The highest court in the most powerful—and vicious—country in the world has ruled that the states can force women to bear children against their will.
Even if you were told to expect and accept this outcome, nothing prepares you for the sting when it dropped. Shock, cynicism, anger, sadness, outrage, fury… And if you did not know this was coming, the shock is all the greater.
Again: The highest court in the land has essentially stripped women of legal status as full human beings. These religious dictators have made a leap in their enforcement of a lunatic vision of a Christian-fascist America. Forced motherhood is female enslavement!
WE MUST NOT TOLERATE THIS OUTRAGE!
Can we tolerate the fact that ALL women and girls now face being treated and legally classified as nothing more than breeders for men and a male supremacist society? Can we tolerate the terrible future for all people in this society that this ruling opens the door to? For make no mistake, the logic that overturned abortion can be used to “justify” going after the rights of LGBTQ people, including marriage equality, as well as inter-racial marriage and even the right to use birth control!
Right now everyone with any decency or heart needs to pour into the streets. Right now anyone who cares about the future needs to say: NO! THIS DECISION MUST NOT STAND! WE WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS AND PUT OUR BODIES ON THE LINE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
Do not swallow your anger. Do not let your righteous fury be doused, or your fighting spirit corralled. There are millions and millions who feel that way—now they must go into the streets. And you must play a role in that—coming into the streets and being part of rousing others.
THE PROBLEM GOES DEEPER—WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO SAY IT’S THE SYSTEM
The problem goes way deeper than this outrage, as terrible and brutal as it is. IT GOES DEEPER THAN JUST THIS TERRIBLE OUTRAGE. It’s not just that something is wrong in America. The truth is, something is wrong WITH America. The oppression of women—which has just gone to a whole other level—along with the history of slavery, genocide and war that still manifests today in a million ways—is built into this system of capitalism-imperialism.
We could get beyond that system with its horrific and destructive ways of doing things. Today the basis exists to wipe out exploitation and poverty, to lead and unleash people to go to work on uprooting all forms of oppression and their terrible legacy, to begin to tend to and, yes, heal the environment and prevent the catastrophic future that now looms in on us. But not without uprooting the exploitative and oppressive system that has given rise to this madness and cannot do without it.
Right now, America is coming apart, with the rulers themselves fighting over how to run their system. One side of these rulers is fighting for something terrible: an outright Christian-fascist form of rule. And they are on the offensive.
THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE IS RAGING—CHOOSE SIDES WITH THE REVOLUTION TO EMANCIPATE ALL HUMANITY
But we don’t have to—and for humanity’s sake, we cannot—accept any of this! The fact that this crisis is so huge and that society is split from bottom to top means that things that have basically remained the same, for decades, can radically change in a very short period of time. And we don’t mean decades from now, either; things are heading toward either a radically reactionary, murderously oppressive and destructive resolution of this crisis, or radically emancipating revolutionary one, quite possibly in the next few years.
Nobody will be able to—or should want to—stand aside from this. If you want to make that choice the radically emancipating one, then you need to know about and talk with and work with the Revolution Club. You need to know about the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian. Bob Avakian has developed the understanding of why this is happening and what to do about it—how to actually make a revolution in the midst of this situation. You can read about this in “Organizing for an Actual Revolution: 7 Key Points,” at www. Revcom.us. And he’s authored a Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America to replace this system with a radically different, emancipating system. If you want to learn more about all this then tune into The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show on Youtube, connect with the revolution on social media @TheRevcoms, and go to our website, www.revcom.us.
You need to know there are people you can join with now in the Revolution Club, who are working to implement this strategy, and organize for revolution.