Charlottesville: Turn outrage into united action!

BY:National Board, CPUSA| August 13, 2017
Charlottesville: Turn outrage into united action!


The CPUSA joins with millions expressing outrage over the acts of domestic terrorism carried out by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and fascists in Charlottesville.

We mourn the deaths of Heather Heyer, the courageous and outspoken anti-fascist activist and the law enforcement personnel and express our deep concern for all those injured.

Donald Trump is conspicuous in his refusal to out rightly condemn these acts of terror. He offered only muddled words and an even-handed rebuke to those on “many sides,” for the “hatred, bigotry and violence.”

Responsibility for the atmosphere of hate nurturing the fascist mob lies at the White House doorstep. It has been consciously stoked and cultivated by Trump and the alt-right, white supremacists in the White House, Justice Department, military and national security apparatus.

Trump and these elements in the administration, including Steven K. Bannon, Stephen Miller, Jeff Sessions and Sebastian Gorka are a danger to democracy and must go.

What happened in Charlottesville is the real meaning of the incendiary slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

This was confirmed by none other than KKK leader David Duke who said, “We’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump to take our country back.”

None of this comes as a surprise. Trump is governing as he campaigned by appealing to the worst human instincts and playing on racial and religious resentments and hatred, xenophobia, Islamophobia, homophobia and misogyny.

During the campaign Trump whipped his crowds to frenzy by calling for deportation of Mexicans and barring Muslims while encouraging violent assault on protesters.

In Charlottesville, they marched with lit torches chanting, “Heil Trump” and “white lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us.”

“I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror and remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists,” Duke wrote on Twitter after Trump’s remarks about Charlottesville.

These white supremacist and neo-Nazi criminal elements were marching to block the removal of a confederate statue honoring Robert E. Lee. Many communities throughout the South are taking long overdue steps to confront the white supremacist past and recognize the multiracial character and diversity of the nation.

The Trump policies of mass deportations, voter suppression, Muslim bans, investigating “race-based discrimination” against whites, “law and order”, reviving the “War on Drugs” and encouraging police brutality are all geared at mobilizing a white nationalist constituency and slowing down, stopping and reversing the vast demographic and cultural shifts to ensure permanent white nationalist rule.

These policies are being rejected by the mobilized might of a united multi-racial, anti-racist, anti-fascist majority; and an unprecedented resistance that continues to grow. This movement is setting its sights on the 2018 elections and ousting of the GOP right-wing majority in Congress and statehouses.

We urge everyone to join vigils and protests condemning the acts of terrorism and remembering the dead and injured and call the White House and elected officials to demand action.

We also join with other in demanding the immediate impeachment of Trump.

Comments (7)

John Lennon | September 24, 2017 at 12:47 AM

What we need is a reinvigorated party. We need people to know that they can make a difference. Right now it’s incredibly difficult to get in communication with local districts, we need to fix that. Reboot our social media pages, and hold more local rallies, and connect with people in their local communities.

jules | August 18, 2017 at 10:31 PM

Don’t we want change?
Demonstrations never go un-noticed……resistance always produces change….
the trick is to “keep on, keeping on”

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change”

Christopher Black | August 17, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Comrades, Impeach him and replace him whith whom? Clinton? Just as bad. Isnt the situation such that unless there is a move to change the entire system, removing the present ruling class front man will only result in some other front man or, more likely, a military coup.

    Rochelle | August 18, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    You are 100% correct Mr Black! I’m tired of seeing the CPUSA take action and the Democrats get the credit and only continue their greed.

      Scott Hiley | January 04, 2018 at 1:39 PM

      I don’t know where you got the idea that the rich are pushing for socialism, but it is ridiculously untrue. When I think of my communist club in Chicago, we were mostly factory workers, teachers, and unemployed people. The rich Democrats you’re probably thinking of–Obama, Al Gore, etc–are not socialists or communists. They are as far to the right of us, as Trump is to the right of them. They wouldn’t be seen with us in public.

    Joe Hansen | August 23, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Couldnt agree more with the comment Christopher. The goal is to assimilate our ideals into the masses leading to either the replacement of those currently in power and the reformation of the current system or this empowering of the masses leads to an actual revolution, which is almost an impossibility given current circumstances. We all need to put aside the distractions the ruling class keep using and more and more reach out to others wherever we go and unite the proletariat and equip them with the weapons they need, whether that be firearms or knowledge is hard to say.

Alex | August 14, 2017 at 10:51 PM

Ánimos compañeros/as toda nuestra solidaridad a los pueblos de Norteamérica desde Barcelona. Socialismo Tierra y Libertad!! No pasarán!

Leave a Comment

Related Articles

For democracy. For equality. For socialism. For a sustainable future and a world that puts people before profits. Join the Communist Party USA today.

Join Now

We are a political party of the working class, for the working class, with no corporate sponsors or billionaire backers. Join the generations of workers whose generosity and solidarity sustains the fight for justice.

Donate Now

CPUSA Mailbag

If you have any questions related to CPUSA, you can ask our experts
  • QHow does the CPUSA feel about the current American foreign...
  • AThanks for a great question, Conlan.  CPUSA stands for peace and international solidarity, and has a long history of involvement...
Read More
Ask a question
See all Answer