This communiqué from comrades in Seattle comes to us as the night is ending there. They offer it as a partial report of the many events that transpired: some demoralizing, some inspiring, and some horrifying. Whatever their impact, all these event are representative of what is to come: crystallized examples of this political and historical moment.
The Day Begins
The success of businessmen like Donald Trump is illusion which comes from employing a simple ‘semantic reality’ to interpret the relationally complex physical reality of our actual experience. The ‘leader’ who we see as confident and ‘in control’, who acts decisively and accomplishes his objectives, is much admired in Western society. But the sense of his being ‘in control’ and his ‘mission accomplished’ achievements are illusion. The confident leader who acts decisively to eliminate Saddam’s regime engenders massive ‘externalities’ such as inductively actualizing the rise of ISIS.
From Crimethinc Live
Welcome to our continuous coverage of the mobilization against Trump’s inauguration! We’re updating nonstop all day, providing firsthand reports and analysis of the events in DC and other cities around the US and the world. Please send us field reports, photos, and footage at J20@crimethinc.com.
"Today, very few people still know what state or politics (or "history") is." – Letter from Alexander Kojève to Carl Schmitt (June 28, 1955)
So, the Joker took the White House. And this was not foreseen in the scenario. He did not need a truck full of explosives or a countdown running on a liquid crystal clock. He simply went to the elections, the most democratic in the world, and he won them.
From Anarchist Agency
On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. There to protest the know-nothing real estate mogul’s ascent to office will be many of the people he’s insulted and denigrated over the past year and a half: women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants – representatives of the majority of the population of the U.S.
Many of us protestors are anarchists.