Communist Party USA Leader Endorses Biden
Last week, Communist Party leader Bob Avakian announced support for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.
In a statement to his followers, Avakian, the founder and leader of the Communist Party USA, said that they should vote for Biden:
“At this critical hour, every appropriate means of non-violent action must be utilized to remove this regime from power. And if, in spite of mass protest demanding the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, this regime remains in power when it is time for voting, then — using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime must include voting against Trump.
“To be clear, this means not a ‘protest vote’ for some candidate who has no chance of winning, but actually voting for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump.”
Avakian clarified that he still considers Biden and the Democrat party at large “representatives and instruments of this exploitative, oppressive, and literally murderous system of capitalism-imperialism,” but also said that getting rid of Trump is more important. He continued:
“The question is not whether Biden and the Democrats represent something ‘good.’ Biden is not ‘better’ than Trump, in any meaningful way — except that he is not Trump and is not part of the move to consolidate and enforce fascist rule, with everything that means.
“To approach this election from the standpoint of which candidate is ‘better’ means failing to understand the truly profound stakes and potential consequences of what is involved. The fact is that there can be one — and only one — ‘good’ that can come out of this election: delivering a decisive defeat to Trump and the whole fascist regime.”
This should just be another reminder of how radical the Left is. Even if the Communist Party officially sees the Democrats as the same as Trump, there’s clearly a reason it endorsed the former.