Thursday, November 10, 2016

I will not be broken

In light of the terror of the US election and my recent attendance at a talk by my heroine Angela Davis, I have some things to say.

I will not go quietly into the night.

I will not acquiesce, reach across any aisle, or seek to "work together." I will obstruct, resist, and follow the people into the streets. I will stand alongside African Americans, Muslims, the LGBTQ community, Latinx, Black Lives Matter, and Standing Rock to fight oppression and hate. I will not seek to "reform" a system made only for white male property owners that is designed at its core to exclude me. I will not assimilate. I will not allow white men and women to "make American white again."

I will fight to eliminate the electoral college and to build a viable radical third party that is actively anti-racist, anti-mysogenist, anti-homophobic, and anti-xenophobic.

In the past day since the election, gay pride flags have been burned in Rochester, swastikas painted on walls, a hijab pulled off a Muslim woman with the statement "now you can't wear this," men have accosted women saying, "now I can grab your p***." This hate cannot be allowed. I wish a man would say that to me. Watch what I do.

I will interfere, I will talk back, I will put my body in front of deportation squads, I will expose and fight police terror.

I will not go quietly into the night. 

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