We Celebrate the Life of Comrade Bob Brown
We celebrate the life and contribution of comrade Bob Brown, who passed away on November 8, 2019. Bob was a fighter for his class, the working class. He was a union organizer for many years, and when electronic, robotic production began to displace workers in massive numbers from the workplace, he carried on his fight for this new class, both standing on picket lines and also fighting for the poor and unorganized. Bob was a founding member and leader of the Labor Party because he understood that in this time, the only way the working class could move forward was to become conscious of itself as a class, and to build its own independent political party with its own class program.
Comrade Bob was a visionary, with a deep and passionate commitment to a transformed future for humanity, a new cooperative society based on the distribution of the abundance of society based upon need, the foundation of a higher stage of human society in which the full potential of humanity is realized. Bob was a founding member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America because he understood that an organization of conscious revolutionaries was necessary at this time for our class to move along its line of march to achieve its ultimate aim.
Bob was a strategic thinker: to imbue the class with a vision of a transformed future, while at the same time indicating the strategic orientation of how we get there. Comrade Bob liked to quote a line from Sun Tzu: “Strategy without tactics is the slowest road to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
Bob also liked to say that he was “just a guy,” but he epitomizes how all of us, even as individuals can make a difference, can make a contribution to history, and to the forward motion of our class. Bob made his contribution, and that is what we celebrate. RC
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