On Participation In U.S. Electoral Politics via @Peta_de_Aztlan


We are all global citizens of the world, but this article is geared towards U.S. citizens and whoever else happens to stumble upon this spot.

We must overcome any denial of the truth and admit that there is now no true democracy inside the U.S.A.  In terms of a functional definition, democracy means ‘rule of the people’, though there are different forms of democracy. 

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy

A legitimate democracy must be an inclusive participatory democracy that the masses of the people can participate in as a key component of their lives on a daily basis. It should be more than a superficial representative democracy as we have now. It should be obvious to us that so-called representative democracy does not work for us, especially when we have a U.S. Congress mainly composed of millionaires who have been bought off or co-opted by money or capital in its various forms. The whole electoral process in the U.S. is corrupt and rotten to the core as it is now. The Electoral Collage is not direct democracy. There is much that is in need of a few critical reforms for electoral politics to be relevant to the American masses.
▶ Majority of Congress Now Millionaires:
~Pub  Jan 17, 2014 via @theliptv
In general, politics remains war without bloodshed and war remains politics with bloodshed. Thus, politics and war are intricately interconnected.

In order to help create control over our lives many of us engage in different forms of politics: local community grass-roots politics; online politics on various websites via the Internet; and electoral politics by engaging in official political campaigns for public office and ballot propositions. There are many other forms of politics that influence the ideas, feelings and opinions of the general population. Even speaking out loud and spouting a personal opinion in a coffee shop can be political. The clothes and buttons you wear can be considered political. Where is the dividing line? Is there a dividing line in connected reality? Are not all realities interconnected?

An authentic democracy must include our own direct personal participation in electoral politics and processes on local, state and federal levels, not just on Election Day but on a daily basis. We must keep elected officials on their toes and accountable to those who elected them. We must stay awake!

If we are ever to achieve a democracy defined as ‘majority rule’ we will need to be involved in electoral-democratic processes as much as possible from wherever we are in our own personal lives. Remember what is democracy for the majority could be tyranny for the minority. Exercising our right to vote helps to level the playing field. Electoral politics is only one major tactic among others tactics.

If we are eligible to vote we should be registered to vote and help others register to vote. We need to allow all ex-felons and prisoners the right to vote as a humane right. Be aware of current events, communicate to people in your own local community about these critical issues and be a transmitter for communal mass education. Each of us can be a communicator.

We must do a lot more than merely bitch, whine and complain in the Tower of Babel on the Internet. We must ‘walk the talk’ in our daily lives wherever we are, including in the living rooms of our own homes and out in our local community. We need to be active participants in life, not merely enslaved spectators. Think of future generations to come! Show proof of life!

If democracy is to be ‘for real’ it must be a lively participatory democracy with an active citizenry, not dumbed down addicted consumers. Democracy is always in jeopardy of being destroyed by dark evil forces in the world who hate us to exercise our humane rights. Fascism does not want to help bring about creative change. Fascism does not want us to share our ideas and ideals. Fascism does not want us to openly express ourselves without fear and exercise our communication skills. We can help safeguard any hope for a true legitimate democracy by exercising our basic humane rights, including our right to vote!

We are now existing under a mature brand of authoritarian fascism inside the United States. This has become more obvious with the revelations that came from Señor Edward Snowden about the #NSA mass surveillance that has been going on for a long time. Truthtellers are already being hunted down, caged without justice and persecuted by the forces of repression. Nonetheless, we need to honestly exhaust peaceful methods of protest, of struggle and resistance to fascist state repression. Have courage and fight back!

Remember that repression sooner or later builds up resistance from the people and further repression creates further resistance. The whole situation growing in upward spirals of resistance, repression, resistance. Complete repression is impossible. The totality of  complete totalitarianism is the dream of tyrants but absolute totality is impossible. The people will sooner or later find one way or another to offer resistance to repression. A flower can grow through the cracks of a concrete sidewalk.

Sadly, many so-called progressive activists are turned off by electoral politics and politics in general. This is a closed-minded reactionary attitude. This attitude was not helped by the apathy of #OWS towards electoral politics, especially for blind #OWS supporters who barely got their toes wet behind their involvement in progressive aka radical politics during the heyday of #OWS. So much for the leaderless movement idea. We need bold vanguard leadership, those who are not afraid to break from the herd and take the lead, even if they basically function as local community coordinators.

Remember! Only the masses of the people can create any relevant revolution, not mere vanguard elements alone. U.S. citizens can understand and relate to regular electoral politics, especially when they do their civic duty and exercise their right to vote. Most folks are not caught up in intricate ideologies or obscure philosophies. The Left Wing Movement is lame and divorced from the basic concerns of the people.

Now there is a huge digital disconnection between comrades who are online with regular Internet access and those who are not so blessed. Let us not confuse our individual understanding with universal truth. We must put a computer with Internet access in every home and help others to be computer literate. I suggest you not surround yourself with only those who agree with you, but seek different opinions. Strive to be well-rounded. Diversify.

In summary, as global U.S. citizens we should participate in electoral politics, no matter what political party we happen to belong to now. For a long time I was a Democrat, then I quit after Führer Obama escalated the Afghanisnam War. I voted for Sister Jill Stein for President the last presidential election. Thus, I am now an independent voter.

It is up to you in your conscience. It is your freedom of choice. I am merely expressing my spin on stuff for you to accept, reject or ignore. It is your life and your future.

Additional Links to check out:

▶ Running For Congress with Marianne Williamson @marwilliamson: http://youtu.be/Ud2m6b5iKGE
~Pub Jan 19, 2014 via @scstone5

▶ Marianne Williamson @marwilliamson The Politics Of Change on Vimeo  https://vimeo.com/82162152#at=1102
▶ Marianne Williamson Announces Candidacy for Congressional Seat:  http://youtu.be/fz_ijN3kS8s  via @marwilliamson  ~Pub Nov 19, 2013
#Latinos set to surpass whites in California in March
via @SFGate
#Green Party’s gubernatorial candidate Luis Rodriguez @luisjrodriguez focuses on poverty

▶ What Would You Do If You Had Political Power? – Gar Alperovitz (5/5): http://youtu.be/fULKbSXLsiE
~Pub Jan 27, 2014 via @therealnews
▶ Legalize #Democracy | Full Documentary:
http://youtu.be/QFsq2WMxhzE   ~Pub Jan 27, 2014
~via @dennistrainorjr

Venceremos! We Will Win!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan
Sacramento, California, U.S.A.


Stay Awake in the Winter of 2014 via @Peta_de_Aztlan


Where are we at today? ~

The past year of 2013 went by pretty quick for me one day at a time, sometimes one moment at a time. Now we are in the year 2014, an even number. A lot happened in the world this past year, yet a lot has not happened as I had hoped in early 2013. I can have a beautiful vivid and colorful dream when I sleep at night, then I awaken into the ugly nightmare reality as it is now in #Nazi #Amerika. I can only speak for myself, yet I care about the well-being of others. Sharing is caring. So I dare to share because I care.

