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Discussion @ Revolution Books:"There is No Permanent Necessity for Things to Be this Way..
Date Saturday May 22
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way( in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue).Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
Address2425 Channing Way off of Telegraph Avenue
Discussion at Revolution Books:

THERE IS NO "PERMANENT NECESSITY" FOR THINGS TO BE THIS WAY...A RADICALLY DIFFERENT AND BETTER WORLD CAN BE BROUGHT INTO BEING THROUGH REVOLUTION
(by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA)

"One of the more important statements in the Manifesto from our Party (Communism: The Beginning of a New Stage) is the quote from Marx: ‘Once the inner connection is grasped, all theoretical belief in the permanent necessity of existing conditions breaks down before their collapse in practice.’"



"That Marx statement is very profound—and not just for the intellectuals. Just because ‘all theoretical belief’ is used, we could make the mistake of thinking it only applies to people who grapple with high levels of theory. But in today's world, this belief (that the world cannot be fundamentally changed) has ‘filtered down’ and is one of the main things that weighs on people. So this is a thread that has to come through much more in terms of this campaign that we're waging this year to really change the whole trajectory of things, now, very radically, focused on the message and call issued by our Party, ‘The Revolution We Need...The Leadership We Have.’ It is nowhere near the case that the basic spirit, substance and sense of what Marx is getting at there guides what we're doing now. And this is one of the biggest weights on people. There are ways in practice as well as theory that we have to begin to break down the belief in this ‘permanent necessity,’ as well as battling over whose morality is attracting people."

Added to the calendar on Saturday May 22nd, 2010 4:01 PM
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