LaRoeDotCom

In the Week of Voting and Counting


Commentary

By John LaRoe, 8 November 2020

We may have forestalled, at least for the time being, the next step in America's march towards the installation of an apartheid regime. But remember:

We did this with a cross-cultural coalition of people *&* politics: Thank you: Stacey Abrams *&* The Lincoln Project. Thank you, #BLM, #antifa *&* #Resisters, one and all. But still, we barely managed this. Because ...

Despite the blatant incompetence, racism, bigotry, misogyny and cruelty of the wanna-be despot who was leading the charge toward apartheid (and clamors now for civil war), we needed a coalition of almost inconceivable breadth because ...

we must commit now to remain anti-fascist A plurality of Americans are culturally either consciously white supremacists or unwittingly racist and politically are either aspirational fascists or fascist adjacent. The next demagogue they choose to lead their cause may be more competent and subtle. For decades ...

Comfortably a majority at the time, they could pass as advocates of democracy. They were not. As they saw their majority status shrivel, we saw their advocacy for democracy whither with it. They favored White Majority Rule, then. They favor White Minority Rule, now. And ...

They still think they act on behalf of "democracy" while they remain a plurality, united by the color of their culture and the single-mindedness of their political purpose: retaining the reins of power as White Men (and their sycophantic enablers). So ...

We must resolve now to sustain our unity by binding ourselves to a countervailing purpose every bit as powerful as theirs; because they are not defeated. And ...

They will be coming at us again. Count on it. We will have our differences in the meantime and afterward. That is our strength. But, all our differences aside, we must commit now to remain anti-fascist. Or ...

"afterward" becomes irrelevant.

Civil War Flag with BLM

Originally published as a Tweet Thread by LaRoe Design (6 November 2020)



Commentary

©2020 LaRoeDotCom.
All rights reserved.