THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE WILL BE FOUGHT
FROM HERE FORWARD!
YOU THINK YOU KNOW................BUT YOU HAVE NO
IDEA..............JUST WHAT BUSH HAS IN STORE
FOR.....YOU.....US.....THE WORLD.....OUR FUTURE!
Straight up—Bush and his people aren’t just ordinary
Republicans. And they’re not ordinary Christians either. They are
Christian Fascists—dangerous fanatics who aim to make
the U.S. a religious dictatorship and to force this upon the world. If
they get their way—and they are very far along the road to
getting it—society will be plunged into a high-tech Dark
Those who compare Bush to Hitler are right! But, don’t be
waiting for people wearing little mustaches and marching the Nazi
goose-step to come to your town. This brand of fascism is coming
differently, and it's coming straight from the White House.
Staring at Christian Fascism
People say, "they couldn’t, no they just wouldn’t"
strip away "classic" U.S. democracy and plunge us into
fascism. But let’s see what they’ve done... and what they
plan to do.
Bush believes that he is on a "mission from
God," and so do his cronies. Army General William Boykin
recently declared that the Iraqi people were the "face of
Satan," that the Christian God was the only true and
"real" god, and that "God himself" put Bush in the
White House. He said all this publicly and in uniform, no less—and
after people protested it, Boykin was promoted! Over the years
these Christian Fascists have dug in at every level of the courts, the
army and Congress. BUT NOW THEY PLAN TO GO FURTHER, moving more
thoroughly into the highest levels of power. Supreme Court Justice
Scalia and other highly placed Republicans want to wipe out the
separation of church and state, and use government to support and
enforce religious belief.
Bush has launched a worldwide "crusade."
In the name of "good vs. evil," he’s killed tens of
thousands of people in Iraq, and maybe more—and still the war
rages. In the name of "fighting terror", he justifies
torturing people in prisons like Guantanamo and murdering wounded
prisoners in Iraq. This proven liar has rammed through a new
"doctrine" that lets him wage war whenever and wherever he
says he "sees a threat", and there is no telling where
he’ll stop. The U.S. has long committed monstrous crimes around the
world ... and NOW THEY PLAN TO GO FURTHER. The imperialists in power—all of them, with Bush at the core—want total global empire.
Bush himself believes in Armageddon, that Islam is "evil",
and that he is "fighting for God." How many people, halfway
’round the world or right down the block, will lose their lives to
this lunacy? Lunacy backed up by, and serving, imperialism.
Bush’s gang suppresses science. They’ve
taken control of scientific agencies. They promote
"creationism" against evolution and they suppress scientific
research on life-and-death issues like global warming, the AIDS
epidemic, and stem-cell research. Unless they can use it to make money
or make weapons, Bush’s people hate the scientific spirit
of trying to figure out how the world really works. Science calls into
question their dogmatic interpretation of the Bible that prepares
people to sacrifice for "god and country"—and never ask
Bush is dismantling democratic rights. Tens of
thousands of immigrants have been detained and deported for little, if
any, reason and thousands more have been imprisoned with no charges—many for years. The Bush regime spies on political and
religious groups. It suppresses ordinary protests with massive force,
including even tanks in the streets. And it openly
disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Black voters in the last
election. All this, AND NOW THEY PLAN ON GOING FURTHER. Bush aims to
pass more fascist laws, his flunkies threaten artists and intellectuals
who dare to step outside the lines, they are invading all aspects of
daily life—and it is an open question as to whether any rights
at all will be left standing.
Bush’s Morality: Hypocrisy and Hatred
Bush talks about "values," but if you’re a single
woman and you want to live your own life ... or if you’re gay and
proud ... these Christian Fascists have you in their cross-hairs.
They’ve severely restricted the right to abortion and tried to put
independent-minded women on the defensive. They whipped up anti-gay
hatred as a big part of their presidential campaign. BUT NOW THEY ARE
GOING MUCH FURTHER. Bush aims to appoint new Supreme Court justices who
will totally outlaw abortion, and he wants to pass a constitutional
amendment against gay marriage. And these fascists also go after the
more humane forms of Christianity that don’t share their hateful
"Values?" These people have the morality of a lynch mob!
