Alright, the really shitty news first. A transgendered anarchist woman was arrested last night, being accused of breaking out Democratic office windows. Why someone could possibly be angry at the democrats is, of course, completely beyond me. After all, they stopped the war in Iraq, ended corporate globilization, have moved swiftly to end fossil fuel use and minimize consumption… oh wait, no, of course not. And they never will. “Gee, I think the puppet on the left shares my beliefs,” “Well I like the puppet on the right.”
Anyhow, this is bad news, because since we live in an illusion of a lawful society (essentially, an anarchism in which the biggest gang has taken over and is enforcing their will through force and trauma), trans people are treated really shitty in prison and jail, at least as much by guards and police as by fellow inmates. Whether or not you support the action Ariel is being accused of, please help get her out of jail. We need to help raise bond ASAP.
The right-wing blogosphere is all over this thing. From calling her a dude, to obssesively researching her and drawing false conclusions, to claiming that Ariel supports the policies she is being accused of attacking, or outright declaring her a democrat, right-wingers are completely ignorant of the clear fact that Ariel is an anarchist (they even link to anarchistnews.org and infoshop.org articles about her, but haven’t figured it out yet). Anarchist is not some extreme version of liberal, or progressive, or (shudder) democrat. These bloggers are doing all the wrong research, just looking for facts to support their “democrats did this to themselves to make us look bad” theory.
To be fair, I’m sure that they aren’t alone in this moronic faux journalism.
Don’t you get it? Democrats aren’t against the government of the United States. Anarchists are. We’re the “crazy anti-american homosexual pinkos” that you’ve been looking to demonize.