In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works, The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What’s Real and Why It Matters and Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women’s Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online at www.revcom.us.
This interview is a powerful, compelling and substantive argument for the world historic importance of BA and the new synthesis of communism. Coming from a deep intellectual and critical thinker in her own right, Ardea Skybreak makes the case for what BA and the new synthesis concentrates, and what it means for an advanced intellectual to do their work in the framework of the new synthesis: the tremendous vistas of discovery that can be opened up, in the service of humanity getting free.
Read excerpts from the interview:
- An Explorer, a Critical Thinker, a Follower of BA; Understanding the World, And Changing It For the Better, In the Interests of Humanity
- What is New in the New Synthesis?
- A New Theoretical Framework for a New Stage of Communist Revolution
- Some Thank Yous That Need To Be Said Aloud
- Getting Clearer on the Need for Revolution—Breaking With Wrong Ideas and Illusions
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In response to a challenge posed on the pages of revcom.us, a number of people wrote responses to an excerpt from the interview with Ardea Skybreak, “SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian.” The excerpt is entitled, “Getting Clearer on the Need for Revolution–Breaking With Wrong Ideas and Illusions.” These responses show the difference it can make throughout society as Avakian’s work is increasingly known and engaged everywhere, as people dig into how Avakian understands what is at the heart of the problems confronting humanity in the system at the root of this, when they discover the solution, and the hopeful vision for a radically different and better world on a scientific foundation — this can make a major difference in the world. As Skybreak herself says, “We’ve seen it before, we’ve seen it in previous periods of revolutionary upsurge. The people get better. The people get smarter. The people get more lofty. They dream bigger, and they act in accordance with these bigger dreams. It’s a beautiful sight. And that’s a lot of what BA is actually giving us the tools to accomplish.”
- “What does this world right now need more than anything? COMMUNISTS! Genuine communists that are followers of Bob Avakian!”
- Going from Conspiracy Theories and Religion to Scientifically Understanding the REAL Problem that Humanity Faces
- Breaking with Old Ways of Thinking…Getting into the Revolutionary Process
- What is YOUR life going to be about? Carve a little bit of happiness for yourself out of this cancerous system or live to liberate all of humanity?
- “There can be no communist revolution without communists. This is a plain fact that I see clearly today.”
- Breaking with “Self” in a Culture of “Me, Me, Me” Individualism