Chances are you’ve never heard of me, but if you have heard of me at all, you probably know me as the nonviolence guy that wants to pacify the movement, is funded by the CIA, and wrote this piece.
While my stance on nonviolence and property destruction hasn’t changed since writing that, one thing that has changed is my understanding of what many of you were trying to do. When I wrote that piece, I admittedly didn’t know much about anarchist theory, and the intent and strategies behind your actions.
A lot of conflicts in our society begin when we assume we know what the other side is about. And since that time, I’ve gotten to better know some of the thinking behind some of the actions.
I’ve gotten to know some of you personally, and all jokes and differences aside, I admire the loyalty that many of you show to your people and the courage you show in putting your body on the line for a cause that you believe in. I believe that more people need to show that type of courage, as I believe that we are in a time in history where radical change is necessary. And to get there, we will need soldiers who are willing to risk their safety. Just like the Panthers did in the past, just like Che did, just like King did, just like Gandhi did. Read the rest of this entry »