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The despair option and the revolutionary platform minimally presented by non-violent protest…

January 28th, 2017 · No Comments

The Women’s March, and marches in general, can be non-violent, orderly, and yet still propose a revolutionary solution. We can at least have movements that aren’t controlled by neo-liberal stand ins. Gloria Steinem, we might note, was once a CIA agent, why would we trust a movement led by such people? Let’s forgive her, draw no conclusions, and applaud the feminist initiative but consider that a stance of organized despair is one possibility: we can be powerless and show that off: two hundred thousand plus people marching on Washington demanding a revolutionary transition would at least express what is needed, whatever is actually possible…
We are about to lose a planet. Will we go out of existence trying to win a few electoral seats in Congress? We should be active as to the latter but maintain the abstraction of a revolutionary change as an option. And that blueprint needs to be ready since it is even possible we can vote into existence such a revolutionary change.

The despair option quite obviously can coexist with the virtual to real revolutionary option…

Part of the problem here is the attempt to radicalize the working class. It has proven futile: we should appeal to a larger class of people and create a platform for the working class in any case: they will respond sooner or later. But the reality needs to be faced: possible or impossible we need a revolutionary change at the point where the whole republic is a criminal organization on the bring of whistling into climate calamity.

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