|The Fight, To Struggle, To Right the Wrongs.|
Well it’s been about 2 week since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States so I thought I should lay out my opinions.
I may as well open with a quote from Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci
“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear. “
In many ways this sums up the era of Trump. Their reactionary ideas are dying by progress is being held back all the same time And within that paradox Donald Trump, noted failed businessman and gameshow host has been elected President of the American Federal Republic . Many have taken to blaming the Left for Trump election and perhaps there some true to it, but the sad true truth is that without Berine Sanders any real left wing politics was largely shut of the US election. Everything came down to a right wing neoliberal warhawk and an extreme right neo fascist.
Really if anyone is blame for the election of Donald Trump, that blame lies with the Republican Party. For the last 8 years the Republican leadership allowed it’s most extreme elements to radicalise it’s base only to find it could not control that same base when they needed it. That is why the “mainstream” republicans lost to Trump in the primaries and they were the ones to vote for him in the election. And while there is much talk of White Working Class people voting Trump, the reality doesn’t bear that out. True a large number of them did vote for Trump but most poor people voters voted for Hillary Clinton or for the most part didn’t vote at all and why should they, for the last 30 years they have seen both parties fall under the spell of neoliberalism . Nether offering anything that would stop their slide into deeper poverty. One thing should be made clear however, Trump has no intention of “draining the swamp” that is Washington politics, because in doing so he would only destroy his own habitat. For all his boasting in reality he is just as much an establishment figure as Hillary Clinton.
Whatever happens for now The left must reorganise and keep fighting through this. Our time of monsters.
Commissar of Visual Arts of the CPDA
I am a marxist leninist Revolutionary Internationalist who thinks there must be a better way than capitalism.
apart from that there is absolute nothing interesting about me
I also support the Palestinian people.
Current Residence: The Petrograd Soviet
Favourite photographer: Alberto Korda
Favourite style of art: Constructivism
Operating System: Photoshop
Personal Quote: Revolution isn't about doing the easy thing, it's about doing the right thing.