This fascist regime must be stopped before it starts!
Donald Trump, the President-elect, has assembled a regime of grave danger. Millions of people in the U.S. and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become massive resistance—before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.
Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous. We, the undersigned, know in the depths of our beings, the catastrophe that will befall the people of the world should the Trump/Pence regime assume full power.
We therefore call for a month of resistance that reaches a crescendo by the January 20th 2017 Inauguration.
Because we refuse to accept a fascist America, millions must rise up in a resistance with a deep determination such that we create a political crisis that prevents the Trump/Pence fascist regime from consolidating its hold on the governance of society.
The Presidency of Donald Trump is illegitimate.
Donald Trump did not win the popular vote. Not even close, he lost by nearly 3 million votes. He won the Electoral College—an institution set up in 1787 to protect slavery.
More fundamentally, it is the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime and what they are planning to do which renders it illegitimate and an immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself.
By any definition, Donald Trump is a fascist. He has put together a regime who will carry out this program, and worse.
Fascism is a strong word. It is a very serious thing. It has direction and momentum that must be stopped before it becomes too late.
Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive "traditional values." Fascism feeds on and encourages the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power. Fascism, once in power, essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights.
No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this. "Reaching across the aisle" only legitimizes that which is illegitimate.
If you work with fascists you normalize the road to horror. You cannot try to "wait things out." Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes. Don't Conciliate...Don't Accommodate...Don't Collaborate!
The Trump Regime Must and Can Be Stopped Before It Starts!
This is not wishful thinking but could be made a reality if all who hate what is represented by this fascist regime translate our outrage into massive mobilization to create the political conditions which make this possible. We are millions.
Our only recourse now is to act together outside normal channels. Every faction within the established power structure must be forced to respond to what we do—creating a situation where the Trump/Pence regime is prevented from ruling.
We call on each and every one who opposes what this regime stands for, and what it will do, to take part in and actively build, this resistance and refusal.
Organize. Plan. Act.
The Month of Resistance must grow to millions—becoming protests that don't stop—where people refuse to leave, occupying public space, and more and more people stand up with conviction and courage demanding:
NO! We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!
Imam Aiyub Abdul-Baki, Ed Asner, Bill Ayers, Fr. Bob Bossie SCJ, Herb Boyd, Charles Burnett, Isabel Cardenas, Margaret Cho, Kia Corthron, Joe Dante, Chuck D, Carl Dix, Alex Ebert, Niles Eldredge, Kurt Elling, Eve Ensler, Charles Gaines, Merrill Garbus, Pastor Gregg L. Greer, David Gunn Jr., Lalah Hathaway, Marc Lamont Hill, Chase Iron Eyes, Everett Iron Eyes Sr., Henry Giroux, Evelyn Fox Keller, Robin D.G. Kelley, Wayne Kramer, John Landis, Julie Mehretu, Vic Mensa, Debra Messing, Jessica Care Moore, Thurston Moore, PZ Myers, Arturo O'Farrill, Michelle Phillips, Milton Saier, Yusef Salaam, Dread Scott, Michael Shannon, Danny Simmons, David Strathairn, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, Cornel West, Saul Williams, and thousands more.
To read the full Call and complete list of signatories, and To SIGN and DONATE on line go to: www.refusefascism.org or, to donate by check: make payable to the "Alliance for Global Justice" and designate "refusefascism" in the memo line. Mail to: RefuseFascism.Org. 305 West Broadway #185, N.Y., N.Y. 10013
THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN. IN COMING WEEKS, MORE AND MORE HUMAN RIGHTS WILL BE SMOTHERED, STOLEN. BY THE TIME THE AMERICANS WAKE UP, IT WILL BE TOO LATE.
SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY, BLACK LISTS, OH, YES AMERICA. YOU ARE RETURNING TO THE DARK AGES. THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR MAY BE AT YOUR HOUSE. ARE YOU WHITE ENOUGH?
