After a five year nap, the Occutards have arisen from their torpor in much the same fashion as that pale, coffin-dwelling bloodsucker made famous by Bram Stoker. They have dusted off their signs, recharged their IPhones, gotten another credit card from mommy and daddy, and are ready to stick it to The Man in the form of the Avatar of Kek, the Great Wall-Builder, the Conductor of the Trump-Train, and Milo Yiannopolous’ play-daddy, Donald Trump.
Except this time, they are calling themselves DisruptJ20.
Because that’s what they do: disrupt things.
They don’t produce. They don’t repair. They don’t create. They don’t build.
They show up, fuck up, and leave.
DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017
On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States.
More importantly, Barack Obama will no longer be President of the United States of America, which will come as a relief to all freedom-loving Americans and Yemeni wedding planners.
We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over.
How did we get to this “security state” I wonder? And who helped get us here?
Oh right, The United States’ first Mulatto President when he signed the NDAA in 2012 allowing for indefinite detention of those “suspected” of “associating” with terrorists.
Constitutional scholarship and/or protection of same is not ordinarily understood as symbolically wiping one’s ass with said document.
It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, #NotMyPresident. I was present for that particular temper tantrum 16 years ago.
Get some new schtick.
Trump stands for tyranny, greed, and misogyny. He is the champion of neo-nazis…
Well, those Nazi LARPers are going to be super-salty when they discover that Trump has a Jewish son-in-law and his eldest daughter is a convert to Judaism.
…and white Nationalists,
What is it that “white Nationalists” think Trump is going to do for their cause? And isn’t Hillary Clinton just as white as Donald Trump? Or does she get honorary “color” points for being on Team Blue?
I still don’t have all the minutae of how the Oppression Olympics are scored.
…of the police who kill the Black, Brown and poor on a daily basis…
…of racist border agents…
If they are, it’s understandable. Canadians are pretty much the worst people to ever exist.
…and sadistic prison guards…
…of the FBI and NSA who tap your phone and read your email.
He is the harbinger of even more climate catastrophe, deportation, discrimination, and endless war.
He continues to deny the existence of climate change…
HE EVEN DARES BLASPHEME HOLY MOTHER GAIA! BURN THE WITCH!
But buy some carbon credits to make sure it’s a carbon-neutral witchburning!
…in spite of all the evidence, putting the future of the whole human race at stake.
“We’re super-serious this time, guys! The sky really is falling!”
The KKK, Vladimir Putin, Golden Dawn, and the Islamic State all cheered his victory. If we let his inauguration go unchallenged, we are opening the door to the future they envision.
So…the American segregationists, the Russian president, the Greek nationalists, and the Muslim jihadists, are all in the same camp?
Trump’s success confirms the bankruptcy of representative democracy. Rather than using the democratic process as an alibi for inaction, we must show that no election could legitimize his agenda.
“Elections rocks…so long as we get the outcome we want!”
These people are beyond parody.
Neither the Democrats nor any other political party or politician will save us—they just offer a weaker version of the same thing. If there is going to be a positive change in this society, we have to make it ourselves, together, through direct action.
Now we get to real agenda, which I have bolded.
“Direct action,” in the Social Justice/Socialist/Communist vocabulary, seeks to conflate “civil disobedience,” such as protest, non-violent resistance of civil authorities, sit-ins, and the like, with violent thuggery, such as Antifa beatings of those they deem “fascists,” destruction of property (see Occupy Wall Street, Antifa, Anti-globalists at the WTO) sabotage (see the Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front), and riots (see the Black Friday Riot of 1910).
The political left (the left-right political spectrum is absolute nonsense, but for the sake of the reader, I use the term “Left” for common understanding) uses the term “direct action” to conflate non-violence with violence, and by doing so, preemptively justify any act of violence committed by their allies and followers.
From day one, the Trump presidency will be a disaster. #DisruptJ20 will be the start of the resistance. We must take to the streets and protest, blockade, disrupt, intervene, sit in, walk out, rise up, and make more noise and good trouble than the establishment can bear. The parade must be stopped. We must delegitimize Trump and all he represents. It’s time to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and the world that sustains us as if our lives depend on it—because they do.
In Washington, DC
DC will not be hospitable to the Trump administration. Every corporation must openly declare whether they side with him or with the people who will suffer at his hands. Thousands will converge and demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime. Save the date. #DisruptJ20
You’re either with us, or you are with Trump.
I’m pleased to see people are doing their best impersonations of George W. Bush.
Principled dissenters need not apply in in either case.
Around the US
If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. There is also a call for a general strike to take place. Organize a walkout at your school now. Workers: call out sick and take the day off. No work, no school, no shopping, no housework. #DisruptJ20
Around the World
If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of neocolonial power. Our allegiance is not to “making America great again,” but to all of humanity and the planet. #DisruptJ20
Spread the word. Join the fight. #DisruptJ20
What DisruptJ20 Thinks It Looks Like:
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