Reposted from revcom.us: Take Out BAsics 1:3
Challenge the Elections Assault with Truth About This System
“The essence of what exists in the U.S. is not democracy but capitalism-imperialism and political structures to enforce that capitalism-imperialism. What the U.S. spreads around the world is not democracy, but imperialism and political structures to enforce that imperialism.”
As we go into September, it’s time to make plans to get this month’s quote from BAsics, 1:3, out onto campuses and broadly into society. Get together with others to think about and discuss this quote—and make plans to put it into the hands of many, many people.
TO: BA Everywhere and Revolution Newspaper and others (picture of drum attached)
mini-bus tour in Detroit from June 23-25
A Poem- inspired by Basics 1:13
Here’s a poem a long-time supporter of RB Berkeley wrote as part of the Poetry night they did inspired by Basics 1:13
Poem on BA’s 1:13 quote from BAsics
We overcame anxiety and took responsibility. We heeded BA’s call to give the whole of it, our all.
We fought, refused to fall, instead stood tall, yes, and had the gall to build a wall between ourselves and the hideous ghastly past, eons of early death and misery for all humanity, perplexed by humbug and religion’s full insanity.
For the rich, parasitic excess, drunkenness, the fog of doubt and aching loneliness, of mass confusion.
For the poor, the endless scrape and scramble through the flesh-tearing bramble of lightless days and harrowing nights, replete with countless frights.
We overcame anxiety and took responsibility to rip the veil of ignorance, and armed with science, we overcame oppression and oblivion, misery and brutality, and through a labyrinth of grinding torment inflicted by the ignorant, did finally wrench humanity from darkness into light, and at last we overcame the night.
Here is the “12 ways people can get involved in the movement for Revolution” postcard. Spanish coming soon…