We did this because Jason Aldean's mega hit, "Try That In A Small Town" is a rallying cry for lynch mob terror & a fascist civil war. The song celebrates the "good ol' boys", urging them to beat down and kill people who protest police murder or burn the American flag in protest of US crimes.
Setting the American flag ablaze, Leo from the Revolution Club Chicago exclaimed "I burn this fucking rag because this country stands for slavery, genocide and war...! Look at the police brutality and murder of Black & Brown people here! And what the US military does around the world! That's why we burn this piece of shit rag...!"
Days later, we Revcoms “tried it” in a small Tennessee town where Aldean's lynch mob anthem video was filmed – at the courthouse where an 18-year-old Black youth was hung after being lynched by a white mob of "good ol' boys" in 1927.
We did this as part of putting revolution on the map in 2023. We made it clear that masses of people need to get with the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian & need to get organized NOW to defeat these fascists as part of getting rid of the whole capitalist-imperialist system which spawned them, a system which has white supremacy and male domination built into it, and right now is pushing humanity towards climate catastrophe and World War 3.
These actions created a shit storm of controversy with screaming headlines in media across the country and throughout the world.
This bold revolutionary act of resistance reached millions here & around the world. Some people loved it. And among the MAGA fascists there is hatred & vengeance. The IL Rifle Association awarded Jason Aldean a lifetime membership. No part of the ruling class wants to see revolution on the map in this rare time of deep divisions & looming civil war. We call on all the decent people, have the heart to fight for what's really right!
In light of this action & all the media attention we received it is not surprising that white supremacist fascists have been & continue to make threats to the Revolution Club Chicago & its organizing center. It is also true that a lot of police are also hardcore MAGA. The revolutionaries are fighting for a real revolution to uproot all oppression – to emancipate all of humanity. You need to join us in taking a stand. Step into the revolution. Get to know the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian (BA), go to revcom.us to watch the historic interviews that premiered on The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show.
Step up to support and defend the Revolution Club Chicago as it continues to fight for the emancipating future that is possible. People must make clear to all who dare attempt to crush the revolution that the Club, the Revcoms, and BA are off limits. Right here, right now are 6 things you can do:
1. Join The Revolution Club Chicago
The Revolution Club upholds, lives by and fights for the principles detailed in the Points Of Attention For The Revolution which call on us to become emancipators of humanity.
2. Join the Organized Response Networks
If there are threats on the Revolution Club Chicago we will get the word out so people can amass at the organizing center to protect it from fascist attacks. (1857 E. 71st Street)
3. Volunteer Your Time.
Help staff the organizing center & strengthen the ability to recruit for this revolution. (Open Tuesday-Sunday from 2PM-7PM).
4. Donate & Sustain
Join the growing community of dedicated financial supporters that enable this revolution to spread everywhere.
5. Statement Of Support
Film or write a statement of support for the Revolution Club Chicago, this helps to politically protect the revolution from reactionaries & the police while building the strength to answer counter-revolutionary attacks with more revolution.
6. Volunteer Your Skills!
Help put this revolution on the map by unleashing your talent & creativity.
Contact: For more information & to get involved with the revolution
Revolution Club Chicago
1857 E. 71st St, Chicago, IL
“Everyone who can’t stand this world the way it is... who is sick and tired of so many people being treated as less than human... everyone who has the heart to fight for something that is really worth fighting for: You need to be part of this revolution.” Join the revcoms.
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