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The Stuff: Humble Writes, Occupy Makes Wins, NAACP Professionalizes Struggle

The Stimulator

Ninjas? WTF do you mean ninjas?!!

  • On a much more depressing note, cops in Australia rip a woman’s tent-costume off of her body, stripping her to her underwear in broad daylight. When they’re done, they just walk away.
  • Fox News’ Eric Bolling wants to round up undocumented school kids and deport them.
  • Occupy Chapel Hill has a measure of victory, sparking action and energy in the movement.
  • Prominent GOP pollster Frank Lutz is “scared to death of Occupy” and advises Republicans on how to control public opinion of the Occupy Movement.
  • A friend of mine recently unsubscribed from the NAACP mail alerts. They sent him a form requesting that he state the reason why he unsubscribed. I’d like to share what he wrote here about the NAACP and liberal/Official Left(TM) groups, because it is salient and to-the-point in regards to professional Leftists who make a career out of struggle:

“The NAACP [insert liberal group here] is a bunch of ineffective liberals that think there’s hope in the system and exist in the cesspool of “democratic” plurality. You professionalize social struggle and make it a job that is separate from daily life, that only exists within the sphere of the Official Left’s special interests. You are completely irrelevant in the face of the growing awareness that the system is entirely corrupt and needs to be gotten rid of completely and replaced by a horizontalist, all-inclusive process of cooperating human beings. Groups like you will only get in the way of people realizing their potential by making yourselves the self-proclaimed leaders of a movement you can’t figure out and are threatened by since your way of doing things, your dogmatic adherence to nonviolence, your belief in electoral politics and isolation from the reality of daily life for most people makes your group completely irrelevant and detrimental. My friends, you are as much a part of the problem, along with the rest of the Official Left in the world, as the capitalists and politicians are. Quit your jobs, or you will remain the careerist pigs that will be washed away by the tide of historical necessity.”

  • And if you’re still with me after that, I’m going to randomly plug submedia.tv which features the excellent show, It’s the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine. Check it out. Don’t be frightened. Or do be frightened.
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Message to Occupy Movements from a White Male Writing on No One’s Behalf

Resistance is something the pacifist left hates.I have a piece of self-criticism about the subject of my writing on Occupy and my inexperience in organizing which can be found here. As I wrote in that piece, in relation to speaking about Occupy movements:

…since I have white male privilege on my side, chances are that more people will listen [to me] than if I were a woman, trans- or cis-gender, if I were a person of color, and many other things in our society that disempower others and thus [result] in empowering me. This is a huge part of what we are fighting.

So, as a reminder to myself as much as to anyone, I am a single person, with white male privilege, writing from a location of and perspective of relative isolation. In other words, these views and words are not intended to represent anyone except myself.
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A couple days ago I wrote a piece of alarmist propaganda raising the issue of infiltration by Ron Paul and Ayn Rand types into the Occupy movement.

While I stand by saying that these free-market capitalists should be given no quarter within the Occupy movements, it has come to my attention that the true enemy of the Occupy movements is an age-old enemy of uprising and revolution: liberal reformists, authoritarian self-appointed organizers, their “Peacekeeper” bullies/snitches, and anyone else trying to stifle opposition to the police and the use of civil disobedience in the movements. (It is absolutely amazing to me that most civil disobedience tactics are being disallowed in the Occupations of many cities because the particular tactics, such as taking the street, marching unpermitted, linking arms in the street and so on, are illegal.)

Due to my ignorance on the past roles of official Left/anti-war organizers/student leaders and similar groups in squashing uprising and revolution, I was unaware of what was in store for Occupy. Continue reading

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