Revolution Online, May 2, 2011
Letter from a Prisoner about the Japan Earthquake
We simply must bring into being a revolutionary communist world devoid of prejudice & bigotry if we are to survive
The Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund received the following letter from a prisoner:
Greetings from the Texas gulag! I was listening to CNN yesterday on my radio (we can get television by shorting out the tuner) and tuning in to the terrible news about the earthquake & tsunami that devastated the coast of Japan when the announcer made a special point of assuring his audience “no Americans had been harmed.”
To get a real flavor for the obscenity of this bigoted mindset imagine this had happened in San Francisco and the announcer reassuringly declared no white people had been harmed; or perhaps no men.
This announcer meant no harm: He was simply voicing the values he’d been taught (actively & passively) all his life: Americans are more important than the natives of any other country; whites are more important than people of any other skin color; and, of course men are far more important than women. This is the 800 lb. gorilla in the living room of our collective psyche we must all do battle with if we are to survive as a species.
As a white American male I can call out this horribly obscene gorilla of ignorance & bigotry and not be accused of rating the grapes sour simply because I’m being denied a share of the spoils.
We simply must bring into being a revolutionary communist world devoid of prejudice & bigotry if we are to survive; the alternative is this capitalist death-dance of self-annihilation.
Yours for the revolution,
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