Written a month after the election of Donald Trump and after a series of clashes with white supremacists that have been growing over the past year, this text – which was originally published on ItsGoingDown.Org – attempts to highlight how the only force able to fight against the growing far-right, ecological devastation, and economic attacks on working people is are the rioters and those willing to disrupt the functioning of power. The text strongly critiques both neoliberalism and the left, arguing that for the majority of people living in the United States, they are dead-ends.
The text – while it might offer some reminders to anarchists who get wrapped up into leftist projects/efforts – is particularly helpful for liberals and others who need help understanding anarchist methods. The text discusses the problems of the state and electoralism, calls for confrontational approaches and self-defense, and argues for revolution.
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Excerpt from What Anarchists Have been Saying for Years, and What Liberals Need to Start Hearing
In the face of all of this, from a growing insurgent far-Right, to the current ecological collapse, broad attacks on workers, the poor, the environment, and those most vulnerable, many ask: where is the opposition? The answer is clear as day, but it isn’t in the halls of power, in the politicians, the leaders of the unions, or in the big NGOs. Instead it’s in the rioters. The blockaders. The people in ski masks and in the streets. The ones on the front lines fighting with the cops. The people attacking, defending, organizing, building, and growing.