by Bob Avakian
The “Black conservative” Candace Owens, who is working for Trump and the Republicans, is a shameless hypocrite—and worse. She tries to give herself “cred” by talking about how prior generations of her family had to deal with segregation and discrimination, while she fronts for that fascist Trump, who openly, blatantly, promotes white supremacy and white supremacist violence. Among other overt racist acts, Trump insists on defending Confederate statues and other monuments to segregation, discrimination, Ku Klux Klan Terror—and slavery!
“Black conservatives,” like Candace Owens, want to “get in on” the “spoils” that come from this system’s plunder of people, here and around the world, and they desperately want to be accepted in the “high society” of the monstrous oppressors like Trump. These “Black conservatives” basically agree with the crude racism of their white fascist counterparts. Like “house slaves” living in the master’s house in old times, they fear that they will be “dragged down” by being associated with “those” Black people—those who are not “well behaved” and rebel against their oppressed conditions, especially those who dare to rise up against the brutality and murder of Black people by police.
As I have said before:
To approach this election from the standpoint of which candidate is “better” means failing to understand the truly profound stakes and potential consequences of what is involved. The fact is that there can be one—and only one—“good” that can come out of this election: delivering a decisive defeat to Trump and the whole fascist regime. Doing this would create far better conditions for continuing to wage the struggle against everything represented by the Trump/Pence regime and all the oppression and injustices of this system, and would be a great gift to the people of the world.1
Right now, as the immediate, urgent focus of the struggle against oppression and injustice—and to advance things toward the time when that fundamental revolution will be possible—let us mobilize in sustained, and growing, mass non-violent mobilization, day-after-day, powerfully giving expression to the unifying demand raised by RefuseFascism.org, that the fascist Trump/Pence regime must be OUT NOW!
1. In addition to his August 1 Statement, this point (on Trump’s ongoing moves to steal the election, and the need for mass mobilization demanding Trump/Pence OUT NOW!) is emphasized in a number of other works by Bob Avakian, including the important three-part series titled Voting Will Not Be Enough—We Need To Take To The Streets, And Stay In The Streets Demanding Trump/Pence Out Now! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which is also available at revcom.us. [back]