Soon after the election of Donald Trump, Andy Kim went a little loopy. He hadn’t been employed for a while, having inexplicably lost his job with the Obama administration. Why, we are not sure, but his own LinkendIn page claims that he left employment at the National Security Council in 2015 – a full year before President Obama left office. So what happened? Was he shown the door and, if so, why?
Maybe he was hoping to be hired by an incoming Clinton administration? In any case, the unemployed Andy Kim went a little nuts after Trump won, so he started his own “Resistance” website that pushed a selection of titles that would make your average Anarcho-Fascist proud.
If you are looking for any of the writings of America’s founders… well, don’t. You won’t find them. Andy Kim’s website isn’t the place to go looking for a copy of “The Federalist Papers” or Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” or even The Bill of Rights and the American Constitution. There’s none of that on Andy Kim’s reading list.
But there is “Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire”. And while we’re on the subject of Anarchy, you might want to peruse some of these titles being pushed on Andy Kim’s website: “No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms”; “Post-Scarcity Anarchism”; “The ABC of Anarchism”; “People without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy”; “Bakunin on Anarchy”; and “Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology”. Wow, that’s the kind of reading list to make a young Antifa warrior sit up and take notice.
Andy Kim’s reading list doesn’t end there. By no means. There’s “Voices of Resistance” by the Communist Party’s Angela Davis; “Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas”; “Direct Action” by Anarchist David Graeber; “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”; “A Radical Manifesto” by convicted terrorist Bill Ayers; “A Life in the Black Panther Party” by convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal; “Total Resistance” by guerrilla warfare theorist Hans von Dach; “The Tyranny of Meritocracy” by Lani Guinier; “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky; “Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire” by Morris Berman. Oh yes, and there’s the “Amiri Baraka Reader” by the poet of… well, read it for yourself…
Nihilismus. Rape the white girls. Rape
their fathers. Cut the mothers' throats.
Black dada nihilismus, choke my friends.
Or who can forget these viciously anti-Semitic lines from Baraka’s poem about September 11, 2001…
They say its some terrorist,
It wasn’t our American terrorists
It wasn’t the Klan or the Skin heads…
Who? Who? Who?
Who found Bin Laden, maybe they Satan
Who pay the CIA,
Who knew the bomb was gonna blow
Who know why the terrorists
Learned to fly in Florida, San Diego
Who know why Five Israelis was filming the explosion
And cracking they sides at the notion
Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed
Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
To stay home that day
Why did Sharon stay away?
Who? Who? Who?
Art? Or anti-Jewish hate???
Please send us your thoughts…