BA’s Film on the Trump/Pence Regime Gets Behind Prison Walls

From a prisoner:

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So, in figuring out a way to spread the message of revolution while being incarcerated, I put together all the materials I have, and I decided to try something new.

I see the importance of prisoners sharing their feedback about what the conversations are like within these walls in order to scientifically gather evidence and figure out ways to positively engage in a deeper dialogue about the state of this country under the Trump/Pence regime.

I’m going to share a discussion we had a few days back with four of my buddies that have become very interested in the revolution and the new synthesis of communism by Bob Avakian. I started a study group that comes together every day to discuss the things they have learned from the few materials I have to share. I have been studying the science of BA for a lot longer, so I’m sort of the moderator, but I like to see myself as still a student that is learning as he teaches.

I had an open reading of the special issue of Revolution that had the full text of the talk by Bob Avakian, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In The Name of Humanity, We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible, in order to get a sense of where the thoughts on this issue were within these walls. From my personal observation, the political climate had really changed a lot since this fascist regime took office, now I want to keep fermenting this revolutionary climate in order to stop the degradation and exploitation of humanity. There is an overwhelming majority that agree that the Trump/Pence regime must go! After I got done reading the text, one comrade expressed that the situation we are facing had much more dire consequences than originally thought. I explained that this capitalist-imperialist system is affecting humanity on a grander scale. BA turns to historical facts to see how this corrupt system continues to dehumanize those that look different and do not conform to the status quo of the ruling class. This capitalist-imperialist system uses open terror and violence to discourage any kind of dissent from the most oppressed. I said to the group, BA has put together 40 years of revolutionary work and theory and created, using science, a new synthesis of communism based on material reality. I explained to them that the science is so complex that I’m not the one holding all the answers but that I want to be able to invite them on this journey to emancipate humanity and overthrow this system through revolution. I posed the questions, how can the masses free themselves from the Great Tautological Fallacy that the U.S. can do whatever they like because they are the “good guys”? What are we really facing?

After reading the text by BA, we all agreed that this regime is already forcing its fascist policies on the masses. We see it with the Kavanaugh confirmation. The message being sent is that the privileged class is above the law, and now they enforce and decide what is law! Trump continues pushing his fascist agenda by revoking the security clearance of those that opposed his rhetoric and policies. The suppression of dissent amongst those in high office is a sure sign that those at the base of the strata will suffer more of this fascist oppression being dished out by the Trump/Pence regime. The U.S. has a long history of using open terror and violence throughout the world in order to impose their heinous agenda and capitalist-imperialist hegemony. History has shown that this regime is unfit to run this country and something new is necessary. We all realized that this system, along with this regime, must be overthrown. We are witnessing the fall of the few rights we have left!

The dialogue has been very rich and challenging because some of their questions I have no concrete answers for, but I enjoy searching for the concrete solutions BA has laid out before us. I understand that the approach consists of a solid core with a lot of elasticity based on the solid core. I know that the road may not come easy but we all must stay dedicated to the revolution. Those of us incarcerated are searching for answers, so I don’t see no overwhelming reason why the masses in the streets should not be already mobilizing and preparing for the time when we can win!



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