Why We Need An Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution
The following are comments from people who attended the September 22-23 preview showings across the country:
From Isabel Cardenas
An American-Salvadoran U.S. citizen activist since 1960
This country and this world are in turmoil. What Bob Avakian says about having a revolution in Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution ~ this may be the only answer. This country is preying on people who are not white. They are hunting human beings. Something has to happen. What stands out to me about BA: he has been an activist since he was a young man ~ BA could see the future is inhuman. Since then, BA has really, always, been on top of what is going on in this country and in this world. In his speech, he talks about the 1960s. There was persecution then, of Blacks, Latinos and others ~ it’s been going on since the time of slaves. Today, Trump says “Make America Great Again”—but America was never great, it began by persecuting slaves and they took this land by massacring people. In the film, BA is very contentious and conscious of what has happened in this country. BA knows WHY these things are happening—what is behind it all. BA is not a man to be fooled—he can see what’s going on and what is behind everything. BA has it figured out: what has to be done, what Revolution will entail, and the steps that must be taken to get there. I am beginning to think like he does. At my age, I got from BA’s talk a new awareness—BA thinks something has to be done and thinks Revolution is the solution. It could happen, all empires fall. The Trump/Pence regime is trying to control the entire world, like Hitler. This is an example of dictatorship—a fascist dictatorship. Fascism is consolidating all around us—spreading like dominos all over the world. There needs to be work with the masses, which is what BA is talking about. I suggest everyone see the video on October 19—the premiere—people will see and hear what I saw, an awakening to what must be done. All of us, it we truly want to be freedom fighters, we have to follow what BA is telling us, and my god the people of this country and all over the planet need this!
A Call to Those Whose Hearts Are Aching
(Courtesy of revcom.us/Revolution)
We, a small group of Iranian immigrants living here in U.S., after watching the film of a talk given by comrade Bob Avakian last summer, are writing this letter to tell you about our experience with this film and to invite, encourage and really challenge others whose hearts are aching when hearing and seeing the world of horrors that humanity is going through throughout the world to really put aside some time and really, as soon as you can, sit down with a few friends, relatives and loved ones to watch this film. This film educates you, tells you why the world is the way it is and how it does not have to be this way anymore, and how another world is possible. But more than that, the film invites you in to see that you and others can become part of the bridge to revolution, to another and much better future. This film will change you as it changed all of us in one way or the other. Read more.
From a reader of revcom.us/Revolution newspaper (courtesy of revcom.us/Revolution)
Some thoughts on responses to seeing the film Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution
At the film showing in Los Angeles, “several people commented that Part 1 presented an ‘airtight, irrefutable’ argument for why this system can’t be reformed—but that Part 2 was going to be ‘uphill.’ However, they were thinking about real revolution in the U.S. in ways they had never considered before. A Latino organizer and activist responded, ‘WOW! This is just on a whole other level. Avakian went to a whole other place. Wow.’”
I thought the comment about “a whole other place” spoke to the heart of the film. BA takes us to a place like we have not seen before. BA is a person who not only does a scientific analysis of the cruel system we live under, but has an answer as to how to defeat that system and all the horrors that go with it when the time comes, and bring into being a society based on what humanity yearns for and needs. Read more.
Letter from a Prisoner after watching this film
Comrades, I just finished watching the new film by Bob Avakian, the architect of the new synthesis of communism: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution, this film made me realize that the situation that humanity is in right now is not something we should aspire to continue for generations to come, but it not only points out the dire consequences of this capitalist-imperialist system, but BA makes it clear that it does not have to be this way. There is a scientific approach that the masses (most oppressed) can take to emancipate themselves and all of humanity. The masses can make revolution if they take the proper time to prepare in order to succeed in overthrowing the system. Read more.