Monday, August 1, 2016
Would Trump Be Like Wilson?
Could Trump, if elected, be like President Woodrow Wilson? During his administration, President Wilson unleashed a reign of terror on the leadership of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Socialist Party of America. He imposed martial law on the mining towns of Montana and Arizona, suppressed the press, sent federal troops to enforce corporate rule in logging camps. He encouraged the American Protective League vigilantes to hunt down draft dodgers, burn down what they considered radical bookstores and even lynching radical immigrants. Think Brown Shirts or our own Silver Shirts. President Wilson also invaded Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Also, a little known fact, he sent two large expeditionary forces to aid the White movement and its military arm the White Army (also known as the White Guard or the Whites were a loose confederation of Anti-Communist forces) who fought the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War. While doing all of this, Wilson refused to lift a finger as African American were being killed in 1917 on the streets of East St. Louis, and Chicago in 1919. A lot of these types of things have been going on for too long. It is time for the working people to take charge of their lives and elect someone who really does support them. If not Bernie Sanders, then who will most likely continue his fight. One candidate to take a look at is the Green Party’s Jill Stein. These things are going on all over the world, and it is always the majority of people, the 99 percent, who do the heavy lifting. Even as this is being written, there is a little country that used to be a part of the Soviet Republic, Armenia. The Armenian people are fighting for their existence in Yerevan, the capital city. According to The Moscow Times, “Thousands of demonstrators angry at a sharp hike in electricity prices took to the streets of Yerevan late last week and have erected barricades and clashed with police. In response, security forces have used water cannons to disperse the crowds and reportedly arrested over 200 people. Protests, which have been trending under the social media hash tag #ElectricYerevan, continued into Wednesday evening, according to media reports and footage of events broadcast online.” Whether or not this article is reporting the truth behind the uprising is not as important as the fact that the 99 percent of this city are rising up and fighting against the injustices, inequality and greed being dumped on them.