Thursday, January 7, 2021

KKE General Secretary Koutsoumbas on U.S. Capitol events: The mirror of a society in deep decay

Commenting on the events in the United States and the storming of Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas said:

“The incidents in Washington DC and the planned invasion of far-right, reactionary forces in the Capitol, cannot be solely explained by Trump's idiosyncrasy. It is the mirror of a society in deep decay, a world of massive competitions,  realignments in the correlation of power, crises and impasses, whose consequences are paid by the people and which are now becoming more apparent, even in the most powerful capitalist country in the world.

Those who are surprised in the face of the bankruptcy of “American democracy” perhaps forget that it is the one that has caused dozens of wars, destruction of countries, coups, overthrows of elected governments and bloodshed of people, both with Republican and Democratic governments. The other side of the same coin is the exploitation, poverty, unemployment, repression, racism, the longstanding problems of the American people themselves.

That is why the “return to normalcy” is not going to treat these impasses and big contradictions. The people around the world and of course the American people themselves need to be vigilant, in order to prevent this crisis in the USA from becoming the starting point or the trigger for a new round of escalation of the U.S. imperialism's aggression."