|Taichung MRT Workers Push a Train Going Nowhere; |
symbolic of capitalism's failure to move the people.
Let Taiwan help itself before claiming to help others.
Now that the Democrats have won the two run-off elections for Senate in Georgia, Biden has no excuse not to roll back the give-backs of Trump and every president since Eisenhower that’s stolen taxes from workers to feed rich corporations, stock holders, big Pharma, and the military industrial complex, join the anti-nuke and environmental movements, end imperialism and bullying socialist nations. VP elect Harris would be the deciding vote in a 50-50 senate with the house in Democrats majority. How much you wanna bet they won’t? My Californian friend thought an attempted coup was possible and he was right; it still is possible.
I say “Bring it on!” Only a civil war can rid the American people of its two-headed albatross and behead the fascists. Only a civil war can bring forward a dictatorship of the proletariat and socialist revolution, a redistribution of wealth, protection of workers, minorities, and women’s rights
The outrage from other “democracies” over the “Capital Intrusion” instigated by Trump is hilarious. Britain, France, Germany, Japan, etc. keep their poker faces hiding the farces their own oppressive regimes perpetrate on their own people. China and other socialist nations have the right to laugh at the hypocrisy of condoning chaos in Hong Kong and condemning the same in Washington. Bring on the spark to start the fire of revolution to overthrow capitalism, keep bringing it on, spark to spark, spread the fire all you want but progressives must step up and fight back, not play defense, not let the corporate media control the dialogue of peaceful transition and preserving democracy. Fight now in the streets. Kill the fascists!
Forget those phony neoliberal ‘democracies’ embarrassment at seeing the ‘bastion of their ideals leading them down the spiral. Better to see what the people in nations that were victim to imperialism and colonialism for so long have to say: Social media users in China compared the unrest in Washington to the Hong Kong protests of 2019 with Beijing criticizing the "sharp contrast" between Washington's response to the chaos and the 2019 Hong Kong anti-government protests. Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city's Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Washington riots."@SpeakerPelosi once referred to the Hong Kong riots as 'a beautiful sight to behold' referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's June 2019 comment about Hong Kong's mass pro-democracy demonstrations, which at that time were mostly peaceful. "It remains yet to be seen whether she will say the same about the recent developments in Capitol Hill." China's Communist Youth League also described the unrest as a "beautiful sight" on the Twitter-like Weibo platform. Beijing's foreign ministry echoed those sentiments, saying "the reaction of some people in the US, including that of some media outlets, is completely different." The hashtag "Trump supporters storm US Capitol" pin-balled across China's Weibo racking up 570 million views, as users compared the global support for Hong Kong's protesters with the outpouring of condemnation for the pro-Trump mob. "At present, all European countries' leaders have shown double standards and condemned it (Washington rioting)," read one Weibo comment which gained over 5,000 likes. "I don't know what kind of double-standard reports will be carried by Hong Kong or Taiwan media this time."
As for Taiwan, the support on social media supporting the notion that Biden stole the election is nauseating. The president hasn’t condemned the violence, a violence she supported in the Sunflower Movement violent takeover of the Taiwan legislature during KMT during Ma Ying-Chow’s tenure because he advocated closer economic ties with the Chinese mainland. The DPP was behind the instigation and co-opted the movement for their own political gains and separatist attitude. Now, with the “Taiwan Can Help” campaign blaming WHO for pandering to China during the covid-19 pandemic, in the same way neoliberals have in the US, the condoning of fascism in Taiwan will come to no good. The Taiwan government cannot keep on fooling its own people with false hope. Taiwanese corporations abusing their own workers cannot go on much longer.
The corporate media fear-mongers raise the possibility of Trump pushing a button but, as for nuclear attack, the chances of Obama, Clinton or Biden graciously assuring the people that a strike is necessary is more the probability. After all, who sent drones to kill innocents? Who reserved the right to preemptive strike? No one would take responsibility for Trump's endeavors by now. On Friday January 22, 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will, from that day forward, make nuclear weapons illegal under international law! 51 nations have ratified the treaty; 86 have signed; more are expected to join. However, $44.5 billion was requested by U.S. legislators for fiscal year 2021 to "sustain and modernize U.S. nuclear delivery systems and warheads and their supporting infrastructure." The problem is not Trump or the Republicans alone; Democrats are complicit in belligerent imperialism ruining the world.
Walden Bello, the socialist analysis living in the Philippines, was interviewed on Democracy Now by two lukewarm hosts, Goodman and Gonzalez, both anti-Chinese and ‘pro-democracy’ in Hong Kong, Belarus, etc. Bello debunked the damp duo’s remark about China being the new capitalists by saying it was the US that tried to exploit it by moving industry there that China used to improve its own people’s standing, not the corporate masters as the US was up to. It is to my distress that leftists, progressives and (G-d forbid their sins) anarchists have not risen up to meet the challenge of the right and neutralize each and every fascist they can find. The Wiemar period in the US, like the one in Germany that made Nazism possible, used gangs to kill communists and anarchists and they will do that in the US, too, by the Democrats no less. That’s why Antifa have to get out into the streets while the irons hot and not wait to be slaughtered by the right and neoliberals when the economy collapses.
Internally, self-management of failed businesses is the order of the day in the downward spiraling of capitalism. Any boss that threatens to close shop should be fired first and the employees collectively take over the business, like at that guitar factory, Acoustic guitar giant Taylor that has announced its transition to 100% employee ownership. “We have delighted in giving people the joy of music and hope to do so for generations to come,” said Bob Taylor, co-founder and President of Taylor Guitars. “Becoming 100% ESOP allows us to ensure our independence for the long-term future and continue to realize our vision for the company as an innovative guitar manufacturer.” That how it should be going all around the capitalist world until they can establish a dictatorship of the proletariat to protect their interests. Socialism cannot grow so long as there are wolves in imperialist clothing waiting at the door. Bore from within and make create anarcho-syndicalism in the shell of capitalism’s failure; we don’t have to go down with the ship.
It bothers me so much to see many people in Taiwan support Trump Republicans who they credit with helping their separatist regime, and in the U.S., put all the blame on Trump for what every president since Kennedy has done to the rights of working people in the United Stares, yes "stares". As anarchist rock group Chumbawumba sang: “Open your eyes, it’s time to wake up; enough is enough is enough is enough! Give the fascist man a gunshot.” Brothers and Sisters, the time is right and the time is now! We created it! Let’s take it over!
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