Inside: A Higher Purpose, a Transformative Vision
Tens of thousands of teachers in antiunion “right-to-work” states are walking out on strike, demanding living wages and affordable healthcare from state governments. Millions are rising up in protest against the growing culture of violence across the country, whether it be against police murder of people in the streets, the deportation of undocumented immigrants, or the murder of students in classrooms. An increasing mass of people are fighting for a humane society, putting forward a program for social change to protect the quality of life and the general welfare of humanity. The tens of millions who are struggling every day, those making demands for the basic necessities of life, are a central part of this rising moral force in America today.
“Youth Take the Lead against Violence in America” explains how young people, who are full of energy, idealism, and a strong sense of purpose, have always been at the heart of making social change. Today young people are fighting to secure a peaceful future for themselves and society as a whole. They are increasingly open to new ideas based on the peaceful ideals and morality of socialism and communism. They are developing a deeper awareness about who is denying them the future they seek. In doing so, our young people are stepping up and providing leadership inside of the revolutionary process that is unfolding throughout society today.
“From the Editors: Peace is a Necessity of Life” states that the world is rife with polarization, conflict, and war. Efforts by a ruling class to maintain its hold on private property, both at home and globally, are accelerating. The growing attack against the workers as they struggle for the basic necessities of life is an integral part of the path that leads inexorably to global war and the danger of nuclear annihilation.
“The Reality of Fascism in America Today” shows that developments in America are part of an overall global process of transformation. The bitter battles taking place in Congress are but the forms in which the fundamental question of a new world order is being fought out. They are all about the transformation to a fascist world-view and a fascist world order.
The daily fights for food, clean water, housing, health care, education, and for peace are the fight to oppose the transformation to a fascist world order. It is a fight to build a new world compatible with the new technology, a cooperative world, in which the abundance that the new technology creates is distributed to all in need.
“Revolution and the Tasks of Revolutionaries” shows how revolution – the struggle to overturn one social and economic order and replace it with another – comes about. The resolution of this struggle is never pre-determined. The objective conditions created by the qualitatively new means of production make certain things possible. But a new society must be envisioned and built, and it must be done by the will and intellect of human beings. As society struggles to reorganize itself, it is the task of revolutionaries to unite the thinking of the workers with the vision that the qualitatively new means of production makes possible.
The emerging revolutionaries, once armed with a class understanding of the content of the times and the root of the problem they face, will find common cause for building the class unity necessary for advancing the revolutionary process. The urgent task before us is to gather these revolutionaries into an organization of revolutionary propagandists that can go outward with the new ideas and vision of the new cooperative society that the content of the times demands.
The cover article, “How Can We Make a Difference?”, states that new ideas and vision are integral to the foundation on which political power can be built. Stages in the process of achieving political power cannot be skipped. Political power to achieve the vision is the goal, but this cannot be done without understanding the root of the problems, the vision of what is possible, and a strategy to get there.
“The LRNA: Giving Voice to the Vision of a New World” calls on all revolutionaries to participate in this historic task. The League of Revolutionaries for a New America is an organization of revolutionaries. Our goal is a peaceful cooperative world and a happy humanity. For the first time, this age-old vision is realizable. A new social force, a new class, is being created by qualitatively new means of production. It needs and is fighting for the basic necessities of life without money to pay. Conscious that it is already fighting to transfer capitalist property to itself in order to survive, it can play its historic role of leading society to a new world. Educating and uniting the new class and society around this vision is the overriding task of revolutionaries and the foundation of our organization. The future of humanity depends on it.
May/June 2018 Vol28.Ed3
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The age-old vision of a world without scarcity, without exploitation, class domination, organized violence, and stultifying labor has been the dream of millenia. The new completely socialized labor-eliminating means of production ... sets the basis for its realization. Now human history can begin, the light of the individual shining in the full brightness of liberated life, that can only be realized within true equality and cooperation: communism, a cooperative society.'Without Vision, the People Perish'
Rally, Comrades ! May/June 2011