Going from Conspiracy Theories and Religion to Scientifically Understanding the REAL Problem that Humanity Faces
Reading the section “Getting Clearer on the Need for Revolution—Breaking With Wrong Ideas and Illusions” in the Science and Revolution book made me think about the brief period of time when I was into conspiracy theories (the Illuminati). I would watch videos on YouTube about how the government was conspiring to do things. This crazy theory of lizard people living under the White House. Even without thinking scientifically, some of these theories seemed kind of stupid and unrealistic. Not getting to the REAL problem that humanity faces. Then I ran into Bob Avakian’s work.
I had never been into politics and didn’t even have a basic understanding of why all of these horrible things were happening to people. Around the same time Trayvon Martin was murdered. I was really outraged about that. Watching some of the Revolution talk DVD [Revolution: Why It’s Necessary, Why It’s Possible, What It’s All About], a lot of the things BA was saying had an impact on me. Getting into—SCIENTIFICALLY—why these things happen, getting into “they’re selling postcards of the hanging.” Some of the history of the U.S. I knew nothing about.
Another thing I struggled with and eventually broke from was religion. As most Latino families, I was raised Catholic and been taught that there was a higher being looking over us. That you shouldn’t question it or you would be punished. I was conditioned to think all those things. So when I watched BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!, the part on god and religion, I felt really uncomfortable. For the first time ever I felt challenged to think and confront the reality that there is no god. Also reading some excerpts of the book AWAY WITH ALL GODS! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World made me think and brought the reality of what the role of religion actually is and how harmful it is for the masses of people. All this is why people need science and the scientific approach to things. Actually getting to the root of the problem and the solution. All this is why people need to know about the leadership of this revolution, Bob Avakian and the new synthesis of communism.
Ardea Skybreak makes the point that all the suffering that people go through is so unnecessary and it doesn’t have to be this way. I came to understand that, and I wouldn’t want to do anything else with my life than to fight for the emancipation of all of humanity.