If the neo-fascists supporting Trump want to dance, we’ll lead!
Daryle Lamont Jenkins
You see all the people in the streets after Donald Trump won the election? From New York to Oakland, they are marching and protesting the results that they never thought they will see. And rest assured, they will be out there for the next four to eight years, depending on how long it takes to keep what they hold dear from going sideways. You want to talk about how Trump supporters were angry and fed up? They will show you what fed up looks like. Nothing about the ideals of Donald Trump and his supporters are okay, and we won’t concede ground as if it is just because he got a lucky break.
I am writing this on Nov. 10, and 78 years ago today Kristallnacht was happening. That’s when Nazi Germany launched a pogrom against its Jewish citizens, smashing the windows of their stores, homes and synagogues. Many people killed, many more arrested and thrown into concentration camps. Yesterday, the day after the election and the day Kristallnacht started, there were reports of an abandoned storefront in South Philly tagged with a swastika and the words “Sieg Heil 2016” and the name Trump with the swastika used for the T. We don’t know who did it yet, but the fact that it happened in the first place, on this particular day can’t be ignored.
The Nazis are feeling their oats now. They think that a Trump presidency will advance their long held goals. David Duke made no bones about it as he celebrated Trump’s election in a tweet saying, “It’s time to do the right thing, it’s time to TAKE AMERICA BACK!!!”
But if the Nazis think they are going to make moves, they still have us to deal with. And they don’t score too many points in that area. When the Nazis make moves, we will move on them. All of us will handle them whether they are trying to make those moves in boardrooms or on the streets, and they will have the fight of their lives on their hands – that they will most certainly lose.
As for One People’s Project, we will help guide all those fights along. We will let people know who the problem people are and where there is work to be done. That doesn’t stop. Ever. But we need help doing it. If you can spare a donation to help us keep our work going, it will be greatly appreciated. We can also use help doing the work as well, so hit us up about that on our How to Get Involved page.
We will get through this, and with ease. It will be ugly, we won’t come through unscathed, but we will come through on the other side, and we just will just simply work to clean up the mess. Donald Trump is not the first fascist entertainer with a weird hairdo that made it to the White House, and just like with Ronald Reagan nothing they do will be sustained. Bet on that.