Wednesday, 28 December 2011


As I'd mentioned in my last post, my adherence to Maoism will not win us many fans of the tight black jeans black t-shirt patches poorly sewed on circle A stinky dreadlocks variety, but who cares. This isn't what it's about. It's not about who is the most "left" ideologically, or who is the most politically correct, or any of that shit. It's about revolution. It's about seriously wanting to put an end to exploitation. It's about wanting to annihilate this system, and putting something better in it's place, as part of the world revolution. Here's another article.
Mao Tsetung

Mao Tsetung:
The Greatest Revolutionary of Our Time

For the Mao Tsetung Centenary 1893-1993
RW #731, December 26, 1993
Mao Tsetung stood with the poor people of the world and showed them the path to real liberation. RCP Chairman Bob Avakian said, ``Mao Tsetung was the greatest revolutionary of our time.'
Mao grew up in a society that was totally messed up. He saw people dropping dead of starvation in the streets, while a handful of exploiters grew fat and rich. He saw homeless people begging in the streets, as imperialist armies and bankers flooded into China. He saw young girls sold into slavery when their families could not afford to feed them.
Some people and movements tried to ``reform'' China. But Mao was not about begging exploiters to make things a little better. And he wasn't about simply loosening the chains around peoples' necks.
Mao was a TOTAL revolutionary. He didn't want to make peace with the system of feudalism and imperialism responsible for the suffering of the people. He hated how the rich and powerful treated the poor like dogs--kicking and spitting on them in the streets. And he wanted nothing less than an end to all exploitation and oppression.
Mao Tsetung was a real communist: He fought for a world without classes and without oppressors. He gave his whole life to the people. When poor peasants and workers rebelled against intolerable conditions, Mao stood with them and led them to take their struggle higher. He led the masses to wage armed struggle, to overthrow the system, and put the common people in charge of society.
After two decades of revolutionary warfare, Mao declared victory in 1949. He said, ``The Chinese people have stood up.'' Then Mao led the have-nots-- people who never had any power before -- to build socialism and revolutionize society from top to bottom.
Mao refused to become a party boss. When people right inside the Communist Party tried to bring capitalism back to China, Mao relied on the masses of people to fight these new oppressors.
Mao led the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which spread this truth to every corner of the world: It is right to rebel against reaction!
The famous ``Red Book'' was the most popular book on the planet. And from the Black liberation struggle to the war in Vietnam, the Chinese people supported revolutionary movements around the world.
With Mao's leadership, people on the bottom in China became conscious revolutionizers of society. All kinds of new things were accomplished -- things impossible under capitalism. In factories, hospitals, schools, farms, and in the arts -- the masses developed new socialist ways of doing things and relating to each other. Never before in history did the masses of working people have so much power to change the world.
When Mao died in 1976, new exploiters came to power in China and turned back the clock to capitalism. But Mao's legacy lives on strong.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mao Tsetung, the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement has put out a new document for all to see on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Mao provides the oppressed with the guide to take matters into their own hands. It is this liberating scientific ideology that Mao inherited from the great revolutionaries before him and then further developed over 50 years of revolutionary struggle.
To all those who see how messed up society is and are searching for all-the-way liberation --MLM is yours to embrace and apply in the struggle to transform the world.
The constant motion and change of the world, the new replacing the old, those on the bottom bringing change through revolution -- this was the outlook and practice of Mao. And, as Chairman Avakian has said, ``We are Mao's successors.''

