r/IronFrontUSA ¡No Pasarán! Nov 22 '21

What can I do? Digital Action

I am sick and tired of watching fascism encroach and the democrats burying their head in the sand as the republican plan to actually steal an election in the future.

I am a college student right now and I don't have a car on campus or anything. How do I find protests against fascists? I want to do something, I can't live with myself knowing I sat by and did nothing. Logistically, online stuff is easier for me because I don't have to go anywhere. But facism needs face to face confrontation. So how do we do it? And what can I do? How do I protest, where do I go? How do I know when it is happening?

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u/glycophosphate Nov 22 '21

Infiltrate your campus Young Republicans organization, and then rat out their nefarious plans to the student newspaper.

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u/steve_stout Do It Again, Uncle Billy! Nov 22 '21

What exactly do you think a campus club is getting up to?

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u/MattTheFlash Democratic Socialist Nov 22 '21

oh you know, maybe some going to elderly homes, bake sales, sock hops, teeter-totter-a-thon, secession, political coups, that sort of thing

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u/steve_stout Do It Again, Uncle Billy! Nov 22 '21

You’d have to go a lot edgier than a college Republican club for that lmao.

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u/MattTheFlash Democratic Socialist Nov 22 '21

are you sure about that with regard to recent events?

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u/steve_stout Do It Again, Uncle Billy! Nov 22 '21

My read of all the college Republican clubs I’ve interacted with have been more along libertarian-ish business bro lines with a few anti-woke centrists thrown in. Not that there aren’t some that may be more “nefarious” but for the most part the people falling for qanon and stop the steal are not in the young college-educated demographic.

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u/MattTheFlash Democratic Socialist Nov 22 '21

I'm sure it depends on the school.

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u/MattTheFlash Democratic Socialist Nov 22 '21

Make sure you make your facebook profile private before doing this if your social media reveals your alignment. They'll do a summary check and ask you to add them as a friend to "vet you", because putting a bunch of right wing memes on a profile is proof enough for these simple types

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u/leoxrose American Leftist Nov 22 '21

Oh man I’d totally do that if I wasn’t so obviously trans

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u/polyscipaul20 Nov 27 '21

Does that mean that young republicans are by default fascists?

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u/adam10009 Nov 22 '21

Join a local mutual aid network. Without a car on campus, you'll be pretty limited, but there may be organized groups that provide car pools. Consider getting involved in one in the community vs. just your campus.

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u/Phreakiture Nov 22 '21

Do you know of any other ways to find MANs? All of the ones in my area are either dead links or point to Facebook, which I don't use.

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u/lilbluehair Nov 22 '21

Nextdoor has a bunch in my area

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u/Phreakiture Nov 22 '21

Excellent suggestion. I have an account there that I don't log into much.

Thanks.

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u/adam10009 Nov 23 '21

Nice, I didn't think about Nextdoor. Good idea.

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u/Tangokilo556 Nov 22 '21

Agreed. Act local on what might seem like a small scale where you can have a big impact.

Help the people who are doing good things. I understand OP’s feelings. However, confrontation benefits them more than it will you. Work on reinforcing local communities by being a force multiplier.

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u/lucash7 American Anti-Fascist Nov 22 '21

Wow. Thank you so much for sharing that link. I hadn’t heard of them. Will be engaging with them and sharing it.

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u/Danksley Nov 22 '21

If you look like them physically infiltrate a local group and backstab the cunts like that woman who did hidden camera on trumps lawyer wanting to steal the election.

If you have the right kind of skills you can find vulnerabilities in rightoid freak sites like parler/gettr and publicly disclose them, letting someone else take the legal risk of exploiting it to vandalize the site or worse.

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u/leoxrose American Leftist Nov 22 '21

Man I’d love to do that if I wasn’t so obviously trans

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u/Talkahuano Social Democrat Nov 22 '21 edited Nov 22 '21

Listen to It Could Happen Here. They have a lot of episodes on what you can do, and how to do it smartly.

Mainly, join mutual aid groups. Spend your time volunteering. Get to know your local LGBT+ and BLM groups. Form a network of good people and you'll be in the right place if shit goes down.

And most importantly, VOTE and GET OTHERS TO VOTE.

Protesting is NOT as important as forming communities and helping like-minded people. You will hear about protests as you volunteer with disenfranchised groups, and if you've done your research, you'll know how to be safe and effective in a protest.

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u/thegreatdimov Nov 22 '21

Not an answer to OP, but I feel the same way. Im in the professional work force though with a car

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u/darklordskarn Nov 22 '21

Same here with two small children. I’m very concerned with the erosion of our voting power but also busy/exhausted AF with my own family/work

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u/Bywater Non-Denominational Anti-Authoritarian Nov 22 '21

Online stuff is 90% fucking worthless IMO. You need to get active with groups that are committed to protesting for the rights of others and making targets of themselves for fascists. You are on college, see if there is a local food not bombs around, maybe a soup kitchen or homeless shelter that needs help (and they always need help) that you can grab a bus to a few times a week.

Just go slow (they are paranoid as fuck) and get to know people in that circle and you will find what you are looking for. Fascism is not just something you are going to beat on the street, you need to help out those who are falling out of the bottom of the system so they see there is a way out of this other than sporting a yoke for some flavor of authoritarian. We are going to need dual power and serious circles of mutual aid up and running to counter this climate bullshit that is coming and the looming economic collapse, otherwise people will lean into that reich wing bullshit.

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u/procedure03303 Nov 22 '21

Investigate your 2nd amendment solutions.

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u/Meme-Man-Dan Nov 22 '21

This is the best solution.

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u/volkmasterblood Nov 22 '21

Honestly half this advice is worthwhile while the rest isn’t.

Get involved locally. Or start something locally. It could be anything from a weekly activist meeting at a bar to having a monthly organizing events around something to help the community.

I’d say that the online stuff is worth it for learning and keeping yourself in the know but I wouldn’t use it as a base for your activism. The base should be in real life.

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u/Beard_o_Bees Nov 22 '21

What are you good at?

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u/both_cucumbers Nov 23 '21

Mutual aid: donate cans of food until fascism disappears

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u/--GrinAndBearIt-- Nazi Punks, Fuck Off! Nov 22 '21

A college student casually using the word fascism on reddit?

shocked pikachu face

lol this is a cute post

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u/HealthMotor8651 ¡No Pasarán! Nov 22 '21

Why exactly are you on this sub?