The Mission Statement of The Bob Avakian Institute

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Apr 14 2013 00:48
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I'd write in but no doubt my complaint would be read as a plea to "queerism" or anti-youth freedom.

If you're feeling particularly sisyphean, I'd say go for it, but it's just as you say that dogma is well protected against criticism. Your writing will be just another symptom of the disease for which the cure is Nambla and Maosim.

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Apr 14 2013 02:07
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If you're feeling particularly sisyphean, I'd say go for it, but it's just as you say that dogma is well protected against criticism. Your writing will be just another symptom of the disease for which the cure is Nambla and Maosim.

On second thought I think its better to leave it, stupid statements like that are a sure fire way to keep Gays well away from them. I've noticed that groups like the Trot's and the church of Bob even when they make formal concessions on "identity politics" still maintain a deep loathing for the actual groups involved in those struggles.

Its probably a case of the classic Vanguard hating people leading their own fights for liberation but I seem to remember Saint Bob made a name for himself by working to support the Black Panther Party. So why was he willing to let Blacks take the lead when in every other instance his group tries to impose control over everyone else?

Perhaps I have to buy the book to find out. I'll probably wait till my table leg gets wobbly.

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Aug 22 2013 09:24

from http://revcom.us/a/151online/Sunsara_on_Avakian-en.html

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It is the case that many still haven’t thought seriously about what revolution entails and once you do think seriously about revolution the need for leadership becomes pronounced. It is back to the question of what the point of any of this is anyhow. The more that we are firmly rooted in the need for revolution and the more we are proceeding from that, the more we will not have difficulty but will actually be wanting to promote Bob Avakian. And the more that we are promoting Bob Avakian as who he actually is and what he is actually indispensible to (revolution aimed at the emancipation of all of humanity), the more we will be drawing forward and engaging the biggest questions of this revolution and bringing growing numbers into it.

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Aug 22 2013 22:07

http://doing-the-basics.tumblr.com/

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Aug 23 2013 09:42
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Bob Avakian

There is nothing more funny than a proper cult of personality in an at most 50 person tiny left group. the sense of scale is so fucked, its like looking at a tiny social replica of 1960s china

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Sep 4 2013 11:25

new delusional stuff by Sunsara Taylor:

http://revcom.us/a/315/celebrating-ba-everywhere-en.html

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At a time when humanity so urgently cries out for fundamental, truly radical, actually revolutionary change—at a time when so many are struggling in the dark and taking up "solutions" that only land them back in the same situation they were yearning to break free from, at a time when the contradictions and crimes of this system are mounting every day with great cost for humanity, let us truly celebrate BA, the revolutionary leader, let us celebrate the campaign to raise big funds to get BA Everywhere and the huge difference this can make, and let us celebrate this gathering as we share in each other's company, step back and more deeply appreciate the truly liberating and uplifting campaign we have come together around, and as we make plans to take this forward and further—and not stop until all of humanity is free.

why not take an RCP text and replace "revolution" with "salvation" and "Bob Avakian" with "Jesus" ...

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Oct 16 2013 11:52

meanwhile, the former Peruvian comrades of Bob aren't amused:

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¡APLASTAR, ANIQUILAR Y DINAMITAR AL REVISIONISMO: AVAKIANISTA Y PRACHANDISTA!

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Oct 16 2013 14:27

Bob Avakian can he fix it?
Bob Avakian yes he can!

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Oct 16 2013 15:47

praise the Bob!

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Oct 16 2013 17:05

it's easy to explain the understandable confusion between Bob Avakian and J R "Bob" Dobbs.
One is the made up frontman of a blatantly money making scam, and the other is J R "Bob" Dobbs blessed salesman of the Church of the subgenius,inc.

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Oct 24 2013 11:07

from the treasure trove of (the RCP's/RU's) history

http://www.revolutionintheair.com/chron/chron3.html

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October 11: RU leads a delegation of 50 to “meet with” the Guardian staff but overloads the building elevator, which sinks to the bottom of the building; they set up a picket line instead. The Guardian staff terms the action a “strong-arm” tactic and attempt at physical intimidation. The incident, the same month as RU’s “Smash the Boston Busing Plan” headline in Revolution, marks a definitive break between the RU and the Guardian, as well as many others in the NCM. (Guardian, October 23, 1974 in left folder, BTr-4; Guardian, November 20, 1974)

http://www.revolutionintheair.com/chron/chron4.html

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March 25: According to the SCEF newspaper Southern Struggle, a shoot-out takes place on this date when members of the RCP allegedly fire on SCEF members and tenants at the Capitol Homes housing site in Atlanta. (Southern Struggle, March-April 1979)

