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- aerdil posted in Twin Cities Uprising: The Whole Damn System is Guilty As Hell (183 posts)
- i did find it somewhat interesting that the secret service threw trump into a bunker when the protestors got closer to the white house. apparently the secret service believes its possible for a crowd to overrun their defenses. chalk that one up into the "hmm" category of hypothetical things that are fun to ponder but i am no way advocating in any general or specific sense.
- shriekingviolet posted in Twin Cities Uprising: The Whole Damn System is Guilty As Hell (183 posts)
You mean you don’t enjoy call and response consensus-building 3 words at a time in 20 mile per hour wind?
I also enjoyed "Everyone gets a voice" meaning literally anyone with a stupid idea can line up in real time completely unvetted to make a deranged proposal and then we have to waste 45 minutes on every single one pretending to debate as if they weren't completely untenable while the same 5 people take up each discussion period shouting completely unrelated screeds at each other. Then once an organizer actually has the nerve to tell someone they'd talked enough and are wasting everyone's time you could expect a 12,000 word complaint letter circulating the next day enumerating the tyrannical crimes of the sinister clique silencing important voices.
So if people are wondering why the twee campouts were skipped this time and everyone went straight to setting cop cars on fire, isn't just about anger and resistance, it's also about time management and self respect.
- toyot posted in Twin Cities Uprising: The Whole Damn System is Guilty As Hell (183 posts)
- some of what's being said tho is just factually not true, like that it's only cops breaking windows or w/e... you can see, or be in the group of 15-50, how we reach voice-consensus, yes/no about which buildings get what treatment. so if you believe that voice-consensus is being dominated by police voices, then you'd believe that these groups of 15-50 are majority-police, in an anti-police uprising, which is not sensical. lots of people actually don't want fucking liquor stores foot locker and target, the market to live another day in their cities. that's just one line i've heard, that it's police doing the property-protecting during the day and the property-destroying during the night.
some of this is the brain worm that the CIA or police are the makers of history when we've read enough to know it's our class. we shouldn't give em credit if we really don't know it's due... look at the world we were born in, walk down the street, count the cars and streetlamps... our class has completely re-shaped an entire planet with its hands in 250 years. of course our class is the lever of history, and we'll slough their dead tissue off us soon...
- trakfactri posted in Twin Cities Uprising: The Whole Damn System is Guilty As Hell (183 posts)
I don’t see how anarchism can successfully resolve this issue
- ilmdge posted in Twin Cities Uprising: The Whole Damn System is Guilty As Hell (183 posts)
opportunist police starting to march with the protestors in some places is a clear sign that for once they are scared and hopeless, theyre scared heads will actually fall this time, so its not the moment for the people to give thought to this divisive talk about whos a paid agent, whos a provocateur and whos a real person.
yeah they're worried enough to attempt this stunt but nevertheless it's clearly a PR stunt that's fooling nobdy
I’m sensing a trend here pic.twitter.com/llzt6fW7g9— Mikeyoke (@karaokecomputer) June 1, 2020
oh wait a minute i guess it's fooling someone
Whoa! This is when revolutions happen. When this sort of thing becomes widespread https://t.co/8cCtXGUgX1— David Graeber (@davidgraeber) May 31, 2020