Those of us who are still awake cannot afford to go back to sleep. We cannot pretend to not know what bitter experience has taught us without leaving ourselves open to errors in judgment. Many are asleep in the sense of not being fully awake to what is going on in the world. Many are apathetic and unawakened. It is hard to wake people up. We can get down, depressed and discouraged about the sleepy herd around us. When we get discouraged we must reach deep inside our souls and gather up our inner courage to carry the struggle onward in order to continue in our common quest for true liberation against all the tremendous odds against us in this wicked world!

The Liberation Movement inside the United States is still weak, ineffective and scattered out without:

~ a coherent general strategy and set of flexible tactics
~ aggressive vanguard leadership elements
~ a strong set of functional political organizations
~ a united front against authoritarian fascism

There are many global contradictions in the world that have left many people lost and confused about what is going on today. For example, many activists are still caught up in the Left-Wing vs. Right-Wing contradiction. The truth is in the Center of connected reality, neither exclusively Left nor Right. It is the same as supporting the Democratic Party and opposing the Republican Party. Both parties are controlled, directed and financed by the same foul fascist corporate state. Traditional electoral politics gives us the illusion of choice between two evil parties. Evil is evil. We need to connect, build up and work with alternative Third Parties with progressive platforms in the political arena, though it is not all about politics. Politics for us remains war without bloodshed. Think outside any box and connect the dots to see the Big Picture.

As a general approach to Liberation we need to consciously exhaust all legal peaceful methods of struggle and resistance. On the one hand, we must avoid the pitfalls of Left-wing adventurism and on other hand we must avoid Right-wing opportunism. Wise vanguard leadership is key for us to advance and move forward and could make the difference between success or failure. Vanguard leadership is important because we could be endangering those who follow any form of leadership if they are led up blind alleys or dead ends.

Perhaps a better term instead of  ‘leader’ is ‘coordinator’. One who coordinates meetings, activities and plans of action. Each of us should develop our own leadership skills, every follower is a potential leader and even anyone in a leadership position should follow basic communal guidelines and shared principles. We should follow principles, not personalities. Nowadays we have much mis-leadership, much mass deceit and deception, especially from those in high positions of power.

Unfortunately many stay away from joining any political party, group or organization. Many do not want to adhere to strict discipline, follow basic orders or work in conformance with democratic centralism for the good of the majority. We remain distinct individuals yet have more power when we combine our forces together. We need to strike a balance between collective communal groups and individual self-responsibility. We either hang together as one unified force or we will surely hang separately. We do not know how long it will be before martial law is officially declared and all our aboveground online activities will have to drop down underground or even dig in deeper.

We are already an endangered species of life on a planet in peril. This cannot be over-exaggerated. Even if there was a miracle and we were to bring about a relevant revolution in the world there are still core existential factors in the ecology of Earth that will continue to endanger all of us and leave us at risk of extinction as the dominant species on Mother Earth.
▶ Guy McPherson @Guy_McPherson  #Earth #Extinction  2030:
http://youtu.be/UQuv8fETfME  ~Pub Nov 15, 2013
▶ John Michael Greer – The Long Descent:
http://youtu.be/7WG0CBGWhSc  ~1st Pub May 31, 2012
FYI: Number of nuclear reactors via @WorldNuclearhttp://www.world-nuclear.org/Nuclear-Basics/Global-number-of-nuclear-reactors/

FYI: The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases via @grtvnews: http://shar.es/UnN6m

Global Liberation and Spiritual Liberation ~

Let us come together as one family to help bring about Global Liberation, as we also work on our own Spiritual Liberation. It is like a DNA double-helix of true being. Global Liberation is a long-term strategic goal with the ultimate aim being the ‘seizure of power’, not mere minor surface reforms. It cannot just happen on a local or regional level. It must occur on a global level. We can try to  play the game and go by the rules, but if our efforts come close to bringing about real drastic fundamental change the fascist forces who rule over us will simply change the rules. Look at the specifics of the #NDAA then study the U.S. Constitution! President Obama should be impeached!

We require the power to determine our own destiny in harmony with our basic survival interests and deepest dreams. Power is the dual capacity to correctly define the connected reality in the world and change it in a desired manner. Power is not simply who you can control,  connive and manipulate.

All connected realities are connected and interconnected at one level or one dimension or another. Thus, we must clearly comprehend connected reality as it is here now and seek clarity in our cosmic consciousness. We live in the context of the cosmos. We are all in this together.

Genuine knowledge comes from direct and/or indirect experience, especially what we have experienced in our personal lives on an existential level, but knowledge alone is not enough. We must test our knowledge in relation to connected reality to ascertain the validity of our knowledge. Wisdom is applied knowledge. We cannot merely report the news to inform others of our spin, we must also create the news in our own lives.

Now global power is in the hands of a fascist global empire, which has become the main enemy of humankind. We must know who are our true enemies and who are our natural allies. It comes down to a question of who has real power in the world. We know now that global power is not safely in the hands of the people. It is now in the hands of the rulers of the Empire. We require a total transformation of global power relationships between the 99+% of the ‘have-nots’ and the -1% of the ‘haves’. There is no other way around it.

On a personal level each of us should be busy working on our own higher self as a humane being in terms of personal self-improvement, getting rid of our core character defects and overcoming our personal shortcomings. Each of us can be a movement of one connected to the larger liberation matrix. This does not mean selfish individualism. It means being responsible and accountable for our own personal self, taking care of our private business and doing a daily personal inventory of our assets and liabilities. Our efforts are not simply a matter of external politics. Our energetic efforts must involve our own personal priorities and key decisions about what we want to do with our own lives to determine our own personal destiny. The politics of the people’s Liberation must be relevant to the individual being on an existential level.

Substantial Change ~

To bring about substantial change in the world is an arduous noble goal. I mean substantial change far beyond surface liberal reforms that leave an unjust Evil Empire still ‘in power and secure’.

What kind of substantial change do we want? What real change is actually possible in light of the complex set of psycho-social circumstances before us? How much are we committed to bringing about substantial change in the world and within ourselves? How far are we willing to go? What are we willing to sacrifice? What comforts are we willing to give up? What are we willing to attack and destroy without mercy? What are we willing to do to help create a new world where we can live our lives out in peace and harmony? Will we end up giving up in utter disgust, despair and depression?

There is no clear polished crystal ball we can mindlessly gaze at to show us the way. There is no one way for all of us. There are many pathways up the mountaintop. We must look into our own hearts, our own souls. Remember history is a general guide to action, not a set blueprint. We must be masters of our fate, captains of our own ships, commanders of our being.

Occupy Wall Street aka #OWS ~

From the #OWS Website at http://occupywallst.org/  ~  @OccupyWallSt
“We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”

At the time, the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic used by #OWS was a good tactic as a way of capturing the attention of the masses and the media. A tactic is not a general strategy. A strategy must be a lot more than a snappy slogan about Global Revolution. #OWS did not keep up the momentum essential for the start-up of a new movement to sustain itself, it failed to provide a practical bold vision, failed to expand from its many Occupy locations into stable Liberation Bases from which to work on for on-going mass mobilization.

If you study the history of the Black Panther Party you will remember that towards the end of the BPP Huey P. Newton pulled the Panther members into Oakland to help build a solid Base of Operations, especially after the police attacks upon many BPP offices across the country. It was too much, too little, too late for it to survive as a cohesive organization and it dissolved in the end.

