As White America’s Crisis Deepens, Our Only Future is Solidarity with Black Power

Patrice Lumumba

The crisis of imperialist white power reached a new level on January 6th, 2021 when a massive mob of pro-Trump white rioters breached the U.S. capitol to undermine the congressional ritual of certifying the electoral votes for U.S. president-elect Joseph Biden. 

As Chairman Omali Yeshitela, founder and leader of the Uhuru Movement, has said, we are witnessing the deepening crisis of a system of parasitic capitalism that was built on the enslavement of African people and genocide to the Indigenous people of this land. 

Capitalism is a parasitic system that requires the oppression and colonial domination of African people in order to exist. The uprisings and resistance of Africans and colonized peoples whether in Minneapolis or Venezuela have destabilized the imperialist system and rendered it incapable of ruling in the same old way. 

One manifestation of this crisis is the fierce struggle within the white ruling class exemplified by the electoral contest between Trump and Biden for control of the U.S. government and colonial state. It is also manifest in the galvanization of a large sector of the white colonial population who rallied behind Trump and stormed the capital and who are now threatening armed protests at state capitols in all fifty states on inauguration day next week. 

However, the solution is not to run into the safe embrace of Joe Biden and the Democratic party, which has always stood for the interests of imperialism just like the Republican party.  As Chairman Omali Yeshitela says, the only solution is to unite with the African People’s Socialist Party, the vanguard of the African and anti-colonial world revolution, fighting for the total liberation of Africa and African people, an end to colonial domination and black power in the hands of the African working class. 

Trump’s white nationalism is obvious, but equally if not more brutal is the track record of Joseph Biden, going back to the early 1990s with the authoring of the Omnibus Crime Bill that flooded the streets of African communities with 100,000 cops and ramped up mass incarceration.

Forward to the Obama era when Biden served as Vice President under a regime that escalated imperialist attacks on Africans, Arabs and oppressed peoples of the world, from SWAT teams in Ferguson to drone strikes in Pakistan. 

While many white liberals and leftists are up in arms about a so-called “fascist coup” and “assault on U.S. democracy,” the Uhuru Solidarity Movement calls on our members and supporters to remain focused on our mission of reparations and white solidarity with black power under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party.

As the Chairman has explained, what white people label as “fascism” is any time when the white population fears it may experience a measure of what Africans and colonized people suffer every single day under regular old bourgeois democracy. Colonialism must go, whether it’s a “fascist colonialism” or “democratic colonialism.” 

If we as white people truly want to distinguish ourselves from the white nationalist mob waving the thin blue line and Trump flags in Washington, D.C then we cannot run into the arms of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, or even Bernie Sanders. We must join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, and fight to build the mass movement for white reparations to African people as a revolutionary demand.

Register for the Reparations Legacy organizing conference to build the movement for reparations to African people: tinyurl.com/reparationslegacy

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