The risk we have rn is to think that Trump (and capitalism in general) can be defeated just with demonstrations, just with riots, just with marches. The marches are important as a way of quickly connecting with others, and riots and economically damaging civil resistance can force policy, but we can see what that did during the bush era. A focus just on actions slowly whittled down the radicals of the era as they slowly became democratic partisans or dropped out of politics of turned to self interested exclusionary communes.
What also happens is people start to see radicalism as only meaning actions and writing (see the argument about it being ableist to call for people to do stuff, bc they see doing stuff as rioting). I’ve been guilty of this too but we absolutely need to make it clear that there are more roles available than just black bloc, even if black bloc is important at actions
Our task today is to accelerate the process of transition to postcapitalism by creating and implementing it here and now, in the bowels of a dying system. We may well fail in doing so — but the point is precisely to broaden the horizons of the present so that we become cognizant of possibilities that lead beyond it, to plant seeds that might blossom in years and decades to come as governments fall and economies rupture.
We need to work together to craft new visions, values and worldviews; to develop new ideals, ethics and structures; to innovate new politics, economics and cultures of resistance and renewal.