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"Well if you don’t get too bitter, you can find your way around things. When you were saying before that "bitter" is the main enemy," I think that’s true just in general, not even just for music. For me personally, that’s enemy number one. Cause if you get bitter, you are sunk. What can you do?
It’s harder to be around other people and it’s harder for people to be around you. Being able to be in love with someone is a lot harder. All the things that, to me, make life worthwhile are infinitely harder.
But it’s hard not to get bitter about things, apparently.”
In cities and towns across the country, Communist militants became experts in restoring disconnected gas and electricity with meter jumps. Communists played a leading role in neighborhood protests against evictions. Scores of incidents are recorded of Communists helping move the furniture of evicted tenants back into their homes. In some cities local Communist Party-led unemployed councils were so strong that landlords would try unsuccessfully to secure their permission before evicting tenants. Unemployed organizers were so forthright and brazen that in some cases they would leave a sign on doors proclaiming “this furniture was moved back by local 23 of the Unemployed Council.” An instance is recorded of a black woman who, upon receiving notice of eviction, shouted to her children “Run quick and find the Reds!”
Often these activities led to violence. In Tampa’s Latin community of Ybor City, demonstrators protesting evictions were confronted by deputized Anglo vigilantes. In February 1930, crowds of jobless workers, called out to demonstrate by the Councils, battled with police in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles while attempting to bring their grievances to local authorities. In August 1931, after Chicago police shot into a crowd of people trying to prevent an eviction, killing three blacks and injuring several demonstrators and bystanders, the Unemployed Councils received 3,000 membership applications, the Communist Party 500, and the Young Communists League 200. The councils became a visible and recognized presence in neighborhoods across the country. On numerous occasions local residents intervened to prevent police from arresting unemployed organizers. Some would go as far as to use deeds on their homes to bail out arrested organizers.
Fraser Ottanelli, The Communist Party USA: From the Depression to World War II
tl;dr: the history of the communist movement in america is cool as fuck, we’re still doin all this shit today, and fuck you liberals we don’t need you
my friend from work found something else to do so i just went home
aesthetic: showing up way too early for everything