[Marxism] Chris Hedges: Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery
knhiebert at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 11 11:08:46 MST 2016
Of course, legalities are important.
Also important is the relationship of forces. Would Trump have broad support in American society for repressive measures against the left?
I can't judge that from a distance.
Of one thing I am certain. The determination of young people to stand up and loudly declare their willingness to fight is 100% right. Even if these demonstrations are still among a comparatively small layer of radical young people, they are important in determining what the relationship of forces will be.
The gains that were made for civil rights, for women's rights and for gay rights were won not through elections, but in the streets. That's where they will be defended.
As for undocumented workers, will they respond in the streets as they did on May Day in 2006? Many of you are better able to judge this.
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