Doug Jones' Victory Won’t Stop Trump/Pence Fascism…
Only We Will—By Voting With Our Feet—in the Streets!

Updated December 14, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


Doug Jones' Victory Won’t Stop Trump/Pence Fascism…
Only We Will—By Voting With Our Feet—in the Streets!

December 14, 2017

On Tuesday night, Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore to become Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 30 years. There is a sense of euphoria and relief on the part of progressive people—what the media has described as a “stunning upset” and a “political earthquake.”

Yes, it is a relief that Roy Moore, an openly theocratic fascist, was not elected to the Senate, on a platform that stated the last time America was great was during slavery when  “…families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction."

Someone who thinks homosexuality should be outlawed and Muslims should be barred from serving in Congress. Someone who was ousted from the Supreme Court of Alabama twice for defying the principle of separation of church and state, with Christian fascist advocacy of the Ten Commandments as the “moral foundation” of U.S. law.  (He was first removed for installing and refusing to remove a two-and-a-half ton monument of the Ten Commandments in front of the state’s judicial building, and then after being elected again, removed for ordering lower court judges in Alabama to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and refusing to issue marriage licenses to LGBTQ couples.)

But what actually happened on Tuesday? Doug Jones barely won the state, with about 21,000 more votes than Moore received out of over 1.3 million vote cast. While Black people turned out to vote, likely in response to the vile white supremacy advocated by Moore, the only reason Moore lost was that a small sliver of people—22,000—who typically vote Republican couldn’t stomach pulling the lever with the drumbeat of allegations against him on predatory sexual behavior—but couldn’t stomach voting for Jones either, so they cast write-in votes. Even though Trump and most of the Republican leadership lined up behind Moore, with endorsements, proxy campaign rallies (Trump in Pensacola), or statements of support to the effect that this is “the choice of the voters in Alabama.” In other words, the nakedly Christian fascist and slavery-loving program got a “pass” by most of the people of Alabama and the Republican leadership… with all of this, the fascist theocratic agenda got a major boost, and this should not be under-estimated!

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Republican Party Comes ALL the Way Out of Its Bag

Roy Moore Wishes for the Days and Morals of Slavery—
Trump and Republican Party Continue to Back Him

December 8, 2017

On Thursday, a quote from a Roy Moore speech in September of this year, when he was already campaigning for the Senate, began bouncing around the Internet. Asked by an African-American man in the audience when Moore thought America was last “great,” Moore said, “I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

Think about this! Slavery and family values?!? When slave masters raped enslaved women over and over again?!?! When children were sold hundreds of miles away from their parents, never to be seen again?!?! When husbands and wives were separated, again sold to faraway places?!?!
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The Bible Belt Is the Lynching Belt:
Slavery, White Supremacy and Religion in America

Away With All Gods book cover

Excerpt from
AWAY WITH ALL GODS! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World

by Bob Avakian

For a number of years now, I have been thinking about—and pondering the implications of—the fact that what’s called the “Bible Belt” in the U.S. is also the Lynching Belt. Those parts of the country where fundamentalist religion has been historically and most powerfully rooted, and is so even today, are also the places where historically the most brutal oppression has been carried out and has been justified, over and over again, in the name of Christianity. In America, with its whole history of oppression of Black people—beginning with slavery and continuing in various forms down to the present—upholding tradition and traditional morality, and insisting on unthinking obedience to authority, is bound to go hand in hand with white supremacy, as well as male supremacy.

The questions arise in this connection: Is this just an accidental association—between the Bible Belt and the Lynching Belt—or is this something more deeply rooted and causally connected? And, if the latter, what are the historical and material roots of this connection between the Bible Belt and the Lynching Belt, between Christian fundamentalism and white supremacy in the history of the U.S.?
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'I think it was great...even though we had slavery'-Roy Moore.
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Roy Moore and the Democrats

December 11, 2017

If Moore wins the Senate race, he will be a highly prominent national figure, instantly more famous than 95 percent of the rest of the Senate and Congress. This fascist fanatic will have an even bigger platform to run his lunacy as a “legitimate voice.” He will further fan the flames of naked white supremacy and the restoration of untrammeled patriarchy and degradation of women which, along with extreme American chauvinism and a program of global aggression and war, form the reactionary triad at the core of the whole Trump/Pence fascist regime.

But here’s a question to seriously think about and come to grips with: Where are Nancy Piglosi, Schmuck Fumer and other Democratic Party establishment figures denouncing the Christian fascist theocrat who may soon take a seat in the Senate? Where are their calls to walk out and bring business as usual to a stop if Moore should get elected? There are none.

The fact that a theocratic fanatic like Roy Moore has gotten this far—and that the Trump/Pence regime and the Republican Party have fully backed him, without any real opposition from the Democrats, and that all this is just digested into and normalized by the “24-hour news cycle”—says a lot of how far things have gotten. It says a lot about how all this could quickly go much further down the path of a Christian fascist theocracy in America. It says a lot about the urgency to jump into the fight to defeat this. And it says how this struggle must NOT rely on the leaders of the Democratic Party.
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