If you are Black or Latino, and especially if you are up against the
merciless conditions of the inner city ... then you too are in the
cross-hairs. Bush plans to rip out even social security. He wants to do
health care, education, welfare, and even prisons through churches that
are directly approved, funded by and answering to the
government. These churches will not "lift people up"—and
these programs will degrade people, insisting that they agree
that their hunger, their homelessness, and their problems flow from
their "sins"—and not from a system that has oppressed them
from Day One. And the full Christian Fascist plan—which includes
vastly expanded capital punishment for minor crimes, in accord with Old
Testament "morality"—is far worse, with a downright
genocidal direction to it.
A Time for Resistance
Are we exaggerating? If anything, people have always
under-estimated just how fast and how far Bush would go. And
now he claims a "mandate" for his lunacy. No, Bush and the
people around him are deadly serious and aim to go much further than
almost anyone expects.
As for "mandate?" BULL! The will of the people was NOT
expressed in this election. Kerry didn’t call Bush out for his lies
and deception, or expose the real horrors of Bush’s deeds—and
his plans. There was no real fight, and people should not grant a
shred of legitimacy to Bush.
And waiting for yet another Democrat to disappoint and betray people
four years from now is not only worthless—it may be way too
late. What we need now, very urgently and very immediately, is
RESISTANCE. Resistance, in the words of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the
Revolutionary Communist Party, "that refuses to be bound by the
terms of mainstream politics or the notion that this politics
represents the ’ultimate word’ on the ’will of the
people.’ Resistance that will not just protest the juggernaut of
war and fascism but go all-out to STOP it. Resistance that will reach
out and win over people who have been deceived by this madness but
whose deepest interests are opposed to it. Resistance that will be
united—but will still include space for dreams and debate."
We can build on the past resistance to the Iraq war and other Bush
outrages. But this must come back together and take a huge leap with
major actions when Bush is inaugurated on January 20th, 2005. People
everywhere must see that there really ARE "two Americas,"
squaring off over the future.
The Revolutionary Way Out
This Christian Fascism didn’t materialize out of thin air. It
arose on the basis of CAPITALISM and the most powerful capitalists
support it (even as they fight among themselves).
What do we mean by capitalism? Today, people could produce enough
food, housing and clothing to provide a decent life to everyone on the
planet. But the means to do this are owned and controlled by a handful
of global capitalist-imperialists who are driven to get ever greater
profit, or else go under. And so half the people on the planet live on
less than a day. Billions go hungry. People are driven from country
to city and then around the world, desperately seeking work, while
communities in the U.S. are left to rot. And now the Bush lunacy has
taken this to an even more terrible level.
But imagine a different future. A future where people consciously
learn about and transform the world, and are not imprisoned in the
chains of tradition and ignorance. A world without racism and without
borders. A vibrant place, where people together debate and decide how
to develop society. A world where people no longer wonder where their
next meal will come from, or if they will be homeless, or abandoned or
sick in their old age—a world of abundance, where people
together hold all of society’s resources in common. A world where
people not only work to produce the necessities of life, but get into
art and culture and science—and have fun doing it! A world
without the domination of women by men, where people interact with each
other based on mutual respect, concern and love for humanity. A world
that looks out for and takes care of the environment.
That world is communism. And we can get to that world.
A Revolutionary Society
But how? Through revolution—where those who are today
exploited and oppressed rise up and defeat the powers-that-be. A
revolution led by the class that owns nothing but its ability to work,
and yet works together to make the world run. A revolution in which
this class steps on to the stage of history and leads tens of millions
more—including the millions who hate the cruel reign of Bush
and the Christian fascists.
