Missed Tactical Briefing #2? Read it here.
Trump is trying to steal the election . . . it’s got many of us pretty rattled . . . and things could turn very ugly very quickly as November 3rd approaches.
Lawyers are already in court, mounting pre-emptive strikes and preparing for the scorched-earth scenarios likely to come. Meanwhile white supremacists are waiting in the wings, spoiling for a violent showdown.
With a lot of luck, it may not come to that. Biden, polling well ahead right now, could win by a landslide. Trump may then fade quietly into history.
But if the election is close and Trump refuses to leave, then who is going to make him go? Barr’s Justice Department? The Supreme Court? The D.C. police? The Marines?
If the mechanisms of American democracy fail then it will fall on us, the people, to set things right . . . and to do that, we need more than viral memes, frenetic Tweeting and fervent calls to action — We need a fucking strategy!
So . . . all you #METOOers, #BLM activists, Extinction Rebels, Sunrisers, and CodePinks out there: it's time for us to start talking to each other and coordinating our actions.
Together we can organize pop-up sieges at federal buildings in dozens of cities . . . maybe even launch a national art project to decorate the streets with stunning visual memes.
And we could make sure that activists turn up in Washington, D.C. in ever increasing numbers as the election approaches.
Lafayette Square may be cordoned off and military police will doubtless be there in full force. But what can they do if hundreds of thousands of us turn up all over the nation's capital, day after day, and start playing totally non-violent improvisational jazz . . . much like we did in Zuccotti Park nine years ago?
#WhiteHouseSiege has an ominous ring to it. But it could turn out to be the most beautiful, festive, and effective uprising that America has seen since the Revolution.
Together, with history watching, we can electrify the election season — and win.
Read Tactical Briefing #4 here.