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"Then They Came For the Immigrants"" And We Need To Say HELL NO!

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As we write this, the utterly illegitimate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning another escalation, on top of the horror at the border, against immigrants without papers living within the U.S. The horror of the children screaming for their parents, and their parents not knowing where their children are but only that they are being tormented, sickened and possibly killed, will now be expanded to a whole other level. Across the sea, in Africa, Europe connives in the bombing of Africans locked down in Libyan concentration camps.

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In the world we need--in the world that is actually possible-- those hit by environmental and social disaster would NOT be made into pariahs, confined as if in prison and then tortured if they dare try to leave that prison. No! They would be given the aid of their fellow humans, and then made part of working to figure out how to solve the disaster. Again, the means exist to do this in this highly developed and interconnected world.

Yet what do we see instead? The ascension to power all over the world of the most repressive elements of an already oppressive system--of fascists-- who make these policies even more nightmarish. If this were the plot of a science fiction movie or video game, it would be criticized for being too obvious and heavy-handed. Yet it is not fiction at all, but the reality that billions are being forced to live... and hundreds of millions are complicit in. What stands between what is actually possible and badly needed, and what is actually going on, is: THIS CAPITALIST-IMPERIALIST SYSTEM. And what we need to do--the only solution--is to get rid of this system.

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Bob Avakian (BA) has said that the orientation of the revolution we need and are fighting for is that we would welcome everyone to this country who wants to build a new world. This is given substance in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, which BA wrote. This solution and this leadership, and the road to winning this solution--must be made known to millions, and thousands organized into this, right now. The film Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution--which gets into WHY a revolution is needed to get to a whole new world, free of this madness, and HOW this revolution could be successfully made--should be strongly promoted.

At the same time, and also very immediately, there is an urgent need for massive and sustained resistance to the doubling down of this outrageous offensive. The planned raids this weekend should be and must be actively resisted and anyone with a beating heart and functioning conscience should be part of that. The spirit and content of the actions taken last week--especially by those Jewish groups who put something on the line and said NEVER AGAIN--should be learned from and taken further.

Further: this badly needed resistance should and must be built as part of a fight to drive out this fascist regime, through sustained, nonviolent resistance, day after day, night after night, with the same resilience and focus now on display in Hong Kong and the Sudan.

Here it must be said that the leaders of the Democratic Party--including very prominently Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi--are actively complicit in these crimes, having presided over the funding of ICE with barely any restrictions, and uniting with fascists to do so. As for the two dozen candidates mumbling out of both sides of their mouth, this is BEB--Bourgeois Electoral Bullshit! They have no answers to what is going down and still less to the horror that is looming, because they are locked within the requirements and terms of--and will defend right down to the end--the same capitalist-imperialist system that the fascists now run.

Right now is the time to wake up, to act on your convictions, and to begin pursuing them where they lead, politically and intellectually.

Right now is the time to dare.

Your humanity is at stake.

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Bottom empowerment from Public City and State Banks at the Post Office, doing also some City Hall Work. North Dakota lends Revenues to Community Banks funding Worker and Community run worker ownership, modeled after Mondragon of the Basque in Spain, which has it's own Collage to train for 45% cash back of profit when moving on. Belgium has a 50-50 Public-Private Flemish style set up at the Post.


As an IBEW Wirenut, when heard of Mondragon in 94, saw right away how Unions could make them work. It had always felt like working for myself. It gone backwards for now.

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Remove the SS Cap, only way to ever get back the $-Trillions,,, and back US Notes from the Treasury to loan to Public City and State banks. Letting Farmers grow Hemp will help for the paper, plastics, textiles and bio-fuel jobs we can invest in locally. Union pensions should one day help, along with guess 401ks and other pensions & stuff. Not all the answers but Ron Paul & Dennis Kucinich would make great Co-chairs of the Treasury and Fed. Am not running for anything. After a pool player sees I-rack and I-ran, maybe back to Belgium.

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"Mind their own business religions" are going to have to fund getting these people seeking asylum out on ranches or farms training them english and setting them up cleaning up cities doing it themselves if needed to build livable homes out of slums. Religious right is in for a rudest of all awakenings. They left Europe to get away from these strict letter of the law dogma no better than Sharia.

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Brother Michael, you have some excellent ideas tho I felt a little jumpy about putting the asylum seekers to work cleaning up slums. That could turn into slave labor if the olugarch get a chance to take the project over ( Cheney's infamous Haliburton comes to mind, used to "clean up" after our military bombs the crap out of any given country "we" are invading).

As long as we're "dreaming" why not put all the soldiers to work that we will be bringing HOME after we stop invading other countries for their resources?

The idea of putting them (refugees) on "farms" to teach them English sounds dangerously like the concentration camps "we" have right now. We have TONS of empty houses already sitting there after the banksters shafted all those people (under Obama's watch) and I mean the ones who lost their houses would be the first to get them BACK. But as long as we're "dreaming" we got the soldiers for man power and the military budget for revenue. We could build new homes for ALL the refugees AND schools to teach 'em English.

Hey, I don't have nearly as many good ideas as you have, just sharing a couple of my own misgivings. But I believe we should encourage each other to "dream up" solutions. One of the things I admire about the comrades at RevCom is they dare to tell us how it COULD BE if we could only get people together.

I have never been able to tolerate Libertarians but people (like yourself) here on OpEdNews who I respect have said some good things about Ron Paul (tho his son remains a grandstanding buffoon IMHO) so I'll take your word for it that he is useful in this one (very important) area.

Once again, I like your suggestions ( most of them). Solidarity from the Netherlands.

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"Mind their own business religions" is key, right now legalistic strict letter of the law dogma rules religious right here and sharia in some of Middle East. Got story they are going to have no choice but take care of many of my social concerns, rather than Govt. Though the SS cap will be removed. US could do a lot for many social issues here.

In Belgium the Flemish didn't mind the higher SS tax covering many issues, and still call it the Promised Land. My slow walking streets section of Anwerpen did have a more relaxed feel to it my time there.

Keeping up with here was a pain in the ass, buried wife Marie should not have had to deal with. We had same Lennon Imagine dreams, and loved my video music. It is a story that is going to pay off for the people in due time. Here is latest blog of where this broken promised land could get down to Steve Miller's Swingtown in no time at ll.

Number 9 or 11 Dreams of Where We Could Be.

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I was thinking a bit in the line of the Centennial movie just saw for about 4th time. Only this time, the truly righteous who care about people will be the ones to shine brightly in the lost jewel of Daniel 12:3 when given control of the TV. Them Rock and Rollers with insight will even straighten out the religious right to finally get them to be servant of the people, not their oppressive corporate masters.

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The people massing at our southern border may have been 'refugees' when they crossed Mexico's southern border, but they became economic migrants when they continued on 1800 miles to our border looking for a 'better deal'. Oscar Ramirez and his daughter would be alive today if there had been a wall to discourage a dangerous river crossing.

The real culprits in this 'border crisis' are the Soros funded NGO's (Non-Government Organizations) that organized the caravans, facilitated their transportation north and coached people on how to game our asylum laws by bringing young children with them. According to CBP, 30% of the children were found to be unrelated to the adults claiming asylum. Overall, only 20% of claims are found to be legitimate yet because misguided laws state that 'children' can only be held in detention for 20 days, the children and their 'parents' are released into the interior of our country, most of which never report for their scheduled hearing.
The best solution is to repatriate these people to safe areas near their homes and for our government to stop meddling in the affairs of foreign governments.

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But what country has destroyed their homes and home countries to begin with?

Watch this video, for instance. Why do people come here from all over the world? Clip from Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian


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