Comrades, I have noticed a disturbing tendency among communists, especially here on Zig Forums. I have noticed a tendency towards pessimism, defeatism, blackpill narratives and other assorted whingings of despair.
Comrades, I understand. I know that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and the handbasket is filled to the brim with liquid shit. It's hard not to be a little cynical in a time like this. It's hard not to give in to the drag.
When a communist gives up, whether partially or fully, whether in words or in deeds or in both, that is a blow (however small) to the communist movement. When communists feel despair, that is a strike to the heart of the revolution, and it is a strike that we cannot allow to hit its mark. We must parry it away with the steely blade of hope.
The revolutions of 1917 through 1923 in Europe occurred because of the bloodshed and despair of the first World War, and out of one of those revolutions, the first ever socialist state was born: the Soviet Union.
The revolutions in China, Cuba and Vietnam, as well as the Soviet liberation of Eastern Europe, occurred because of the terror and destruction of the second World War, and it was through these revolutionary actions that half of the world was painted Red for the latter part of the 20th century.
I expect that the next great wave of revolutions must come after a time of death and suffering much like before. This is not a happy truth, but it is the truth. It is a truth that gives me hope for the future, but it will only come to pass if we believe that it's even possible in the first place.
Zig Forums is not much of a place for sentimentality, but Zig Forums needs to hear this in a time like 2019. We are faced with history in the making, comrades. Don't give up hope. Don't turn your backs on the world. Keep on flying the Red banner, and keep your chin up.
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS. YOU HAVE A WORLD TO WIN. WORKERS OF ALL LANDS, UNITE!