On the Murder of Two Protesters and the Wounding of a Third in Kenosha Last Night: What We Know Now and What It Means



What we know now:

  1. That Jacob Blake, Jr. was shot in the back, in cold blood, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with his three children looking on – for the “crime” of attempting to unlock his car door to see about his kids.  That Jacob Blake is now in intensive care.  That this comes after a summer of millions of people rising in protest and those in power – including even the racist-in-chief Donald Trump – crying crocodile tears about the police murder of George Floyd and vowing to make reforms.
  2. That people in Kenosha rose up in righteous rebellion against this outrage.  That police used heavy tear gas and other repression against them.  That police also refused to comment on the shooting or even release the name of the pig who shot Jacob Blake, Jr.  That people around the country expressed shock and anger that this could happen yet again, so blatantly and so quickly… and some people in some cities also began protests against the brutal attempted murder of Jacob Blake, Jr.
  3. That armed white fascist thugs began to roam the streets of Kenosha, heavily armed in full combat gear, in the guise of “defending property.”  That these thugs have been attacking protesters for months now, encouraged by Trump and growing bolder and more violent by the week.  That as fascist thugs provoked and messed with protesters last night, two protesters were killed and one was wounded.  
  4. That Donald Trump, the fascist-in-chief, took the occasion of opening his “convention” on Monday to say that “Second Amendment people” – that is, the very kind of THUGS who have been attacking demonstrators in Kenosha – could “take care” of Portland in a day. That not even 36 hours later the blood of protesters ran in the gutters of Kenosha.

What this means:

  1. That the fascists and racists, led by Trump, are not just escalating their threats and but making good on them.  They are showing you what another term for Donald Trump will mean.  If this fascist dog gets another term, either through “winning” the election or preventing it or stealing it, this will mean the slamming back of Black people and other people of color to a situation even worse – qualitatively worse – than today, one in which people will have no rights whatsoever and the threat of genocide will be real and present.  And this will be just one of the horrible crimes that will go on far worse than it does today, far worse than most of us can imagine.

  2. That the fight against the outrageous police murder of Black and other oppressed peoples and institutionalized racism on the one hand, and the fight to drive out this fascist regime on the other, are not separate fights but linked together like blood and bones.  That BOTH these fights must now step up stronger.  And that masses of people need to flood the streets beginning now, and on September 5 COME TOGETHER IN ACTIONS demanding the immediate ouster of this criminal regime and determined not to let this danger to humanity get another term.  Go to for more information on this.
  3. That people need to urgently ask themselves: what kind of a system brings forward a Donald Trump?  What kind of a system gives you a choice between facing police batons and tear gas when you do protest the howling injustices it brings down every day on the one hand, which is what we have now… or outright fascist terror and murder to prevent any protest whatsoever, which is what we face in Trump-Pence?  A system that must be overthrown, through revolution.  This revolution IS possible – there is a strategy to make it, there is a positive and viable vision and blueprint for what will replace it, there is leadership in Bob Avakian who has brought that forward, and there is a movement – the revcoms – who are fighting to bring this into being.  Read Bob Avakian’s statement on the situation we face right now at; and go there, and The RNL Show on YouTube, to find out more about and get organized with the revcoms.

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