The Revolutionary Communist Tour

The Revolutionary Communist Tour aims to build a communist movement among the people locked on the bottom of society in the current era of Bushite Christian-fascism. Contact us at rc_speaks@yahoo.com, or P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station New York, New York 10002-0900 866-841-9139 x2670

Monday, February 27, 2006

The Revolutionary Communist Tour is Now In Washington, D.C. -- Funds Are Urgently Needed to Open an Office


Photo: A view of the Capitol from southeast Washington, D.C.

IT'S TIME TO THROW OFF THE CHAINS OF OPPRESSION AND GET WITH THE EMANCIPATORS OF HUMANITY!

In these dangerous times, a speaking tour of revolutionary communists is now in Washington, D.C., spreading straight-up revolution and communism -- unadulterated by nationalism and reformism -- and challenging those at the base of society to step forward and become emancipators of humanity. These revolutionary communists are enthusiastic followers of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and are themselves revolutionaries who have come from conditions of oppression and have raised their heads to become communist leaders.

Is revolution really possible? What does it mean to emancipate all of humanity and what does that have to do with Black people's experience of slavery and oppression which continues down to today? Why is communism the answer and what does it mean for people to be communists and to get involved in a communist movement?

What kind of leadership do we need? How do you judge revolutionary leadership? Is it based on nationality/race or should it be based on a vision of where we need to go and what we need to do to get out of this nightmare of a system and bring into reality our dreams of a better world?

Is communism still a viable alternative to capitalism? Is communism a European ideology? Are Black people too much into religion to be attracted to communism? What about spirituality: is it true that communism is cold and devoid of soul?

What future does this capitalist system have for the youth in the ghettos and barrios: Prisons and jails, military uniforms and Bibles, calling on the youth to pray to a non-existent god while fighting, dying, and killing others like themselves for empire.

Many of the youth have no prospect of ever getting a job. Given the circumstances, for these youth, crime is a rational choice. "What kind of system have you got... if you can say that for millions and millions of youth in the inner city crime is a rational choice, the best choice they can make under your system?"

Now the same system has brought us the George W. Bush regime which aims to establish a government based on a literal interpretation of the Bible. Pat Robertson, one of Bush's Christian Fascist advisors, has called for a "biblical model" for crime and punishment which suggests genocide against the masses of people in the inner cities and others as well as preparation to use extreme repression and even execution against people who do things which are minor crimes--or in many cases not crimes at all.

And if anyone thinks the claim of genocide is an exaggeration, just look at New Orleans, in the wake of Katrina, where thousands and thousands of Black people were left to die, and didn't have to die.

Can we really rise up and actually get rid of this capitalist system?

These are all big questions. We'll be getting into all these questions and more. No holds barred.

If we are going to be liberators of humanity, we must have a revolutionary, scientific way of looking at the world and approaching all questions. We must confront the world as it actually is and transform it. For all this we need the most advanced revolutionary science on the planet--Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

We also need the leadership of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. We say straight-up that Bob Avakian is a visionary and creative revolutionary communist thinker and leader who is serious about leading a revolution in this country. He will be the leader of the future socialist state or, in any case, his writings will be decisive in the goal of establishing such a state. He has love for and profound confidence in the people:

"One of the things that I see, something that I haven't lost sight of, is this: I see all the strength of the ruling class, but I also see all the way through all this shit, all the contradictions in society -- I actually see a force in this society that, if it were developed into a revolutionary people, actually could have a go at it, could have a real chance of making revolution, of being the backbone force for revolution, when the conditions were ripe. I see a force of millions and millions and millions--youth and others--for whom this system is a horror."

The tour of the revolutionary communists is aiming to connect that potential and creativity with revolutionary science--a powerful combination that could actually mean that we would have a fighting chance to really make revolution.

We are revolutionary communists. We do not believe in gods or saviors. We are passionate about changing the world. We are:

CARL DIX: RCP National Spokesperson. In 1970 Carl was one of six active duty GI's at Ft. Lewis who refused orders to Vietnam. A veteran revolutionary activist, Carl was formerly with the Black Workers? Congress and the African Liberation Day Support Committee. He represented the RCP, USA at the founding press conference for the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement in London in 1984. And he helped co-found the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality in 1996.

CLYDE YOUNG: In 1990, the Revolutionary Worker published a lengthy interview with Clyde Young, referring to him as Comrade X in that interview. As a teenager, he served time in juvenile "correctional institutions" and while serving a lengthy prison sentence he became a revolutionary--leading prison rebellions and other political activity. He was influenced by the revolutionary leaders and movements of the 1960s, including Malcolm X, George Jackson and the Black Panther Party. He was also greatly influenced by Mao and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. Upon his release from prison, Clyde Young met Bob Avakian and recognized in him unique and special qualities as a leader and also his enormous sense of humor. Clyde Young's writings for the revolutionary press range from essays on Martin Luther King and the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali and boxing to a major analysis of demographic changes, "Since the 60s: Trends of Impoverishment, Oppression, and Class Polarization in the Black Nation."

JOE VEALE: Joe Veale is the spokesperson for the Los Angeles branch of the RCP. Joe arrived in L.A. during the '92 Rebellion determined to link up with the courageous fighters there and fuse their determination to confront injustice with the science of MLM and the cause of communist revolution. Joe is a veteran of the Black Panther Party.

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On the tour we will also challenge various trends among the masses which must be broken with if those at the base of society are to play a backbone role in the revolution: What's up with all those crucifixes?gold and otherwise?that are so popular? Why is the "Preacherman" speaking for and representing Black people, including some preachers who are hanging out with the Christian Fascists and the Bush crowd, skinnin' and grinning' and spreading that poison among Black people? And what about Bill Cosby's recent (and on-going) tirade about personal responsibility and why is he playing the role of a bootlicker and a flunkey for the ruling class (the powers-that-be) with all that drivel?

What about all that dissin' and disrespectin' the sisters and all that "manhood" shit?

And why do so many young women with so much creativity and revolutionary potential think that the only thing they can do in life is to make babies?

What about all that hip-hop capitalism and entrepreneurialism? How can the masses change the world if they, the very people who need revolution the most, are caught up in all that "bling-bling" and "gettin' paid and gettin' rich" and "pimpin' and playin'" and "bangin' and slangin'"?

People of all nationalities who are brutally oppressed and exploited at the base of society need to start "fighting the powers that be" and start being revolutionary communists and emancipators of humanity!

This tour is right on time. We are restless, and we are passionate. So look out, here we come, dropping science as we travel from one end of the country to another.

FUNDS ARE URGENTLY NEED! Thousands of dollars are needed right away:

· To establish an office in Washington, D.C., a place where people can find the Party and get organized.
· For publicity, posters, flyers, and other advertisement.
· For renting and decorating venues.
· For support of full-time tour organizers.

We call on everyone--masses in the ghettos and barrios, youth and students, and revolutionary-minded people in the arts, sciences, sports, hip hop, teachers, lawyers, doctors?to donate generously to make it possible for the speaking tour to happen. Get in touch. Help us to spread the word. And invite us to your town.

Send Checks to: "Revolutionary Communist 4 Speaking Tour"

P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York, NY 10003-0900
Email: rc_speaks@yahoo.com
Phone/Fax: 866-841-9139 x 2670

To contact us in Washington, D.C.:
Phone: 202-421-4528
Email: RC4_tour_DC@yahoo.com

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