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(en) US, pugetso und anarchists: Recent Posters and Handbills Against Trump, The Police and Authority
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:37:21 +0200
We receive via email a series of posters and handbills with the intention of reproducing
and spreading in the coming week. Some of these handbills where recently handed out during
the high school walkouts on Monday and where put up as part of an anti-Trump graffiti and
wheat pasting campaign. ---- "There's a war going on outside..." ---- -Mobb Deep ---- For
us, as anarchists, Trump signifies the platform for a racist and nationalistic agenda. He
is creating a even more stable ecology for long term traditionally racist, homophobic and
nationalist groups like the KKK in North Carolina, National Socialist Movement in
Pennsylvania, the Traditionalist Workers Party and Identity Evorpa in Seattle to come out
of the shadows and begin more openly organizing in the public eye. Though many of the
groups say they do not openly support Trump they find an alignment with both his political
views and positions on immigration and nationalism. For example David Duke one of the lead
figures of the KKK endorsed Donald Trump and an issue of the Crusader by printing an image
of him with the title "Make America Great Again". For us to be against Trump means to be
against racism, fascism and nationalism.
We have no desire to make small concessions with authority like the left, for example
groups like Socialist Alternative and their talking head Kashama Swaint who want to
replace Trump with Bernie Sanders. For us there is no alternative to power and there is no
agreement to be had with power. We are against the right as much as we are against the
left, the spectacular representation of politics needs to go along with the overall
question of authority.
We are not interested in maintaining social passivity by declaring "LOVE TRUMPS HATE". We
feel that creating a space of acceptance or tolerance for Trump followers inadvertently is
creating space for extreme right groups with nationalistic tendencies. That is part of the
same rhetoric that got us here today.
Lastly, neutrality and the concept of going back to normal is not an option for us. To opt
out so to speak or purely denounce the current context as a passing phase is similar to
the thought that voting can change the current political context. That is why we have made
an active and conscious decision to be on the streets at demonstrations, go to meetings
and do public actions.
The police and the entire maintenance of the social order is put into motion by them
enforcing authority over every single individual or group who deviates from the accepted
form of political protest.
To be against Trump is to be against the police. For us any and all authority be it local
politicians, police or the president are the loss of the agency over our own lives.
To be against Trump means we desire the complete destruction of all authority whether
police, judges or presidents, we will not be complacent, we are an ungovernable force!
For anarchy! Against the state and capital!
Trump is not our president. He doesn't represent anything that we care about. In fact,
he's a racist bigot, a piece of shit. But also fuck Hillary, Bernie, whoever - We are the
only people who can make decisions for ourselves. Instead of putting our hopes in another
politician who will surely demonstrate that they can do nothing to curb the genocidal
white supremacy that is at the heart of Amerikkka, why don't we depend on each other? In
this period of revolt many politicians and parties are going to promise to take power and
be 'better.' Fuck anyone who wants to take power.
Instead of trying to elect new politicians with the same old disappointments, let's take
inspiration from the Black Panthers who provided food and medical care for their community
while actively fighting the racist police state. Let's look to the struggle in Rojava,
where people have completely self-organized without a state while at war. We are inspired
by the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline where people are organizing their own
schools, building structures to live in and burning barricades to keep the police, the
army and the oil companies off of native land. Let's look to anarchists in Greece who are
squatting hotels to give shelter to refugees and smashing down the doors of fascist
parties with sledgehammers.
The politicians want us to believe that nothing but the present hell world is possible. We
know they are wrong. We know that we can organize ourselves, we can represent ourselves,
we are ungovernable.
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