The leftist revolutionary spirit and American gun worship, a thread.

Many leftists have seen the rise of fascism and had a knee jerk reaction of “buy a gun NOW!”
The fear is natural, the willingness to fight is admirable, but the reaction isn’t appropriate.

1/6
Looking into your heart and realizing youre not just a leftist but a revolutionary is a powerful, important thing.
Looking further and realizing you arent a soldier at heart but are willing to do equally dangerous work is equally powerful.

2/6
Are you willing to pass messages, wrap wounds, or let a soldier hide in your basement? You are as vital as any gun carrier to the revolution.
Soldiers are obviously needed, but they are nothing without support, and support will be just as dangerous of a role.

3/6
When youve realized youre suited to take on a role such as medic, spy, driver, or propagandist, you must embrace it with the passion and fearlessness of the soldier. You may face a worse, slower death. Accept your doom and let it strengthen your resolve.

4/6
You must study and practice at your role like a soldier at the range. You must spend time growing your skillset and practicing daily. You must study the battlefield you will fight on and the enemy you’ll fight. You will be saving lives by doing so.

5/6
Good leftists knows the painful process of deprogramming. As a CWM, deprogramming my congenital racism/sexism was painful but vital to becoming useful. We must also deprogram against the jingoism & disrespect for the bravery of support roles implicit in “buy a gun NOW!”

6/6
We have to support each other, respect each other, and understand how absolutely vital non combat roles are. No more feeling bad about not buying a gun. Know your worth, and know what youre willing to give up to make the world better than it is.
If you think this is over the top, here’s what Huey P Newton (founding member of the Black Panther Party) had to say:

The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. Unless he understands this, he does not grasp the essential meaning of his life.

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22 Oct
Lessons I've learned about vetting strategies for new leftist groups, a thread.

Vetting is often suggested on leftist twitter, but it can mean very different things to different people both in how it's done and how it's useful. Here are some tips, limitations, and pitfalls.
1/20
Leftist groups, especially ones focused on defense/guns, often try to make sure new members fit with the group and are safe enough to allow in. Often the vetting process means interviews, questionnaires, a look at social media, a probationary period, and some initial tasks.
2/20
The first thing to figure out is, what is important to the group? Some possibilities:
1) political cohesiveness with the group
2) political development
3) intersectional awareness
4) willingness to work and type of work they like to do
5) vibe
6) background and history
3/20
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26 Sep
A thread of a few reasons wholeheartedly trusting digital security is a bad idea.
There are a number of ways cops can use your phone against you. Encryption is great, but they can bypass it illegally and use other legal but tenuous reasons to prosecute you. 1/x
Police can now use geofence warrants:
dailydot.com/debug/geofenci…

Geofence warrants mean anyone whose cell pinged a tower in an area can be arrested. Its dystopian and infringes on several rights but remember rights dont exist anyway. 2/x
Police don't need warrants to access data anyway:
npr.org/2017/02/17/515…

Police can also rip the data from your phone in minutes. This article is through a device but it’s possible to do remotely:
thenextweb.com/us/2011/04/20/…

3/x
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Recently in our leftist org chapter we’ve been giving statements to new members during onboarding:
1) Zero tolerance for sexual misconduct/bigotry. Anybody can be a predator especially those who dont “look like” one.
2) The club isnt FOR cis white men but they’re allowed to join.
We tell them if they ever feel like one of these points is not being met to please tell us. We’re getting a ton of positive feedback on this. Thank you, makes me feel so comfortable, etc. Its the simplest shit, but I think it may at the very least show we think about these things
Just having an unofficial policy where the cis men in a group help keep each other accountable on not taking up all the air in meetings makes a difference. I notice it so much more now in business meetings when theres a woman cut off while talking
Read 5 tweets
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Concerned about fascists getting your info? Want security while organizing in leftist spaces?
Do these things:
Get a burner email.
Get a google voice number and use it on the Signal app.
Use a fake name.
Wear a mask.
No social media.
Just those steps cut 99% of doxxing potential
Everything besides the mask is free btw
Fucked up and used your real number? Dont fret. Follow these steps (Its a pain but it takes only like 15 min)

1) Get a friend in the groups youre in to save your google voice number.
2) Save their number to Your contacts.
Read 4 tweets
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Some not-so-happy thoughts on community defense, a thread.

After every instance of cold blooded police brutality in the US gets publicized, there are renewed calls for community defense and Black Panther Party style patrols.
1/18
Before I start lets be clear: if youre ready to form a community defense patrol none of this should dishearten you but remind you of what the stakes are. Patrols are a calm show of force to stop police murders, not a guerilla group, but youll still go to jail for it. 2/18
The Black Panther Party is inextricable from the concept of marginalized community defense. White racist gangs may drive around open carrying rifles, but they lack all of the discipline, effectiveness, and purpose of the BPP patrols. 3/18
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