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Why did 74 million people vote for Trump?
What is the danger and what do we do about it?
This was the second in a series of three forums put together by Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Nothing Less show to dig more deeply into the roots of the fascism that has grown and hardened over the past four years, and is still with us as tens of millions voted for Trump. These forums bring people together who are asking big questions and raising their sights to a world beyond the Trump/Pence regime and their program of hate and bigotry. Watch the first forum, What Just Happened: Trump, America & the Danger of Fascism.
More people voted in this election than in any other election in U.S. history, but 74 million of them voted for a fascist incumbent whose regime has advanced a vicious program of white supremacy, misogyny and theocratic patriarchy, and “America First” xenophobia. 74 million people endorsed locking children in cages, throwing immigrants in concentration camps, and backing the most vicious white supremacy, including vigilante racist and anti-Semitic murderers. A political form of Christian fundamentalism makes up the most organized solid base of this fascist movement. The 74 million include millions deeply mired in a world of lies, crazy lunatic conspiracy theories and a vicious anti-science mindset that has already killed a quarter of a million people from COVID, with the pandemic now out of control.
What accounts for this? What are its roots and how deep are they? Is it an historical aberration? Will this movement fade away with Trump out of office, or be further filled with revanchist determination? What is the danger and what do we do about it?
Don’t miss an important forum to dig into this and more, with:
Michael Coard, attorney and columnist for Philly Tribune, host of WURD’s Radio Courtroom
Coco Das, National Editorial Board of RefuseFascism.org (Transcript of opening remarks by Coco Das)
Chrissy Stroop, writer, scholar, ex-evangelical, co-editor of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church
Andy Zee, host of The RNL – Revolution Nothing Less – Show; co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org; spokesperson for Revolution Books.
RefuseFascism.org is a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power through non-violent protests that grow every day until our demand is met.
The RNL — Revolution, Nothing Less — Show is a multidimensional youtube show about making revolution and emancipating humanity. It’s about the world and for a radically different world, bringing alive the need for revolution and the new communism developed by the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian.