It is easy to pass judgment on the Black Block but it expresses the frustration of many that the left is dysfunctional and fails to really engage the system. It arises in the void of a revolutionary activism, or even an evolutionary. We are about to lose a planet, small wonder the Black Bloc types get desperate. A revolutionary part with good leaders and discipline could help the BB move past its confusions, and those are not less than those of the rhetorical handwringing ‘left’.
Trump’s tweet storms and falsehoods designed to keep us off-balance serve the same function as “black blocs.”