The Mission Statement of The Bob Avakian Institute

Submitted by David in Atlanta on May 16, 2012

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The Bob Avakian Institute is a nonprofit institute organized for educational purposes. Its mission is to preserve, project, and promote the works and vision of Bob Avakian with the aim of reaching the broadest possible audience.

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888

10 years 4 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/018/bob-avakian-day.htm

David in Atlanta

10 years 4 months ago

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We shouldn't mock. He's the greatest Marxist theoretician and organizer since Mao at least! Just ask them! :groucho:

Chilli Sauce

10 years 4 months ago

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Fuck, they are mental bastards...

Entdinglichung

10 years 2 months ago

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from http://revcom.us/a/274/get-ready-to-kick-off-basics-bus-tour-en.html

“[Bob Avakian] is opening our understanding to the way it is, where other people are afraid to speak because it’ll put their life on the line, and this man put his life on the line for everybody to know the truth. And he just told it just how it is. How can we make that change if we don’t know the basics?”

seems that he has been crucified for our sins ... the daily explanation from the bible:

[youtube]l3iUCgEEMAk[/youtube]

Avakianh's Witnesses?

GBF23

10 years 2 months ago

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BOB IS GREAT

Marx-Trek

10 years 2 months ago

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There supposedly is a debate someone on the internet between Avakian(ists) and Zizek at some talk in Manhattan. I have searched to no avail.

AJI

10 years ago

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iexist

I'm assuming this guy is well known and not well liked

Semi-well known in certain cities in the U$, only really liked by his followers... what a bunch of clowns.

Redwinged Blackbird

10 years ago

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where do I sign up, now?

lettersjournal

10 years ago

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Marx-Trek

There supposedly is a debate someone on the internet between Avakian(ists) and Zizek at some talk in Manhattan. I have searched to no avail.

I was there. It was not a debate. During the question and answer time, an RCP guy in the audience rambled on and on about Avakian, and Zizek responded something along the lines of, "I'm really sorry to tell you this, but I have read Avakian and did not find a single original or interesting argument." Then, Zizek was yelled at later by Maoists for daring to say there was mass starvation in Communist China.

Entdinglichung

9 years 11 months ago

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praise the Bob!

touching the image may heal pustules

Chilli Sauce

9 years 11 months ago

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Or cause them.

Entdinglichung

9 years 11 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

Or cause them.

yes ... if you are an unbeliever ;-)

Steven.

9 years 11 months ago

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They should have called that book the BAble.

Also, we should sue them for nicking our colour scheme.

Stan Milgram

9 years 10 months ago

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[youtube]TinLbeXKivw[/youtube]

To be fair most Marxists have a problem with people worship. It all started with Lenin.

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/284/sustain-revcom-en.html

During the past week of Hurricane Sandy, no other site has done what revcom.us has. If you came to this site, you got ongoing analysis... you got reports from the places where people were abandoned by the government and suffering hard... you got direction and leadership on how to fight this over the course of the week... and you got reports from the trenches where people are already beginning to do so. You became acquainted with the work of Bob Avakian and got a vision of how a different society—an emancipatory socialist society, on the road to communism, which truly empowered and served the people—could deal with such a catastrophe.

GBF23

9 years 10 months ago

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BOB IS GREAT

Schwarz

9 years 10 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://revcom.us/a/284/sustain-revcom-en.html

During the past week of Hurricane Sandy, no other site has done what revcom.us has. If you came to this site, you got ongoing analysis... you got reports from the places where people were abandoned by the government and suffering hard... you got direction and leadership on how to fight this over the course of the week... and you got reports from the trenches where people are already beginning to do so. You became acquainted with the work of Bob Avakian and got a vision of how a different society—an emancipatory socialist society, on the road to communism, which truly empowered and served the people—could deal with such a catastrophe.

Yeah they are really in the trenches all right. I wonder how many papers the RCP sold to hurricane victims.

