Revolution #226, March 10, 2011

Meeting the BAsics Challenge

Editors' note: We received the following from a reader. Make sure we hear your experience on the BAsics challenge!

March 8, 2011

Some people in the projects in one city worked on a fundraising project to sell dinner-plates around their buildings on two consecutive weekends to raise money for the publication of BAsics. The main "cook" reads and distributes Revolution newspaper to people he knows. He said he "cooked for the revolution" because while some people know about Bob Avakian and the revolution, many more people need to know what this is all about. Between the two weekends, the dinner sale answered the "BAsics Challenge" issued by the person who wrote it to others to match their $200 donation (printed in #224).

In speaking later about his motivation, the person said:

"You say that you're preparing for revolution but most people around here don't even think you can stand up to anything. Until y'all came around! They never seen anybody stand up like that. They see people standing up for them. The Revolution is here, and people see that. People may not say it to you but they talking about it. I see it live with my own eyes and I love it. Y'all have no idea how important what you doin' is. I love y'all so much! I don't mind cooking for y'all because you give me peace of mind. You give me purpose. You give me something to be part of. You give me the feeling that world could actually be a better place. I really mean that."

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