Revolution #235, June 12, 2011

Carl Dix’s Challenge to Get Into and Get Out BAsics

Featuring BAsics at Printer's Row in Chicago
Revolution Books, Chicago features BAsics at the Printer's Row Lit Fest, June 2011.
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On April 11, A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World—On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics—brought to life a different way to think and to feel, and to be. This revolution and the vision of a new world came to life that night, as works of art interacted with the words of BAsics. Now is the time to seize upon this incredible real thing and to realize the potential the words of Bob Avakian have to change how people think and act in the world. Toward the close of the evening, Carl Dix called on the audience to just do three things: Get In, Get Out, and Get Connected. And it is up to us—all of us—to take up this call.

Now I want to leave you with three important phrases: Get in, get out, and get connected.

Get in: Get into BAsics, if you don’t have a copy of this book, get one tonight.  If you got one, get a few others.  Read this book, in fact study it, discuss it with others, form discussion and study groups with them.  It’s that important.

Get out: Get BAsics out to a lot of other people, take those extra copies that you picked up tonight, and sell them to your family and friends, distribute them among people that you work with on your job, people you go to school with, people in your neighborhood.  Let’s wield this book broadly in society in ways that could realize the potential that this book has to rear and sustain a new generation of revolutionaries.

And three, get connected: Get connected with this movement for revolution.  If you’re somebody who’s dissatisfied with the current state of the world and yearns to see a fundamentally different and better way of life for people brought into being, then there’s a place for you in this movement for revolution.  Don’t be held back by the fact that you got to put most of your time into the struggle for survival.  Even if you only got one hour a week, give that hour over to this movement for revolution and it can make use of that contribution.  If you’re somebody who hates the way things are but aren’t sure about revolution as the way to go, there are still ways for you to get involved even as you learn more about revolution.  And this book, BAsics, will help you to learn more.

So like I said: Get In. Get Out. And get involved. It’s that important.

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