Jewish and Palestinian workers unity in Israel today bodes well for future struggles

Monday, August 6, 2018

"When the intellect and reason of millions of downtrodden people awaken not only to read books, but for action, vital human action, to make history.”

A comrade posted these amazing quotes:

Revolutionaries do not "fear the light" nor the working people as too dumb and unwashed. We do no fear those who stand up and wake up for action, "vital human action." READ THIS!:

"...When the masses of the people themselves, with all their virgin primitiveness and simple, rough determination begin to make history, begin to put ‘principles and theories’ immediately and directly into practice, the bourgeois is terrified and howls that ‘intellect is retreating into the background’... When the direct movement of the masses has been crushed by shootings, repressive measures, floggings, unemployment and starvation, when all the parasites of professorial science... come crawling out of their crevices and begin to administer affairs on behalf of the people, in the name of the masses, selling and betraying their interests to a privileged few—then the knights of philistinism think that an era of calm and peaceful progress has set in and that ‘the turn of intellect and reason has come’...

“...The thing is that it is just the revolutionary periods which are distinguished by wider, richer, more deliberate, more methodical, more systematic, more courageous and more vivid making of history than periods of philistine, Cadet, reformist progress. But the Blanks turn the truth inside out! They palm off paltriness as magnificent making of history. They regard the inactivity of the oppressed or downtrodden masses as the triumph of ‘system’ in the work of bureaucrats and bourgeois. They shout about the disappearance of intellect and reason when... there begins a period of direct political activity of the ‘common people’, who simply set to work without more ado to smash all the instruments for oppressing the people, seize power and take what was regarded as belonging to all kinds of robbers of the people—in short, when the intellect and reason of millions of downtrodden people awaken not only to read books, but for action, vital human action, to make history.”

-- from "The Victory of the Cadets and the Tasks of the Workers’ Party," St. Petersburg, (1906.) By V.I. Lenin.

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