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/298/bob-avakian-en.html

In Bob Avakian, the Chairman of our Party, we have the kind of rare and precious leader who does not come along very often. A leader who has given his heart, and all his knowledge, skills and abilities to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity. Bob Avakian came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s—taking part in the great movements of those days, and especially working and struggling closely with the most advanced revolutionary force in the U.S. at that time, the Black Panther Party. Since then, and while many others have given up, Bob Avakian has worked and struggled tirelessly to find the way to go forward, having learned crucial lessons and built lasting organization that could continue the struggle, and aim to take it higher, while uniting with the same struggle throughout the world. He has kept on developing the theory and strategy for making revolution. He played the key role in founding our Party in 1975, and since then he has continued the battle to keep the Party on the revolutionary road, to carry out work with a strong revolutionary orientation. He has deeply studied the experience of revolution—the shortcomings as well as the great achievements—and many different fields of human endeavor, through history and throughout the world—and he has brought the science and method of revolution to a whole new level, so that we can not only fight but really fight to win. Bob Avakian has developed the scientific theory and strategic orientation for how to actually make the kind of revolution we need, and he is leading our Party as an advanced force of this revolution. He is a great champion and a great resource for people here, and indeed people all over the world. The possibility for revolution, right here, and for the advance of the revolution everywhere, is greatly heightened because of Bob Avakian and the leadership he is providing. And it is up to us to get with this leadership…to find out more about Bob Avakian and the Party he heads…to learn from his scientific method and approach to changing the world…to build this revolutionary movement with our Party at the core…to defend this leadership as the precious thing it is…and, at the same time, to bring our own experience and understanding to help strengthen the process of revolution and enable the leadership we have to keep on learning more and leading even better.

Chilli Sauce

9 years 6 months ago

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It is just mad, isn't it?

Ethos

9 years 6 months ago

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Entdinglichung

from http://revcom.us/a/274/get-ready-to-kick-off-basics-bus-tour-en.html

“[Bob Avakian] is opening our understanding to the way it is, where other people are afraid to speak because it’ll put their life on the line, and this man put his life on the line for everybody to know the truth. And he just told it just how it is. How can we make that change if we don’t know the basics?”

seems that he has been crucified for our sins ... the daily explanation from the bible:

[youtube]l3iUCgEEMAk[/youtube]

Avakianh's Witnesses?

A book of quotes? Ha, what a lazy fuck this guy is. He can't even be bothered to write his babble in essay form.
I've never had the pleasure of meeting an Avakian's witness (very nice Entdinglichung ;) ) in person, but whenever they use the word "science" it makes me cringe.

Illyana

9 years 6 months ago

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http://www.revcom.us/movement-for-revolution/BAE/film.html

Why Go to This Film Premiere?

Why go to this film premiere? Simply: It's by far the most important thing people could be doing that day–it's dealing with the most important thing there could be–because it's about the real possibility of bringing into being a radically different world, where all this madness, all the oppression and injustice, all the abuse and degradation that is so much a part of life now, would be done away with. If anybody can think of anything more important than that–let's hear it!

Clear the Day!
Come Together with Others Around the Country
See the Film Premiere of…
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Chilli Sauce

9 years 6 months ago

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ALL CAPS!!

Ethos

9 years 6 months ago

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Illyana

Why go to this film premiere? Simply: It's by far the most important thing people could be doing that day–it's dealing with the most important thing there could be–because it's about the real possibility of bringing into being a radically different world, where all this madness, all the oppression and injustice, all the abuse and degradation that is so much a part of life now, would be done away with. If anybody can think of anything more important than that–let's hear it!

Attention revolutionary parents: Do you have a kid? Fuck that kid. You should be at this film premiere.

Illyana

9 years 6 months ago

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Did these people have their sense of irony surgically removed?

[youtube]l3iUCgEEMAk[/youtube]

Entdinglichung

9 years 5 months ago

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now, Avakian is under attack: http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1020/avakian.html

As porn star Nina Hartley puts it, “Sexual desire is, by its nature, unruly, chaotic, transgressive and boundary-crossing.”

