The leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA is throwing his weight behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden – ordering his communist comrades to vote for the Democrat in November.
Bob Avakian suggested that while Biden still represents what he calls a “murderous system of capitalism-imperialism” the communist party leader still feels he is the better choice to align with their ideologies.
Avakian delivered the endorsement in a lengthy email saying, “Biden is no ‘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.”
Avakian continued, “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.”
The communist leader then warned his followers not to stray from his endorsement – demanding that they not dare submit a protest vote.
“At this critical hour, every appropriate means of non-violent action must be utilized to remove this regime from power,” Avakian wrote. “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 — without placing fundamental reliance on this — using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime must include voting against Trump (assuming the election is actually held).”
“To be clear,” he added, “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, who founded the party in 1979 and has a controversial past that includes a prison sentence for desecrating the American flag and support for Peru’s Shining Path guerrillas, wants his followers to know that he is not endorsing Biden, but that he sees this election as choosing a lesser of two evils.
Previous comments from other communists, however, suggest that they have their own disturbing set of plans for taking advantage of a would-be Biden presidency.
According to The Daily Wire, “Marxist activist Angela Davis told a Russian-state propaganda media organization that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would be easier to pressure into caving to the demands of the radical Left than President Donald Trump.”
“I don’t see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction,” Davis told RT. “It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement.”
President Trump’s campaign responded to this concerning Communist endorsement of Joe Biden in a statement:
“Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield just this morning made clear that “everybody who believes that Joe Biden should be president” is “welcome into this campaign.” That now includes Bob Avakian, the radical founder and leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party who just endorsed Joe Biden and instructed fellow communists to support Biden in the election.”
“Avakian once faced serious charges of rioting and assault for protesting in favor of Chinese communist Mao Zedong’s bloody and brutal regime. Avakian also titled his memoir My Journey from Mainstream America To Revolutionary Communist. “Bob Avakian has taken the whole idea and conception of communism to another level,” one of his admirers once wrote.”
“Avakian’s endorsement further demonstrates that Joe Biden is an empty vessel for the radical left. Indeed, Biden is seriously considering communist Rep. Karen Bass to be his running mate. Bass praised Fidel Castro, traveled to Cuba many times as part of a radical communist revolutionary group that trained in terrorist tactics, and eulogized a Communist Party USA member as her “mentor” in 2017. This is who Biden may put a heartbeat away from the presidency.”
“Joe Biden is too weak to be president and too weak to stand up to the radical left. He’s nothing more than an empty vessel for the extremist fringe of the Democrat Party, a terrifying cabal which now includes active communist leaders.”