Today, someone came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Shahid Buttar, someone I had endorsed on this blog. Shahid and his campaign had the chance to approach this from a place of restorative justice, but instead they chose to perpetuate the misogyny that socialists have a duty to always stand against. You can seeContinue reading “Announcement: I no longer endorse Shahid Buttar”
Angela Nagle, Ben Norton, and Michael Tracey need to go away, they contribute nothing.
Official Post from The Professional Protester : I will be blunt, if you call yourself a socialist, or anarchist, or leftist, or whatever only to validate your idenitiy as an anti-authoritarian, then you suck.Ending oppression and providing for the material demands of the working class should be the only thing socialists and leftists care about,Continue reading “The Professional Protester #21 When Being Anti Authoritarian Gets Toxic | The Professional Protester on Patreon”
I love Lenin, but one of his rivals had a very good point.
Official Post from The Professional Protester : The complacency of liberals is always at its worst when they win, when democrats win or are in the lead they get lazy. It is going to take intense amounts of public pressure, more than we ever put on Bush, Obama, and Trump, to make things happen underContinue reading “The Professional Protester #20 Why Organizing Will Become Harder If Biden Wins | The Professional Protester on Patreon”
If you are not raising class consciousness, you are not practicing mutual aid.
Official Post from The Professional Protester : I write this while thinking of the hilarious spirit that was Carl Reiner, may he rest in peace.Tell me if this sounds familiar.You’re hanging out with a friend, one of you is scrolling through the news on your phone.You: “Oh man did you hear? (Insert dead celebrity here)Continue reading “The Professional Protester #19 It’s Okay to Be Sad When A Famous Person Dies | The Professional Protester on Patreon”
We need less Chapo Trap Houses, and more Cornel Wests.
Official Post from The Professional Protester : Donald Trump is floundering. His Tulsa rally, marketed as his comeback from COVID, yielded one of the most pathetic turnouts in the history of his tenure. Further, while I am no fan of Joe Biden, it is nice to see Trump’s favorability rates fall behind Biden by doubleContinue reading “The Professional Protester #18 Don’t Get Lazy Just Because Trump is Slipping | The Professional Protester on Patreon”
Liberals need to stop obsessing about the stupid things said by Donald Trump and need to be talking about the effects his actions have on the most vulnerable in our society. The tedious personality cults and hero worship in politics need to end. The left will always be reacting to the right wing because theContinue reading “For The Love of God Liberals, Stfu and Get to Organizing!”
Official Post from The Professional Protester : In Russia 1917, Tsarism was overthrown by a revolution very similar in style to the George Floyd rebellion. Leon Trotsky notes in his History of the Russian Revolution that no single organization took the lead on calling for the rebellion and demonstrations that eventually forced the Tsar toContinue reading “The Professional Protester #17 Corrupt Leadership in the George Floyd Rebellion | The Professional Protester on Patreon”
Between Anita Hill and his support for Scalia, I have little faith that Biden will protect Ginsberg’s seat.
Official Post from The Professional Protester : Does anyone else have a problem with gatekeeper activism in their communities?In Sacramento, where I live and organize, any coalition work that might be to the benefit of the working class has a serious hurdle to overcome. Old guard activists acting as gatekeepers and cliquish behaviors.Sacramento, — ReadContinue reading “The Professional Protester #16 Gatekeeper Activism | The Professional Protester on Patreon”