A Round Up of Resistance to Trump

#3107

To quote from long ago:

We’re in protest type #2 territory here. It isn’t about popularity; it’s about making it impossible for business to continue until the situation is resolved.

You don’t need a hearts and minds campaign; most of the people are already opposed to Trump, and Trump supporters are not realistically open to conversion.

What is required is a general strike, a mass refusal of consent.

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#3108

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#3109

And he threw a beer mug at the guy who was the Republican candidate for Governor, 6’ 11” future pro basketball player who he somehow mistook for the lead singer from UB40- the concert he just left. But not out of control drunk or buzzed on other drugs.

Another stable genius. No anger issues here.

Edit - the lead singer of UB40 is 5’8 1/2”.

Easy mistake.

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#3112

kristin-wiig-laugh-cry|nullxnull

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#3113

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/multiple-people-arrested-over-2017-white-nationalist-rally/2018/10/02/02de6406-c654-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.956853de0d35

Does the case have First Amendment implications?

Certainly. But the First Amendment doesn’t protect violence. It also doesn’t protect true threats (that is, threats that a reasonable person would take as an expression of genuine intent to do harm, which the speaker intended that way) nor actual incitement (speech intended, and likely, to cause imminent lawless action). Moreover, the First Amendment doesn’t prohibit using someone’s speech as evidence to prove motive, pattern, or intent — like using the defendants’ prior speech in an attempt to prove that they intended to go to the rally to assault people.

ETA: Friendly reminder of the Freeze Peach thread…

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#3114

Holy snickies!

I hope something concrete comes of this…

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#3115
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#3116

blocking surface streets, not the freeway

more than a hundred protesters, obviously not just a few cranks

of course you do

you need a hearts and minds campaign TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR STRIKE

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#3117

Check out these vids from DCCC. (2 more in Twitter link)

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#3118
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#3119

“I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing. I never ever saw Brett blackout. Not one time,” Dudley said.

How the hell can you see someone blackout?

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#3120

As someone who has… generally you wait until the next day, then watch as they deny the stupid (or worse, harmful) things they did, even in the face of photographic evidence. Then you can have a pretty good idea that you did, indeed, witness a blackout.

You just don’t know it at the time.

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#3121

I’m taking tomorrow off to join in on the fun. Fuck these assholes.

Edit:

Wonder if she has any relatives that she can call?

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#3122

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#3123

Perfect! Inspired! Respired! (Expired?)

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#3124

Somebody please cancel white people.

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#3125

whiteopinions

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#3126

FU Collins.

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#3127

You need to get people informed and mobilised, sure. Symbolic non-disruptive demonstrations may play some role in that, but I think you’ll get more effect from community organising (e.g. what BLM and the DSA spend most of their time doing).

Underneath this, however, is a key strategic question. Is the purpose of your street action to:

  1. Increase public support for one faction in a future election, or

  2. Bring down the government ASAP via non-electoral means?

It’s Electoralism vs Direct Action.

I’m talking about option #2. You appear to be talking about option #1?

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