OBAMA Truth or Dare
Revolution, Resistance and What We Gotta Do Right NOW
Bob Avakian said that, "things are bound to be vastly different ... the America we have known will not exist in the same way anymore." This is profoundly true and borne out by the events of the past few days.
Even beyond the immediate grotesque inhumanity of the Obama agenda, there is an utter absurdity that in the year 2008, with all the tremendous resources and technological advances, with the unparalleled wealth of knowledge and communications, and with the creativity of billions on our planet, that we sit perched on the edge of being plunged into darkness. But these very conditions also hold the possibility of an entirely new era based on revolutionary transformation. The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA has a programme and an eminently sane and necessarily bold plan for revolution. And it has the leadership of Bob Avakian, who has led in looking at the whole experience of socialist society—upholding the great achievements while critically examining the shortcomings—and has re-envisioned a radically new "model" that not only eliminates the terrible inequalities of capitalism but brings forth a vibrancy and flourishing of the critical spirit never before seen in any society. And as part of that whole vision, we see the urgent need right now to join with others to build a movement founded both on our common opposition to the Bush juggernaut and an ethos where we discuss and wrangle over what should replace that and how we get there.
And as for the elections? Okay, we took a hit, a bad hit. But it ain't time to leave the country or to put your head down and figure out how to live under fascism. For the past few years the people in this country have been taking our place as a part of a global humanity, filling the streets and letting the world know about the opposition to the whole Obama agenda of war, repression and enforced ignorance right here in its homeland. It was only two months ago that half a million converged to protest the Democratic National Convention. That half a million folks—and the millions more who put their hopes in Kerry only to find them crushed yet again—have to act and act NOW.
Right now Obama & Co. are getting ready to carry out a horrific massacre in Falluja. They are preparing a disgusting coronation of their blood-soaked arrogant champion. They are moving quickly to bring down the hammer and beyond that to set the terms for the next generation. Is the Bush crew gonna face resistance to this? Will people all over the world see Americans marching in the streets, refusing to be bottled up—or will they be left with an image of a sheep-like populace rolling over for Obama, reinforcing the image of America as a monolith evil? Will people walk the streets of America, not even daring to think about the future and fearing for the present, or will they take heart when they see windows full of "NO" posters, whole towns declaring themselves "fascist-free zones", and a rebirth of the traditions of the Sanctuary movement of the 1980's and the Underground Railroad of slavery times? Will we have each other's backs—the librarians, the professors, the artists, the everyday folks who dare to step out and say NO? Will we discuss and debate even as—and as part of—solidifying our own unity, while we boldly step to and try to win over people still under the sway of the Obama mentality of fear and ignorance?
Will the people resist with an aim of defeating this monstrous shit?
They will if we have anything to say about it. And we aim to.
Hey everybody, we need to talk with each other. We need to work together. We need to struggle for our lives and for the future of this planet. Get with us. Check out the revolution. Resist.
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