“The Debate”… the Rot at the Heart of the Empire… and the Revolution We Urgently Need

July 1, 2024

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The debate that went down last week between Biden and Trump showed the rot at the heart—and at the head—of this system. The mad-dog fascist Trump blamed every single problem of this system on one of its most oppressed and persecuted groups: the immigrants who have been forced to risk life and limb to come to this country.

That’s what Hitler did. He turned people’s anger away from the system that caused their many problems and turned it against people who had nothing to do with the problems but who were “different” and looked down on. Like Hitler, Trump acts like a bully, liar and braggart. And like Hitler, he will bring in an even worse nightmare than what we have now if he is able to claw his way back to power.

Then there was Biden, acting like someone trying out for a zombie movie. Except when it came to war, soldiers and patriotism, that is: then this decrepit zombie changed into an angry vampire out for blood. Because waging, threatening and supporting war to defend this parasitic empire is what he lives for—and what the system he rules requires.

Whatever happens now—whether the Democrats try to get rid of Biden and run someone else for president, or not—a deep truth has been shown to millions: This system has no answers! No answers to the burning Earth that the capitalist-imperialist system has polluted and abused in its mania for profit. No answers to the wars they are waging—including the genocide in Gaza they are backing—and the even worse wars they are preparing to wage. No answers to the racism that still infests every corner of this system. No answers to the vicious attacks now hammering down on women and on LGBTQ people. No answers to the worldwide devastation caused by their system that forces people to risk their lives to immigrate and seek survival.

So what do we do?

Bob Avakian, the most important thinker and leader on the planet today, has said this:

We can no longer afford to allow these imperialists to continue to dominate the world and determine the destiny of humanity. And it is a scientific fact that humanity does not have to live this way.

Three Big Takeaways from the Debate

1. The hatred on stage between Biden and Trump was real and represents something deeper—a bitter fight between two sections of the powers that be over HOW to keep this bloody empire on top. Bob Avakian has said that:

Everything will very likely be coming to a head and coming up for grabs this year, 2024, with the presidential election this year a sharp focus of the fight between the dominating ruling class parties—Democrats and Republicans—a fight that is very likely to break all out of the bounds of the “normal way” they exercise power over the people, and keep their whole murderous system going.

You can already see the glimmers of that with the turmoil around this debate. To find out more about why that could lead to a real chance for revolution and what the strategy is for that revolution, you need to go to Bob Avakian Official on all social media platforms, especially Dispatches 1 through 11. Times like these—where things could get far, far worse, but where a chance for revolution emerges—only come along once in a great while. We can’t afford—you can’t afford—to blow it.

2. You need to get with the leadership of Bob Avakian. He is posting dispatches on social media in real time that show you how to understand what’s going on and what to do about it. He has developed a strategy for revolution. He has developed a sweeping vision and a concrete blueprint for what comes after in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America. And at the heart of this, he has further developed the scientific way of understanding the world and getting to the truth of why things are the way they are, and how to change them. And he has put his heart and soul into fighting and putting himself out there for what people need most: revolution, and the emancipation of humanity.

3. You need to get with the Revcom Corps for the Emancipation of Humanity. Be with us as we mobilize people to stand up against the injustices and outrages constantly perpetrated by this system, defending people from attacks on their rights and their lives, and waging fierce struggle to break people out of the bullshit ways of thinking and acting that they are caught up in, winning them to become revolutionary emancipators of humanity. By joining and working collectively as part of the organized ranks of the revolution, you will be taking part in the ongoing process of making the political situation and the alignment in society more favorable to revolution. During heavy times, with so much on the line, people sit up and take notice of even a small, but unified force, with a real program that can lead out of the hell all around them.

Get with this leadership. Get with this revolution. Seize the time—the time is now!