Chilli Sauce

9 years 5 months ago

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Giving the evangelicals some stiff competition,

Keeping abreast of the latest developments

:lol:

Reddebrek

9 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

now, Avakian is under attack: http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1020/avakian.html

For a Trot group I was starting to like that piece, until it listed pandering to Feminism as one of the many crimes of BA.

Then their was this chestnut "The Spartacist League has a proud history of defending NAMBLA, opposing “age of consent” laws and all laws curtailing the privacy and sexual freedom of consenting individuals. "

Seems like someone's been gazing into the abyss to long.

Ethos

9 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

Then their was this chestnut "The Spartacist League has a proud history of defending NAMBLA, opposing “age of consent” laws and all laws curtailing the privacy and sexual freedom of consenting individuals. "

Seems like someone's been gazing into the abyss to long.

I like how that was preceded by, "Anti-pedophile hysteria...". It reminds me of gems like, "Anti-racist means anti-white" and "Feminism is misandry".

Reddebrek

9 years 5 months ago

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Ethos

I like how that was preceded by, "Anti-pedophile hysteria...". It reminds me of gems like, "Anti-racist means anti-white" and "Feminism is misandry".

My personal favourite was that just before that "Proud" admission the author was criticising BA for their insincere reversal on Gay rights. Promoting NAMBLA is probably the worst thing you can do for the whole LGBT rights/liberation thing and shows how little they themselves understand "Queer folk".

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

Still its good that these minor Red princes are busy pecking each other helping to make themselves even more irrelevant,

Ethos

9 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

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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.

Reddebrek

9 years 5 months ago

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Ethos

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.

Entdinglichung

9 years 1 month ago

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

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.

Entdinglichung

9 years 1 month ago

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

Harrison

9 years 1 month ago

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Bob Avakian fan

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

Entdinglichung

9 years ago

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new delusional stuff by Sunsara Taylor:

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

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" ...

Entdinglichung

8 years 11 months ago

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

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

GBF23

8 years 11 months ago

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

Entdinglichung

8 years 11 months ago

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praise the Bob!

[youtube]R2j5W2cHElw[/youtube]

GBF23

8 years 11 months ago

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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.

Entdinglichung

8 years 11 months ago

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

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

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

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")

Chilli Sauce

8 years 10 months ago

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Entdinglichung

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

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

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

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?!?

Entdinglichung

8 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

8 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

8 years ago

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

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.

S. Artesian

8 years ago

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Jonestown... I mean Bobtown

OliverTwister

8 years ago

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

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.

Entdinglichung

7 years 11 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/357/you-have-a-chance-to-see-the-jimi-hendrix-of-revolution-live-en.html

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

boozemonarchy

7 years 11 months ago

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So amazing.

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.

petey

7 years 11 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://revcom.us/a/357/you-have-a-chance-to-see-the-jimi-hendrix-of-revolution-live-en.html

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.

Entdinglichung

7 years 11 months ago

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petey

Entdinglichung

http://revcom.us/a/357/you-have-a-chance-to-see-the-jimi-hendrix-of-revolution-live-en.html

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 ...

fnbrilll

7 years 11 months ago

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Jimi Hendrix? Avakian is a corpse?

Black Badger

7 years 11 months ago

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

simiangene

7 years 11 months ago

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

Entdinglichung

7 years 11 months ago

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

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.

petey

7 years 10 months ago

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godDAMMit i sort of forgot about it.

zs.daniels

7 years 8 months ago

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

Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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

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.

Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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[youtube]2JrHXTpl6cg[/youtube]

dance the Avakian!

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://revcom.us/a/397/letter-from-a-reader-on-the-new-synthesis-of-communism-by-bob-avakian-en.html

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.”