“… We were trying to build a political vehicle through which the people could express their revolutionary desires. We recognized that no party or organization can make the revolution, only the people can. All we could do was act as a guide to the people, because revolution is a process …”
~ Comrade Huey P. Newton
Source:  http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2012/07/18/war-against-the-panthers-a-study-of-repressionin-america.pdf

FYI: Black Panther Party – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Founded 1966 ~ Dissolved 1982)

America has had a long history of rebellions which were repressed and have been largely forgotten in our standard school textbooks. Realism is at the core of revolutionary theory and praxis. We need to study the history of liberation movements, learn what we can from them and remember the price paid for these lessons was in blood, sweat and tears. We do not need to re-invent the wheel. It is not brain surgery. For all of its fuss and fanfare no people’s revolution resulted from the Arab Spring and there will be no Arab Winter.

The great changes that have taken place in the last decade have been in the realm of mass revolutionary consciousness, especially with the awesome communication powers of the Internet.

To be sure, #OWS was one of the biggest social movements to come around in the last years. It affected the whole world in different places to varying degrees. There are critical lessons we must learn from past experiences if we ever hope to build up a strong Liberation Matrix inside the United States.

11/10/2011 Reawakening The Radical Imagination: The Origins Of Occupy Wall Street #OWS via @mgsledge:

#OWS resonated with the suffering of the American people and many other suffering people around the world. The idea of such a progressive movement coming up by the core nerve center of Wall Street in New York City stimulated many to get involved and take direct personal action.

However, with the way #OWS was brought into being in scattered occupy encampments across the country with its open claim of being a leaderless movement it was bound to fade out. Eventually #OWS was targeted, repressed and suppressed by the Obama Regime. It had its time and cannot come back again the same.

9/16/2013  Two Years Later, What Happened to Occupy Wall Street? via @accuracyhttp://www.accuracy.org/release/two-years-later-what-happened-to-occupy-wall-street/

Nevertheless, #OWS changed the global conversation about the built-in irreconcilable antagonistic class contradictions between the +99% of the ‘have-nots’ and the -1% of the ‘haves’. It made us more aware of the bankers and investors of Wall Street as key high-class criminals of the Evil Empire who are cruel class enemies of humankind. Indeed, #OWS made us more aware of our own potential power to change the world we live in. #OWS was what it was and its seeds have grown into other fruits in other fields of struggle.

For many young people #OWS was their first attempt at getting involved in any kind of social movement. For older movement veterans it was yet another movement similar to other movements that have come and gone in their lifetimes. There has been the old Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-War Peace Movement, the Women’s Movement, the Immigrant Rights Movement, the  Gay Liberation Movement, the #IdleNoMore Native Movement, and other positive social movements over the years. The demand for and respect of basic humane rights is the core common denominator of liberation movements.

There is no need to glamorize #OWS or for nostalgic sad sentiments. #OWS was like manna from Heaven. It woke up many of us out of our collective coma, though many have now fallen back to sleep. To be honest, #OWS had a few major flaws in its basic approach to revolution and politics in general that its leading activists and supporters failed to overcome.

Being in the brain of the beast within the U.S.A. is not the same as being in Tahrir Square in Egypt. Liberation struggles must be homegrown and spring up from native soil, not imported or implanted from afar. As far as I know the whole Occupy idea first came down from Canada! To boot, a lot of non-White peoples do not warm up to the idea of any kind of ‘occupation’ having suffered from different foreign occupations in the past.

#OWS perpetuated the insanity of being against politics in general, against politicians and against direct participation in electoral politics. Sounds like the apathetic general population in Amerika. #OWS failed to learn the lessons of the Tea Party in terms of running and supporting political candidates. Most of the American public had a positive opinion of #OWS and its condemnation of Wall Street Bankers, but did not come out in active support of #OWS in the millions. We need many millions of people to stand up and support the relevancy and practical necessity of revolution, not just mutual admiration groups. The struggle goes on within us and without us. It is not all over and done. The reverberations from #OWS will continue to echo as time goes by.
We need to remember our learning experiences, be keenly aware of where we are here now and move forward into the future free of fear with a Grand Strategy and set of applicable tactics in the context of the Liberation Matrix. Let there be no confusion. The ultimate aim of a Grand Strategy must be the seizure of state power and the transformation of power relationships between the two main classes: the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’.

Revolutions are made or manufactured by conscious vanguard elements, not by spontaneous uprisings. Sometimes critical events come close to our clever calculations and at other times drift further away into clouds of chaos and confusion. We must engage in constant analyses of constantly changing conditions; factual analyses of actual conditions; concrete analyses of concrete conditions. We cannot be stubborn and rigid in our thinking as if it all has to come out our way or no way. Connected reality has a way of sticking around despite our grand designs

We must do so much more than endlessly study pathology (the study of diseases and of the changes that they cause: changes in a person, an animal, or a plant that are caused by disease). We cannot get lost pursuing corporate careers or be content in academia while children starve to death, suicide bombers kill the innocents and mercenaries get medals for murder. We must suggest solvent basic solutions to help us cure this sick wicked world. Many of us know the basic problems, we need practical solvent solutions.

Here are a few suggestions I recommend and which I follow-up on in my own personal life. I am a movement of one humane being among many.

~ Work on your own personal health in the trinity of the mind, body and soul as a lifestyle. Health is the greatest wealth.

~ Avoid any obsession about anything that can turn you into a fanatic. Avoid any addiction of any kind. Remember variety and diversity.

~ Get involved in a progressive political party or local group. If you cannot find one start your own as a scientific experiment.

~ Learn how to combine online work with offline work in your local community. Integrate your life in a balanced way.

United together we must continue to further advance, develop and expand our own creative revolutionary consciousness. We need radical revolution in the world, not mere meek liberal reform.

As Comrade George L. Jackson stated in Blood In My Eye: “The ultimate aim of fascism is the complete destruction of all revolutionary consciousness.”
1/5/2014 This Spring: Worldwide Wave Of Transformation http://www.popularresistance.org/this-spring-worldwide-wave-of-transformation/ via @PopResistance
▶ 2013 Resistance Report Year In Review: http://youtu.be/ynkoU2kIkOw
~Pub Dec 30, 2013 via @dennistrainorjr
▶ DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay via Chalmers Johnson
http://youtu.be/Q2CCs-x9q9U  ~Uploaded Jan 22, 2008
▶ Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States (1999):
~Pub Jul 17, 2012
READ Online: A People’s History of the United States ~by Howard Zinn  http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

Power to the Truth!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan
Sacramento, California, United States of Amerika

Email peta.aztlan@gmail.com

Update: Is #Egypt the exception or the new norm?

Update: 8-19-2013

Alas, the once hoped for peaceful Egyptian Revolution is not to be. Over 1,000 Egyptians have been killed since last Wednesday. All along the way the energized Egyptian revolutionary movement did not have centralized vanguard leadership and an aboveground structured organization. The fervor of hot angry feelings alone will not suffice to sustain revolution, especially after state repression comes down. 

