STATEMENT OF THE WORKER’S SPATULA ARMED PROPAGANDA UNIT, KOBANÊ
Following the ongoing vote-counting in the imperialist United States, it becomes increasingly clear to us that the election of Donald Trump does not represent the democratic will of the peoples of the United States.
It has long been the practice of the Marxist-Leninists to struggle on behalf of the democratic will of the broad masses, and in popular fronts, in opposition to the left-wing deviation of the Trotskyites who vulgarly posit an essentialised class struggle, which is even in theory unable to combat imperialism, and is at any rate in practice unable to combat the fascism which inevitably follows therefrom.
Without speaking to the practical experience of the broad masses who, in their attacks on Trump’s election, clearly and forcefully repudiate the explicit mechanisms by which bourgeois leadership in the imperialist United States is decided, we cannot pretend to act as a true vanguard force. We would be but verbal radicals, condemning from the sidelines of the popular struggle.
On the other hand, we have long condemned the rightist errors associated with Mao Zedong Thought, and therefore cannot descend into the bourgeois error of support for Hillary Clinton and the Wall Street financiers whom she represents.
Consequently, we propose the slogan: TRUMP STOLE THE ELECTION, AND IT’S A GOOD THING TOO!
This slogan perfectly captures the farcical nature of bourgeois elections in the imperialist United States, wherein the oppressed Afro-American people are held back from even individual participation in the system which “democratically” exploits and oppresses them; wherein archaic divisions of the territory of the United States, devised by the land-owning class with open disdain for the revolutionary masses, are used to empower the most reactionary face of the imperialistic status quo, disproportionately through votes garnered from the poorest sections of the oppressor Yankee nation; wherein the corrupt bourgeois media silences all meaningful left dissent, while simultaneously trumpeting the most retrograde positions of fascist and near-fascist elements under the guise of ‘free speech’!
It also perfectly captures the fact that, thank God Trump won, honestly. Can you imagine having to do left politics in the US with eight years of Hillary Clinton up top? God, that would’ve been awful.
This slogan’s two parts are an excellent example of our vanguard method, whereby the first part meets the #NotMyPresident masses where they are, filled with rage about the unfairness of a system which grows more and more openly reactionary each day, and the second part makes it clear that this was a necessary evil to wake them up to the severity of the contradictions of US society and join into immediate and total revolutionary struggle for the liberation of all oppressed nations in the United States and for the smashing of US capitalism-imperialism!
We call upon all democratic, socialist, and revolutionary forces in the United States to take up this slogan in condemnation of the kleptocratic Trump administration even before it begins, and also to work together with it to smash the forces of the white labour aristocracy and petty bourgeoisie who voted for Hillary Clinton, and who drink the blood of the oppressed from Jalalabad to Jackson, Mississippi.
DOWN WITH THE OBAMA-CLINTON CLIQUE WHO OPPRESS THE SIOUX PEOPLE AT STANDING ROCK! FOR TRUMP, AGAINST OBAMA!
TRUMP STOLE THE ELECTION, AND IT’S A GOOD THING TOO!
DOWN WITH CLINTONITE IMPERIALISM, LIBERATION FOR ALL THE PEOPLES WHO ARE SOON TO BE OPPRESSED BY TRUMPITE FASCISM!
-Worker’s Spatula Armed Propaganda Unit, Kobanê