'Refuse Fascism' Wants To Replace Trump With Stalin, Mao

The website of "Refuse Fascism" — the group that is organizing anti-Trump marches all over the country — carries "A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA." It begins, "People have asked: What is the relationship between the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA and Refuse Fascism? Here is our answer."

"After the election of Donald Trump, we confronted the reality that the Trump/Pence regime is a fascist regime," the statement says. It continues:

If the Trump/Pence regime is able to fully consolidate its rule and program, this will exponentially increase the terror, brutality, and devastation suffered by people all over the world, put the planet itself in greater peril, and will dramatically curtail the ability of the people to fight for a better world, whether through revolution or through other means.

Recognizing this qualitative danger, as well as the way that this dramatic change has jolted millions into political life, we took responsibility to propose to a diverse group of people that we must do everything we can to stop this regime and the imposition of fascism. Together we recognized that we needed to form an organization to unite all who could be united to take up the fight to drive this regime from power through mass, determined resistance from below. A Call to Action was issued under the slogan: “In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!” and an organization, Refuse Fascism, was formed with the single unifying mission to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime! Our Party is committed to fulfilling our responsibility to contribute as much as we can to the mission of Refuse Fascism precisely because of the tremendous stakes for the future.

The group further declares that "All over the world billons of people suffer horribly and needlessly because of the system that prevails around the globe. A radically different and better future is possible. The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA is dedicated to the emancipation of all of humanity from every form of exploitation and oppression all over the world. This requires an actual revolution, and we work every day to popularize and lead masses of people to carry out the strategy to make this revolution at the soonest possible time."

Clicking on the link brings you to a 2011 page that details their strategy. "Refuse Fascism" seeks to unite different groups under the leadership of the Revolutionary Communist Party. This puts power in the hands of the RCP, which has the "goal of emancipating all of humanity through revolution and advancing to a communist world, free of exploitation and oppression."

Revolutionary Communist Party apparatchik Sunsara Taylor, co-initiator and spokesperson for "Refuse Fascism," wrote an article in the RCP's newspaper back in August addressing the memo written by Google employee James Damore, who was subsequently fired due to the company's disagreements with the memo's contents. Comrade Taylor finds one statement of Damore's memo particularly offensive:

Throughout his memo, Damore plays on the classic anti-communist trope of tyrannical leftists whose utopian vision of equality denies human nature and so can only be imposed by bludgeoning innocents. He makes the connection explicit in a footnote: "Communism promised to be both morally and economically superior to capitalism, but every attempt became morally corrupt and an economic failure. As it became clear that the working class of the liberal democracies wasn’t going to overthrow their 'capitalist oppressors,' the Marxist intellectuals transitioned from class warfare to gender and race politics. The core oppressor-oppressed dynamics remained, but now the oppressor is the 'white, straight, cis-gendered patriarchy.'"

Her response includes pitting Trump and Pence against Mao with the suggestion that Mao and other murderous communist dictators were actually preferrable to America's current leadership:

First, communism has "promised" to be "morally and economically superior to capitalism" for very good reason! The world dominated by capitalism-imperialism is a world in which MILLIONS of children around the world die each year fro preventable disease! Capitalism-imperialism has produced Donald Trump and the Christian fascist Mike Pence with their threats of nuclear annihilation and toxic cocktail of bigotry of every kind. In contrast, communism, where it has been genuinely applied—in the Soviet Union from 1917 to the mid-1950s and then in China under Mao from 1949 until 1976 when capitalism was restored—made unprecedented strides in overcoming hunger and exploitation, in liberating women and oppressed nationalities, in freeing the spirit from its cell. Today, the "core oppressor-oppressed dynamics" remain NOT because Marxists intellectuals got frustrated but because capitalism remains in power and is ravaging the people worldwide.

Even by Marxist standards, this statement is remarkable. Remember that this organization, "Refuse Fascism," insists that America in the time of Donald Trump and Mike Pence is "Fascism." The way to end the Trump/Pence administration is a "revolution" to "advancing to a communist world." Now, here is the "Refuse Fascism!" spokesperson and organizer explaining that the places where communism "has been genuinely applied" were "Soviet Union from 1917 to the mid-1950s" — that is, under Lenin and Stalin — and "China under Mao from 1949 until 1976."

Putting this all together, "Refuse Fascism" has as its goal to replace the Trump/Pence administration with a regime modeled on Lenin, Stalin and Mao.

Regular readers of this site do not need to be reminded that Comrade Taylor's claims — that Leninist/Stalinist USSR and Maoist China "made unprecedented strides in overcoming hunger and exploitation, in liberating women and oppressed nationalities, in freeing the spirit from its cell" — are lies. But visitors to this site who are interested in learning the truth about these regimes should consider Red Famine by Anne Applebaum (who could never be accused of being a Trump apologist) or Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang (a Chinese woman who lived under Mao, and found the experience anything but "liberating").


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