Those on the left represent a threat to capitalist hegemony, whereas those on the right do not – in the above picture and on the political spectrum. You see the same disparity regarding the number of (and responses from) cops between the Occupy movement/Black Lives Matter and the Tea Party bullshit; one set of movements is challenging a dominant paradigm that the system is built around (white supremacist capitalism), while the other is pushing for further entrenchment into said paradigm. The Tea Party challenges nothing (“don’t tread on [the capitalist bosses]”); Occupy and BLM hint at a resurgence of leftist movements, and the establishment (yes, the capitalists and the state) doesn’t like that.
Bobby Jindal once said that the Republican Party is the “stupid party”. The same can be said about the Democratic Party now that Tom Perez is choosing to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
We shouldn’t expect anything serious the party of the sugar daddies.
Martese Chism, a board
member of the National Nurses United ― one of the most progressive
American labor unions ― traveled from Chicago to support Ellison with
her union. She was furious.
DNC voting members crushed us again like they did with Bernie. They
didn’t listen to the people, they didn’t even listen to the applause in
the room,” Chism said.
Chism said she will remain
active in efforts to resist Trump’s agenda, but she is more likely to
focus her energy on groups like Our Revolution than the Democratic
“They want to keep the status quo and they want the left to follow them ― I don’t know what we’re going to do,” she said.
Chism was unimpressed with Ellison’s appointment as deputy chair.
just a made-up title,” she said. “You think giving him a little title
is going to please us? It’s not. It’s a slap in the face.”
The Democratic doesn’t get to have my support by default out of loyalty at face value. And appointing Keith Ellison suppose to make us happy? That’s completely BS. The Democratic Party still doesn’t get it.
Revolution is not a one time event.
Don’t just go to a protest and ask what’s next afterwards. Create the next step yourself. If there isn’t a group in your area then create one.
Calling your congressman does work especially when you flood their local office. Yes voting does work or else they wouldn’t be making it so hard for you to vote.
Everyone has a part to play in the revolution. You don’t have to be involved in everything. Everyone doesn’t like protesting or organizing or calling representatives. Do what works best for you. Even if it’s just donating $5 to progressive and local radio. Or just sharing their information online. Even making art and videos.
Anything big or small is helpful in this resistance to Trump and the Republicans.
I keep my hand open for the world.
I don’t keep my fists ready
but don’t take my nonviolence
My words are a weapon already,
sharp enough to sting,
loud enough to stand up,
and warm enough to comfort
and hope like sun burst.
I keep myself soft as a radical act,
and this is how I will make an impact
because contact with softness
is everything but hard.
Don’t let yourself crack,
keep your hands open
and your heart kind,
let these be radical acts
like light in the face of darkness.
Keep Open & Soft because it’s too easy to become hard ciel knight