At the same time, we need to remember that Egypt did not have the historical tradition of having orderly systematic elections before, so we cannot simply transplant the Amerikan historical experience of electoral politics to Egypt. Even the illusion of democracy and free elections in the U.S.A. itself is a fake farce. Obama spent about a billion dollars to get elected.

The Egyptian revolutionary process was allowed to be co-opted, defused and derailed by the Muslim Brotherhood as it filled the empty leadership vacuum. The Madman Morsi tried to impose his own personal dictatorship, the masses once again rebelled still without a centralized disciplined vanguard. Thus, the Egyptian Army and its cabal of Generals boldly implemented a coup d’etat in reaction to mass street protests and got rid of the Morsi Regime.

Remember, after the departure of the Mubarak Regime the Army still remained intact without any fundamental change in its chain-of-command. They know how to tease, appease and placate the Egyptian masses. Now there is great turmoil in Egypt. No one can nonchalantly predict how this will all play out.

The core lesson to be learned by us is that there remains a constant critical need for vanguard leadership in any successful revolutionary process. We must keep in mind that revolution is a dynamic process, not a fixed set of conclusions. It is a flowing and ebbing process, sometimes coming closer to our calculations, other times receding further away, but always in a flowing flux subject to change. Many confused a mass uprising with an authentic revolution.

The now dormant Occupy Wall Street Movement and its Arab Spring tactic needs to be closely examined as a applicable template for revolution inside the United States. Assumptions must be questioned.

From the #OWS website:
“Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”
Link: http://occupywallst.org/ @OccupyWallSt

The idea of a ‘leaderless resistance movement’ as espoused by #OWS failed to be transformed into an active on-going, expanding and thriving people’s liberation movement. Although it had a global influence, influences alone do not galvanize revolution. Internet Power has been a game changer as a kind of equalizer. Nonetheless, there are huge differences between the consciousness of online activists and the masses who are not exposed to online propaganda.

Whenever a thrust towards revolution has failed, blame must be squarely put upon the shoulders of those who were in charge of the general situation, not the masses of the people. We here in the U.S.A. need to keep learning from the actual experiences in other countries, but any real domestic revolution cannot be imported from afar. It is unfair to label the Amerikan people as ‘sheeple’ as historically they have been victims of the most intensive and extensive mass fascist propaganda in human history.

We still need to do basic mass education, promote general literacy and provide Internet Access for all. Raising mass consciousness using all forms of progressive propaganda remains the key for unlocking the minds of the masses now locked down by decades of fascist propaganda.

The General Strategic aim should be the actual SEIZURE OF POWER. The idea of whether to use a tactics of violence or nonviolence will actually depend on the connected realities of a given situation. We can seek to exhaust all peaceful nonviolent methods of struggle, including direct participation in electoral politics. but we must also know when and where nonviolent methods have been clearly exhausted. The people will know what is to be done.

It is not enough for vanguard elements to be convinced about the practical necessity and logical possibility of revolution, it is the masses themselves who must learn through their own direct practical experience the relevancy and legitimacy of revolution.

We still need to exhaust peaceful methods of struggle, though this intention has been strained by the now exposed global fascist surveillance system. We are confronted by the ever repressive U.S. Rogue Regime still known as the U.S. government. The general population in the U.S.A. is still not engaged in any revolutionary process, have not been convinced and remain largely apathetic to the proponents of social revolution. Amerikan citizens are dumbed down, passive and obedient, much like the Nazi German population was when Hitler was killing his way into power during the Third Reich.

We cannot wait for the apathetic Amerikan masses to be awakened alone, though they remain of strategic importance because of their geo-political status. We must actively support all progressive liberation movements anywhere in the world, create natural alliances, coordinate mass events when called for and seek solidarity with all who oppose Amerkan Imperialism.

We need to have a clear vision of exactly what kind of government and political economy we want to have beyond the vague slogan of World Revolution. Clearly we must agree on a practical alternative to fascist corporate capitalism. I see a kind of intercommunal democratic socialism, though these words are often misdefined. More will be revealed in the terrible times to come.

Until then we must continue to consciously work on our own personal Spiritual Liberation as humane beings of the family of humanity. At the same time, we need to understand that global liberation is based upon what takes place on the local community level. It all begins within the hearts and minds of each of us.

Venceremos! We Will Win!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan

Study Links:
▶ Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich:
http://youtu.be/PUa5-8fhzCQ  ~Uploaded Oct 14, 2011

Nazi Germany – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany

Is the United States a democracy?

Posted on 07/03/2013 via @Peta_de_Aztlan

On a hot day in Sacramento, I am sitting here typing in my air-conditioned bunker far from the heat of the battles going on in Egypt. I remember when the Egyptian uprising starting kicking up in 2011. At the time, I was working as a Counselor/Case Manager at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter here in Sacramento. I would get off work, go home, hop on the Internet and check out the latest developments on the situation in Egypt.

For the heck of it I typed up a little article back then. Link >
On the Uprising in Egypt ~via @Peta_de_Aztan
Posted 02/03/2011

Before this uprising I was convinced that only a violent People’s Revolution could overthrow an evil regime. I related to the Cuban revolutionary model; along with Che Guevara’s ‘foco’ theory and practice. I had been involved in the Chicano Movement, with MECHA and joined the Brown Berets. I had seen the growth of the Black Panther Party Survival Programs, the efforts of vanguard elements at heightening the antagonistic contradictions between the oppressor and the oppressed for a liberation war and the eventual repression of the Black Panther Party.

Full text of “War Against The Panthers: A Study Of Repression In America”:
http://www.archive.org/stream/WarAgainstThePanthersAStudyOfRepressionInAmerica/WATP_djvu.txt  ~

If you study the history of the BPP from different sources you get a better wider picture of the internal contradictions that were going on in the BPP itself among its leaders. Many times movements go through stages of historical development in the process of ‘learning by doing’.

Plus, I have read and studied Blood In My Eye by Companero George L. Jackson to get a deeper understanding of the whole revolutionary process and the role of corporate fascism in Amerika today.

BOOK: Blood in My Eye: George L. Jackson:
http://www.amazon.com/Blood-My-Eye-George-Jackson/dp/0933121237  ~

Now I see the power of mass protests for raising mass consciousness and that we cannot simply shoot our way into power. Violent revolutions tend to plant the seeds of resentments for future counter-revolutions. There must be a mass paradigm shift in the hearts, minds and souls of the masses.

Ideally, we need to clearly exhaust all peaceful methods of struggle. all legitimate methods of resistance and utilize all applicable tactics in a given situation. The role of force in history is ultimately up to the natural genius of the masses of the people. There are many forms of force and many kinds of power. It is up to the people to decide based upon their own direct personal experiences.

We must keep in mind that the evil forces of corporate fascism are themselves illegitimate and in violation of natural laws, though they try to legitimize their corrupt criminality and offer the crumbs of reform to bribe the people. Our historical enemies have no moral authority over us. Their whole evil existence is immoral and inhumane. They must be stopped before the whole planet is destroyed and we all suffer species extinction.

