On the internet (and elsewhere), there are people spreading the claim that we revcoms are a “cult.” In reality, we are a serious revolutionary force, basing ourselves on the scientific method and approach of the new communism brought forward by the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian (BA). This “cult” accusation is, among other things, an expression of the ignorance and cowardice of people who are afraid—or, in any case, who refuse—to confront the reality of what is actually going on in the world, the heavy stakes this involves for the masses of people in the world and ultimately all of humanity, and the actual, and urgently needed, solution to this through a real revolution—and how this is scientifically and compellingly brought to life through the leadership of BA.
Bob Avakian has written articles, which can be found at revcom.us (here and here), answering in some depth this “cult” accusation—analyzing how this accusation is not just false, and ridiculous, but is a striking example of utter lack of honesty and intellectual integrity, and of any serious approach to bringing about a more just, and sustainable, world. And the interviews with BA on the YouTube RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show are themselves a powerful refutation of this whole “cult” accusation.
This “cult” slander not only crudely distorts what we revcoms are actually about. It is also aimed at discouraging people from getting into what we are actively working to bring about: a real revolution, with all that means and all it would open the door to—a new and far better world, with the abolition of this system of capitalism-imperialism that we are now forced to live under, the truly horrific and totally unnecessary suffering it imposes on masses of people in this country and billions of people throughout the world, and the growing threat it poses to the very existence of humanity.