(LA Progressive) -- We now know the authoritarian game plan: stoke division on the left and rally the right around nationalism. This is how fascist leaders like Putin and Trump plan to destroy democracy around the world. They do this by promoting divisive ideas that aggravate divisions along racial, gender, and ideological lines.
This “divide and conquer” approach has been the preferred strategy for years, because progressives all too often take the bait. The latest reiteration of these bad ideas is the thought that older white progressive men should step down from leadership roles and let minorities take the helm. This idea sounds good at a superficial level, but it doesn’t hold up to closer scrutiny.
Should Bernie Sanders drop out of the presidential race? Should Noam Chomsky keep his mouth shut? Should all of our progressive white male leaders resign?
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