There are no blueprints for revolution. No clean cookie-cutter that fits all situations. No crystal ball we can look into. We must base our general analyses upon factual analyses of actual conditions in a given connected reality before us. Improvisation is the key for giving us new innovative tactics and the arena of imagination is the birthplace of new creative ideas.

The vanguard elements have the responsibility for helping to guide the masses through their own direct experiences. We can help guide, broaden the range of choices and offer alternative methods. Only the enlightened masses can bring the revolution to supreme victory, not any isolated vanguard alone. Failure is often the mother of success. We learn from our mistakes or burn in a hell we allowed to happen.

If we take the time to examine the history of the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street Movement and other liberation movements, past and present, we can come to a few basic conclusions as to how best to make or manufacture a relevant revolution:

1.  Study hard in order to have a good understanding of global history in all its interrelated complexities in order to clearly see the present situation before us.

A People’s History of the United States ~By Howard Zinn http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

2.  Create a culture of liberation so that you incorporate the whole process of liberation into your life-style: whether you are online, offline or inline with life in the here now.

3.  Accept the responsibility of creating, developing and nurturing vanguard leadership for the Movimiento in general based upon the proven principles of democratic consensus. Leadership must be known, not anonymous.

4.  Learn how to effectively and efficiently use the Power of the Internet via social media in order to educate to liberate, stimulate mass consciousness and coordinate creative constructive mass actions.

I never thought I would support a military coup d’ etat.~ at least I support the one in Egypt that has happened for now. We will watch how the see-saw dialectic develops. It is up to the Egyptian people. Ideally, the military ~ both in the army and the police forces ~ should be the people in uniform. The Egyptian military has seen the power of the people when they amass before and rightly fear the wrath of the people when it does not serve the people’s interests.

When we say ‘Power to the People’ that means that all forms, agencies and departments of government power should be in the hands of the people via their elected representatives in harmony with the mass direct participation of the people. The people require a true authentic democracy that is for the people, by the people and of the people, not the corrupt corporate farce for democracy we have now in the U.S.A.

Remember an authentic revolution involves the turnover and transformation of property relations, not just a palace occupation. There must be a great redistribution of the wealth in society between the -1% of the ‘haves’ and the +99% of the ‘have-nots’. The land, the central state power and all the viable social institutions thereon must be seized by the mass power of the people. Otherwise, there can be no legitimate relevant revolution, only a new set of tyrants.

Ideally, a global revolution by any means necessary would be a great quantum leap forward in the evolution of our species. Nevertheless, global revolution itself cannot give us final answers to our collective problems as people of Mother Earth.

If we do not self-destruct as an endangered species, which is within the realms of possibilities, the real permanent revolution will be the one for creating and maintaining new positive relations and healthy relationships among us all on global, communal and personal levels. As a species we all need to learn how to respect each other, love one another and help one another as one family of humanity. It’s not brain science. It’s natural wisdom.

Venceremos Unidos! We Will Win Together!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan

Relevant Links:
▶ Detainee Deaths Renew Concern Over #Egypt Violence
http://youtu.be/ynAjdn0BvVQ  ~Pub Aug 19, 2013

8-19-2013: Ahdaf Soueif: Amidst Egypt’s Bloodshed, “We Are Trying Keep the Discourse of the Revolution Alive” @DemocracyNow!

8-17-2013: #Egypt Turmoil Continues As Government Considers Brotherhood Ban (VIDEO)

For Immediate Release July 03, 2013: Statement by President Barack Obama on #Egypt:
http://wh.gov/lcFMr  ~via @whitehouse
Coup d’état – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup_d%27%C3%A9tat #Egypt

AUDIO: Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From Cairo As Egyptian Army Ousts Morsi in Coup Amid Protests @Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/7/4/audio_sharif_abdel_kouddous_reports_from_cairo_as_egyptian_army_ousts_morsi_in_coup_amid_protests

#Egypt’s Morsi stripped of power, constitution suspended:
http://youtu.be/fgXbq7BdKHg  ~via @RT_com ~Pub July 3, 2013

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: As Morsi-Army Showdown Grips Egypt, Protesters Reject Authoritarian Rule @Democracy Now!

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif: By Ignoring Egypt’s Majority, Morsi Begat the Uprising Against His Rule @DemocracyNow!

7-2-2013 #Egypt: Security Forces Need to Act to Prevent Bloodshed
~via @hrw:
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/02/egypt-security-forces-need-act-prevent-bloodshed ~

2-5-2011 Uprising in Egypt: A Two-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime @Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/5/uprising_in_egypt_a_two_hour

BOOK: Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution as it Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made it:

#Egypt Revolution 2011: A Complete Guide To The Unrest http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/egypt-revolution-2011_n_816026.html ~via @ckanal

Tuesday, 1/25: First Day Of Demonstrations
Wednesday, 1/26: Protests Resume For Second Day
Thursday, 1/27: Egypt Shuts Down The Internet
Friday, 1/28: Mubarak Speaks, Says He’ll Form A New Government
Saturday, 1/29: Anonymous Internet Users Help Egypt Communicate
Sunday, 1/30: Hillary Clinton: Egypt Must Transition To Democracy
Monday, 1/31: Egypt’s New Government Is Announced, Sworn In
Tuesday, 2/1: President Mubarak Says He Won’t Run For Re-Election
Wednesday, 2/2: Internet Service Returns In Egypt
Thursday, 2/3: Foreign Journalists Rounded Up
Friday, 2/4: “Day of Departure” Protests Held Across Egypt
Saturday, 2/5: Members Of Ruling Party Leadership Resign
Sunday, 2/6: Government Agrees On Concessions
Monday, 2/7: Google Executive Released In Egypt
Tuesday, 2/8: Freed Activist Energizes Protests
Wednesday, 2/9: Widespread Labor Strikes Throughout Egypt
Thursday, 2/10: Despite Rumors, Mubarak Refuses To Step Down
Friday, 2/11: Mubarak Resigns As President, Leaves Cairo

Looking Forward Into a New Spring via @Peta_de_Aztlan


“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world.” ― Malcolm X

We have survived the Winter of 2012-2013, along with the hyped-up mania about 12/21/12 that fooled many. We will have to fight for our Global Liberation without waiting on Jesus Christ, kind aliens or any external forces to save us from ourselves.

Now we are in early Spring. Our Comandante Hugo Chavez did not live out this past Winter and his powerful presence is sorely missed on the world scene. Our spirits have the potential to outlive our physical bodies. Long Live the Spirit of Comandante Huge Chavez!

The Fuhrer Obama has been re-elected now, the snake oil man Romney has gone back into the woodwork, Amerikan Fascism is in power and secure and the Obamabots still suffer from cognitive dissonance. How can such a cool, handsome and intelligent man with a great smile turn out to be a devious silver-tongued demon waging drone warfare?

The fervor of the Occupy Wall Street Movement has pretty well died out and its local occupations have dwindled down. It was not consciously designed to sustain itself, to defend itself from fascist attacks and grossly overestimated the Egyptian uprising centered in Cairo at Tahrir Square. It did help to wake up the progressive movement inside the U.S.A. out of its coma and gave us a surge forward in our liberating efforts here and elsewhere in the world.

