Sunday, July 04, 2010

Getting Ready: Dinner Party

"a revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

Proper limits have to be exceeded in order to right a wrong, or else the wrong cannot be righted."

Who are enemies? Who are friends?
The liberal collaborators would have Oakland believe that the enemies are those rightfully expressing outrage at the system and taking to the streets of the city. They would have Oakland believe our friends are the boys in blue whose violence is the very thing that sparked this instance of outrage.

Refer again to a little gem coming from old uncle

"We are confronted with two types of social contradictions — those between ourselves and the enemy and those among the people. The two are totally different in nature.

To understand these two different types of contradictions correctly, we must first be clear on what is meant by “the people” and what is meant by “the enemy”.

The contradictions between ourselves and the enemy are antagonistic contradictions. Within the ranks of the people, the contradictions among the working people are non-antagonistic… There have always been contradictions among the people, but they are different in content in each period of the revolution and in the period of building socialism. …

Since they are different in nature, the contradictions between ourselves and the enemy and the contradictions among the people must be resolved by different methods. To put it briefly, the former entail drawing a clear distinction between ourselves and the enemy, and the latter entail drawing a clear distinction between right and wrong. It is of course true that the distinction between ourselves and the enemy is also one of right and wrong."

The Oakland non-profit industrial complex cannot pretend to be a progressive force defending the people when they have clearly chosen as their allies the state, capital, and the stormtroopers of law and order.

Read more analysis at Kasama


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