(Pandemic in Los Angeles: Day 75)
The picture for this column is of a military plane flying above East Hollywood in Los Angeles on June 1st, 2020, presumably belonging to the National Guard. But the fact is that such planes are flying above cities all across the United States this week to stoke fear in the hearts of its working-class citizenry, including its postal workers, its sanitation workers, its restaurant & retail workers, their children, and more.
To anyone who doubts that racism, supported and abetted by militarization, does not lead to fascism as has been the case historically, I offer simply the following :
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.“
– Martin Niemoller, 1946
To subscribe to jimbotimes.com, add yourself to the list HERE.