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://revcom.us/a/395/when-you-put-on-this-t-shirt-you-step-into-the-revolution-en.html

“BA Speaks: Revolution—Nothing Less!” When you wear that shirt, you let people know about that revolution and that leader. But it’s more than that. You’re wearing this shirt along with other people, all over the country. You’re part of a whole movement letting people know that there’s a way to fight back, right now, as part of getting ready for revolution. You’re part of a movement for revolution letting people know that there’s a way to change ourselves as we do fight back, learning more about the revolution and setting a different kind of example with our lives. When you put on this shirt, you take the first step. You let people know that you, with other people all over the country, want to represent for the EMANCIPATION OF HUMANITY from this madness they’ve got us chained in.

Be part of the revolution. Take up the T-shirt.

boozemonarchy

7 years 1 month ago

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1. Make tshirts

2. . . .

3. Destroy Capitalism

Ed

7 years 1 month ago

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Sorry if I missed something but what's the Cornell West link with Bob Avakian?

Black Badger

7 years 1 month ago

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Ed, it's called Maoism. True story, bro.

Agent of the I…

7 years 1 month ago

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Ed

Sorry if I missed something but what's the Cornell West link with Bob Avakian?

I think the two of them had a talk in which they congratulated each other on how "revolutionary" they are.

Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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Cornell West is a Maoist? No idea how I missed that one.

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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Chilli Sauce

Cornell West is a Maoist? No idea how I missed that one.

he never was one, he's a DSA member and describes himself as a non-marxist and christian socialist ... but he's probably the only celebrity who has in public chatted with Avakian during the last 25 years

Black Badger

7 years 1 month ago

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Let's not forget that all forms of Leninism are a subset of social democracy.

OliverTwister

7 years 1 month ago

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Black Badger

Let's not forget that all forms of Leninism are a subset of social democracy.

Oh, thanks!

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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likewise, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. are all derivatives of the Ugaritian mythology

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://revcom.us/a/401/August-22-BA-speaks-revolution-nothing-less-tshirt-day-en.html

On Saturday, August 22, people around the country answered the call of the BA Everywhere campaign to wear the bold T-shirt, BA Speaks; REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! and represent for revolution and the emancipation of humanity.

Entdinglichung

7 years ago

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https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/bernie-sanders-unveils-his-new-synthesis/

“For example, it is only through my ‘New Synthesis’ that I was able to defeat the Republicans in the 2016 Senatorial Election. Other Leftist groups lack the ‘New Synthesis’, so when they run for office, they find themselves defeated by the Democrats. The Democrats, however, were unable to run against me, because of my ‘New Synthesis’.”

Noah Fence

7 years ago

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This lot are even more idiotic than ancaps.

Edit: Says the idiot that triple posted!

Noah Fence

7 years ago

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This lot are even more idiotic than ancaps.

Noah Fence

7 years ago

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This lot are even more idiotic than ancaps.

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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http://revcom.us/avakian/ba-the-new-synthesis-of-communism-en.html

Conclusion/Summary. What is most fundamental and essential in the new synthesis is the further development and synthesis of communism as a scientific method and approach, and the more consistent application of this scientific method and approach to reality in general and in particular the revolutionary struggle to overturn and uproot all systems and relations of exploitation and oppression and advance to a communist world. This method and approach underlies and informs all the core elements and essential components of this new synthesis.

Entdinglichung

6 years 10 months ago

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Entdinglichung

6 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

6 years 8 months ago

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Entdinglichung

6 years 8 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/423/six-resolutions-of-the-Central-Committee-of-the-RCP-USA-en.html

This landmark work for the cause of human emancipation was written by—and could only have been written by—Bob Avakian. It is a simple fact that, in the world today, no other individual, or collective of people, would have been capable of producing such a comprehensive, visionary, and at the same time concrete, framework and guide for a radically new and emancipatory society. This is a powerful illustration of what is special and unique about BA and his leadership—and the tremendous importance of this for the masses of people of the world.

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In sum, while he remains part of and subordinate to the overall collectivity of the Party, BA is greater than the Party, and this character of “greater than” is the principal aspect of the relationship. As we have emphasized, the leadership of BA and the new synthesis of communism that he has brought forward provides the theoretical framework, the scientific method and approach for a whole new stage of communist revolution, not just in this country but in the world as a whole.

