Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera joined a hard-left Marxist and socialist organization to protest the Alaska Board of Education’s decision to limit girls’ high school sports to biological females.
On Sept. 2, an Alaska’s News Source clip showed Rivera speaking at a rally sponsored by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) Anchorage, which is part of a national network that seeks to engage local battles across the nation to advance socialist causes like free housing, higher minimum wages, abortion on demand, union growth, climate change legislation and LGBTQ political goals. The PSL national website endorses the use of “militant” tactics to further its causes with the ultimate plan of toppling capitalism and establishing a new socialist government.
“Capitalism cannot be voted out of power—it will take a revolution,” the website states. “The capitalist class will stop at nothing to prevent or overturn reforms by repressing, misdirecting or quelling any form of popular rebellion. Without a complete uprooting of the system that causes all the problems workers and oppressed peoples face, exploitation and oppression will still exist…Only a revolution can do away with the rule of the capitalists once and for all.”
The PSL website goes on to state that the U.S. military and police forces must be “disbanded and replaced by the armed people … A critical task of the new socialist order will be defending itself from the displaced capitalist class that would like to return to the days of exploitation.”
In speaking to about 30 people who participated in the recent protest organized by the local PSL group, Rivera condemned the Alaska Board of Education for banning gender-confused males from competing against high school girls.
“The board gave into their base fears,” he asserted, standing in front of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue at Delaney Park. “They could have done better. They could have, instead of voting on this policy, tried to make youth sports more welcoming for everyone, but instead they decided to do the opposite. And really, shame on the board for that.”
Rivera, who is openly homosexual, is actively involved in advancing leftist political causes throughout Anchorage.