Team Biden has received another endorsement. However, I doubt he’s precisely thrilled with this one…
On Saturday, the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, Bob Avakian, wrote sent out an email to his followers, both publicly endorsing the assumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden and urging them to vote for him as well.
According to Avakian, the only way to end Trump’s “fascist regime” is to make sure Biden wins. However, contrary to what you might think, it’s not because Avakian or his followers like Biden at all or even think he is “better than Trump.” Instead, he notes that Biden is simply the only one who has a real chance of dethroning Trump.
Avakian, who describes himself on his website as “the most important political thinker and leader in the world today,” says Biden isn’t his first, nor should he be anyone else’s, but he’s a good compromise.
He wrote, “At this critical hour, every appropriate means of non-violent action must be utilized to remove this regime from power. And if, in spite of mass protest demanding the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, this regime remains in power when it is time for voting, then – without placing fundamental reliance on this – using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime much include voting against Trump.”
But he clarifies that it can’t just be a “protest vote” in which you vote for anyone other than Trump. Avakian makes it clear that if our nation is to be successful at ousting Trump, then he and his followers must consolidate behind one specific candidate, in this case, Biden.
“To be clear, this means not a ‘protest vote for some candidate who has no chance of winning, but actually voting for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump.”
You see, to those like Avakian, who is known for his wholehearted support of Chinese communist Mao Zedong and his blood wars, Trump is a new and entirely different kind of evil. He is fascist in every way and must be eliminated from any seat of power, even if that means putting someone there who really isn’t any better
According to Avakian’s email, Biden and the entire Democratic Party are still “representatives and instruments of this exploitative, oppressive, and literally murderous system of capitalism-imperialism. The question is not whether Biden and the Democrats represent something ‘good,’ or whether, in fundamental terms, the Democrats are ‘better than the Republicans. Both parties are ruling class political parties, and none of their candidates represent anything ‘good’ in the most basic and essential sense.”
And here’s the best part:
“Biden is not ‘better’ than Trump, in any meaningful way – except that he is not Trump and is not part of the move to consolidate and enforce fascist rule, with everything that means.”
Essentially, Avakian admits he has no love for Biden; he just has a deep hatred for Trump. And so Biden gets his vote.
But he’s not the only one on the far left who believes similarly. In fact, he isn’t even the only one who thinks Biden won’t be a good president.
Take the Communist Party USA co-chair Rossana Cambron’s word, for instance.
When she spoke to People’s World about the election, she noted that she and others rightfully “have hesitations about the Biden campaign.” However, this really isn’t about Biden. “This is a strategic action to remove Trump.”
Angela Davis, a former Communist Party USA vice-presidential candidate, furthers this idea and adds that Biden was the choice for the progressive left because he was the one who could be “most effectively pressured” to do what they want.
And Biden’s continual move towards the far left as his campaign continues seems to be proof that she is right. Biden knows that he needs the far left’s vote if he is to win in November and so he is going out of his way to make sure he appeases them.
He now supports defunding the police, extreme criminal reform, and the ending of the Hyde Amendment – all things he stood on the opposite side of not even two years ago.
However, we can’t for a moment think that if Biden were to win in November, his drift to the left would stop. If anything, the left would only force him to move further in that direction, taking us straight into communism as his new endorsers want.
America, this endorsement should be a wake-up call…