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obama 4 more years forever
Posted by forjusticethunders | Wed Jul 27, 2016, 11:41 PM (10 replies)

Hillary is Aragorn at the Black Gate or at Minas Trith

let's ignore the obvious discordances of that speech for now but that's the mental image that comes to mind - our champion of the Light against the fascist darkness on the Right.

Can't ask for a better champion for defending the rights of the downtrodden and vulnerable (especially since Barack can't run again and Michelle doesn't seem interested)
Posted by forjusticethunders | Tue Jul 26, 2016, 07:16 PM (1 replies)

Don't watch the mainstream media for the convention

C-Span or livestreams. The networks are shilling to cause drama and disunity around our candidate. They want it to be "close" for better ratings, and they know damn well Trump can't beat Hillary in a fair race.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Mon Jul 25, 2016, 11:40 PM (7 replies)

I hate to go unskewed polling up in here

But these "Trump winning" polls are really fucking fishy. Compare 2012 to the current reality.

Trump won't even get 6% of the black vote probably which is what Romney got. I doubt he breaks 15% of Hispanics (Romney got 27%). Trump likely wins fewer white women than in 2012 (Romney*won* white women). There just aren't enough voting white males. POC have grown more numerous not less.

I'd love to see the crosstabs. If the white sample is higher than 75% I call shenanigans.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Mon Jul 25, 2016, 04:20 PM (2 replies)

Don't rule out the idea that some of these "Bernie delegates"

Are paid Trump (or more alarmingly, paid Putin) shills. It wouldn't be the first time authoritarian/totalitarian regimes have used populist/dissident/leftist movements as a tool of their foreign policy. Now that we know that a foreign dictator is very likely actively trying to rig an American election, you can't rule out *anything*.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:50 PM (6 replies)

so they were ACTUALLY trying to shoot the autistic guy instead of the black guy

well lucky for me I'm black........................AND autistic!!!

Posted by forjusticethunders | Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:23 AM (2 replies)

Thank you Bernie.

This is what I have been waiting and hoping for.

Viva la front populaire!!!

Beat the fucking fascists!!!

The way to a progressive future is through working and standing together to build a winning movement.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Tue Jul 12, 2016, 01:31 PM (2 replies)

All Lives Matter is a wonderful sentiment... (Part 2)

But the Declaration of Independence held "all" being created equal as "self-evident'. That didn't exactly work out too well for us, did it?

Black people CANNOT assume that "all" includes us.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Sun Jul 10, 2016, 11:46 PM (2 replies)

"All Lives Matter" is a wonderful sentiment but...why is it only trotted out when black people

say Black Lives Matter?

Why do you never hear "All Lives Matter" when kids are dying of lead poisoning or people are committing suicide because of the oppression in their lives or when crazed killers are shooting up schools?

Makes you think, huh.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Fri Jul 8, 2016, 07:29 AM (47 replies)

The theory isn't "wrong" per se.

Slavery and racism were social constructs, explicitly created, lobbied for, and implemented by the planter capitalists, designed to buttress the raw economic exploitation that slavery entailed. This was by design. They even admit to it in their writings. The wages of whiteness, the psychological wage of Du Bois was invoked time and time again to prevent black and white solidarity. However, at this point in time, racism is self-reinforcing. Racism isn't "real", neither is "race", but that doesn't matter anymore - even if the oppressive social construct is bullshit, the oppression itself is not. And neither is the psychological wage or the little benefits and perks to being white that make up "white privilege" (or rather, the perks and benefits that are denied to blacks). So even if you overthrew the economic structure racism was created to protect, you would still have racism.

Furthermore, how *do* you overcome that structure with a divided working class? The key thing with racism is that it gave even the poorest, most oppressed whites, especially white males, a stake in the system. And solidarity is a REQUIREMENT for successful action. How do you carry out a strike when the bosses bring in black scabs? Not only do they get the factory running again, but you've further divided black workers and white workers. But how do you stop black people from taking the scab jobs when the white workers won't organize with them? How do you gain black support for union negotiations when the union has been okay with letting blacks make a lower wage? How do you get government programs designed to help workers implemented when white voters are so angry and resentful at black prosperity that they would vote down those programs just because they would help black people too? Thus, you have to address the social justice issues at the same time, not just because justice goes beyond pocketbook issues, but because it's bigotry, hatred and resentment that undermine the solidarity needed to accomplish economic justice! And of course, economic justice issues aren't a monolith as well - a black worker may face racism on the job, a woman worker may suffer from lack of childcare, a black woman worker may suffer from both, a trans woman worker may suffer from trans-misogyny, and a black trans woman worker may suffer from all of these at once.

Any successful socialist movement MUST BE INTERSECTIONAL. MUST. MUST. MUST. It must address both purely social issues, and economic issues both in general, and economic issues experienced by disparate marginalized groups. That is how you build solidarity. And solidarity is how you change the system. Furthermore, a socialist movement must at least attempt to bring in those who are not naturally inclined to socialism, even if it means having to moderate somewhat. Even if people may not be socialist, seeing a socialist movement fight for key local and state interest, and support people who are struggling and marginalized may at least make them sympathetic. The CPUSA grew relatively strong in the 30s and 40s not by just pushing class warfare 24/7, but by working with other forces in society for social justice, thus gaining credibility among the marginalized, not least among the black community.
Posted by forjusticethunders | Thu Jul 7, 2016, 06:12 PM (0 replies)
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