Junie Jones

Where Do We Go From Here

Junie Jones
Where Do We Go From Here

Tuesday November 8th 2016 marked a historic day in the United States of amerikka. On that day the system elected Donald Trump as president of this settler colonial, antiblack, genocidal nation state.

Honestly I wasn't surprised. Of course white male supremacy will always prevail white neoliberalism, but the news shook the rest of the nation and unfortunately the only constructive thing to come out of this election so far is the fact that now people are on the same page: America is in fact racist.

With the need for mobilization more urgent than ever there's still inaction for a number of very damning reasons. Ever since white supremacy won out over neoliberalism, liberals have refused to take accountability for the fact that neoliberalism, a false sense of progressivism, and overall disenfranchisement of the working class while the bourgeois’ pockets got fatter and fatter are causes of the outcome.  

Trump used white rage and white fragility and overall white stupidity to win the white vote. All the while liberals were berating black folks for not voting that they missed the bigger issue at hand. Trumps victory wasn't because 46% of the country didn't want to vote for one white supremacist over the other. It's because liberals have failed to see how their non acknowledgement of white supremacy and increasingly unsustainable system of capitalism disenfranchising millions across the country has caused anger, dissent, and distrust of the system causing it to implode on itself.  

Right now America is at a crossroads and the direction of either road is going to have a drastic effect on a global scale. One likely outcome is that come time for Trumps inauguration the media and society at large will have come to normalized fascism and liberal counter-revolutionary inaction will allow fascism to take rise.

The next four years will be a really bad time to be a black body in America but then again when hasn't it been. The very real impacts of climate change only will only continue to destroy the planet and judging on the Trumps administration's position on climate change, humanity's days on this earth are numbered.  

Despite liberal counter revolutionary movements, a group of radicals may come together and actually be able to dismantle all the systems being put into question since the election. White supremacy, settler colonialism, imperialism, capitalism all of those systems of violence could be facing an end if the correct moves are taken and we start taking up arms to fight the state and fascism.

Either way the United States will never be the same and the air is ripe for change in systems, in ideology, and in thought, all of our worlds are about to change and we need to be strapped for that.