AMERIKKKA IS THE ENEMY
Caution: There is no safe-space here, just like in real life. A safe-space is what the privileged call being able to shut out the terrible reality of the real world. It’s something those who are not privileged don’t get to do. People who die at the hands of death squads, get a disease from dirty water, bombed by the U.S. military get no such luxury.
Trigger Warning: Truth. The American Empire is the greatest murdering, evil that has ever existed. The American people are in active cooperation with the crimes of their country against humanity. It is not the fault of the government. The state is only a manifestation of their ideology, economic system, and the mentality of the American people. America was born as an empire and continued to be one once gaining its independence. Nothing changes this fact. There is no golden era of American righteousness or altruism. You will be offended – because your arrogant, self-absorbed mindset will be challenged.
Uncomfortable Truth: The average American lives high on the hog of imperialism. The average American is literally the 1% of the world. Even the poorest of Americans are towering head and shoulders over the global poor. The U.S. poverty line is said to be $11,770 a year. Globally, it’s $694 a year at $1.90 a day. Why is this important? Because, there is only a rich because there is a poor. There is only a first world because there is a third world. America plunders the third world for its benefit. If the entire world consumed at the same rate as Americans, it would take four whole planet Earths of resources to sustain it. It is literally impossible for global poverty to be eliminated, so long as the U.S. Empire exists.
Reality: All American people are responsible for the crimes of their country. They are beneficiaries of those very same crimes. They grow fat off the theft of wealth from the third world. That fat is what keeps them from putting an end to their own system. They benefit too much from it to make it worth their while to stop it. All Americans are responsible – no blissful ignorance, or self-entitled denial makes them exempt from it. Americans are the enemy.
The Way Forward: As a result of American greed and apathy (as well as the rest of the first world) we require a new theory of liberation for the poor. Marx’s prediction that it would be the industrial working classes of the advanced capitalist nations to lead the revolution – has been proven false. In fact, it has been the more backward countries that have led revolution: Russia, China, Cuba, and Vietnam, are the prime examples. A new stage in Marxist theory must be developed. The contributions of Lenin and Mao are essential, but they are not everything. We live in a different time and the world is a different place from when these men lived and theorized.
There must be a new theory to reflect the new reality, to reflect the world we live in today. To build revolution, to liberate the poor of the third world.
Maoism-Third Worldism is the answer