Since you do believe that this system can be saved and/or transformed, I can't for the life of me understand why you aren't grabbing the bull by the horns right now and getting to work? I mean, if I was a reformist, like you, I'd be fired up right now. Things are clearer now than they've been in quite some time for those of you who wanted to believe this country was ever built on morality and justice (as many of you mistakenly believe). Instead, what many of you seem to be doing is lamenting the future. Whining. And, wallowing in a state of depression. If you suffer from any type of chronic depression, I'm not talking about you because what you need to be doing is getting treatment. You are not in the space to do organizing work. I'm talking to the many of you who call yourselves activists, organizers, etc. Those of you who always say its time to hit the streets. You should be seeing today as your time for several reasons. First, since you supported Obama and you believed in him, you get to acknowledge that this system has spent the last eight years disrespecting him, his family, and in actuality, the masses of African people in the process. As a result, I don't see why anyone should be talking now about "working with" this idiot. I'm talking to you because I don't work with any of them, but if I was you, I would be trouncing all over that rhetoric. To hell with respecting that fool, his family, his values, any of it. If I was you, I'd be spitting on all of that.
And, I wouldn't be just doing that with a limited focus on the one day that he is sworn in. I'd be focusing on building a true mass movement. You have so much to work with. Don't you realize that almost half of the eligible people who could have voted didn't even bother? And, do you realize this has always been the case? What this should tell you is a major portion of the population is completely alienated and disenfranchised from the entire facade of so-called democracy. All those people are telling you in plain English that they don't believe any of it. Trump, Clinton, Green Party, none of it. Why aren't you gearing up to engage all those people? You have so much reform stuff to work with to do so. The Affordable Care Act? For every liar who claims the system bankrupted him, you can easily identify thousands, you can start with my 29 year old daughter, who that (far from the free universal socialist healthcare we believe in) system gave the opportunity to see a doctor when they needed. You can quickly dispatch of the insane narrative that a shady billionaire businessman who exploits illegal immigrant labor and exports jobs is going to find jobs of any real value for people in this country. A high school student could dispel that nonsense. And, where is the mass movement against the white supremacist, patriarchal, homophobic, etc., elements of this system? Its mind boggling why so many of you aren't out there making any of this come together in the form of a movement. I know some of you are working as hard as you can, but those who are doing the work know that there are far too many people who are just lamenting, complaining, engaging in immature and disruptive behavior when you should be seeing this time as the time for you to get into some serious work.
And, by serious work we don't mean bumping your gums on social media. We mean doing on the ground work. Building relationships. Working together. Strengthening your commitment to your work by engaging in serious and collective study. Building strong coalitions. Look, I've been doing this for a minute so I know all about all the people who say they are going to do something and then they disappear (unless you are FB friends with them. Then, they appear as if they are leading the fight). I know. Most people have no discipline and their follow up skills are about as polished as a pigeons. Still, since we never know who is going to be the next Kwame Nkrumah, Shirley Graham DuBois, or Malcolm X, our job is always to have the foundation ready to pull people in and to engage the work that needs to be done, minus all the drama that currently dominates much of our time and energies.
So, just wondering what you all are going to do. Many of you are so quick to dismiss revolutionary organizing, but one thing you can be absolutely sure about. We are going to continue with our work and we don't need the capitalist media to do it. We can easily track our progress in building revolutionary consciousness and we will continue to increase our work forward. We're worried about you though. Don't you think its time to overcome the fragility? Stop worrying about playing fair. This is war and you need to get to work friend. Believe it or not, we're actually pulling for you because your victory is our victory. The more people involved, even with reform, means a fertile field for revolutionary work for those who grow to realize this system is an empire. And, since we have to crawl before we can walk, before we can run, revolutionaries need a strong reform movement to bolster the work to achieve revolution. So, time to stop feeling sorry for yourselves and get to work. Let's get creative and for God's sake, let's have some fun organizing against these fools. You can't do any worse than you doing right now. And all they have are a confused 25% of the population. That other 75%, not to mention the entire rest of the world, is just waiting for you friend?