Protesting Trump’s inauguration misses the point. America’s establishment is bipartisan, democracy pure fantasy.
Deep state duopoly power runs things – one-party state governance with two right wings, independents entirely shut out. Mainstream media are press agents for wealth, power and privilege exclusively.
Election-rigging made Trump president. Power brokers decided Hillary was too scandal-ridden to serve effectively. Her deplorable public record defeated her.
Will Trump continue dirty business as usual or go his own way?
Likely more of the former, less of the latter – with at least three reasons to be relieved he won.
Hillary in power risked unthinkable nuclear war on Russia. Trump wants more normalized bipartisan relations, both countries cooperating in waging war on terrorism.
Hillary is a longstanding Wall Street/war-profiteers’ tool. Billionaire Trump IS a monied interest, less beholden to other ones, hopefully more able to operate outside the box in some respects.
He calls NATO “obsolete…costing us a fortune.” He won’t end America’s dominant role, wants other nations sharing a greater burden, perhaps changing the alliance’s role.
Hopefully he means less war, focusing mainly on defeating the scourge of terrorism. A good thing, using his language.
Inauguration day and other anti-Trump protests are planned, orchestrated and implemented by elements not wanting their involvement revealed – Machiavellian dark forces infamous for dirty tricks, tactics serving their interests.
The hashtag #DisruptJ20 is being used as a rallying cry to protest Trump’s January 20 inauguration. Are paid demonstrators involved? Controlling elements called for blocking his “peaceful transition.”
People nationwide are being asked to get involved, a #DisruptJ20 statement saying:
Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies.
If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.
Trump stands for tyranny, greed, and misogyny. He is the champion of neo-nazis and white Nationalists, of the police who kill the Black, Brown and poor on a daily basis, of racist border agents and sadistic prison guards, of the FBI and NSA who tap your phone and read your email.
He is the harbinger of even more climate catastrophe, deportation, discrimination, and endless war. He continues to deny the existence of climate change, in spite of all the evidence, putting the future of the whole human race at stake.
The KKK, Vladimir Putin, Golden Dawn, and the Islamic State all cheered his victory. If we let his inauguration go unchallenged, we are opening the door to the future they envision.
Trump’s success confirms the bankruptcy of representative democracy. Rather than using the democratic process as an alibi for inaction, we must show that no election could legitimize his agenda.
Neither the Democrats nor any other political party or politician will save us – they just offer a weaker version of the same thing. If there is going to be positive change in this society, we have to make it ourselves, together, through direct action.
From day one, the Trump presidency will be a disaster. #DisruptJ20 will be the start of the resistance. We must take to the streets and protest, blockade, disrupt, intervene, sit in, walk out, rise up, and make more noise and good trouble than the establishment can bear.
The parade must be stopped. We must delegitimize Trump and all he represents. It’s time to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and the world that sustains us as if our lives depend on it -because they do.
(Washington) DC will not be hospitable to the Trump administration. Every corporation must openly declare whether they side with him or with the people who will suffer at his hands. Thousands will converge and demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime. Save the date. A website will appear shortly with more details. #DisruptJ20
Around the US
If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. There is also a call for a general strike to take place.
Organize a walkout at your school now. Workers: call out sick and take the day off. No work, no school, no shopping, no housework. #DisruptJ20
Around the World
If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of neocolonial power. Our allegiance is not to ‘making America great again,’ but to all of humanity and the planet. #DisruptJ20
Spread the word. Join the fight. #DisruptJ20
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Presidential inaugurations are usually dull affairs. Not January 20 in Washington if mass disruption happens like dark forces intend.
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