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.
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