DONALD TRUMP IS A MEGALOMANIAC. HE IS DANGEROUS. ONCE HE IS IN POWER WITH HIS GENERALS AND HIS ARMY AND THE WEALTH OF EXXONMOBILE AND CONTROL OF THE POLICE FORCES ACROSS THE LAND AND THE NUCLEAR ARSENAL, AMERICA IS GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE GERMANS FOUND OUT. AND WHEN MEDICAL CARE IS CUT AND SOCIAL SECURITY IS CUT, THE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT TO SUPPORT THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS. SICK CHILDREN WILL DIE. THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE GOOD CHILDREN WHO ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT THEM WILL DIE. THAT IS HITLER'S WAY. ONLY THE MASTER RACE CAN SURVIVE TRUMP.
IN A FEW DAYS, AMERICA WILL BE A FASCIST STATE WHERE ONLY THE RICH CAN SURVIVE. THE FOOLS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP THINKING HE WAS GOING TO GET THEM GOOD JOBS HAVE VOTED THEMSELVES BACK INTO THE DARK AGES. THOSE TRUCK DRIVERS AND FACTORY WORKERS, FARMERS AND MACHO MEN AND WOMEN IN BLACK LEATHER JACKETS AND BLUE JEANS RIDING THEIR HOGS, AND THOSE ATHEISTS IN WHITE SHEETS BURNING CROSSES, ARE GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO GO HUNGRY. THERE WILL BE MORE CRIME, MORE BREAK-INS, MORE SWASTIKAS PASTED ON SYNAGOGUES AND MOSQUES, MORE MUGGINGS, MORE ROBBERIES. GRANDPARENTS, THE SICK AND THE WEAK WILL BE DYING LIKE FLIES. "STREET PEOPLE" - THE HOMELESS - WILL BE ELIMINATED. BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE PURE WHITE RACE. THAT WAS HITLER'S WAY.
WHAT IS AMAZING IS THAT WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR ALSO VOTED FOR TRUMP. THEY HAVE A DEATH WISH AND, TRAGICALLY, THEIR WISH WILL BE GRANTED. ONLY THE RICH AND THE "PURE WHITE" CAN SURVIVE. BUT BEWARE. YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE PURE WHITE, BUT NO ONE IS. IF YOU HAD A JEWISH GRANDMOTHER, YOU MAY WANT TO THINK OF LEAVING. DON'T THINK ABOUT IT FOR TOO LONG.
THROUGH THE DECADES, PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THE NAZI ERA, AND WONDERED ALOUD, HOW THE PEOPLE OF GERMANY AND ITALY AND FRANCE AND POLAND COULD HAVE ALLOWED THE HOLOCAUST TO HAPPEN. AND NOW, LOOK AT US .... THE NAZIS ARE IN ALL THEIR GLORY WITH THEIR FUHRER ABOUT TO ASCEND THE THRONE, SUPPORTED BY GOERING, HIMMLER, MENGELE ET AL.
I BELIEVE THAT AMERICA IS ON THE BRINK OF THE MOST CATASTROPHIC EVENT IN ITS HISTORY. IN THE PAST, WARS WERE FAR ACROSS THE SEA. THIS WAR - THESE WARS - WILL BE FOUGHT IN THE STREETS AND FIELDS OF AMERICA, AND MANY WILL DIE.
I CANNOT IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LINE UP QUIETLY WITH THEIR LITTLE SATCHELS - AS THE JEWS OF THE NAZI ERA DID - AND ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE FORCED INTO CAMPS OR BOATS, PLANES, TRAINS, TRUCKS. MUSLIMS, MEXICANS - ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A WHITE SKIN AND ORANGE HAIR - WILL BE AT RISK.
NO MATTER HOW CAREFULLY THE TRUMP GENERALS TRY TO ORGANIZE THE ONSLAUGHT, THE PEOPLE WILL NOT TAKE IT WITHOUT RESISTANCE - ARMED AND UNARMED - ARMED WITH KITCHEN KNIVES, WITH MOLOTOV COCKTAILS - THEY WILL FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP'S POLICE AND ARMIES AND TANKS AND HEAVY WEAPONS. AMERICA WILL SEE KILLING FIELDS AND RAGING FIRES. AMERICA WILL BE ALEPPO. THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANT TO HAPPEN.
THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE WILL HAPPEN.
NEVER AGAIN? Yesterday, the Jews – Tomorrow? http://phylliscartersjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/02/never-again.html.
PASTOR MARTIN NIEMOLLER http://phylliscartersjournal.blogspot.ca/2015/02/we-said-never-again-world-war-pastor.html.