Hey all, popping back in after a year of fucking around in other circles physical and virtual.
No joke, between the (selectively anti working class) government shutdown, the increasingly unlivable costs of living, the loss of autonomy and dignity, the rich laughing off conservative taxes and wondering why starving people don’t just get more money, the party leaders punching left and arguing for slow solutions, the fascists popping up around the globe, and the existential climate crisis putting a 10 year timer on all of this, who else feels like it is time to burn this motherfucker down? Not literally, but not far off from literally either.
We’re all going to die sooner than later unless we remove all of the current ruling class from power and change the system to lock them out, and they are absolutely adamant about holding onto it. We’ve been trying reformism for a long time, but our history seems to indicate that here and elsewhere reformism is not able to completely change who holds power. What are we prepared to do when the ruling class is prepared to lie (using the media companies they own, the social media platforms that cater to their advertising, and the “media influencers” they can buy), cheat (with gerrymandering and every legal loophole they can find or every law they can afford to break), and use force (in dollar amounts, in suits carrying badges, and in riot gear) to stop us?
ETA: This is more of a temperature check on unrest than a call to arms. I know it’s impractical and unwise to “just set shit on fire”, but I can’t be the only one that has been feeling like this cannot continue and that we have to do something, right?