NO! Fascist Trolls Will Not Stop the Fight Against the Trump/Pence Regime

In the Name of Humanity – We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

May 22, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


It has come to our attention that a network of “alt-right” fascists have, in the most cowardly and thuggish way, unleashed a campaign to dig into and publish everything they can find about the personal lives of the thousands of individuals who courageously and righteously signed the Call to Action issued by Refuse Fascism: “NO! In the Name of Humanity – We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!”

This is a fascist campaign aimed at intimidating, silencing, and even unleashing harm against those who have the courage to stand up and say NO! The comments on the fascists' listserves are vile and reactionary; let the words of one reveal their mindset and intentions: “McCarthy was right all along. We need to bring in a new era of overwatch and accountability for professors and civil-servants. We must begin the ideological purge, and restore balance and objectivity to academia.” This campaign directly serves a fascist regime in power. These words, from the Refuse Fascism Call to Action, are borne out every day: “Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive 'traditional values.' In Trump’s election campaign he encouraged and fed on the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power... What is crucial to understand is that once in power fascism essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights.” [emphasis added]

The danger this poses is not to us alone, it is to all of humanity. Refusing fascism means struggling to mobilize people to drive out the Trump/Pence Regime. It means resisting the attacks of the Regime and the attacks from those who defend the regime. We will not betray the righteous stand people took by signing the Refuse Fascism Call to Action. We will not let fascists intimidate anyone or any group from standing up and representing for a just cause. For these reasons, we must not – and will NOT – be intimidated.

We draw inspiration from the more than one million people who, upon hearing that police might be tracking Standing Rock protesters via Facebook, changed their own Facebook location (“checked in”) to Standing Rock thereby making it impossible to single out the protesters. We draw inspiration as well from the more than 10,000 professors and others who, when their colleagues were placed on a McCarthyite Professor Watchlist, added their names to that Watchlist in solidarity.

In this same spirit, we will respond to this attack by exposing to the world the nature and danger posed by these fascist cowards, by defeating their attempts to destroy people's lives, and by bringing forward even more people to stand up against the fascist regime to say: NO! We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America.

As it says in the Call to Action, “Let it not be said that we did not move heaven and earth to drive out this regime. This must be a moment in history when millions stand together with conviction and courage, overcoming fear and uncertainty, to resist and say NO! Not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity.


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