SCEF = Southern Conference Educational Fund, originally a front of the CPUSA which became independent, partly taken over by Klonsky's October League during the 1970ies (using it to pass resolutions against "Russian Social Imperialism")

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Nov 2 2013 19:36
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from the treasure trove of (the RCP's/RU's) history

http://www.revolutionintheair.com/chron/chron3.html

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October 11: RU leads a delegation of 50 to “meet with” the Guardian staff but overloads the building elevator, which sinks to the bottom of the building; they set up a picket line instead. The Guardian staff terms the action a “strong-arm” tactic and attempt at physical intimidation. The incident, the same month as RU’s “Smash the Boston Busing Plan” headline in Revolution, marks a definitive break between the RU and the Guardian, as well as many others in the NCM. (Guardian, October 23, 1974 in left folder, BTr-4; Guardian, November 20, 1974)

http://www.revolutionintheair.com/chron/chron4.html

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March 25: According to the SCEF newspaper Southern Struggle, a shoot-out takes place on this date when members of the RCP allegedly fire on SCEF members and tenants at the Capitol Homes housing site in Atlanta. (Southern Struggle, March-April 1979)

SCEF = Southern Conference Educational Fund, originally a front of the CPUSA which became independent, partly taken over by Klonsky's October League during the 1970ies (using it to pass resolutions against "Russian Social Imperialism")

Shit, have you been reading that?!?

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http://revcom.us/a/349/watching-Fruitvale-Station-with-Bob-Avakian-en.ht...

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A leader like this comes along very, very rarely. And when this does happen, the absolute worst thing we could do is fail to recognize this, fail to act in accordance with this, fail to take this seriously, or take this for granted. Instead, all of us—whether we have known about BA for decades, are just learning about him and what he represents, or anywhere in between, and whether you agree with BA about everything or not—must fully recognize and embrace what BA means for the people of the world. We must study, and learn all we can from his incredible body of work on the biggest questions of revolution and human emancipation, as well as the lessons of who he is and what he stands for as a revolutionary leader. We must realize that it is not just us who need to know about BA, his work and vision, and the leadership he is providing to this party and movement for revolution: millions of people must know about all of this, and this must impact all of society.

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Sep 12 2014 14:12

Jonestown... I mean Bobtown

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Sep 14 2014 02:39

They went to "the Island" this summer...

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Taking Revolution to the Island! Summer 2014 Martha’s Vineyard
August 9, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

The following is posted at the Revolution Books, Boston/Cambridge website.
Join us for: Fun in the Sun and So Much More!
The coming together of prominent Afro-American intellectuals, artists and critical thinkers over the summer on Martha’s Vineyard has been happening for over 100 years and is of national significance! Staff and supporters of Revolution Books are planning on going to the Vineyard this August to introduce these people and others to the movement for revolution this summer and we want you to join with us.
We are talking about authors who have written books on critical topics that are widely read, artists who are making films or music reaching broad audiences and academics of national prominence. Many of these are people who have deeply committed themselves to the questions of mass incarceration, the growing disparity between rich and poor and other critical social issues and who have broad and disproportionate influence in society among black people and more generally. Many have been passionate in their commitment to Obama, yet feel great concern and disquiet about where we are at in the world—including where to go now that the “promise” of the first Black presidency has failed so dramatically to address the issues they are deeply concerned about.
In BAsics 3:19, Bob Avakian says: “There will never be a revolutionary movement in this country that doesn’t fully unleash and give expression to the sometimes openly expressed, sometimes expressed in partial ways, sometimes expressed in wrong ways, but deeply felt desire to be rid of these long centuries of oppression [of Black people]. There’s never going to be a revolution in this country, and there shouldn’t be, that doesn’t make that one of the key foundation of what it’s all about.”
If we are seriously working to change the current polarization in the U.S. to make it more favorable to revolution—AND THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST PARTY IS—we cannot stand aside from this strategic gathering. Join with us in taking revolution to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Oct 15 2014 06:50

http://revcom.us/a/357/you-have-a-chance-to-see-the-jimi-hendrix-of-revo...

