The Coming of American Fascism
- 30 Dec 2016
The time has come.
No longer need economic leaders choose political puppets to do their legislative bidding. Today, they simply buy, bribe or lie their way into political power.
The late Eldridge Cleaver, Minister of Information of the Black Panther Party, once said that when fascism comes to America, it won’t need a swastika. It’ll be singing Yankee Doodle Dandy – and waving American flags.
What is fascism?
The popular political definition is the union of corporations and the State.
Because of naked fear and brute ignorance, America has voted for a new political reality. And although it seemed as if the Republican Party was hurtling towards self-destruction, the Democrats lost what initially seemed like a sure thing.
The Democratic Party, whose head honchos ensured the fall of the insurgent candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, may have also ensured failure by opting for yet another Clinton, remembered now for the ruinous economic impact upon workers because of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement).
NAFTA spelled the end for any Clinton victory in labour-heavy precincts, like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Ironically, many of the people who voted for Trump were themselves beneficiaries of the Clinton crime bill, which helped establish dozens of prisons in lightly populated rural areas of Pennsylvania, even becoming the largest employer in some counties. I’d wager that over 90% of prison guards voted not for the family that gave them lifetime jobs, Clinton, but for her nemesis, Donald Trump.
Not even the personally popular President, Barack Obama, could carry Hillary Clinton across the finish line, for his coattails did not reach that far.
Welcome to the New Fascism – unleashed will be the most racist, vicious and nationalist forces in the country.
That’s what “America First” really means. Guess who’s last?
“New Fascism” – also known as Trumpism.
Source: Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an internationally celebrated writer and journalist, and a former member of the Black Panther Party. In 1982 he was convicted of the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death. His death sentenced was overturned in 2001 and he is now serving a life sentence without parole. There have been documented irregularities and (racial) bias claims surrounding his trial and conviction, and loud demands for a new trial. For more information visit Free Mumia.
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