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011


December 26th,2011 marks the 119th anniversary of the birth of the greatest revolutionary of our time, Chairman Mao Tsetung. There has been massive amounts of poison directed at the Chairman since his death in 1976, from every corner of those who would uphold this decrepit and rotten system. The majority of "punks" out there are either apolitical or anarchist, and would decry my stance as being "hierarchical" and "totalitarian". But I don't care. We have the luxury of being able to argue and point fingers, (and to be in shitty bands), while others are out there fighting. The largest and most important revolutionary struggles taking place in the world today are being waged by Maoist parties and organizations. From India, Nepal, to the Philippines, Turkey, Peru (don't believe what the press says), People's Wars are being waged to take down the capitalist/imperialist system. And yet, there are volumes of books, and "documentaries" being produced telling us that Mao was evil, and to give up on revolution altogether.  Meanwhile, they tell us that the democratic model is the best of all possible worlds. They invade Afghanistan, telling us that women will be liberated, while one out of four women in her lifetime will be sexually assaulted in the u.s.a. A country where women soldiers have escorts when they need to go to the bathroom at night, not to be protected from the "enemy", but from their fellow comrades. 
  Some of the most important contributions (in brief) from Chairman Mao are: He brought the revolution to the colonial countries,and developed the theory of People's War for the struggles there.
"What is a true bastion of iron? It is the masses, the millions upon millions of people who genuinely and sincerely support the revolution. That is the real iron bastion which it is impossible, and absolutely impossible, for any force on earth to smash.

The counter-revolution cannot smash us; on the contrary, we shall smash it. Rallying millions upon millions of people round the revolutionary government and expanding our revolutionary war, we shall wipe out all counter-revolution and take over the whole of China."-Chairman Mao Tsetung.

He brought liberation to women, who were basically slaves to the feudal system in society, and to their husbands and male relatives in the home. Girls were routinely sold into slavery when the family was too poor to survive, and foot binding was part of the culture.
He taught the masses of people to be fearless in the face of the imperialist powers, no matter how strong they look on the surface.

"Imperialism will not last long because it always does evil things. It persists in grooming and supporting reactionaries in all countries who are against the people, it has forcibly seized many colonies and semi-colonies and many military bases, and it threatens the peace with atomic war. Thus, forced by imperialism to do so, more than 90 per cent of the people of the world are rising or will rise in struggle against it. Yet, imperialism is still alive, still running amuck in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the West imperialism is still oppressing the people at home. This situation must change. It is the task of the people of the whole world to put an end to the aggression and oppression perpetrated by imperialism, and chiefly by U.S. imperialism."
-Chairman Mao Tsetung.

Chairman Mao attempted to change the entire culture of socialist society, by unleashing the masses in their millions to partake in deciding which direction society was going. This was known as The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Much has been written by the reactionaries about this movement, and understandably so. The last thing they want is for the actual participation of the majority of people in deciding what's right,and what's not for society.
I am going to end this here for now, for I too, have to go to work. I hope to see y'all soon. Do not be shy to come up and discuss these ideas with me. To be continued....


Sunday, 11 December 2011


Everytime we watch the news, especially when shit is happening in other countries, we are bombarded with images of people holding up signs calling for "democracy". From the "Occupy"people, to rioters in Egypt, to stephen harper and other reactionary cretins, we are constantly reminded of how lucky we are to live in such a democratic society. Meanwhile, our democratic regimes support the continued destruction of the Palestinian people, (at the hands of racist but oh so democratic israel), the overthrow of governments deemed unfriendly to the west, (Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.,) and the divide between the rich and the poor growing at an explosive rate. Witness the news reports about Attawapiskat, and talk to me about "democracy", "freedom", and all of that other bullshit. It is fucking meaningless. And yet, they say this is the best of all possible worlds. If this is true, then why do they have to put out a continuous shitstream of propaganda to convince us of this? Because reality tells us something quite different. Here's an essay from the Revolution website, illustrating some of these points.

