A few nights ago in the Bay, a bunch of white manarchists tried to co-opt the struggles of trans people and people of color by blockading traffic, doing a banner drop, and flyering about the murder of Brandy Martell, a young trans woman from Oakland, and the imprisonment of CeCe McDonald. How much longer will these privileged white man black blocers try to co-opt our struggles? Don’t they understand that unless you’re a trans woman of color in prison that you can’t show solidarity for trans women of color in prison? Sometimes solidarity means stepping back and ignoring that trans women of color face violence in this society until someone more oppressed brings it up.Oakland Gender Rebels, work on your shit!
Manarchist Book Review: Bash Back! Queer Ultraviolence
Recently, those of us at LATFM had the displeasure of coming across what is surely one of the most manarchist publications in years. The volume, entitled, Bash Back!: Queer Ultraviolence is an anthology of writing by straight white men who are pretending to be women, people of color, and queers in order to justify their violent lack of responsibility and consensus-breaking. From using the master’s violence to dismantle the master’s house to attacking the important work that feminist organizers have been doing for years, this book stops at nothing to slander and defame real community organizers and affected communities. There has been a nationwide tour for the book in which two white men have traveled from city-to-city, spreading their macho anti-feminist vitriol everywhere they go, even having the nerve to claim that they’re “queers”. But we know that queers are nonviolent, restorative-justice advocates that just want to make society more inclusive, not angry nihilist dude-bros that want to break windows with their dicks. Don’t you know queers are supposed to be sad puppy dogs who cry about their hurt feelings instead of fighting back and engage in street theater once a year to tell the capitalists who’s boss? You really need to work on your shit, Tegan, Fray, and the rest of you manarchists who contributed to BB!: Queer Ultraviolence!
Unfortunately, Chris Hedges was unable to curb the hypermasculine cancer that is the Black Bloc manarchists. Manarchist cancer has spread to Greece, where today in Athens 100,000 manarchists took to the streets, ejaculating fire from their giant insurrecto-dicks. If you look closely, you can see the bulges in the photo.
Look at all these straightwhitecismiddleclassmen attack the cops that killed an 18 year-old this week in Bahrain. We should be convincing them with love to join us, not committing this horrible violence against another sector of the 99%!