Now I can just hear these reactionary fools saying, “Well, Bob, answer me this. If this country is so terrible, why do people come here from all over the world? Why are so many people trying to get in, not get out?”... Why? I’ll tell you why. Because you have fucked up the rest of the world even worse than what you have done in this country. You have made it impossible for many people to live in their own countries as part of gaining your riches and power.
—Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:14
If you can conceive of a world without America—without everything America stands for and everything it does in the world—then you've already taken great strides and begun to get at least a glimpse of a whole new world. If you can envision a world without any imperialism, exploitation, oppression—and the whole philosophy that rationalizes it—a world without division into classes or even different nations, and all the narrow-minded, selfish, outmoded ideas that uphold this; if you can envision all this, then you have the basis for proletarian internationalism. And once you have raised your sights to all this, how could you not feel compelled to take an active part in the world historic struggle to realize it; why would you want to lower your sights to anything less?
—Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:31
“The demonization, criminalization and deportations of immigrants and the militarization of the border”
An excerpt from Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution, a speech by Bob Avakian
Bob Avakian's Answer to People Who Complain about Immigrants Crossing Borders
From a Q&A following the speech Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.
“Why do people come here from all over the world?”
From Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian given in 2003