispensed billions of dollars, thousands of hours of cable news programming and untold inches of column space to downplay or rationalize Trump’s moves. Massive troop deployments, the specter of martial law and the erection of internment camps are treated by the Democrats as reasonable proposals, total nonissues or mere “distractions.”

“I support the president 100 percent doing what he needs to do to secure the border”, said Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, one of several Democratic senators up for reelection who have praised Trump’s anti-immigrant moves.

On Wednesday, the New York Times cited House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s pledge that if the Democrats win control of Congress, they will “show voters that Democrats are a governing party, not the leftist mob that Mr. Trump describes—and to extend an arm of cooperation to the president after an electoral rebuke.” …

The Democrats’ chief goal is to anesthetize the population and prevent social tensions from “spill[ing] over into the streets”, as former CIA Director John Brennan said in August. …

American workers must recognize that immigrants escaping poverty and violence from countries devastated by US wars and US-backed dictators are their allies. In their home countries, these workers left jobs as bus drivers, machinists, agricultural workers, warehouse workers, textile workers and teachers to travel to the US in the hope of securing a better life.

Native-born workers should recognize in this sacrifice the stories of their own ancestors, who came from all over the world to escape famine, war and autocracy in the “old country”, only to be denounced by the American oligarchs of an earlier era as racially inferior foreigners. Very few Americans, with the exception of Native Americans, can establish their family’s citizenship five generations back.

Trump and his big-business allies take workers for fools! Fanning racism and national hatred is the oldest trick in the capitalists’ book, used to divide and conquer and crush the class struggle.

The military deployments and other authoritarian measures being employed against “illegal” immigrants will soon be used against all workers who engage in strikes and protests for higher pay, better living and working conditions, health care, education and other basic needs. …

The ruling class cannot be entrusted with control of society. Its plans, now on public display in the US and internationally, are to repeat the worst crimes of the 1930s and 1940s, including dictatorship, war and mass extermination—except on an even more vast and destructive, nuclear, scale.

AOC: ‘NO QUESTION’ TRUMP IS RACIST Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said there’s “no question” Trump is a racist, citing his response to white supremacist groups and ongoing rhetoric about migrant communities. “He’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things,” Ocasio-Cortez told “60 Minutes.” When asked if she believes Trump is a racist, she replied: “Yeah. Yeah, no question.” [HuffPost]

23 thoughts on “Trump moving towards racist dictatorship?

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    Despite the fact that the Statue of Liberty was extensively restored
    and rebuilt from 1984 to 1986, today Trump ordered the National Park
    Service to further modify it to be in sync with the political climate
    he wants to create.

    Said Trump, “Unarmed asylum seekers are such a national threat we are
    no longer interested in a torch lighting the golden door of the
    application office.” Instead, Trump has invited the NRA to submit
    models of a new statue in a flak jacket, toting various models of
    military assault rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers, fire
    throwers, etc.

    Though critics, a lot of people actually, are calling this proposal a
    “Statue of Bigotry,” Trump is also directing that the statue to be
    moved to our southern border. “That ought to scare these people off,”
    added Trump, as if the military deploying 15,000 heavily armed troops
    was not enough. Though the problem remains of whose property to seize
    by eminent domain for the purpose of a new statue site.

    And given the increasingly short attention span of our current
    culture, the statue’s famous inscription is to be replaced by a more
    blunt and direct, “Get Off My Lawn.”

    — END SATIRE SECTION —

    In the final days before the mid-term election, Trump’s whole
    campaign closing pitch is fear, mostly fear of immigrants. But what
    shall we fear more, a so-called caravan which our own military
    intelligence expect to be 1/5 the size if it ever reaches the U.S.
    border, or the violence happening right now here in America,
    committed by fearful supporters of Donald Trump.

    What we have to fear is mostly Trump himself.

    The People’s Email Network, PO Box 35022, L.A., CA 90035

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