A White Supremacist, Wade Michael Page, murdered five men and woman workers. They were getting ready to worship in their temple. The fascist may have thought that they were Muslims because they had beards and wore turbans, but they were a different religion: Sikhs. Racism was a motivating factor regardless of why he attacked Sikhs. Racism is a powerful tool of capitalism. Capitalism uses racism to divide the working class and keep us from uniting.
This gutter racist White Supremacist who took a handgun into the temple to kill those whom he believed to be responsible for the 9/11 attacks is carrying out the patriotic fervor to its inevitable conclusion. The ruling class, who are the real terrorists because they developed this particular brand of racist ideology and murder workers all over the world, are attempting to call this murderer a terrorist and co-opt the workers’ anger as part of the upswell against firearms.
The anger and outrage that we workers must feel should be directed at fascists like Wade Michael Page, Nazi Organizations that exist, the Nazis themselves and the bosses who need to keep fascist organizations around to terrorize and oppress the working class. The PLP condemns and militantly confronts Nazis whenever we are able to. There will be a time when we have the forces to much more than just kick their asses. This is why we need to organize for armed Communist revolution.
With class struggle on the rise, the US ruling class is going to need to turn to its racist and fascist organizations to function as a paramilitary wing of its state apparatus. Loose mavericks like the former US Army soldier running around and killing innocent people may not be in their best interests, but the capitalists will capitalize upon this tragic event to push their agenda of disarming the working class in the US while bombing workers in other countries into submission.