Anarchist Group Calls for Inauguration Day Disruption

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Anarchist Group Calls for Inauguration Day Disruption
by Stephen Lendman
Inauguration day 2017 may resemble a Hollywood thriller or horror film, depending on how things turn out.
Nationwide protests are planned, especially in Washington, aiming for more than raining on Trump’s inaugural parade. calls itself an “anonymous collective action…everything that evades control…renegade(s) breaking ranks…the spirit of rebellion…a secret society pledged to…producing inflammatory ideas and actions…”
Ahead of Trump’s inauguration, it urged mass disruption, a checklist of provocative actions – expressing outrage “at the prospect of being governed by (what it called) a megalomaniacal buffoon.”
It should be directing its fury at a money controlled, bipartisan supported, debauched system – the real problem largely unaddressed.
Crimethinc called for “a wide variety of tactics and points of intervention,” including blockading the Washington parade route and transportation infrastructure.
“Imagine the worst case scenario,” it said, “in which millions of fans cheer for Trump while fascist gangs beat up protesters” in Washington. “(It) would make 2017 the equivalent of 1932 in Germany.”
The best outcome is massively disrupting Trump’s inauguration, it said. “(P)ick a target and carry out an offensive strike,” it urged – in Washington and other cities nationwide.
“The inauguration is an opportunity for a wide range of people to work together, building new networks that could act together for years to come.”
Resist now or face tougher police state laws than already, it suggested. Maybe so but who can know.
Resisting tyranny is a universal right. People have power when they use it. Governments are instituted to serve them. When they fail, replacing them is their rightful choice.
America’s Declaration of Independence said “whenever any form of government becomes destructive to (fundamental inalienable rights), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government,” serving them responsibly.
Martin Luther King called for disobeying unjust laws, accepting punishment to arouse public awareness, and advocate for legislative change. He championed “creative protest(s),” believing passivity is no option in the face of injustice.
Henry David Thoreau’s landmark “Civil Disobedience” essay asked “(m)ust the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree resign his conscience to the legislator?”
“The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.”
Where was public outrage throughout Obama’s deplorable tenure – serving Wall Street, war-profiteers and other corporate favorites exclusively, waging war on humanity at home and abroad, Hillary complicit in his high crimes!
America’s debauched political system is the problem, not a private citizen until his midday Friday swearing in.
Public anger against the wrong target accomplishes nothing. Resist tyranny, not Trump.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.