I Choose Anarchism: Comrade Keith Malik Washington
From AMW English
I’m not going to wait for the Apocalypse to come before I fully embrace Anarchism. I don’t need to see anymore young children forced to sleep on dirty concrete floors in South-West Texas in squalid conditions, eating bologna sandwiches and separated from their parents! No! I’m not going to wait.
I don’t need to wait for the next wild fire, earthquake, hurricane, flood or cyclone to come. I’m not going to wait until I have a stroke or a heart attack and then while I lay on my death bed I’m wishing that I would have chose anarchy when I was a healthy persyn at my full strength. I’m choosing anarchism today when I am at my best!
I’m not going to wait and see if the US Supreme Court votes on another issue like Citizens United or gerrymandering and then tell us that they are fair and unbiased. They are full of shit!
The authority that I have been respecting and following for five decades, following blindly at times, is illegitimate. These people in charge do not give a damn about humyn lives or our planet or morales or even values. I am not going to wait for our planet to be destroyed before my eyes or for the police and the military to lock up our leaders and freedom fighters or kill our young wimmin and young men– choking them to death or shooting them to death on national tv.
It is time for some action! Down with fascism and down with imperialism! Fellow workers unite! Today as I begin to turn 51 years old I choose anarchism! I choose horizontal organizing as opposed to top down leadership. I choose collective direct action, mutual aid, and solidarity. I choose phone zaps! Protests! Monkey wrenching and tree sitting! I choose freedom! Freedom to say what I want to say and how I want to say it!
I am still going to work closely with socialists and Marxists when I am able. I most certainly will continue to support the LGBTQ community and all oppressed people which includes people like me – New Afrikan/Black People. I most certainly am Black and proud of that! I am a Muslim! Now that is a personal thing but that won’t stop me from speaking loudly against Saudi Arabia as they kill my Yemeni sisters and brothers. And I sure as hell won’t ever stop supporting Palestinian people!
I will continue to love and respect Jewish people but I will continue to shun and criticize Zionists. And if you don’t know the difference? Well you’ll figure it out one day!
I will continue to struggle along side Amani Sawari and many others in order to end prison slavery and I won’t ever stop fighting against toxic prisons!
Today I choose Anarchism!
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!
Submitted by Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement