A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡


#7364

The time for peaceful opposition craven cooperation is over.

What we’ve seen so far was not really opposition at all; the corporate Dem votes to expand the military, empower the police and confirm Trump’s judges were collaboration, not resistance.

But real opposition does not need to be violent.


#7365

Maybe not yet but how about a general strike? Does the states have a history of those?


#7366

Now we’re talking…

Not a lot on a national basis; probably the closest was the Bonus March.

But check out the history of pre-war American unionism.

(not an example of peaceful resistance, but it does demonstrate the scale of the radical tradition in the USA)


#7367

While you sit in the outback we are faced with a choice. Good guy approach is failing. Violence is required. There is no other option. Voting will be comprimised and void.


#7368

Violence is the tool of last resort. Not just for ethical reasons, but because it is usually ineffective.

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Non-violent resistance is not just safer, it is also the tactically superior option in most circumstances.

But non-violent resistance does not mean polite. It does not mean law-abiding. It does not mean weak. It means get in the way, make noise, piss people off and shut shit down.

So far, apart from isolated incidents (BLM, Occupy ICE, etc), serious non-violence has not even been tried. Do not confuse the useless kayfabe of the Democratic Party with actual resistance.

I don’t disagree with that, BTW. There is still some role for electoralism at the local scale, but it is almost certainly a lost cause at the federal level.

But there is an entire spectrum of strategy between electoralism and armed insurgency. It’s worth giving those methods a chance before going full Maoist.


#7369

When you come to America let’s see how you feel.


#7370

Gotta say I agree (yet again) with @Wanderfound

Violence just gives the other (and stronger) side a justification for fighting back, which they’ve always done with far more violence.


#7371

Easy there.

A directionless, unfocused uprising is swiftly and easily put down, plus it is used to justify a far more brutal counter-revolutionary regime.

I can’t, in good conciense, ask people to take up arms.

What is far more effective is organized but decentralized resistance. An underground railroad, of sorts. Hit the bastards in power in a thousand annoying but deniable ways: make them uncomfortable. Hearts and minds are more valuable than martyrs.

Gods, we’ve lost so many good people.


#7372

Um, read the room for a second dude


#7373

I’m driving a van in Nov carrying voters to the poll. How’s that?


#7374

Still waiting for the big payoff of this supposed “performance art” because it’s getting really old.


#7375

Is there really a fan base in 'murica for this guy? I just don’t see the MAGA hat wearing crowd cranking up Kanye in their pick up trucks on the way to a trump rally.


#7376

Ugh, those Twitter comments are as bad as YouTube’s.


#7377

What a fucking sham.


#7378

Nevertheless, he will be celebrated as a hero who speaks out against the bigoted democracy… pardon me, Democrats.

Just FTR, ever heard of Xavier Naidoo? Quite a successful act in Germany, person of colour - but publicly endorsed far-right weirdos of the highest order, so called Reichsbürger. I asked myself the same question: would a Reichsbürger gathering have his music playing in the background while discussing the invalidity of FRG passports?


#7379


#7380

Damn you for hurting my eyes like that!


#7381


#7382

At the same time, I feel better about my own middle-aged torso. Shirt or no shirt. So, thx for that, @FGD135.


#7383

As long as some good came out of my retinas being burned by that shit…