S. Artesian

6 years 8 months ago

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Think I read the same thing about Jim Jones on a travel brochure for Jonestown.

Entdinglichung

6 years 2 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/446/revolution-club-in-june-projecting-revolution-into-every-corner-of-society-en.html

OliverTwister

6 years 2 months ago

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Can you give a summary for those of us who prefer not to visit the site?

Entdinglichung

6 years 2 months ago

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the Revolution Club is where you learn BA’s new synthesis of communism

Entdinglichung

5 years 12 months ago

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Marx-Trek

5 years 12 months ago

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LOL

Entdinglichung

5 years 11 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/461/get-into-the-revolution-tour-chicago-day-1-en.html

“Who are we? REVOLUTION CLUB! Who’s our leader? BOB AVAKIAN!”

Entdinglichung

5 years 6 months ago

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Entdinglichung

5 years 4 months ago

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http://revcom.us/a/483/awtwns-editorial-introducing-a-transformed-awtwns-en.html

With great joy, the editors of A World To Win News Service announce its transformation into a more thorough-going tool for revolution based on Bob Avakian’s new synthesis of communism.

OliverTwister

5 years 4 months ago

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Have we talked about BA's article defending Bill Cosby?

Steven.

5 years 4 months ago

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OliverTwister

Have we talked about BA's article defending Bill Cosby?

Jesus. Where is that?

Steven.

5 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://revcom.us/a/483/awtwns-editorial-introducing-a-transformed-awtwns-en.html

With great joy, the editors of A World To Win News Service announce its transformation into a more thorough-going tool for revolution based on Bob Avakian’s new synthesis of communism.

mostly lolz, but interesting that they have rejected the Nepalese Maoists now. Whereas initially Maoists in the States defended the Nepalese Maoists faced with the reporting of their anti-working class nature by Red Marriott

Red Marriott

5 years 4 months ago

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In fact RCP/AWTW were more 'radical' (within the generally warped terms of US maoism) than most of the Kasama & co pro-Nepalese maoist bunch and much earlier denounced Prachanda & co for being revisionist (laying down arms, joining parliamentary politics etc) and not following traditional Maoist practice.

OliverTwister

5 years 4 months ago

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Steven.

OliverTwister

Have we talked about BA's article defending Bill Cosby?

Jesus. Where is that?

It was printed and reprinted in their rag somewhere. Not going to try to find it, but it was pretty disgusting: "Of course women hold up half the sky, BUT ... we don't know where these accusations are coming from!"

Entdinglichung

4 years 8 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/notes/389761313052/

Bob Avakian Random Facts
22 May 2010 at 08:21

Some people wear Mao shirts. Mao wears Bob Avakian shirts.

Bob Avakian is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

Bob Avakian can slam a revolving door.

Bob Avakian destroyed the periodic table, because Bob Avakian only recognizes the element of surprise.

Bob Avakian can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.

Bob Avakian will never have a heart attack. His heart isn't nearly foolish enough to attack him.

Bob Avakian can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.

Bob Avakian can divide by zero

Bob Avakian can touch MC Hammer

Bob Avakian once kicked a horse in the chin. Its decendants are known today as Giraffes.

Bob Avakian counted to infinity - twice.

Bob Avakian doesn’t wear a watch. HE decides what time it is.

Bob Avakian ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.

Bob Avakian played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.

Bob Avakian knows the last digit of pi.

They once made a Bob Avakian toilet paper, but there was a problem: It wouldn't take shit from anybody.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Bob Avakian allows to live.

The original title for Alien vs. Predator was Alien and Predator vs Bob Avakian.

The film was cancelled shortly after going into preproduction. No one would pay nine dollars to see a movie fourteen seconds long.

If you spell Bob Avakian in Scrabble, you win. Forever.

Bob Avakian sleeps with a pillow under his gun.

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, Bob Avakian can actually roundhouse kick you yesterday.

