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Anyway about that LRT: if you have ever thought "we should protest" about anything in Trump's America you really need to be paying attention to the #j20 trials, in which people are being charged with felonies for having been in Facebook chats about the inaugural protests.
Obviously that's a simplification but it's the meat of it. People are being charged as felony conspirators *even though the government admits they committed no direct crimes*

Within a block of a smashed window? That's a felony trial.
Wearing a bandanna? Carrying a medkit for tear gas? Friends with someone more radical than you?

It's wholly possible that the government will use doctored Project Veritas videos in your shiny felony conspiracy trial!
Tbh I can't figure out why this trial isn't getting more coverage. I know people like to distance from antifa and black bloc but this is a mass trial where the government has stipulated that most defendants are neither, so idk why people are sleeping on this.

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Oct 7, 2018
I think the thing that’s confusing me is that these men seem to think that women are kind and docile

And like

Some of us are quite happily violent shrieking harridans and just keep that shit in check most days
Like I hold the power of creation in my abdomen every day, do you not think that I can easily destroy you?
Anyway y’all city ladies might not know this song but I vote we make it inescapable

Just to make em nervous

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Aww look you guys they thought they could destroy the rule of law and people wouldn’t get lawless on them

This is gonna be fun to watch
Them, running around screaming THERE ARE NO RULES thinking they had the house to themselves

And then just thousands of pissed off leftists melt silently out of the shadows and say oh really now?
Anyway here’s hoping every right winger is going to bed terrified that they might have to meet us in public. May they never rest easy and may they increasingly become trapped in their own paranoia until they develop debilitating agoraphobia.
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I am so tired of people telling me how difficult changing the fate of a nation would be.

I wrote an actual book about what you can’t afford to do on low wages. It was a memoir.

Now is when you strike. It will never not be sacrifice so you save it until you need it.

That’s now.
There is no easy way to stop the collapse of a nation. There is no path that doesn’t involve risk and sacrifice. You cannot comfortably upend a society.

Stop looking for ways that people can fix the apocalypse in their spare time without spending or sacrificing. Can’t happen.
You know who will absolutely blow up their own futures on principle alone when they get fed up? Poor people.

If you’re out there working on low wages you don’t have that much to lose. But you damn well know how much you can lose for them, how much you can cost them.
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I’ve not the foggiest. Make friends with farmers, maybe, or call your Senator and register your discontent.

There’s plenty we *should* be doing, but we’re not going to. We are collectively keep waiting for a good plan, while they bankrupt the nation.
(I continue to ask why, exactly, we don’t just not go to work on Wednesday. Yes, it’s a harmful thing for a lot of people, but one considers that that is precisely the point, and maybe we should think about just staying home on fucking Wednesday and crashing their markets.)
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Because, actually, the thing they’re going through and describing is basically hell. They’re not wrong about that part.
We have not in this millennium stopped to consider how important we’ve made one’s virtual reputation, nor the cost someone pays when we collectively rescind someone’s good name.

I’ve honestly never been through anything more abjectly terrifying.
I don’t know how, even if it was justified, you go through that without being scarred. I have spent years trying to explain what it’s like, and I can’t say that I have a good comparison.

I’ve been through bad things, but this is somewhat unique and not a common experience.
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