The American Enterprise—Property and Slavery
Peculiar Notions of "Freedom" and Profound Contradictions

In his book A Slaveholders' Union, Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic, George William Van Cleve captures, with biting and incisive irony, a contradiction which in fact gets to the very essence of this country and its posturing as the champion and model of freedom. Here is what Van Cleve writes about the very foundations, and "founding fathers," of the United States of America:
Consider, for example, the conduct of Richard Henry Lee, the Virginia leader who moved the formal congressional resolution declaring American independence in June 1776. There is no evidence that Virginians thought it ridiculous for Lee to conduct a public parade in Virginia against the Stamp Act's "chains of slavery" while literally using his slaves to hold his protest banners. ...leaders such as Lee and Patrick Henry, like [American] Revolutionary leaders in other major slave colonies, saw their state's untrammeled ability to control slavery as a central part of what the Revolution was about.
Think about this: Patrick Henry issues the cry, since made famous, "Give me liberty or give me death!"—while himself owning slaves, and vigorously defending and fighting for the "rights" of slaveowners. Another leading figure in the American revolution, Richard Henry Lee, champions the move for American independence and freedom, while forcing his slaves to carry his banner denouncing British taxation on people such as himself (the Stamp Act) as "chains of slavery"!
What is captured in these contradictions can stand very well as a metaphor for the nature and role of the United States of America—from its very founding, and down to the present day. This is a country ruled by forces which have always approached "freedom" most essentially in terms of the "right" to accumulate wealth as private property. Under this system, and through its dominant relations and institutions, masses of people have always been regarded and treated as above all instruments to be utilized by a relatively small ruling elite precisely to accumulate wealth as private property: wealth as capital—which means control over, and exploitation of, the labor of others, who are in effect wage slaves—and, for a long period in the history of this country, wealth as human property, literal slaves.
In terms of political philosophy, what has prevailed in this country, from the time of its founding to the present, is a peculiar and a confined and constricting view of "freedom," corresponding to the outlook and interests of exploiters and oppressors, whose system and whose philosophy have long since become outmoded and a direct barrier and hindrance to the emancipation of the masses of humanity, and ultimately humanity as a whole, from all relations of exploitation and oppression.


Thursday, 1 December 2011


Last night was AK's practice night, and I'm really happy with the way things are coming together. We all get along fantastically, and  are on similar pages politically. No, we are not all Revolutionary minded, but we all know that shit is fucked up, and needs to fucking change.
  We've got about eight new songs in the works, and hope to put out a 7" on Ty Stranglehold's label. Hopefully, our first show will be the Jay Brown Memorial show on January the 29th. Joe's already taken the 30th off of work, so now we practically have to play. As mentioned before, if you liked us before, you will continue to do so. Here are the lyrics to a new song by the name of  "Rejected":
desperation etched in faces dying in our shame
never had a fucking chance born into hate and failure
without a home without a name or some fucking self respect
the predators come around
some of them wear uniforms

cast off rejected
disposable like everybody else
the call for revolution will reach these wasted lives
war fucking war to raise our broken hearts
war fucking war to raise our broken hearts

No surprises musically or lyrically. The passion for hardcore still burns, and the way the world is today, the inspiration will always be there.

I'll end this with a heart wrenching quote from Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA:
Look at all these beautiful children who are female in the world. And in addition to all the other outrages which I have referred to, in terms of children throughout the slums and shantytowns of the Third World, in addition to all the horrors that will be heaped on them—the actual living in garbage and human waste in the hundreds of millions as their fate, laid out before them, yes, even before they are born—there is, on top of this, for those children who are born female, the horror of everything that this will bring simply because they are female in a world of male domination. And this is true not only in the Third World. In "modern" countries like the U.S. as well, the statistics barely capture it: the millions who will be raped; the millions more who will be routinely demeaned, deceived, degraded, and all too often brutalized by those who are supposed to be their most intimate lovers; the way in which so many women will be shamed, hounded and harassed if they seek to exercise reproductive rights through abortion, or even birth control; the many who will be forced into prostitution and pornography; and all those who—if they do not have that particular fate, and even if they achieve some success in this "new world" where supposedly there are no barriers for women—will be surrounded on every side, and insulted at every moment, by a society and a culture which degrades women, on the streets, in the schools and workplaces, in the home, on a daily basis and in countless ways.
Bob Avakian,
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
BAsics, 1:10
Thank you.