Trump election reveals a deep crisis of imperialism

Donald J. Trump, billionaire, reality celebrity and Republican won the U.S. presidential elections on November 8, 2016 and will become the 45th president of the United States.

The defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton has come as a blow to imperialism as many can be seen on colonial news crying after the election results. 

As the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) has always explained, elections are nonviolent contests for control of the State between different sectors of the bourgeoisie.

Trump ran his campaign as the anti-establishment candidate. Despite the established bourgeoisie putting billions behind Hillary Clinton, and even establishment republicans turned their backs on Trump, his appeal to the white working class and white nationalist platform won him the election.

The crisis for imperialism has deepened now because the candidate that had the approval of the white ruling class did not win and the one who campaigned directly to white workers and white people did.

Africans must understand that, despite the vicious white nationalist sentiments that Trump represents, our fight must be for self-determination. We must also understand that despite the cajoling by the white left, we should not be in a state of mourning!

Although many white left forces have raised that it was Clinton’s inability to connect with African and so-called Hispanic voters that cost her the presidential seat, in actuality it was her failure to reach her primary base of white woman voters that led to her defeat. According to CNN, 53 percent of white women voters voted for Trump while 65 percent of Hispanic voters voted for Clinton.

The election of Trump also came as a result of Africans deciding to forge our own way, independent of the two imperialist parties.

Africans turned out in lower numbers this election than we did for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012. North Carolina saw this decline during the early voting period where African votes went down 8 percent.

A political era of deep imperial crisis

The 2016 U.S. election season was unlike any before it. During the primaries, there were 25 candidates.

Trump is the only U.S. president to be elected after never serving in the colonial military or in any public office.

Both Trump and Clinton used personal insults against each other and were under legal investigation during the final election.

This election has pulled the curtain off of the U.S. government. We Africans can now see the illegitimacy of its authority over us and its rampant corruption.

This new political atmosphere is scary for certain sectors of the white ruling class. Their tolerance of Trump was out of the need to preserve the idea that elections are fair and peaceful contests.

Sectors of the ruling class thought that we Africans would save them from a Trump presidency.

The Democratic party is now struggling to recalibrate their machine to salvage the parasitic relationship they have had with African voters for the past five decades.

We Africans want out and we made it obvious by with our National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination Convention in Washington, D.C. on November 5th and 6th, and by seriously staying away from the voting booths.

The demand for a vote re-count

The fact is that the U.S. is built on the system of colonialism and runs on the murder, abuse and exploitation of Africans and other oppressed peoples throughout the world.

To properly run the U.S. is to preserve that status quo of white power and oppression which calls for peace without justice.

The election of Donald Trump is a glaring sign of the United States’ politically instability.

Donald Trump made it clear that a peaceful transfer of power was not guaranteed before the election even happened when he stated that he would accept the election results only if he won.

Clinton supporters are now challenging the results of the election by engaging in massive protests against Trump’s victory.

Even former Green party candidate Jill Stein is carrying the load for the Democratic party and has raised resources to begin recounts throughout the “rust belt,” specifically Wisconsin. 

A significant number of African people are coming to the realization that capitalism will not work for us and that U.S. imperialism has no intention of restoring our freedom and dignity.

Join the struggle for African self-governance!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that he had integrated his people “into a burning house.” Malcom X told us to “pray for a wind and fan the breeze” when the oppressors house is on fire.

The U.S. is in trouble but we Africans don’t need no water because we are fanning the breeze.

The African People’s Socialist Party is the only revolutionary organization who is prepared to govern our people in the struggle for self-determination.

Our Party has been clear from the beginning of this election that our faith should not lie in the hands of either white ruling class party or candidate, but in the Party of the African working class.

It doesn’t matter who sits in the white people’s house, our struggle remains the same as it was 45 years ago. Our struggle is to overturn colonialism and parasitic capitalism. Our struggle is to govern ourselves!

We hold our demands firm and without compromise. As outlined in our 14-Point Platform, we demand reparations for stolen African labor, the withdrawal of domestic military forces, the police, out of our community and the release of Africans from the country’s prison camps, and more.

We call on every single African to join our ranks, join the fight against parasitic capitalism, and become a member of the African People’s Socialist Party. We urge all Africans to support the Party of the African working class. The time to get organized is now!

We urge every African to join us for the Black Is Back Coalition’s Rally for Self-Determination in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 2017, one day before the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and six days before the inauguration of Donald Trump.

We will rally for self-determination and declare to the world that, despite the rise of Donald Trump and his version of white nationalism, Black is Back! And we have our own National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination that we will fight for regardless of which political party or individual occupies the White House.

Forget Trump, and forget Clinton too. We are our own liberators!



We Will Win! We Are Winning!



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