Spreading the Word About This Revolution on Social Media

Letter from a member of @TheRevcoms social media team

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There is a lot you can do to spread the word about this revolution on social media! And this is something you can do in any part of the country or the world, even if you’re not directly connected to one of the Revolution Clubs.

Everywhere people are asking questions, thinking about how things could be different, everywhere there is debate & discussion over “reform or revolution” and how all this oppression can be ended—we need to be connecting people with the science, strategy, and leadership we have for an actual revolution, and organizing them into this revolution.

Here are some simple ways we can contribute to this:

1. Follow @therevcoms and retweet/share the content. Every day we post important articles from the revcom.us website and clips from the Revolution, Nothing Less Show on YouTube. We post powerful videos and quotes from Bob Avakian. We do agitation and analysis about events in society, and trends online, exposing what’s really going on and what’s really needed. And we post ways for people to get involved in this revolution. All this needs to be amplified and reach many more people!

2. Let’s get in the comments sections on social media and spread this revolution! There are all kinds of ways to do this. You can speak to what’s being discussed and make an argument for why revolution is necessary and why they should get into BA and join the Revcoms. Or you can just encourage people to follow @therevcoms, read revcom.us, and watch the RNL Show. A few people who do this kind of thing regularly have gotten @therevcoms a lot of followers recently. Imagine if we had 100 grassroots social media organizers doing this, or 1,000!

One high school student has been getting in the comments on Tik Tok under any post she sees that deals with social issues and posting the following comment:

Hi, I don’t know if you know them but the RevComs is an organization that is fighting for a communist revolution to emancipate people from capitalism. Soon they’ll be hosting an event for anyone to join where we’ll have an open discussion around this document called “A Declaration, a Call to Get Organized Now for a Real Revolution” (linked below). Please let me know if you are interested!

3. Let’s reach out to people on social media who have large platforms. One young woman has focused on messaging larger accounts in the environmentalism and animal rights communities and gotten some of them to follow @therevcoms and share our posts, reaching a much larger audience. What kind of accounts could you reach out to? It makes a big difference when people see this revolution being spread by those they follow and look up to. You can also ask people with large platforms to do an IG live with a Revcoms representative. This is a great way to have people engage and discuss the revolution, while also reaching all their followers.

4. Let’s be creative! Take a short BA clip and make a Tik Tok with it. Read or post a quote from the Revcoms’ A Declaration, A Call to Get Organized Now for a Real Revolution and tell people to read the whole thing at revcom.us. Post something about this revolution and tag 10 of your friends. Watch the RNL Show, do a post about your favorite part, and tell people to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Make a video of yourself talking about why you support this revolution and others should too. One high school student who wasn’t able to travel to the June 12 march made this great video encouraging others to be there.

A volunteer with the Revcoms’ social media team wrote this:

Let’s take to social media platforms, blogs, forums & virtual communities inspired by the possibility for revolution and articulate this to others we connect with online. Let’s express our hope, our anger at this system and impatience to rid the world of it, in creative and artistic ways. Do you do digital design? Personally, I have a lot of fun making graphics. Are you a writer? What do you hate about living in this world, and how would you like things to be different in a future socialist society? What part of the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, written by Bob Avakian, inspires you? I want to bring to LIFE the difference it would make to have socialist state power and educate children in a new society.

What ideas do YOU have?

5. Social media is a great way to reach a lot of people. But it can also be very toxic. Not only are there tons of fascist trolls, there’s also a lot of “woke” and “leftist” people who like to spread lies about Bob Avakian and the Revcoms, rather than engage in genuine dialogue and debate. As an important article on revcom.us put it last year:

Make no mistake—hell yes, this is controversial. Once again, we say: GOOD. Think about this: Could there ever be a genuine movement for an actual revolution that didn’t offend anyone or make them uncomfortable!? There are all kinds of people out there who might talk a big game but are scared of an actual revolution, who want to get in on this system and try to get a better deal for themselves, or who just plain don’t know what they’re talking about. There are people who would have you believe that if the skin color of a person who has a way out for humanity is white, you shouldn’t listen to that person. Needless to say, these people are not going to like BA and what he stands for. And they’re going to come up with all kinds of lies, cheap shots, and slander to attack BA and cover their own asses. This kind of behavior is despicable, it is very harmful and it must be taken seriously and fought against. But it is not at all surprising.

When you spread this revolution online, haters are gonna hate. We shouldn’t let it get to us. But we also shouldn’t let it slide. Let’s direct people to the sources so they can find out what BA and the Revcoms are actually about, and if anyone has something of substance to say about it, they should—but if it’s just baseless slander, they should STFU and stop doing the system’s work for it. And let’s put the challenge back to them: What are YOU about? What’s YOUR strategy for revolution? What’s YOUR vision of what to replace this horrific capitalist system with?

6. DM @therevcoms. We are expanding our social media team and want to hear your ideas and work with you!



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