The Inauguration of Trump: The Insurrection of the Oligarchs
24 January, 2017
SDSU, Aztec Student Union, Templo Mayor, 231
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality
Come hear Joseph Kishore, Socialist Equality Party National Secretary speak on the fundamental political issues facing the working class in the era of Trump.
The rise of Donald Trump to president of the United States is an insurrection of the oligarchs Trump has assembled a cabinet of billionaires, military gener- als, and corporate CEOs dedicated to war, the destruction of democratic rights and the eradica- tion of whatever remains of the progressive reforms—achieved through decades of mass strug- gles—that ameliorated conditions of life for the working class.
However, Trump is not some sort of monstrous interloper in what is a flawed but essentially decent society. He is the genuine face of the American ruling class. The road along which he is taking the American people was paved by Obama. The Demo- cratic Party is concentrating its criticism of Trump not on his ultra-right wing agenda, but on his alleged “softness” toward Russia and his insuffi- cient deference to the CIA.
There is a burning necessity for workers and young people to develop a genuine political alternative to war and social reaction. Enormous social and political struggles are on the horizon, but a political leadership must be built. There is no time to lose.