In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Bob Avakian could use to kill you, including the room itself.

Google won't search for Bob Avakian because it knows you don't find Bob Avakian, he finds you.

When Bruce Banner gets mad, he turns into the Hulk. When the Hulk gets mad, he turns into Bob Avakian.

We live in an expanding universe. All of it is trying to get away from Bob Avakian.

It takes Bob Avakian 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.

Bob Avakian once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.

Bob Avakian has the greatest Poker-Face of all time.

He won the 1983 World Series of Poker, despite holding only a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoloy card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO.

Bob Avakian doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

When Bob Avakian does a pushup, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the Earth down.

Bob Avakian is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Bob Avakian.

Bob Avakian never wet his bed as a child. The bed wet itself out of fear.

Bob Avakian invented black. In fact he invented the entire spectrum of visible light.

Bob Avakian uses a night light. Not because Bob Avakian is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Bob Avakian.

Bob Avakian' first job was as a paperboy. There were no survivors.

Bob Avakian does not sleep. He waits.

Bob Avakian CAN believe it's not butter.

If at first you don't succeed, you're not Bob Avakian.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Bob Avakian has allowed to live.

Aliens DO indeed exist. They just know better than to visit a planet that Bob Avakian is on.

When Bob Avakian plays Monopoly, it affects the actual world economy.

Bob Avakian once round-house kicked a salesman. Over the phone.

Bob Avakian played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded AK-47 and won.

Human cloning is outlawed because if Bob Avakian were cloned, then it would be possible for a Bob Avakian roundhouse kick to meet another Bob Avakian roundhouse kick. Physicists theorize that this contact would end the universe.

What was going through the minds of all of Bob Avakian' victims before they died? His shoe.

Bob Avakian once shot down an Imperialist fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!"

Everybody loves Raymond. Except Bob Avakian.

When Bob Avakian wants an egg, he cracks open a chicken.

Bob Avakian was once in a knife fight, and the knife lost.

==Updates==

When Bob Avakian wrangles with something, he epistemologicaly breaks it.

Cigarettes kills - but Bob Avakian will get you first, anyway!

Bob Avakian warns you about the Surgeon General

Bob Avakian wasn't in Europe to hide from the FBI- the FBI were in the United States to hide from Bob Avakian

When Bob Avakian flaps with his cap in Paris, he sets off a tsunami in the Caribbean.

Bob Avakian invented Pringles -- he told a bag of chips to get in the can and make room for everyone!!

Bob Avakian's tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never indulged in the bourgeois sentimentality known as "crying."

God doesn't exist. He did, but Bob Avakian killed him.

Bob Avakian needs no glasses. The world adjusts to his gaze.

Bob Avakian knows how to stop the BP oil spill, but won't tell anyone until he repolarizes the Gulf Coast.

Bob Avakian holds up half the sky. the other half stays up by itself cause it doesn't wanna get Avakian pissed off.

Chuck Norris and the Bear Jew collect random facts about Bob Avakian.

Bob Avakian declared "Away with all gods!" and so they all went away.

After meeting Bob Avakian, The Most Interesting Man in the World changed his moniker to The Second Most Interesting Man in the World.

Further update:Bob Avakian doesn't leave quotes: he leaves footprints and the earth turns them into hymns for the world to treasure. Further Further update: Bob Avakian jokes do not get old, they make epistemological leaps to counteract entropy.

mistercaz

4 years 6 months ago

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A voice that should be Herd.

Entdinglichung

2 years 1 month ago

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https://revcom.us/a/659/bob-avakian_statement-on-the-immediate-critical-situation-en.html

At this critical hour, every appropriate means of non-violent action must be utilized to remove this regime from power. And if, in spite of mass protest demanding the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, this regime remains in power when it is time for voting, then—without placing fundamental reliance on this—using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime must include voting against Trump (assuming the election is actually held). To be clear, this means not a “protest vote” for some candidate who has no chance of winning, but actually voting for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump.