The Radical Post Blog: January 24rd '17

The Radical Post is an Anarcho-Socialist Facebook page which features a wide variety of commentary from different politically oriented individuals started up by Nick Kappos of the Harsh Noise project Hex Phosphorus. We here at The Infidel Netwerk thought it'd be interesting to share some of the posts and thoughts from the news feed for your viewing pleasure.

Note: None of the views posted below are representation of the views of The Infidel Netwerk or it's members (other then possibly Nick's). This is purely for educational and entertainment purposes.

You can find the Facebook group at the following link, follow for the latest updates on all the postings:

Gwendolyn Iris on "Limiting Protestor Rights"

The new administration wants to limit our right to protest regardless of how we protest. Blaming each other for anti protest legislation is faulty and quite dangerous. If there was ever a time for a respect for a diversity of tactics, this is it.

Annoynomous on "The Peronism Comparison"

Seeing these union bureaucrats snivel before Trump makes me wanna read a bit more about the economic protectionism of say, Peronism in Argentina. Trumps Right wing populism makes overtures to working peoples concerns, but we know that this is a classic con. Trump is a con man like the fascists and right wing populists of the past.

M.G. on "Milwaukee Post Women's March"

Here's what I've seen from a lot of Milwaukee people since the Women's March: 1. The march was primarily for or about white women, even though it was co-led and attended by women of color, 2. Many of the white women who attended it haven't yet attended other marches, so where have they been? and 3. White people need to go do their own work and work on themselves and among other white people. Often, these points are made by sharing the perspectives of some women of color - instead of the perspectives by other women of color and others who called for participation in the march and now call for building from the march and bringing more white people into movements. I seriously wonder: How do people expect to get bigger and possibly win anything? 1. If women of color co-led and attended the march, why share the "skipping the march" narratives, instead of the calls for participation? Considering the diversity of thinking of people of color in general and on this topic, that says more about the politics of the person sharing that narrative than anything else. 2. If people are out for the first time, why not invite them to come to the next march? None of us were born fully-formed activists. We were radicalized over time and by particular events and through political education - on our own and because of others. This is a moment for a lot of people. 3. If white people are inherently racist and held back by their white fragility, white privilege, etc., wouldn't their self-work and work among their family be re-inforcing these things? I think about myself and other white people differently than this (via the work around how racist ideology is created and re-created, a la Barbara Fields and others), but I agree political education on racism, race and racial justice is absolutely necessary - but who's going to help make that happen? Call-outs haven't been very effective on their own, and racial justice education has to go deeper than white fragility and white privilege talk. All of this gets at why I felt so disheartened back home. We just can't build - because new people and potential new people aren't radical, woke, or knowledgeable enough to join us. I haven't been above all of this, but I've since heard other perspectives that I hadn't heard in Milwaukee. So many people of color (and white people) are calling for multiracial organizing and a politics of solidarity that includes class but does not minimize the fight against identity oppression. So many people are calling for a politics that looks for common interests and builds from there - again, while specifically not minimizing identity oppression and putting the fight against racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. up front. Again: How do we expect to grow and someday win? We definitely won't grow or win as long as we can't or won't build from the imperfect place we're at right now.

Nick Kappos on "Jesus And Pacifism"

Not that I need the churches approval....but not even Jesus was an absolute pacifist.

You might recall him making a bull whip by tying prayer cords together....hemp rope and small beads, giving it some weight and something heavy and solid for use as a weapon. He went to the temple to confront the bankers/money-changers, starting smashing the place up, flipping tables over, and beating them with his prayer cord bull whip.