Quote: Originally Posted by tay
I am troubled by how many people, mainly the pepe people, decry the anti fascist movement. What troubles me is when did being 'anti fascist' become a bad thing....?
Redneck Revolt recruits predominantly poor and working class white people away from reactionary politics. The organization advances an analysis of their class condition and white supremacy’s role in upholding the wealth and privilege of a small, white elite.
Redneck Revolt inserts themselves into overwhelmingly white spaces—NASCAR races, gun shows, flea markets in rural communities, and country music concerts—to offer a meaningful alternative to the white supremacist groups who often also recruit in those spaces.
The organization’s growing membership comes as media pundits, the Democratic Party, and the United States’ relatively small socialist parties all grapple with how to address the plight of working class white Americans in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.
“Economic anxiety,” a term presented by the media to defend Trump’s ascension, has become an internet meme for acts of racial terror. Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance has been paraded around to defend and mythologize the travails of working class white Republican voters.
Establishment liberals debate whether these people, particularly in red states, are worth reaching out to at all. They find the ease with which they embrace nativism, social conservatism, and racism might threaten a liberal voting coalition that includes people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.
Yet the American historical context that animates the Republican Party-working class white alliance is often absent. The historical failure of neoliberalism to present sustainable pathways out of poverty or a meaningful safety net for American workers is scarcely contemplated.
It is unfair to let poor white people off the hook for their lack of solidarity with the rest of the working class. But it is only through engagement, recognition of the failures of both political parties, and organizing for a more radically unified working class politic that these issues can be overcome.
Shaun from Pittsburgh’s chapter of Redneck Revolt discussed the conditions of these “psychological wages.”
Shaun likes to tell potential members, “white supremacy is essentially a fight to be the best treated dog in the kennel.”
“All poor and working class folks suffer at the hands of the rich. We all have trouble — bordering to the point of impossibility — making house rent, paying medical bills especially these days, covering food, making sure that our children and families are cared for and it doesn’t have to be that way,” he said.
“It’s that way because a vastly small percentage of the population hordes access to resources and they’re able to do this because they’ve managed to get one half of the working class to turn against the other half in exchange for basically preferential treatment.”
“It’s in everyone’s best interests that we as quickly and aggressively as possible dismantle that system so that poor and working folks essentially have something resembling a fair shake at a decent life.”
Along the way- why dont we discuss the racist tendencies of non whites as well? And we SHOULD discuss the shameless LIE-beral habit of pandering to racists for votes! Here is an example:
Here is an article illustrating that a minority of reverse racist Blacks- egged on by outrageous propaganda from Black Lives Matter have declared war on white society. With some comments of my own in brackets):
My partner's shot!'; Man ambushes NYC cop sitting in command post RV, kills her
Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. First posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 07:28 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 04:32 PM EDT
NEW YORK — The killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer’s head Wednesday had ranted in a Facebook video last September about law officers killing and abusing people and warned them to leave him alone or “we gonna do something.”
“I’m not playing, Mr. Officer. I don’t care about 100 police watching this,” 34-year-old ex-convict Alexander Bonds said, adding: “It’s time for people to wisen up.”
(Oh that`s NICE! As I have said before, most of the people that Black Lives matter are trying to `defend` are ALREADY criminals by any honest definition!)
Ten months later, Bonds went up to the RV-like command post in the Bronx and ambushed Officer Miosotis Familia, shooting her through the passenger-side window as she wrote in her notebook around 12:30 a.m.
New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Familia was “assassinated in an unprovoked attack on cops.”
(IT also amounts to an unprovoked attack on white society! We do not know what crime previously put Bonds into jail but BLM believes that being a pimp, drug dealer, drug addict or dealer in stolen property is NOT a crime! At least NOT for black people!)
Familia’s partner frantically radioed for help, and officers caught up with Bonds about a block away and killed him when he pulled a revolver, police said. The burst of gunfire as the Fourth of July wound down was initially mistaken by some for fireworks.
Familia, 48, was a 12-year veteran of the force who spent her entire career with the department in the high-crime Bronx precinct. The command post there had been set up and staffed around the clock since a triple shooting in March.
“She was on duty serving this city, protecting people, doing what she believed in and doing the job she loved,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Police said they were trying to establish the motive for the shooting.
(The number one killer of black men is other black men and yet black people resent the cops who are trying to restore some sort of order in their areas. It’s a mad position demanding that cops “arrest criminals in other neighbourhoods and leave ours alone because they are friends and neighbours” !
While tensions have been running high in recent years between police and black people around the country, there was no immediate indication the killing had a racial or ethnic dimension. Bonds was black; Familia was black and Hispanic, her family having come from the Dominican Republic. She apparently had no previous contact with him.
(The ONLY colour Bonds saw was police uniform BLUE! As a not so sensitive race relations idiot said in Toronto- “cops are an occupying army”! And why would cops and general public take offense at that attitude?)
Still, the attack recalled the 2014 ambush killings of two New York City officers who were gunned down in their cruiser by a man who had announced online moments before that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York. The gunman, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, then killed himself.
(Garner was a huge guy and very strong and had a LONG list of assaults and other crimes for which cops wanted to arrest him- and it took FOUR of them to get him in handcuffs- he was THAT TOUGH! And in the process, he died as they struggled to hang onto him- and the career THUG came close to getting loose in spite of 4 cops piled on him! In anther cop shooting a black guy had a police dog chewing at his leg and a cop on his back and still got off the ground and into his truck and was trying to drive away when the cop shot him!)
In the latest shooting, Bonds was caught on video leaving a convenience store, then moving tightly along the wall, pulling a hoodie over his head and walking purposefully toward the command post vehicle with gloved hands.
The video didn’t capture the shooting itself but showed him running away with a gun in his hand, police said.
While all the department’s new patrol cars are outfitted with bullet-resistant windows, the rolling command posts don’t have them.
Bonds had been paroled in 2013 after an eight-year sentence for an armed robbery in Syracuse. He had other arrests, including one in 2001, when as a teenager he was accused of attacking an officer with brass knuckles.
(Live by the sword and die by it too-SCREW HIM!)
While his Facebook page is filled largely with inspirational quotes and quizzes, he alluded at times to his troubled past. “Just few years ago I was in the devil house,” he noted in a New Year’s Eve post thanking God and people who had helped him.
But months earlier, he had posted his rambling tirade full of bitterness over his treatment in prison.
“Don’t think every brother, cousin, uncle you got that get killed in jail is because of a Blood or Crip or Latin King killing them. Nah, police be killing them and saying that an inmate killed them,” he said in the video.
Familia had three children, including a set of twins, lived with her mother and worked the midnight shift. Friends said she became an officer to help her community, and her family was heartbroken.
“Put it this way: She’d give you the shirt off her back. She was the sweetest person you ever want to meet,” downstairs neighbour Tom Ritter said. He said his son, now 22, played with Familia’s children, and she practically “adopted” him.
Even a woman who said her husband had been arrested by Familia had only kind words for the slain officer.
“She gave me good advice, like a mother to a daughter,” said Keisha Williams, 31, who said her husband was arrested on a marijuana charge. “She’s good, but she’s a tough cookie. She’s a good cop. I’m just sad it was her.”
Associated Press writers Tom Hays and Karen Matthews in New York and Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo, New York, contributed to this report.
(And hypocrite LIE-berals keep telling us that”cops need more training to de-escalate confrontations” yet LIE-berals will not tell us what magic phrase can be spoken by a cop to calm a career criminal and armed robber who despises ALL white society?)