What has brought you here? Have you come to show your support and solidarity for third world peoples by standing around saying "This is Fucked!". Or did you come here to stop the WTO. Hopefully the latter, but how do you plan to do so?
I can promise you the WTO is not going to be listening to a bunch of people yelling about how sweatshops are bad or how pollution is killing our mother. They don't care about the people they trample over daily. Their only concern is capital.
So how do we smash the WTO?
By doing just that, smashing it. This organization and structures of power that it sits among are not going to go away on their own or by asking them to stop. They must be physically stopped!
Anarchist and revolutionaries are not such because we say we are. We are anarchist because we want to do something against oppression, i.e. we want to attack the repressive systems of power and all those who uphold it. We mean to abolish all forms of repression and this abolition will bring fight. If we are to actually mean what we say, we must be prepared for that fight and understand that capitalism is vulnerable. All you need to be is decided.
Still, it must not be a question of fear. We aren't afraid, just stupidly full of prefabricated ideas we cannot break free from. Yet it is not courage. For anyone who is determined to carry out his or her deed is not a courageous person. They are simply a person who has clarified their ideas, who has realized that it is pointless to play the part assigned to them by capital in the process. Fully aware, we can attack with with cool determination. And in doing so, realize ourselves as human beings. Realize ourselves in joy. The reign of death will disappear before us. Even if we create destruction and terror for the bosses, in the hearts of the exploited is joy and calm. There has been talk of the "peace police" who are determined to stop any rebellious (de)constructive behavior. They are friends of the WTO. If anything crushes the upcoming insurrection, it would be them. They are our enemies, enemies of the revolution.
The following is a quote by Italian anarchist Alfredo M. Bonanno which completely illegitimizes any support for the 'peace police'. And let me add, these agents of repression should and will be attacked indiscriminately along with the police.
"When we say it is not ripe for the armed attack on the state we are pushing open the doors to the mental asylum for the comrades who carry out such attacks. When we say it is not time for the revolution we tighten the cords of the straitjacket. When we say these actions are objectively a provocation we don the white coats of the torturers."
We must remember this passage before again demonizing an action against the state. The 'peace police' haven't even considered it. We as anarchist are at a turning point. For the first time in history, we are the only revolutionary current. It is no longer possible to be a revolutionary without being an anarchist, in fact if not in name.
Whenever he liberated a village. Buenaventura Durruti would ask the peasants to point out the fascists. These he summarily executed. Here at the WTO we must do the same. If we are ever to destroy capital in every stripe, we must be prepared to fight it.
In the words of a true revolutionary:
"We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth. There is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves that stage of history, but we carry a new world in our hearts. That world is growing in this minute."
"The removal of a tyrant is not merely justifiable; it is the highest duty of every true revoluionist. Human life is, indeed sacred and inviolate. But the killing of a tyrant, of an enemy of the People, is in no way to be considered as the taking of a life. A revolutionist would rather perish a thousand times than be guilty of what is ordinarily called murder. In truth, murder and Attentat are to me opposite terms. To remove a tyrant is an act of liberation, the giving of life and opportunity to an oppressed people. True, the Cause often calls upon the revolutionist-nay, more, his pride-to sacrifice all merely human feeling at the call of the People's Cause. If the latter demand his life, so much the better." // Anarchist, Alexander Berkman // 1870-1936
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