There’s plenty of inspirational literature for those who want more money, spiritual purity, weight loss, and professional success. But there is no such literature for those of us working for revolution to overthrow global capitalism.
This series of Affirmations is for us: revolutionary proletarian militants.
To emancipate ourselves from capitalism requires the most extreme political act: revolution. For us to go that far, we need to first imagine it as a possibility. We need to believe in our own potential collective strength, and comprehend the underlying weaknesses of our enemy. Each of us needs to decide to take responsibility for the future.
These battles first occur in our hearts and minds: in the field of ideology.
These Affirmations are intended to help make us strong, to encourage each of us in the struggles we all face to overcome our inertia, pessimism, and many fears. To help us, when we feel alone, remember that we are together across time and space. To help us set high standards for ourselves and be firm of purpose in a very difficult period of transitional chaos, intense exploitation, and breathtaking generalized horror.
We need to prepare ourselves to handle a potential emerging revolutionary situation, and help one another become who we need to be, so we can each fully participate in bringing it about, sooner rather than later.
Love and struggle,