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On November 15 at Riverside Church in New York City, you have a chance to see the Jimi Hendrix of revolution: Bob Avakian.

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Oct 15 2014 12:07

So amazing.

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If you like corndogs, AND THE REVOLUTIONARY PARTY DOES--we cannot stand aside while capitalism systemically denies millions access to them. Join us at Food Truck Friday to expropriate the expropriators. Bring ketchup.

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Oct 16 2014 21:58
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http://revcom.us/a/357/you-have-a-chance-to-see-the-jimi-hendrix-of-revo...

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On November 15 at Riverside Church in New York City, you have a chance to see the Jimi Hendrix of revolution: Bob Avakian.

oh crikey i just might.
unless i have to pay.

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Oct 16 2014 22:16
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Entdinglichung wrote:
http://revcom.us/a/357/you-have-a-chance-to-see-the-jimi-hendrix-of-revo...

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On November 15 at Riverside Church in New York City, you have a chance to see the Jimi Hendrix of revolution: Bob Avakian.

oh crikey i just might.
unless i have to pay.

will Avakian play air guitar? Looking forward to your report ...

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Oct 17 2014 01:17

Jimi Hendrix? Avakian is a corpse?

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Oct 17 2014 02:11

At the very least he has a corpse in his mouth...

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Oct 17 2014 22:56

Bob's just part of a beautiful binary view and doesn't know it.

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Oct 20 2014 22:34

Stop the Lies and Slanders: Bob Avakian and the RCP Are the Exact Opposite of a "Cult"!

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Think about it. What is a cult? Generally, it is a group of people who separate themselves from the rest of society, who literally or figuratively initiate members into some “secret society” or “secret temple of knowledge,” and who adopt an unthinking, uncritical and religious approach to reality. Cults encourage blind following, or religious worship, of their leaders. And yes, they also often adopt practices and rituals that are wacky, or truly horrific—such as mass suicide pacts. And cults have absolutely nothing to do with transforming society or emancipating humanity.

In complete contrast to all of that: The Revolutionary Communist Party, its chairman Bob Avakian, and the movement for revolution engage, and seek to learn from and transform, every sphere of society and society as a whole. They do this as part of the process of making revolution and then continuing that revolution all the way to communism. As a critical element of this process, they seek to reach and influence literally millions of people from all sections of society, unleashing them to take up a thoroughly scientific approach to all of reality, including thinking critically about everything. All of this is for the purpose of changing the entire world through revolution, bringing an end to all the horrific ways in which human beings unnecessarily suffer. It is for that purpose and on that basis that the party, and the movement for revolution, follows and promotes Avakian, based on a scientific and not a blind, religious approach and because of what Avakian, his work, and his leadership objectively represent in relation to the goal of revolution and human emancipation.

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Nov 17 2014 19:39

godDAMMit i sort of forgot about it.

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Jan 12 2015 03:41

WHICH, IN MORALS, LEADS AWAY FROM SUPERSTITION
WHICH, IN POLITICS, LEADS AWAY FROM GOVERNMENT
WHICH, IN ART, LEADS AWAY FROM TRADITION

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http://revcom.us/a/393/in-the-neighborhood-with-ba-everywhere-en.html

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A final observation: we’re in a city where there aren’t a lot of people on the street most of the time, but we still decided to march through a residential area. This looked good: the Revolution Club all in their BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! T-shirts announcing to everyone who could hear, “We are the revcoms, the mighty mighty revcoms!” While it didn’t look on the surface like we were having an impact (because there were very few people out on the street), later that day as the sun started to set, a number of people stopped at a nearby corner and excitedly said they’d seen us. They had either driven by or peered out of their windows. This underscored the importance of really stepping out consistently as an attractive revolutionary force.

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Jul 16 2015 15:57

dance the Avakian!

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Jul 31 2015 09:50

http://revcom.us/a/397/letter-from-a-reader-on-the-new-synthesis-of-comm...

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In regards to boxing and addressing those in other trends or those who are simply skeptics about BA, I say, “You want evidence of why we consider BA a rare, precious, and irreplaceable communist leader? Start by reading this document, and then tell me of anyone else in the world today who even begins to come close to grappling with the questions outlined here with the same sweep and with the same depth and substance and with the same seriousness that BA has. He has dedicated his life to this, and spent decades developing this new synthesis of communism—and is continuing to do so.”