The three major strategic errors of the #OWS Movement were:

1. Failure to formulate a creative coherent ideology that could correctly define connected reality and transform it in a projected manner in light of a given set of psycho-social-environmental circumstances.

2. Failure to establish a structured vanguard organization with open aboveground leadership in conjunction with a basic revolutionary platform that at least embraces the merits of democratic socialism, beyond anarchist ambitions.

3. Failure to transform the various occupation locations into local autonomous infrastructure composed of communal centers that could remain open to the people and serve as communal bases of operation defended by armed might, not dismantled.

Failure is the mother of success. We can play semantics and claim that these failures were a part of the process of a new Liberation Movement. Many of today’s liberation movements still suffer from these same failures. The historical lessons paid for in blood are there and close attention must be paid to them. Criticism and self-criticism are mandatory for the eventual success of any Liberation Movement.

A Liberation Movement must move, keep momentum going and be capable of constantly inspiring the masses to respond, to  join up with us and be active participants. Only the masses in their splendid billions can create Global Liberation, not vanguard elements alone.

We need to look at the Big Picture in life as it is here now, not get fixated on a single snap shot. What we see is a global matrix of progressive Liberation Movements going on at different stages of historical development all around the world. Movements emerge and blossom, develop and expand, come and go, change and spin as they go through metamorphosis and stimulate other related Liberation Movements.

The basic needs of the people remain the same: food, clothing, shelter, decent medical care and quality education. In all our grandiose global strategies we must be sure to remember the basics of survival, pending liberation. We want land, bread and clean water.

Our General Strategy and related set of tactics must keep in mind that we here upon Mother Earth are one family of humanity. We have common basic survival interests, common dreams for our different communities and should share common humane principles upon which we can build strong mass solidarity. Once the basic strategy is understood by the intelligent commander the tactics applicable to a specific situation are a product of imagination alone.

We require an inclusive humane approach to politics, the politics of Liberation, not narrow-minded racial-nationalist-ethnic politics. At the same time, we cannot be naïve and color-blind to the continued existence of racism among us, especially White racism inside the U.S.A. We still live in a class society riddled with various forms of social racism, but White racism in particular still remains a major source of division for us inside the U.S.A. We must be able to clearly identify and root out all harmful sources of division: classism, sexism, racism, nationalism, tribalism and other obstacles to our global unity. We can broadly consider these divisions as negativism and inherently evil.

Let us pray we are aware that the ancient War between Good Vs. Evil continues to this day in the world and within ourselves. We cannot eliminate all evil, but we can eliminate evil in our governments, social structures and institutions. We cannot afford the luxury of liberal idealism. We must evolve and embrace a profound radicalism that strikes at the roots of the Evil Empire and its authoritarian corporate fascism.

Because of the #IdleNoMore Movement we here in the U.S.A. have become more aware of the indigenous issues of Canada than we were before. It has helped to stimulate the Chicano-Latino Movement here in the U.S.A., including the Immigrant Rights Movement in general. Many of us Chicanos have become more aware of our natural native indigenous roots as people of Mother Earth.

In the interest of global unity our precious Black brothers and sisters must be loved and embraced as natural allies in our intercommunal global Liberation Movement. All obvious and subtle signs and symbols of social racism must be openly dissected in search of common ground. We must shine the light of truth upon the darkness. In general, the U.S.A. is the result of a double-genocide of the original native people of these lands and Africans during Black slavery. We cannot afford the luxury of selective amnesia about true history.

Each of us can contribute to the greater good in our own way, depending on our individual circumstances. We need to see ourselves as global citizens. The Spirit of the Liberation Movement must be integrated into our cultures as a way of life, a way of being in the world; not just a loud protest, temporary fast or unsustainable occupation. We must live and breathe liberation and justice for all as humane beings, not skin-colors.

Our Liberation Movement is not for the lazy faint of heart who seeks a quick fix or band-aid for conditions that have taken centuries to degenerate to this point. If we do not suffer extinction as a species and are able to create the power base for Global Liberation the hardest struggle will involve creating and nurturing a new foundation for humane loving relationships among all of us.

We need to think in terms of protracted war, exhaust all peaceful methods of resistance, uphold our humane rights and never give up on our intercommunal struggles for peace, democracy, justice and a safe environment.

#IdleNoMore alive and well, Pam Palmater says ~North Bay Nugget

Venceremos Unidos! We Will Win United!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan
Sacramento, California, Nazi Amerika c/s


#OWS On the Occupy Movement Today

Posted: 6/8/2012

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy (35th US President (1961-63), 1917-1963)

In the context of a world overview, analyzing the Occupy Wall Street Movement as a dynamic matrix with many spin offs from it gives us a better understanding of where it is at today, especially with the advent of global communications via Internet Power.

#OWS (Twitter hashtag) is not a typical social movement. It has no central leadership, no rigid command structure, no complex political organization and no regular rank-and-file members. It has a positive anarchist influence, which frees it from the confines of ordinary movement groups.

#OWS is more of a complex interconnected matrix than a uniform movement. It has many Occupy sites at different stages with different settings. Some are doing well and holding their ground, some are like sleeper cells awaiting reawakening, while others have faded from the scene and gone back into the woodwork or out into the streets.

Here in Sacramento, Occupy Sacto is pretty much inactive. It no longer has General Assemblies at Cesar Chavez Plaza Park in Downtown Sacramento as it use to before. Now we see more clearly than before that holding ground in long-term urban Occupy encampments is not sustainable. Fragile occupy sites are subject to eviction. It is still a great tactic for getting media attention and early exposure, like a long-term ‘sit-in’ tactic popular in the 60s. #OWS in New York cannot do the local community work that is our responsibility on the local level far from Wall Street. We now need to be about creating small Liberated Zones, even if only a local community office and be open to all applicable tactics, including local electoral politics.

#OWS was able to tap into the fear, anger and frustration that was already present in the psyche of people. People naturally responded to its rebellion, especially youth concerned about their chances of success with a rocky depressed economy because of high unemployment, student debts and a lack of viable social services. Many are in a Great Depression, despite twisted government statistics.

The sudden emergence of #OWS on the world scene was a wakeup call for all of us. Following the awesome Arab Spring that galvanized millions around the world last year, the emergence of #OWS woke up many sleepy scattered progressives out of their coma. It helped us to better focus on one core issue: the fundamental inequality between the needy ‘have-nots’ of the 99% vs. the greedy 1% of ‘haves’ symbolized by Wall Street bankers: class warfare!

#OWS continues to be a threat to the U.S. rogue regime now ‘in power and secure’ known as the US Government. It is among the people’s vanguard elements in what is becoming more and more of a Global People’s War against Global Fascism.

From its website ~ http://occupywallst.org/
“Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants. This #ows movement empowers real people to create real change from the bottom up…. The only solution is world revolution.”

Our basic survival needs are: food, clothing, shelter, health care and quality education. Together, our basic needs create a common denominator upon which we can come together, mobilize and unite as one people. We are ultimately one family of humanity upon one planet in peril.

