I am incredibly happy to have seen several letters to the editor condemning the fascist organization “Identity Evropa” published here in the Spokesman.
Organizations like Identity Evropa pose a mortal danger to the entire working class, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality and other such individual characteristics. While professing to be an “explicitly nonviolent organization” that seeks to “create a better world for people of European heritage,” Identity Evropa played a key role in the racist bloodbath in Charlottesville last summer. This “better world,” in Identity Evropa’s eyes, is an authoritarian, ethnically homogenous, reactionary regime which can only be brought about through organized violence against minorities and the destruction of labor unions (many of which are “sanctuary unions”) and community organizations.
Historically, fascists like Identity Evropa have devoted much of their time to railing against “globalist elites” and “international finance.” Paradoxically, the biggest supporter of fascism has been the capitalist class. I would encourage those interested in the subject to read “Fascism and Big Business,” by Daniel Guerin.
It is clear that Spokanites ought to take the same course of action we took against the Silver Shirts in 1938: build a workers’ united front to run the fascists out of town.