The World Is Truly a Horror

February 24, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |


From a reader:

The world is truly a horror—this is not our imagination/creation/nightmare-fantasy; and there will objectively be—and are—people, a section of people who want this to end, who want to know “the way out” of this horror, who will join with us in this absolute greatest of endeavors: bringing an end to this madness.

If the most-mass incarcerated system and society in history can get away talking about “gulags” I don’t know what madness is. If slaveowners are celebrated as the founders of freedom and equality, I don’t know what madness is. If a pornified society is the beacon of women’s liberation, I don’t know what madness is. If Afghan children are lesser humans than those in Picasso’s Guernica, I don’t know what madness is. If Exxon is besting Apple as the world’s largest company is an event in a world of global warming and sweatshops, I don’t know what madness is. If this is “the best of all possible worlds,” I don’t know what madness is. This is not just “our” madness, but “our” problem!

Neither is the solution, the way out “our” solution. It is objective—the most scientific, advanced assessment of the way forward. Why won’t and why can’t people be won to it—if we take it out for what it is, not something else or less. And if we fight for it and struggle for it. Does the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) offer a sweeping and very concrete vision that is materialist, liberating and a radically different and far better society than this one, that is also a transition to getting beyond masters and slaves as part of a world process? Does the Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party “On the Strategy for Revolution” together with the article “On The Possibility of Revolution” correctly identify and address the major questions involved in forging the society envisioned by that Constitution and put forth the strategy and the pathways? Do major works by BA like Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity and Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon correctly identify and address the major questions in how to make revolution (in a society and country like this)? Do we have the necessary leadership in BA and the Party he leads? Are these objectively true?

Emphatically yes!!


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