European governments are tilting favorably (and even farther than usual) towards fascist regimes in countries like Britain and zionist Israel. Imperialism continues to mount its domination and sabotage with its increasing military presence in Africa. And, we say imperialism because the U.S. has the largest military budget in Africa, but France actually has more troops operating there. Conclusively, their objectives are the same. Dominate, repress, and control Africa so that imperialism can continue to extort and rob Africa of its critical human and material resources because those resources fuel capitalism’s very survival.
And, here in the U.S., 70 million plus people voted for an open fascist white supremacist while another 75 million voted for a neo-liberal white supremacist. That’s roughly half the country that is saying, intentionally or not, that they are ok with status quo imperialism. It’s the social equivalent of voting to be stabbed by a dagger instead of being shot by a 9mm pistol.
For us as revolutionary organizers, the question isn’t which colonized community can better stand up for the softer colonizer. The question is how can we effectively organize our communities to develop their own safety mechanisms because clearly, the security plan of calling the police has failed us miserably. And, anyone who is relying on this plan of self-destruction is betting on a horrible experience regardless of the situation.
Instead, we suggest everyone strongly consider linking up with others to form organizations who can engage community defense efforts designed to keep neighborhoods, families, communities, safe. If you don’t have an organization and/or collective to initiate this work, start one. You can start a community defense initiative with two or three people. I know this because I’ve done it. Multiple times. Get your two or three people and decide what area you are going to focus your operations in. Your objective will be to build blocks for organizing neighborhoods block by block. Maybe your range is 10 people. Maybe 50. Maybe 100 people. Maybe 500. Maybe more, but everyone is qualified to carry out this work on some level and our failure to do so is really going to place many, many people in danger. As we always illustrate in this space, if you want specific help in how you would go about building this work, we offer continuous resources to help you learn how to do so.
For specific resources, you can watch the one hour video on building revolutionary community defense work. You can watch either through the All African People’s Revolutionary Party page on youtube @ the link https://youtu.be/AkFesGWbksQ. Or you can just click the tab on this site entitled “videos” and watch the video here. We are also coming out with an approximately 130 page manual on step by step work to build revolutionary community defense work which will be out in the spring of 2021.
We certainly don’t relish in having to be distributors of bad news, but we really hope to challenge us to get prepared so that we don’t have to see the disheartening images of people savagely attacked by terrorists with no defense besides complaining to police who just left having coffee with the terrorists before the attack. Or, as Malcolm X told us “going to Frank James to complain about being brutalized by Jesse James, his brother.” We have mentioned countless times in these pages that we have extensive experience dealing with the people who you need to focus on right now. The Proud Boys, militia groups like the Three Percenters, etc. These people are not going to go away just because sleepy Joe is here. Actually, these people are more dangerous now than ever and if you are from one of the groups previously mentioned and you are not walking around every-day like you are in perpetual danger, you are living in a fantasy world. We hope you are not violently forced awake from your slumber. And, the absolute best way to ensure that doesn’t happen is to learn how to take the most basic precautions as an individual and community to protect yourselves. Imperialism takes no breaks in devastating the entire world and we cannot take breaks either. Get organized! For so many of us, this is a warning we just simply cannot afford to ignore any longer.