Who is your favorite revolutionary and what is something cool they did

Luke Peterson
Luke Peterson

Just a thread for fun, not condoning hero worship, it's just often inspiring to read about historical leftists' vitality and the personal details that make their writings a bit less abstract.

Let me start with Chairman Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers Chicago chapter who united poor workers of all races and spoke out against racial divisions in general and was assassinated by the FBI for it:

“‘We have to understand very clearly that there’s a man in our community called a capitalist. Sometimes he’s black and sometimes he’s white. But that man has to be driven out of our community, because anybody who comes into the community to make profit off the people by exploiting them can be defined as a capitalist. And we don’t care how many programs they have, how long a dashiki they have. Because political power does not flow from the sleeve of a dashiki: political power flows from the barrel of a gun. It flows from the barrel of a gun!’”[4]

Fred Hampton proved the most advanced revolutionary and Panther of that era, and the most feared by the pigs. Not only was he a good teacher and leader of the oppressed Black masses, but he was able to turn white racists into revolutionaries. And it’s he who we should measure our work in this regard by and take lessons from. As I pointed out in a past discussion on race and racism; upon the NABPP- PC’s founding of the White Panther Organization as an arm of our Party:

“It was Fred’s work that led to the formation of the Young Patriots Party (YPP), a revolutionary party of poor redneck white Appalachian youth whose symbol was a confederate flag with a red star emblazoned on it. Fred’s approach was to appeal to class instead of being sidetracked by race. He walked into a redneck Hillbilly bar in Chicago. When they asked, ‘What are you doing here?’ he said, ‘I’m here to organize the Niggers.’ They said, ‘No Niggers come in here,’ and were ready to fight. He said, ‘Oh yeah? Well the way I see it, they work y’all like Niggers, treat y’all like Niggers, and make y’all live like Niggers. So that makes y’all Niggers in my book, and I say it’s time to get organized and deal with this shit!’”[5]

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Jeremiah Baker
Jeremiah Baker

I'm gonna have to go with Hamilton or anyone else from the American revolution.

Before you grill me for choosing a burger, hear me out. I hate America right now, it is the heart of capitalism and a shitty place to live. I'm worried about my family and all my friends who live here, I wish I could get them all to leave and live literally anywhere else.

However, we had a thread before about the American civil war where we basically established that there were only a few times America was good (WW2, ACW, and the revolution) and I fantasize about those times. Fighting against reactionaries, fascists, and imperialists are just a nostalgia trip for me tbh.

Brody Fisher
Brody Fisher

Fred Hampton
Obligatory: traffic.libsyn.com/thedollop/Fred_Hampton.mp3?dest-id=139740
Check out Thomas Paine if you haven't already. kpfa.org/episode/grain-march-31-2015/

Thomas Collins
Thomas Collins

Fidel Castro,Raúl Castro and Che Guevara. Cuban military as well as medical internationalism and Latin American literacy campaigns are second to none.

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Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

Jim Larkin: put the cause of socialism above sectarianism and nationalism.

Alexander Walker
Alexander Walker

I for one think it’s pretty cool that Che Guevara had over 3000 fags killed, and personally shot almost 100 execution style. Though you have to admit no one is a bigger badass than Mao, 150 million dead, hell of a kill count.

Brandon James
Brandon James

great citations

Jaxson Reyes
Jaxson Reyes

Yeah tbf I hear Lenin personally executed the entity of Russia's population and replaced them with Jews.

Camden Ramirez
Camden Ramirez

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Aiden Reyes
Aiden Reyes

redneck Hillbilly bar in Chicago

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Gabriel Thomas
Gabriel Thomas

Ho Chi Minh was in Russia and waited for hours in the freezing cold to see Lenin's hearse pass by

Lucas Bailey
Lucas Bailey

Basic bitch answer but I have to go with Lenin. Pretty sure we all know what he did. If I have to exclude him then I’d go with Castro. Dude not only created one of the most successful examples of socialism, he refused to bow to revisionism or imperialism even after the USSR collapsed. He was also alpha as fuck and a total Chad.

Owen Nelson
Owen Nelson

Fuck I also forgot to mention Tito. The guy was basically communist James Bond in the 20s and 30s. He was released from a Russian prison during the revolution, and as soon as he got home he began organizing. When the KPJ was forced underground he became a full time revolutionary. He organized illegal strikes, smuggled arms into the country, wore disguises to hop borders, carried multiple passports, etc. Then of course he had his exploits during the war and is tenure as leader of the SFRY.

Juan Barnes
Juan Barnes

It wasn't that weird at the time. Chicago had a lot of recent poor-white migrants from the South in the 60s. I believe that's where the Patriots in OP's image came in.

Wyatt Bell
Wyatt Bell

And today we have people claiming that the real Tito died in Catalonia and was replaced by a Soviet Spy.
Or that Tito used to be a Hungarian soldier who killed Serbs
Or that Tito never died but escaped to South America (nazi inspired stories i guess)
Imagine leaving such a number of urban myths behind yourself.

Josiah Davis
Josiah Davis

based

Austin Diaz
Austin Diaz

What are these about before I spend hours listening to them?

Lincoln Flores
Lincoln Flores

Pappa Tito ofc.

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Lincoln Ross
Lincoln Ross

American socialism will have to make extensive use of what progressive legacy the US has. Luckily there is a surprising amount of stuff to work with.

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Asher Hall
Asher Hall

You know there's a great scene in Pretty Village Pretty Flame where Halil and Milan as kids are watching two people fuck in a field: then the news cuts to the announcement of Tito's death to-which the couple reacts by starting to cry, although continuing having very dilapidated intercourse. The woman says through her tears "how will we continue onwards?". I think that sums-up Tito's impact on the society of the SFRJ pretty-well.

William Perry
William Perry

sauce on that screencap?

Kayden Carter
Kayden Carter

Pretty Village Pretty Flame
It took me a moment to get what you were talking about LMAO, should be Pretty villages burn pretty
Also yeah, I've also heard a lot of people here say "Although I never liked Tito, I cried when he died, his presence was that strong."

Joseph Harris
Joseph Harris

American socialism will have to make due with progressives as heros
I will resurrect Elizabeth Gurley to the eat the non existent brains of the Democrat Cops of America, if this idea keeps going on.
It's not even like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are hard to frame, as socialist bro

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Joshua Morales
Joshua Morales

It’s from the movie “Gettysburg”. It was pretty good but was a little too sympathetic to the confederates, they try to give both sides perspectives. Martin Sheen plays Robert E Lee though, and does a great job.
It's not even like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are hard to frame, as socialist bro
It’s not hard to frame socialism as the logical conclusion of the enlightenment. If that’s the case then it’s not hard to frame socialism as the logical conclusion of 1776.

Luke Price
Luke Price

While we seem to be on the subject of american revolutionaries I’ll mention this absolute legend. It’s a shame that american education very rarely even touch on this man and what he did to fight slavery.

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Easton Wilson
Easton Wilson

Pretty Village Pretty Flame
I mean there is no saying like that in English, so I imagine they went with what sounded nice. Also we don't tend to use pretty as an adverb so eh.

Jaxson Hernandez
Jaxson Hernandez

John Brown is incredibly based. Harriet Tubman is also underrated, she's treated like some pacifist but she was always armed and often ended up in skirmishes with slave catchers. During the civil war she led a platoon of freed slaves.

Angel Thomas
Angel Thomas

MARTIN LUTHER KING AND MALCOM X ARE BASED
I BELIEVE IN A WORLD WERE BLACK IS BLACK AND WHITE IS WHITE

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