Afscme Local 444, retired
Here is a follow up to the previous post about these armed right wing Christian extremists turning up in Ferguson. I get angry enough just seeing these heavily armed thugs walk around a lot of black folks smug as hell and getting away with it. Of course, they are there to help the police and the police will protect them if anyone, particularly a black person, confronts them threateningly. My sympathy goes out to all my black brothers and sisters and their allies who have to watch it.
These Neo-Nazis walking around in Ferguson armed with assault rifles are the enemies of all working class people. White workers must not be silent about them and their presence. They are racists and in the future as the austerity agenda of the US ruling class intensifies they will more openly become the shock troops of Facism. They will without doubt be turning up at strikes and shooting workers on picket lines, white workers included. The statement on the video that the racists are there to defend the right to bear arms is a lie. They are there to intimidate protesters, to terrorize black folk and to defend the racist state machine.
They call themselves Oathkeepers. They are the scum of the earth.
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