Immigrant workers targetted by rightwing paranoias
Kasama extracted the following from a longer essay sent to us from a team who produces Maoist Rebel News.
The Need of the Right Wing to Blame outside Forces Socially
If there is ever one characteristic that truly defines the mindset of the capitalist/right-winger, it is this one. Because this group possesses such an intense need to promote themselves as a superior form of life over that of the regular person, they are seemingly in capable of performing any kind of self analysis. Because of their own sense of self-superiority, they are incapable of admitting they themselves can make a mistake or create a system of operation with contradiction. With such a profound intellect beyond that of the common masses, they could not have possibly erred, and thus any failure or crisis must rest in the hands of some evil invading influence. This means no internal analysis or self-criticism is required. Continue reading
The Boston chapter of the Bail Out the People Movement will be holding a protest against Sarah Palin and the Tea Party on April 14 at 9:30 a.m. The protest will take place at the Boston Common Bandstand, where these extreme ultraright reactionaries will be holding a rally. The major theme of the BOPM protest is calling for a fightback movement against racism, sexism, anti-lesbian/gay/bi and trans bigotry and anti-immigrant bigotry. Call 617-522-6626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Following are excerpts from BOPM’s call for the April 14 action.
On April 14 Sarah Palin and the so-called “Tea Party Express” have announced that they will hold a rally at the Boston Common Bandstand starting at 10 a.m. This is the same group of ultraright-wing, neofascist racists that have tried to exploit the current economic crisis by using the vilest racist tactics to attack Obama, unions, immigration, health care and the environment. While the demagogues — including Fox News and many others that are in control of this group — may try and hide behind populist slogans, it should be clear to all that their true goal is to further the political and economic program of Wall Street, Big Oil, the wealthy and the corporations and they will stop at nothing in order to do so. Let’s be clear — there is nothing grassroots about any of the Tea Party factions; they are all funded by the same racist, ultraright organizations such as Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity.
We cannot stand by and allow Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to gather and try to use racism to divide us without a response. History has shown that only through organizing and mobilizing a strong, anti-racist, pro-working-class counterattack against both the economic crisis and racist division will we be able to successfully defeat right-wing, neofascist organizations and their supporters once and for all.
via Workers World
On April 15th thousands of right-wingers will attend rallies in cities and towns across the United States. The organizers of this nationwide day of protest call it a tea party. This tea party movement that emerged only a year ago is a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers. If the tea party movement continues to grow in size and strength there is a big chance they will dominate this country in the near future. If the tea party movement takes over this country they will really hurt poor people by getting rid of social programs like food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc. The tea party movement will say these programs must be gotten rid of because hard-working taxpayers cannot afford to pay for these things especially when the economy is in a depression. There are three options we have with the tea party movement:
1. Organize counter-protests against the tea party demonstrations, same time, same place. This is probably the best option. We need to get in the streets on April 15th and show the tea party movement that there are lots of people out there who oppose their agenda.
2. Get individual tea party protesters to leave the right-wing and move to the left politically. That would involve passing out stuff like this at the tea party demonstrations: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/node/299
3. Ignore the tea party movement. This is the worst option because without anyone opposing them they could easily gain power.
Some good articles critical of the tea party movement:
Tea party websites, so you can spy on them: