VOTING IS YOUR
*LEAST* IMPORTANT ACT
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by John Spritzler
August 9, 2020
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Listen up everybody!
The ruling class wants us to think "Who should I vote for?" is the only politically relevant choice you have. That's a lie!
The MOST important question is, "What should I do to strengthen the egalitarian revolutionary movement 'in the streets'?" 
WHO WINS THE NEXT ELECTION IS NOT WHAT WILL DETERMINE WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL DO
Pay close attention now. The historical facts I present below show that what the government will do after the next election will NOT depend on whether fascist Trump or liberal Biden is elected; it will depend on how fearful the ruling class is of what we are doing "in the streets." It's what people are doing "in the streets" and NOT who gets elected that determines what policies the ruling class implements.
FIVE HISTORICAL FACTS: LEARN THE LESSON THEY PROVIDE
#1. Voting had nothing to do with why the ruling class is now reforming police departments. The cause of this reform (as limited as it is) is what people have been doing "in the streets." The politicians in office today are the very same ones who, before BLM, *refused* to make these reforms. Get it?
#2. Jim Crow was abolished with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The notoriously racist LBJ pushed the Act through Congress and ensured that its notoriously racist politicians would vote for it. Yes, LBJ was a notorious racist. He not only used the 'n' word routinely but he waged the thoroughly racist Vietnam war and had the military boot camps that he as Commander in Chief controlled teach GIs to call Vietnamese people 'gooks.' Why did this extreme racist end Jim Crow? Because the ruling class feared what would happen if it didn't abolish Jim Crow. Why? Because of the increasingly revolutionary Civil Rights Movement "in the streets." Read about it.  Learn the lesson, please.
#3. In 1992 the South African apartheid government's President deKlerk--an outrageously racist long-time defender of extreme racist apartheid, a man even more overtly racist an fascist than Donald Trump!--in response to the growing world wide boycott against apartheid, decided that apartheid needed to be abolished. He made his views known, and he held a referendum on apartheid for whites. (68.6% of the voters in a record turnout voted to abolish apartheid.)
The way people in South Africa abolished apartheid was NOT by voting out the extreme racist fascist president; it was NOT by electing a "lesser evil" politician that they were then able to "push to the left." NO! It was action "in the street" that made EVEN the totally racist President deKlerk decide he had to abolish apartheid. Do you get it?
It's not the personal views of the politician in office that decides what the government does. The ruling class tells the politician what to do based on what it thinks must be done for it to stay in power.
#4. The New Deal (Social Security, unemployment compensation, the legal right to form a labor union, etc.) was implemented because of what the increasingly revolutionary working class was doing "in the streets" during the 1930s. FDR used military violence against American workers during their huge strikes. But it became clear that violence alone risked revolution. Read about it!  Genghis Khan could have been sitting in the Oval Office and he would have implemented essentially the same New Deal that FDR did, for the very same reason! To keep the ruling class in power.
#5. From the days of the Founding Fathers, elections were NEVER about giving real power to ordinary people. They were about making ordinary people accept the de-facto dictatorship of the rich. Read about it. 
BONUS FACT: Did you notice that when the BLM demonstrations broke out, Trump wanted to call in regular federal military forces (i.e., forces controlled by the Pentagon, not Homeland Security) against the protesters? As Commander in Chief, Trump supposedly had the power to do that. But the Joint Chiefs of Staff said no apparently, which is why it didn't happen. (And the Joint Chiefs also ignored Trump's "command" that they not remove Confederate generals' names from military forts such as Fort Bragg.) Why? Because the Joint Chiefs were acting on behalf of the ruling class that was afraid of what might happen if regular federal military troops were ordered to attack BLM protesters: it feared that a critical mass of those troops might refuse such orders, and this would pose an enormous threat to the maintenance of the ruling class's power.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO?
Read about how you, even as just a single individual, can help build the egalitarian revolutionary movement: