From our Comrades of "Tribune of the People" we received the following critique (excerpt):

"In your article you state that "As the contradictions continue to sharpen, Trump threatens to deploy the military. This is something that has never happened before in US history."

This is not entirely correct, while the army has not seen ground action it has been threatened and activated. Last at the 1992 LA uprising, but it is historically precedent as well, the US Army was activated and ordered to intervene by presidential order in the Blair Mountain uprising, which was declared an insurrection, the orders ended up being carried out on the ground by the National Guard but the US Army was called in. So far all Trump has done is make threats, others have  done this, it is something the whole ruling class is guilty of and not a peculiarity of Trump."


We publish this critique because it is neccessary and of course we the editors of DemVolkeDienen share it. The statement of the individual writer obviously has nothing to do with reality. For those who want to learn about the historical facts about the use of the United States Armed Forces against the working class and the people in the United States we can recommend "A People's History Of The United States" by Howard Zinn.

Furthermore we want to underscore that the national guard is a military organisation. So its use means unleashing military force against the people.