It’s come to THIS in the Republican party-a blatant, balls-out neo-Nazi Jew hater is running for the Senate in California, like the Fureur-wannabees in Wisconsin and Illinois. THIS comes from the “Southern strategy” of Nixon, trying to siphon off George Wallace voters with such codes as “law and order” and “welfare queens,” then continued by Reagan saying-in Mississippi, in the county where the three Civil rights activists were murdered by the Klan-“I believe in State’s rights,” the war cry of Southern separatists before the Civil War, to justify their”right” to own people like cattle.
All of this has been to feed on racial prejudice to gain votes; it does nothing to elevate workers and other low-income people, of any color. It does not provide anyone a job, it does not keep a factory in this country so that whole communities are jobless. We can MOST definitely fight both racism and plutocracy, for the sake of our nation.
I went to the building where the Poetry Ink event-commemorating National Poetry Month in April-and the building was locked, there was no one to let us in , so the event has been postponed to May. when I find out the new date, I’ll let you know. Things like this DO happen.
I submitted my final paper to my class at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, for my master’s course in Labor Studies. I believe strongly in educating workers and other low-income people of their rights and their true history, and not through the distorted lens of commercial “news” media, but with them empowering themselves to do their own research and reading, and then, after they learn what they’re up against, taking the right action to fight for their rights. Anything I learn in this course, I pass on, and education never stops at the classroom, it’s a lifelong process; you start dying when you stop learning.