Revolutions don’t happen overnight, or by accident. But when a
deep crisis suddenly erupts in society, and when a revolutionary party
has been actively organizing and preparing people for such an opening,
and when millions of people begin to think we need a basic change ...
and become a "revolutionary people" ... then dreams can be
seized in the clear light of day. No, we’re not there yet—but
the extreme changes being wrought by the Bush crew could very well
lead to such a crisis. And our Party is doing all it can to bring
forward a revolutionary people to seize that time, whenever it may
People have made this kind of revolution before—first in
Russia, then in China. And they accomplished amazing things. In the
end, however, those revolutions were finally turned back and defeated
by the guardians of the old order. But building on their tremendous
accomplishments—and examining deeply and unsparingly their
negative experiences—Bob Avakian has brought forward a radical
new "model" and vision of what this socialist society must be
Socialist society will enable people to solve the most burning
problems that bedevil us today. The "rule of profit" will be
shattered and there will be jobs, health care, decent housing and
stimulating education—for everyone. Communities will be centers
where people join to solve the problems that hold society back. The
racism and white supremacy that is woven so deeply into the fabric of
American capitalism, and the chains of women’s oppression that
still weigh so heavily, will be struggled against and uprooted—from
the gitgo! And the socialist state will not oppress other nations—instead,
it will support revolution all around the world.
But even more crucially, the new society will unleash people to
change the world. People will count for something—in fact, for
everything. Those who were formerly locked out of working with ideas
will do exactly that—they will work with their minds and
participate in society in an all-round way. The leadership of society
will work to unleash diverse thinking and action from the bottom up and
everywhere else. It will foster dissent, including
opposition to the government itself; it will learn all it can
from people, so that society can move forward. The youth will be
treasured for their dreams, their daring ... and their impatience.
There will be ferment and upheaval—far beyond what we can
And yes, there must be, and there will be, firm leadership to hold
onto power for the people and to guide all the complex and challenging
struggle. Through this whole process, and as other revolutions develop
around the world, the state itself will draw more and more millions
into the direct rule of every part of society until the division of
people into ruler and ruled is finally overcome, in communist
This socialism, as envisioned by Bob Avakian, will embrace
scientists, intellectuals, and artists. They’ll continue their
intellectual and artistic work, deepening the store of human knowledge,
even as they break down barriers with other sections of society,
especially the formerly exploited and oppressed. The leadership of
society won’t fear their tendency to question everything, or to
look at things in new ways. On the contrary, it will welcome this in a
way that no other society can—for without lively questioning
and "air to breathe", socialism would not be a place
people would want to live, nor would it open up the road to
In this revolutionary society people will be able to practice
religion and go to church—or not—as they please. But
the schools, and the government generally, will promote a scientific
approach to understanding and changing material reality. On that basis,
a new morality will be forged. It will cherish the lives of the people
of the world and uphold equality between nations and peoples and
between men and women. It will value struggle against the oppressive
relations that still remain, and not resignation and surrender to
The Clash of Two Futures
Two futures confront each other. Will imperialism force a future of
darkness and suffocation onto the people? Will tens of millions more
needlessly suffer and die? OR, will the critical
spirit be unleashed in a way that does a great GOOD for humanity? Will society move forward
in a revolutionary direction and set about removing the great suffering
and misery cast down on the people by capitalism?
To put it another
way, which vision will prevail: that of
George W. Bush? Or of Bob Avakian?
Each of us has a part in answering this question. We know that the
job is huge, the time is short, and the odds are long. Yet we are down
for this, all the way down, and optimistic as well.
But let us put it to YOU: if you’ve been agonizing about the
future, if you nodded your head as you read this statement, then...
what are YOU gonna do? Are YOU going to be one of thousands who come
together now and help create the force that can lead millions against
this madness, when millions are ready to be led? Will you help create
and bring onto the stage a revolutionary people? Are you ready
to check out this Party and this leader? Will you bring your ideas,
your creativity, your questions and yes, your disagreements to us, and
help figure out how we can rise to the occasion? Are YOU ready to
make a real difference—to not only spread the word of
resistance and revolution, but make that a real alternative in
Don’t let Bush determine the future. Spread this statement to
your friends. Talk about it with them. And check us out.
Revolutionary Communist Party,
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