A distinction must always be made between the oppressor’s violence, which descends down the hierarchy onto the marginalized with the explicit purpose of oppressing, and oppressed peoples’ resistance and self-defense, which is using force — by any means necessary — to secure their liberation. The former is an exercise of domination, the later is the pursuit of freedom.

The often outraged reaction by liberals to the rioting in Ferguson reminded us of this letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. Now King is often deployed in situations of revolt by pacifiers who just want everyone to go home and wait for the next election. But while he rejected the use of violence he didn’t reject resistance or direct action.

"I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate.

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” — Martin Luther King, Jr, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

romanadv0ratrelundar asked:

If we clip the toenails of the dead will we be able to delay the release of your next book?

No, clipping the toenails of the dead does not actually delay book releases. This was misinformation published by Aleister Crowley to deceive his opponents.

In 1903, Crowley was about to release The Book of the Law, which S.L. MacGregor Mathers was intent on suppressing. Knowing Mathers would pull some sort of stunt, Crowley wrote through his friend Captain Fuller that the only sure way to stop the release of an occult tome was to clip the toenails from a dead virgin woman killed on a Thursday and sprinkle them over the doorstep of the press to publish the work.

The results were spectacular. Mathers was arrested for graverobbing in an attempt to secure said toenail clippings and when he explained his intent to the police, he was completely discredited and ejected from The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Crowley’s central work was published on schedule as Mathers languished in prison for almost two years, and the book changed the occult world forever. Mathers was not to be kept down however, as upon his release in 1905 he performed a ritual known as the “Hom-Dai” with Crowley as his target. As a result, Crowley’s next book, “101 Ways To Escape The Friend Zone” was never published at all.

It is important to note that “The Friend Zone” In Crowley’s writings refers to the antechamber to the Abyss of Choronzon from which the ego cannot escape destruction, and not to the modern slang concept.

From the 10-Point Program of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense:

We Want An Immediate End To Police Brutality And Murder Of Black People.

We believe we can end police brutality in our Black community by organizing Black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our Black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black people should arm themselves for self- defense.”

To all the annoying, microaggressive liberals co-opting protests and changing the chants from “black lives matter”, to “all lives matter,” and complaining about the #stoptheparade stuff I’d like to introduce you to a new concept that I’m sure most of your privileged asses have never heard of. It’s called shutting the fuck up.

My family on Ferguson:
  • Mom:"They're blowing it out of proportion, I saw one woman who said she was 'afraid for her four kids now', there are a lot more people to be afraid of then cops!"
  • Me:"Well no... I mean, not ALL cops are bad, but there is a history of police violence against Black America and the fact that this case shows that any cop can kill an unarmed black child and get away with it is scary especially for people in the black community."
  • Mom (and let's be honest, everyone else):"There's no evidence saying he was unarmed!"
  • Me:"...he did not have a gun."
  • Everyone:"He reached for the officer's gun and grabbed it, that's how he was shot in the hand."
  • Me:"...he wasn't even standing near the officer."
  • Everyone:"Yes he was! His hands were up because he was grabbing the officer!"
  • Brother:(says something about how tall Michael Brown was)
  • Me:"Darren Wilson is the same height..."
  • Everyone:"Yeah but he was in the car, Michael Brown was outside his window."
  • Me:"I think we're talking about two different cases here..."
Give Thanks for Native Resistance

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Give Thanks for Native Resistance
By the Red Guards - Los Angeles (NCP (LC))

Every year, around this time of Thanksgiving, we as communists within the settler-colonialist capitalist-imperialist nation of the United States come together with our native and indigenous brothers and sisters who mourn for the war waged against their people by the settler-colonialists.

The third Thursday of November is known as the National Day of Mourning, called forth by the Wampanoag Nation in 1970.

We as anti-imperialists, anti-colonialists, anti-racists, as proponents of national liberation for all oppressed nationalities, we as communists highlight our political agitation work around several points: 

1.) This country’s founding was on the genocide of this land’s original inhabitants, the native and indigenous peoples and their nations.

2.) This genocide, the American Holocaust, contrary to mainstream education and rhetoric, did not end; there was no time during our history, including the present, where the settler-colonialists ceased in attacking the indigenous and native peoples. Instead, what happened were the implementation of more covert genocidal ways of destroying the native and indigenous peoples. Through the policy of "Kill the Indian, Save the Man," proposed by Capt. Richard H. Pratt, focused more on the annihilation of the education and culture of native and indigenous peoples. This policy continues in the U.S., most evident in the native and indigenous peoples of the Lakota whose children are systematically kidnapped by state forces who then send their children to Euro-American foster homes where they are brought up detached from their cultural and national identity.

3.) The land and territory of the native and indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada is still being stolen and under attack by outside forces. Most famous is the Keystone XL Pipeline/Tar Sands. However, President Obama earlier this month said that his administration would not go ahead with the construction. This is just one area of struggle. Another area of land under attack is the Black Hills - He Sapa in Lakota - where the U.S. illegally seized the land after the discovery of gold. Till this day, the Black Hills remains an area where its native and indigenous people were displaced, having refused a federal settlement in lieu of that land actually returning to its people.  

4.) The native and indigenous people of the U.S. (and elsewhere) have the right to self-determination up to and including secession. Whether their struggle will manifests itself in this way, we do not know. Currently, native and indigenous people are at the forefront of revolutionary movements, including women’s rights, environmentalism, anti-gentrification, anti-capitalism, human rights, etc. Our duty as communists is to be with them in arms.

Long live the native and indigenous peoples of the U.S., Canada and the world!

Long live the native and indigenous resistance!

 
 

a problem with liberal-anything, is that it naiively aims to slightly improve and tweak the system, rather then recognizing that the system needs to be destroyed in order to build something different and better.

eg. libfems saying that women receive empowerment from watching porn and becoming CEOs implies that complete liberation can occur within an already misogynistic society - which is contradictory and impossible.