This pattern of rhetorical spin and misrepresentation has been the typical way that the non-profit industrial complex and professional liberalism/activism in militant dress has pivoted and weaponized Accomplices Not Allies and most calls for radical solidarity against the very movements it claims to support. They literally are the very people who Accomplices Not Allies is describing and critiquing. We’ve experienced this in our own struggles and we’ve witnesed it with the Black Lives Matter movement, we authored the original provocation to expressly point out this fact. Lest what we say now be twisted further by these pathogens called Allies, or any other disguise, to be clear, we unequivocally support BLM in its militant rebellion against white supremacy and state violence. Solidarity of BIPOC communities is essential in our collective struggle towards total liberation. Yet most declarations of “accomplice-ship” (as some movement entrepreneurs now regrettably call it) are interpretations of the original piece that are really just moves towards cooptation & counter-insurgency in service of all of our on going colonialism, genocide and enslavement. In a world where the facts of our daily lives are materially abject and tangibly self evident there is nothing to interpret, there is no history, no need for follow-up, it’s what we live.
If you are not directly challenging or unsettling power with actions that break the bonds, laws, & social order that are our permenant condition of colonial genocide, you are not OUR accomplice. Though you indeed are someone’s. Yet our power is with the people, our ancestors, and sacred lands.
Simon Limon. As Mexica people- we are indigenous people. Some misunderstand the point of ALL indigenous people standing in solidarity as one. Thus, yes allyship is worthless in true struggle to those of us who don’t currently or ever possess the social capital to have such luxuries. Again just to clarify for you.
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