Saturday, February 12, 2005

The revolving continues

While trying to educate myself in the way of revolution I stumbled across this little description written by a Young Socialist Alliance Leader on May 3, 1969 in New York named Peter Camejo.

In a certain way you can make a parallel between revolution and pregnancy. In the very early stages of pregnancy, if just on empirical evidence you ask whether or not someone is pregnant, the answer will be no. However, with the use of science you can determine whether the person is pregnant very early. Later on it becomes evident for everybody to see. The same thing is true of social revolution. In the early stages most people don’t see it. You always begin on the assumption that in every society that needs a revolution, the majority of the people don’t think it’s possible… You need two things to make a revolution – a vanguard and an objective situation in which there is a crisis and a mass radicalization.

Vanguard - van·guard
1: the leading units moving at the head of an army
2: any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field

Now I do not know if I want to be a socialist, but I am not opposed to a social revolution. It seems like there are allot of different thinks to revolutionize, I am not sure where I will start. It looks as if i will need a vanguard, and an objective situation though. That will be my goal. I will change something...

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