Whoever Is Elected, Let The Riot Never Stop
No matter who is elected, we must never stop rioting. Even if every most promising progressive gets elected or every most disconcerting conservative gets elected, we must set the streets on fire. The argument about voting or not voting is useless. Anarchists have historically focused their efforts on direct action or direct democracy and progressive reforms have only redirected revolutionary potential into institutional squabbles. Let this year be the year that the riots started and never stopped.
I have been doing anti-racist work since 2005 in Indiana, whether free or locked up. I have learned without risking arrest or being arrested on a regular basis, you are not committing yourself to the cause completely. I learned this early on in Antifa (Anti-Fascist Action), the I.W.W., Anti-Racist Action (ARA), Occupy, Earth First and countless other groups I was involved in around the country since the mid 2000's. If you are not taking an action that could possibly get you arrested every day or night, you are not committing your potential to creating a world of anarchy.
We must make them want to fill their cells or be filling them to initiate action. No progressive or reformist organization is ever going to save us. In fact, they carry more potential to repress us by funneling the dissatisfaction of the government into energy that is mitigated by the state and leaving the rebelling forces with dwindling numbers. This isn't a communique against voting or for voting. It is a communique for a call of constant action. For the riot that never stops, the general strike that continues forever and the destruction of capitalism. Capitalism is a systemic cause of racism, sexism and homophobia, which still occur under any state. This must be remembered as the constant rebellion expands.
We must not only remind ourselves of the constant need of risking arrest, but of our comrades as well. When they don't risk arrest as well, don't let that keep you down, though. I keep an imaginary friend of a revolutionary who is always taking the more riskier action, constantly reminding me of what I need to. He never lets me down, even when real life comrades do. Without a constant course of rebellious action and call of action that risks arrest or places us in arrest, we will be defeated by the reforms that some clamor for as victories.
Let us make this year the year of the riots that never stopped and we all risked arrest or were arrested. The year anarchy rose and replaced the fears and ignorance of the state and capitalism. For the eternal riot, rebellion and defiance of the people of the world. -Impromptu Action