The spirit of #OWS survives and is not dead, as much as the evil Amerikan Empire wishes it would all just go away. In fact, it is expanding in different ways, shape shifting and influencing more people than ever. It has inspired many of us to stay aware, get involved in our own local community and network with other existing community organizations and individuals online and offline. For many people it was the first time they ever got involved in political activism, especially young people. Now we have a new bold generation of activists, organizers and networkers!

There is no one path, one way, one movement. There are many pathways up the mountaintop. The ideal mode of progression is to keep surging forward and upward. Never give up. Learn from past mistakes. Unite with natural allies. Be polite to those who disagree, yet do not compromise basic humane principles to be popular. Do not take everything personal. Admit when you are dead wrong. Remember the power of harmony and the strength in solidarity.

Life is an interconnected matrix of connected realities that together compose one cosmic connected reality. Power is the capacity to correctly define connected reality and then transform it in a projected manner. We the people seek the power to determine our own destiny. Power is safest in the hands of the people

Let us struggle onward armed with the courage of conscience and achieve global victory. We need to continue the personal work on our own Inner Liberation as we fight in the direction of Global Liberation for all oppressed people. Faint weak hearts never win decisive battles. Victory is assured provided that we never ever give up! Resist Evil Powers!

Related Articles:
#OWS Students, Undocumented Youth Lead Global Movement for Education | OccupyWallSt.org ~ http://occupywallst.org/article/students-undocumented-youth-lead-global-movement-e/ ~

HELP-Matrix Blog: Insight: Can Occupy Wall Street survive?

Venceremos Unidos! We Will Win United!
VIA @Peta_de_Aztlan AKA Peter S. Lopez

On the Ideal of Global Revolution


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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
~ President John F. Kennedy, White House 1962

Global Revolution:

Global Revolution would bring about a great leap forward in our humane evolution as the dominant species of life on Earth. It must be planned, coordinated and based upon concrete analyses of concrete conditions in a given situation. We need to be practical, realistic and responsible.

Today the major enemy of humanity on the world stage is the Amerikan Empire. However, there are many other repressive regimes that need to be confronted and challenged one at a time by the masses of people in those particular countries. As an endangered species, all of us are on the same planet together. It is imperative that we seek total liberation for all of us together as one family of humanity.

At the same time we need to aware of the enemies within, that is, our own internal character defects. Character defects and other shortcomings block or handicap our capacity to create new humane relationships among all peoples of all lands based upon pure love, mutual respect and common understanding. These character defects include the arrogance of false pride, selfish greed, lazy sloth, insecure jealousy, obese gluttony, sexist lust and hateful wrath. The ideal here is that we must seek inner liberation as humane beings, heal ourselves within, cure our character defects and work together to create an outer liberation in the world. Seek balance and harmony.

The world today is in great turmoil in different regions around the globe. We cannot pretend to be blind, deaf and dumb to what is going on. There are great stirrings in the global mass consciousness that advocate for Global Revolution as a long-range general solution for our collective global ills. We now live in a global society. We are all connected by our common survival interests, advanced technology and global communication systems.

A central question is what kind of a Global Revolution should we strive for together? Humane beings need to understand that mere surface reforms of corrupt systems of government and dysfunctional economic systems will not suffice. We should continue to strive for realistic reforms, the fascist authoritarian system can correct itself to a set point, but ultimately the entire power system now ‘in power and secure’ inside the USA and throughout the world must be radically transformed. It does not matter who is POTUS (President Of The United States) when those who are really ‘in power and secure’ are still the ruling class of corporate capitalist elites.

Fascism uses economic reform, mass marketing psychology and timely false promises to keep itself ‘in power and secure’. It constantly attempts to defuse, divide and distract the natural striving of the people for significant social change via revolution.

Other comrades in other countries may be confronted with completely different settings unique to their situation than our own particular situation. I am here now inside the USA typing. There is no magical single template for revolution to cover all situations. Revolutions cannot simply be copied or imported. The roots of revolution must spring up out of the basic survival interests, common dreams and collective goals of the people in a given situation. Thus, we need to comprehend the conscious concentration on the coordination of global communications as essential for there to be Global Revolution.

Each of us must operate from our own immediate present situation. Each of us must deal with our own local or regional situation with a global overview. We can and should learn from other comrades elsewhere, but no one is going to go where were are on an existential level and do the basic local community education and mass mobilization that we must do ourselves in communion with the local population.

Relevant Revolution:

History has taught us that a relevant revolution requires a general strategy that emphasizes the seizure of state power by the people’s armed vanguard elements with various specific tactics depending on the immediate situation. Tactics are the means to an end strategy.

Many folks confuse a revolt with an actual revolution. Look at Egypt! The same evil forces before the revolt are still ‘in power and secure’. There has been no revolution in Egypt, though the basic groundwork has been done, especially in the courageous consciousness of the Egyptian masses and their magnificent capacity to overcome their fear of the repressors.

A basic requirement of revolution is a total transformation of property relations between the 1% of the ‘haves’ and the 99% of the ‘have-nots’. Property rights must be reversed between the 1% and the 99% in favor of the overwhelming majority of the people who compose the 99%. The people must have ownership and control of the land and all the viable social institutions thereon. If there is no substantial transformation of property relations there is no real revolution.

In the past, feudalism was revolutionary when it overthrew the rule of ancient barbarism. Capitalism was revolutionary when it overthrew feudalism. A genuine people’s democratic socialism will be revolutionary when it overthrows or transforms corporate capitalism. We are still in a class society where we still have classes at war. The two main social-economic classes are still the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. Those of us here now inside the USA still endure under a corporate capitalist economic system whose ruling elites are in control of the most advanced form of authoritarian fascism with the strongest military machine in all of human history to date.

Only the masses of people can make or ‘manufacture’ the revolution, not vanguard elements alone. On a level of mass consciousness the people must come to know through their own direct experience the practical necessity and logical possibility of a relevant revolution. Ideally we want to bring about a Peaceful Revolution, yet we must keep in mind that connected reality does not always conform to our ideas and ideals. We must always uphold our basic sacred right to self-defense by any means necessary. We shall not allow ourselves to be carted away into new high-tech concentration camps or just be slaughtered without retaliation in the streets. We will not allow ourselves to be killed by armed fascists in the misguided name of non-violent passive resistance. Will you allow your family to be killed? All of us are of the huge family of humanity.

We cannot ignore the urgings of some for violent revolution, but neither do we want to lead people into a bloodbath in their own blood. Many confused comrades are unstable fanatics who need more revolutionary education. We have seen violent revolutions in the past establish new regimes, yet they tend to become evil and corrupt. Look at the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and North Korea! The so-called model socialist societies supported by the old Left-wing vanguard have become brutal totalitarian regimes. Clearly past analyses by dead heroes have been grossly defective and much has gone awry in the revolutionary processes of certain countries.

Revolution Is A Process:

We can now see that revolution is an extremely complex process. It is not a simple matter of vanguard elements shooting their way into state power, the seizure of the state and the fair social redistribution of the material wealth in society. Remember Companero Salvador Allende of Chile! Revolution is not all cut-and-dry. Revolution is a dynamic living process, not a fixed set of frozen conclusions. It is important to understand how a given revolution comes to power after a protracted war. What kind of seeds of counter-revolution are actually planted when there is a social revolution? How does revolutionary vanguard leadership prevent any future counter-revolution?

