Didi Delgado is some sort of author/poet/social activist.
Every notice how many of these social activists are authors and/or poets? I didn’t realize one could make a living penning racist screeds for HuffPo. Those who don’t do, teach, those who can’t even find a associate professorship become authors.
She went to Medium to publish her latest activist opinion.
Apparently 2017 was not enough of a Social Justice dumpster fire, Didi Delgado wants 2018 to be even worse.
Pssstt… Progressives, Liberals, and would-be allies: I know you’re busy crafting tweets, signing petitions, and sharing anti-Trump memes… but do you wanna know the best way to ring in the new year? By dismantling oppression!
Here are 8 New Year’s resolutions for truly radical resistance.
So does she recommend doing anything useful?
Of course not. Let’s look at some highlights.
1: Steal stuff.
Before this gets taken out of context, I want to clarify that by “steal stuff” I mean “take things that don’t belong to you without paying for them.” Especially from rich people, corporations, or government institutions. We’re not going to subvert Capitalism by stealing from marginalized folks, and it doesn’t make sense to rob people who don’t have much to begin with. History has proven that nothing disrupts the State like the forceful redistribution of wealth and property. So make sure this is on your to-do list for 2018!
That’s right, she recommends robbery, burglary, and shop lifting. If you don’t like Trump, just rip off a company or a rich person. That’s not something that is going to backfire badly, no, not at all.
3: Give black women and femmes all your money
No surprise here folks. Buy somebody groceries. Pay somebody’s rent. Hire a Black woman in management, especially since Black women keep saving your asses. Add a Black mom to your phone’s family plan. If you’re broke, find some other privilege you’ve got and share that. Got a car? Help provide transportation to a Black family. Got a spare room? Let a Black woman crash. Got 6 hours? Offer to babysit. Got Netflix? Give me your password? Got a rich uncle? “O.J.” him and use the inheritance to bail 1000 Black women out of jail. Just do something! We need to focus on the most marginalized if we ever plan to get free, and that means focusing on Black women and femmes. Period. (If you’re looking for a resource of Black women and femmes who need support, follow the #DoneForDiDi Facebook group.)
Nothing like freeloading, except maybe racist freeloading. I guess her writing isn’t paying the bills like she thought it would. She wants your stuff and is going to guilt you into giving it to her because Trump. If you don’t she’ll just steal if from you, I guess.
4: Commit yourself to hating cops more.
However much you hate the police, double it. Then double it again. Stop praising cops altogether. Stop sharing feel-good cop stories and photos. Stop calling the police on people of color. Stop pretending cops are here to help. They’re not. And when the Revolution comes (you know, the Revolution we pretend to want) it will be the cops and military beating our asses in the streets like they beat Black and Brown folks every day. Fuck the police, and fuck the troops. We’ve been brainwashed since birth to think that’s blasphemy. It’s not. This is about the oppressive institutions comprising our military and law enforcement. This isn’t about individual cops and soldiers — who are often just exploited kids fresh out of high school — but, yeah, fuck them too.
Did she not get the memo that the YUGE increase in Baltimore’s homicide rate is the result of under policing not over policing. The real world effect of hating cops is no fewer dead black men at the hands of abusive police but a whole shitload more dead black men at the hands of other black men. Didi Delgado really doesn’t care for actual black people in American cities, only her Social Justice ideologies. Who’s the racist now? Oh yeah, me for pointing that out.
We don’t need more petitions; we don’t need more folks calling our representatives. There’s a place for that in the Revolution, but that’s not what’s going to save us. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell,” remember? We need people who are willing to disrupt the system to bring about justice. And we need to do that by ANY means necessary, not just with the tools they permit us to have. Let go of the notion that there are “bad” ways to resist oppression.
We can’t reform this system because the system is working exactly as it was designed. If we truly want to bring about change, we have to look beyond reform and be willing to “not” burn it all down.
Ask Baltimore how well that worked for them. Trump is still President but black neighborhoods in Baltimore still look like the aftermath of a war.
7: Stop voting
I vote with the same urgency that I fold my laundry. If I have something more important to do — and that includes binge watching She’s Gotta Have It — I’ll put it off indefinitely. “But DiDi! People DIED so you could have the right to vote!” Don’t try and shame me into investing in a popularity contest for old white men.
The concept of voting carries WAY too much weight in our society. We see voting as the height of civic engagement, when in reality it’s the bare minimum. Voting just isn’t as important as we want to believe.
Sour Grapes as a political strategy is a new one. This is the only one I endorse, only because it will only secure more Republican victories. Other than that, what is her alternative to voting? We don’t appoint leaders after riots, the word for that is “Coup.”
If this is what the #Resistance has planned for 2018, than it is going to suck even worse than 2017. Remember, the reason Don Quixote tilted at windmills is because he is insane (I always interpreted the book as that he had dementia). From the outside looking in, these bits of advice come across as a terrible way to gain support.
Tell me to give all my money to black women, if I don’t they can steal it from me, then burn down the city I live in and hate the cops who protect me from the rioters? And you want me to support you? Um…no.
If you consider that these people are clearly insane and unmoored from reality, you can see why they think this will bring victory.