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From Buffalo to Uvalde: To Those in Agony at the Insanity They Call America

BAsics 1-13 No more generations of our youth... English

 

It is heartrending and insane and infuriating that 19 schoolchildren two days shy of summer vacation, along with their teachers, are slaughtered as they sat in school in Texas. It is heartrending and insane and infuriating that this comes only 10 days after 10 Black people out shopping for food on a Saturday afternoon in the only supermarket in the entire Black section of Buffalo, NY are murdered by a white supremacist.

ten people murdered by fascist in Buffalo

 

It seems as if the solutions are obvious—and on one level, they should be. But the roots of this run deep. So deep questions must be asked at a time like this and deep answers must be sought. There is a rot at the heart of this society that needs to be excavated and confronted in order to really solve this.

Ask yourself:

How are horrors like these connected to the history of this country, with its empowering of white people to use violence to seize land and to enforce barbaric slavery—traditions that until relatively recently were celebrated in the mainstream culture? What is the connection between the violence ripping through the cities and small towns of America and the violence committed by America in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and dozens of other places? How is this madness connected to an economic system and a culture that fragments and isolates people from each other into billions of powerless individuals competing against everyone else, in a heartless world of “winners and losers,” rather than the world we could have—of freely cooperating human beings taking care of each other and of nature? What is the connection between this violence and the violence done every day to women in ten million ways in this society, and to the move right now to strip women of control over their own reproduction by outlawing abortion? And how might it be connected to the splitting of America in two, right before our eyes, and the growing talk of civil war?

There are answers. And there is possibility—the possibility of a different society, one that does not run on exploitation and oppression and the destructive conflicts between people. There is a strategy to make the revolution needed to get to that society, and to do it in these times of extreme danger but also the possibility of revolution. There is leadership for that struggle, in Bob Avakian and the revcoms.

That leader, Bob Avakian, speaking in a different context, said something 20 years ago that rings out with force and relevance today:

No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that. (BAsics, 1:13, from the book BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian)

Let’s make good on that vow, this generation. If you have had it with this madness and you want to find out more about the movement for an actual revolution, go to www.revcom.us and be sure to watch The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show on YouTube every Thursday.

Banner saying Revolution, Nothing Less! at the protest outside the NRA Convention in Houston.

 

The Revolution, Nothing Less! banner at the protest against the NRA in Houston on May 27, 2022.   

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From the genocide in Gaza, to the growing threat of world war between nuclear powers, to escalating environmental devastation… the capitalist-imperialist system ruling over us is a horror for billions around the world and is tearing up the fabric of life on earth. Now the all-out battle within the U.S. ruling class, between fascist Republicans and war criminal Democrats, is coming to a head—likely during, or before, the coming elections—ripping society apart unlike anything since the Civil War. 

Bob Avakian (BA), revolutionary leader and author of the new communism, has developed a strategy to prepare for and make revolution. He’s scientifically analyzed that this is a rare time when an actual revolution has become more possible, and has laid out the sweeping vision, solid foundation and concrete blueprint for “what comes next,” in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America

The website revcom.us follows and applies that leadership and is essential to all this. We post new materials from BA and curate his whole body of work. We apply the science he’s developed to analyze and expose every key event in society, every week. Revcom.us posts BA’s timely leadership for the revcoms (revolutionary communists), including his social media posts which break this down for people every week and sometimes more. We act as a guiding and connecting hub for the growing revcom movement nationwide: not just showing what’s being done, but going into what’s right and what’s wrong and rapidly learning—and recruiting new people into what has to be a rapidly growing force.

Put it this way: there will be no revolution unless this website not only “keeps going” but goes up to a whole different level!

So what should you give to make 2024 our year—a year of revolution? 
Everything you possibly can! 
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