When violence is used to achieve success in a revolutionary process many lives are taken, people in the thousands can be killed, critical mistakes are made on violent battlefields and future lifelong resentments are embedded into the psyche. These embedded resentments can grow and fester in the memories of people who feel that the successful revolutionary forces have wronged them or their blood families. Resentments are powerful psycho-social factors that breed in the psyche. We either learn to let go of our past resentments or we will try to get even one way or the other against those who have wronged us. It is our human nature.

Of course, a violent revolution is a bloody messy phenomena. Imagine all the resentments of Cubans whose family members were killed by Che Guevara and other militants after the Cuban revolution in the name of revengeful retribution? Look at how Brother Nelson Mandela had the genius to call for reconciliation in South Africa. There is no pure revolution. It is the nature of the beast that revolutions, no matter how idealistic, create deep long-term resentments. Thus, we need to patiently educate and convince the people about the goals and aspirations of Global Revolution in order to prevent a reactionary counter-revolution.

Only a fool or a fanatic would propose and openly avow any kind of violent revolution in the world without taking into full consideration ‘concrete analyses of concrete conditions’, then designing the appropriate general strategy and tactics applicable to the given general situation before us.

Vanguard Leadership:

We need vanguard leadership. Naturally, the whole concept of a leaderless revolution must be viewed objectively as utterly insane, idealistic and a trick of psycho-social manipulation. Many past leaders have proven themselves to be mis-leaders or even agent-provocateurs sent in by dark forces to sow discord and internal division among progressive peoples. We do need leaders and we need followers who can become leaders. Ideally each of us should be a leader. Leadership must develop and train cadres to provide new fresh leadership. We will do well when we coordinate our activities closely with others working together in true solidarity.

We need to examine the whole concept of participatory democracy, register people to vote and utilize the U.S. electoral system as another important tactical tool in our toolbox. No tactic can be discounted. A lot of us just need to use our imagination, learn better how to utilize Internet Power and promote universal literacy wherever we are.


On an personal level, as a humane being, I would prefer to help bring about social change and ultimately global transformation of the established order via peaceful methods of struggle. We need to exhaust all peaceful methods of struggle and not slip into Left-wing adventurism. Each of us must figure out life for our own self, unite with natural allies and seek a Unity of Purpose to help create a new brave world.

We need to create a new brave world, create a culture of liberation and not forget to conscientiously work on our own spiritual enlightenment as humane beings who have care, concern and compassion for all living beings.

Venceremos Unidos! We Will Win United!
Che Peta AKA Peter S. Lopez AKA @Peta_de_Aztlan
Sacramento, California, Aztlan
P.S. There will be many Ches!

Relevant Links:

Message to the Tricontinental ~Dr. Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara ~
First Published: Havana, April 16, 1967.

http://occupywallst.org/ @OccupyWallStNYC

HELP-Matrix Humane-Liberation-Party Blog

Humane-Liberation-Party Portal

On Twitter @Peta_de_Aztlan

On Building Up A Democratic Liberation Movement via @Peta_de_Aztlan



If we are to build a democratic liberation movement inside the USA we must have general understandings and common definitions of basic keywords, especially what democracy means to us. When we use the term democracy we mean ‘majority rule’ in a given situation, yet also a deep respect for minority viewpoints.

Point #3 of the Humane Liberation Party Five-Point Survival Platform is:
#3. We demand worldwide socialist democracy with proportional representation: wherein the majority rules, protects minorities and cares for all based upon ‘one human being, one legitimate vote’ in fair, free and open monitored elections.

We must come together based upon our basic survival needs: food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education. Our common survival needs are actually humane rights bestowed upon us by the Creator. Humane rights are common denominators for us to establish a solid basis for a strong unity. Many political groups fail because they let petty divisions keep them from uniting together for our common good based upon our common needs.

Create Consensus ~
In our political meetings our vanguard elements must be governed by the principles of democratic centralism to create a general collective consensus that represents our unified consciousness. We will engage in free open discussions and when necessary, lively debates, in order to reach a general consensus. All our opinions are important, though not all opinions are of equal value. We need to express our opinions and hear each other out with clear open minds; free of blind prejudice, false assumptions and separate factions. We need to pray, meet and come together in a spirit of love and mutual respect to build a collective common consensus. Unity based upon the harmony of shared spiritual principles is the key to strength.

Practice Democracy ~
If we are ever to create a true valid social democracy in society we need to practice basic democracy in all our meetings. Let all have their say, let us be open to different opinions, encourage debate and settle differences. We must not allow a crazed dictator, ego-maniac guru or magnetic personality rule over all of us and stifle open democratic discussions. If we want a true democracy we must practice democracy in all our group decisions before we embark on a common plan of action.

Once we cast our democratic vote on a particular policy and come to a collective decision we must act in support of the majority opinion in all our ways. We can bring up lingering dissent at a later meeting for further debate and analysis. Once a common agreement has been reached on our policies we must work together in unity to implement our common humane rights agenda. When we combine our theories with our practices we will gain practical direct experience in order to better improve and refine our methods of analysis and work. We will naturally enhance our learning by doing, engaging in the process of democracy building.

Democratic Electoral Politics ~
As humane activists we need to register people to who are eligible to vote, help get out the vote on election day, participate in democratic electoral politics an on-going basis, not only around election day. We need to create a true participatory democracy, not a fake representative democracy. Today candidates have to be rich to even consider running for public office with a fair chance of winning. We need to radically transform democracy into a true participatory democracy. We all need to participate to make the electoral process work for us or democracy is merely a sham for shrewd crooks to get in power. When we do not participate in the electoral process we automatically lose without even trying to win.

We need to register to vote anyone who wants to be registered, no matter what political party they identify with on an individual level. Many apathetic folks hate politics and political discussions because they think politics makes no difference in their lives, but they are wrong and ineffective. We are all affected by political decisions made by elected politicians whether we participate in electoral politics or not. It is like the lottery, we cannot win if we do not play.

People’s Politics ~
We need to define the business of politics as the people’s politics, not co-opted by mega-corporate interests. Our politics will relate to, advocate for and help meet the people’s basic needs. We will make politics meaningful for us, learn how to make it relevant in our lives and figure out how politics can best serve our survival interests. Politics is still war without bloodshed. We now wage war with our words, images and positive actions in order to help bring about a peaceful revolution. We need to exhaust legal methods of struggle and engage in the people’s politics as humane activists, not as fanatical fools lost out on lunatic fringes. The truth is in the center of life. We should be true centralists, not lost Leftists or reactionary Right-Wingers.

Real life is often more complex than top surface labels. Confused concepts about Left-Wing VS Right-Wing are dominant in today’s political discussions and are symptoms of political bi-polarity, blurred out-of-balanced politics that do not reflect connected reality. The purpose of our personal participation in electoral politics and government in general is to help meet the people’s basic survival needs in order to eventually create a true people’s democratic government with relevant social institutions that serve the true interests of the people.

Let us recommit ourselves to building up a democratic liberation movement that can revitalize the now dormant progressive movement inside the USA. Every day requires a new spiritual awakening.