You should at least know who you’re working with
The group “Refuse Fascism”* has called for “a month of resistance that reaches a crescendo by the January 20th 2017 Inauguration.”
I have no issue with that or any other group choosing to protest. I have no objection to that or any other group using their First Amendment rights to spread their message, regardless of how goofy and lacking a grounding in reality that message may be. If you wish to protest with them and you face governmental violation of your First Amendment right to do so, I will oppose that violation, because the right to speak your mind is fundamental to the Republic.
Here are some issues I do have:
- It is foolish in the extreme to suggest Bill Ayers, one of the “initiators” of Refuse Fascism, is now a warm, fuzzy “we can change things with love” kind of guy. I submit that sort of attitude did not make him a leader of the Weather Underground.
- It is equally foolish to suggest Carl Dix, one of the founders of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, (RevCom) has the best interests of our nation at heart.
- It is beyond foolish to forget or ignore this principle: for Marxists, and Refuse Fascism’s group of initiators is filled with Marxists, it is always about “the struggle.” It does not matter how good things may be at any time – Marxists always focus on the struggle and always promise a world filled with peace, prosperity, plenty and love for all. At any time things are becoming increasingly less than ideal, Marxists will increase their volume. Marxism’s overwhelming failure to ever deliver on its promises is consistently ignored or explained away.
- RevCom at least, has not explicitly repudiated violence as a way of achieving its ends. In its 6 point “Points of Attention for the Revolution,” point 6 reads this way (second set of italics mine): “We are going for an actual overthrow of this system and a whole better way beyond the destructive, vicious conflicts of today between the people. Because we are serious, at this stage we do not initiate violence and we oppose all violence against the people and among the people.” Given the history of Marxism, the words “at this stage” are important to keep in mind. What happens at some other stage? It’s also worth asking, given the stated opposition to “violence against…and among the people,” who exactly constitutes “the people” to this group of communists? Again, given the history of Marxism, it’s unlikely to include every single person in the nation.
- Point of fact: Regardless of the attempts of people, especially socialists, to suggest otherwise, Hitler was a socialist, not a fascist (fascists are as nasty as socialists, but let’s be intellectually honest with our terms, shall we?).
*NOTE: I refuse to link to Refuse Fascism or RevCom for a very specific reason. While I am a very minor presence in the blogging world, the history of Marxists is that they will use anything and anyone they can to lend themselves an air of legitimacy. While I have no hint they might do so with my small blog, I will not run that risk (yep, I’m a Cold War veteran. Can you tell?). You can, and should, access their sites with simple Google searches so you can do your own reading. If you’re unable to do so, contact me and I will send you the appropriate links. There is, of course, a chance I’m being cautious to the point of paranoia. If you think so, I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know.
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