Revolution #270, May 27, 2012
"We need people on all fronts...taking the Revolution and BA EVERYWHERE"
The following letter from a reader is translated from the original Spanish:
…Imagine what a difference it would make if one day, after thinking that your world and what you understand about what’s around you is a nightmare… and on that day you were surprised by a bus which is decorated all over with a message in big letters that says, You can’t change the world if you don’t know the BAsics!
While you try to take in what you are just seeing and trying to understand what it’s all about, one of the people who gets off the bus hands you a book, while encouraging you to open it up to any page in order to read a quote from it. Suddenly you feel struck by the moment and have the impression of having known something new and outside of your daily life and finding yourself with a whole different world and people talking to you about a whole vision of a world which has no comparison to what you know as the best that you have…
Well, this is not a story of science fiction, this is not outside of reality, this is the impression that many people express when they bump into the BAsics Bus Tour, which has already traveled and left footprints wherever it has gone, contrasting and spreading a liberatory vision that this is not the best of all possibilities, it is a vision which has been forged by Bob Avakian.
There is simply not enough space in my chest for the emotion generated by this inspiring tour, which is happening now to promote the vision and works of BA, which is being taken up by several revolutionaries (and non-revolutionaries), and which is very important and many more people should be joining in. We need to cross over to the other side and challenge the established order, taking part in this movement, which needs to grow in waves of masses and take a leap for really repolarizing this society, which continues to be weighed down by this system that oppresses us, by fighting the power, and by transforming the people, for revolution. In this spirit, we need to uphold the richest concentration of the work of BA, Lo BAsico/BAsics, and take it all over the country, meeting different groups of people, challenging them and encouraging them to engage this very rare leader who has inspired a lot of people, giving them more hope and a tool to understand the world from the revolutionary and liberatory perspective, of how the world could be and how to get to that future through a revolution, and developed a strategy and a whole method and understanding, how to get to the truth and understand the world as it is, in order to change it.
Knowing that implies a responsibility. The responsibility of taking this vision to every corner of society in this country and outside its borders—why not?—letting the world know that here in the belly of the beast a movement for Revolution is being built and we have a living leader, Yes!, he is alive and is actively leading a vanguard, the RCP, this party which is the most precious thing that the people have and is the only way to get out of the nightmare of a system, in which there no longer exists a permanent necessity to continue enduring its existence. As is said in the statement of the campaign The Revolution We Need… The Leadership We Have, “The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world…when people are not inspired and organized to stand up against these outrages and to build up the strength to put an end to this madness…those days must be GONE. And they CAN be.”
Being part of this movement for revolution is the greatest thing you can do in your whole life, by developing as a revolutionary communist, and promoting the new synthesis, the work of BA, on a whole new level. And the fact is that we need more people who commit themselves and act with conviction, becoming emancipators of humanity.
Saying all that is not to say that the above is the only way of contributing to the campaign, or even less is it the only way of being part of the movement for revolution. The fact is that there needs to be much more, beginning by encouraging others to grab their bags and be part of the tour. We must raise the spirit and desire to change the world and be part of the process, not forgetting to raise a whole pile of funds. That is fundamental and this tour depends a lot on that, on the money raised and how it’s gonna be raised and how more people are gonna get into this movement, at the same time as contributing to it.
So we need people on all fronts, whether on the bus or in the neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, etc., so the masses all over the country can welcome it and support it, so it can keep going, taking the Revolution and BA EVERYWHERE!
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