[Marxism] Trump responds to impeachment: "Good offense the best defense"
1999wildcat at gmail.com
Sun Oct 6 13:00:24 MDT 2019
"You didn’t have to be Machiavelli or Karl Marx to know that Trump would
defend himself by going on the offense. The key to understanding his
offensive lies in the speech he gave at the UN on September 24, as the
Ukraine scandal was just starting to make the news. In that speech, among
other things he said
“Like my beloved country, each nation represented in this hall has a
cherished history, culture, and heritage that is worth defending and
celebrating, and which gives us our singular potential and strength…. The
free world must embrace its national foundations. It must not attempt to
erase them or replace them.” He talked about “the differences that make
each country special.”
Trump's speech to UN a dog whistle to far right nationalists and racists
Role of the police and armed and dangerous groups like the Oath Keepers.
Even the liberal columnists recognize the danger.
Possible violence from the far right
Major wings of capitalist class swing behind Trump. They and Supreme Court
would support mass voter suppression and fraud to get Trump back in.
Failed strategy of Democrats and union leadership.
Movement from below necessary.
*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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