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Million Student March organizer: Capitalism has proven itself illegitimate
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That No One Is Coming To Save You, Comrade. article is pretty good. Sums up a lot of what I think and feel. There won’t ever be a revolution, not in this globalized financial capitalism world. Trying to defeat or overthrow the US military, for example, is an impossible task. It’s not 1917 anymore and foremost military powers can’t be taken over by some ragamuffins. If anyone tries to sell you on an eventuality of a revolution whether at home or abroad, do nothing but laugh at them and point them towards a wikipedia article of all the socialist revolutions crushed by imperialist powers trying to protect their feudal control over the globe and it’s resources.

The best we can hope for is to make the need for a state null. In order to make the need for a state null we have to go out there and start building a new society in the shell of the old. 

There’s a reason Hoover labelled the Black Panther Party as the biggest threat to the “internal security” of the United States. They realize how much of a threat a better way of organizing society is to their little fiefdom they’ve created for themselves. When the director of the biggest federal policing organization says that you feeding and educating your deprived people outside of their system is he biggest threat to the internal security of that system, you have to take notice and take that man at his word–he’s being cowardly–but he’s also being honest.

If we’re going to create dual power institutions to compete with the state, we need to harden ourselves against the inevitable attacks that will come. We need to gain a veneer of legitimacy, and instead of squatting in buildings we need to follow the right laws so we don’t find ourselves in prison or taking refuge in foreign countries. If we’re going to create a commune or mutual aid society or whatever, we need to get involved in local and maybe even state politics to protect ourselves from whatever legal assaults they will eventually throw at us. We need to stop roleplaying and glorifying the old ways of proletarian resistance to capitalism.

Above all, we need to think strategically because they already are experts at this game. They’ve been sharpening their teeth for decades now. They have all of the resources of the biggest imperialist powers on Earth to back them up.

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I went to Pikeville and it was an important day for the Alt-Right

I’ll be making a video on my experiences. It was a very important coming together of National Socialist Movement, Traditionalist Worker’s party, goys from both TRS and IE, and even some very young representatives from new chapters of the KKK (think esoteric good ol boys, the new alt-right is an interesting place). It was fascinating to see so many people from so many groups, who really do disagree on so many subjects, standing shoulder to shoulder against our common enemy. 

The comradery, excellent speeches, insightful conversations, and drinking and laughing by fireside, was one of the most invigorating experiences I’ve had in ages. I met very interesting people that I would have never even dreamed of associating with a few months ago.


I had the pleasure of meeting Heimbach, Cantwell, Enoch, Psycho Sacco, and many other important figures in the movement. It was an honor. The fascio you see me holding was later presented to Matthew Heimbach late in the evening after all of the music was done by the leader of Vanguard America.  After receiving it he gave an extremely rousing speech which was met with roaring applause from everyone there.


It was an absolutely an historic moment for the white nationalist community, and I’m proud to have represented Vanguard America at this event.

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Trevor Hill is the gay socialist revolutionary we need right now.

I think people underestimate how easy it would be for a decently sized commune/mutual aid society/what have you to snowball into becoming an institution powerful and productive enough to give people a straight up alternative to the current system. If you can show people that you can give them what they need to survive and thrive and have a purpose for living beyond just consuming material garbage, you’re going to see a lot of people drop their lives and come join your socialist society. I’m not really talking about a small-scale society of a dozen or so people, we already know that isn’t too appealing. If you create something capable of processing raw materials, that can provide infrastructure, and things like medical care, even on a relatively small (small town/city size) scale, that’s all it will take for it to people to take you seriously. 

Not everyone in a socialist world is going to “be” a socialist, or in other words, not everyone is as political as we are. We aren’t going to bring about a socialist society by recruiting a critical mass of politically-minded socialists. I’m willing to bet a good amount (a majority, probably) of people don’t care what system they live under as long as they are given a good quality of life without too much fuss. I think the US Government and Herbert Hoover realized/realize this which is why the BPP had to be taken out. 

If you ask most people what they think of socialism or communism, a lot of it will be knee-jerk reaction, but if you describe it in a way that bypasses their biases and instead talk to them about how our society would function without activating the minefield of anti-communist dogwhistles in their minds, most people would probably find themselves agreeing with your dopey commie ass.

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The bourgeoisie is fearful of the militancy of the Negro woman, and for good reason. The capitalists know, far better than many progressives seem to know, that once Negro women begin to take action, the militancy of the whole Negro people, and thus of the anti-imperialist coalition, is greatly enhanced.
(Claudia Jones. 1915-1965)


Claudia Jones, Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent, ed. Margaret Busby (Vintage edition, 199), 262.

From someone else:

If I stood in the middle of the street and yelled “let’s burn a building down” I could go to jail for inciting a riot but if I stood in the middle of the street and yelled “let’s kill every single black person” I’m just exercising my first amendment rights.

Welcome to liberal democracy, where property is of more value to our government than actual living people.

Advertisers must convince young women that they are in need of constant improvement without threatening young women’s views of themselves as intelligent, self-directed, and equal. Buzz words like “empowerment,” “self-determination,” and “independence” are sprinkled liberally across their pages. But this seemingly progressive rhetoric is used to sell products and ideas that keep girls doing gender in appropriately feminine ways, leading them to reproduce, rather than challenge, gender hierarchies. An ad for a depilatory cream, for instance, tells girls that they are “unique, determined, and unstoppable,” so they should not “settle… for sandpaper skin.” Feminist demands for political and economic equality—and the refusal to settle for low-wages, violence, and second-class citizenship—morph into a refusal to settle for less than silky skin. Pseudo-feminist language allows young women to believe that they can “empower” themselves at the checkout counter by buying the accoutrements of traditional femininity.

- Amanda M. Gengler, ‘Selling Feminism, Consuming Femininity’