Socialist Equality Party candidates for the 2020 presidential election—Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—are officially on the ballot in the state of Colorado. By voting for Kishore and Santa Cruz, Coloradans stand in opposition to the right-wing and authoritarian policies of the entire political establishment, both the fascist Donald Trump and the trusted representative of the financial oligarchy and military-intelligence services, Joseph Biden.
After funneling trillions of dollars to Wall Street in response to the spread of COVID-19, all sides of the political spectrum are insisting that, in one form or another, workers return to work and students return to school, even as the pandemic rages out of control.
The anger and opposition among workers to these policies finds no expression within the two-party system. The Trump administration is escalating its drive to dictatorship. The Democrats are promoting identity politics in an effort to divide the working class.
Disgusted and outraged by the stupidity and thuggery of the current White House occupant, millions feel pressured to vote for Biden under the illusion that doing so will stop the fascist in the oval office.
But the Democratic Party, which has made clear that it will do nothing to oppose Trump’s plans to seize the vote by force, will not and cannot stop the disintegration of American democracy or the rise of the far-right. The Democrats are equally responsible for the staggering levels of social inequality that exist in the United States, which are fueling the growth of authoritarian politics. As the impeachment drive demonstrated, the Democrats’ opposition to Trump revolves around the aim of pushing the country into a war with Russia, a nuclear-armed state.
Coloradans have the chance to officially vote for the genuine opposition—SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz. We urge them to do so, as part of the struggle to build a mass movement of the working class, in the US and internationally, against inequality, war, authoritarianism and the capitalist system.