USA - Red Guards Austin: Election Boykott Speech

October 13, 2018



On the first of October a commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution was held by the Red Guards Austin. During this event, for which many masses showed interest, communists and revolutionaries released 69 floating lanterns adorned with revolutionary slogans and images of Chairman Mao Zedong. A speech was held on this occassion, which in the Red Guard's own words "resonated with [the masses], as the working class more and more comes to understand that bourgeois elections are a farce", also adding that the necessity of an armed revolution and Protracted People's War is gaining evermore acceptance. The speech held promotes a campaign to boycott this year's US mid-term elections, consisting of federal (Senate; House of Representatives), state (gubernatorial elections; legislative elections) and local (mayoral elections) elections.


We share the speech, which was held at this event:


Mao Zedong said, “Revolutions and revolutionary wars are inevitable in class society, and without them, it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for the people to win political power.” He would prove this 69 years ago today when the Communist Party of China under his great leadership would accomplish conquering state power and establishing the second socialist country in the world, uniting more than half of the world’s population under the red flag.


Capitalist counter-revolution and restoration would take place in both the Soviet Union then in China, leaving revisionism the dominant ideology in the so-called left, revisionism tails the ruling class, and dreams of coming to power through bourgeois elections. One of their chief services to counter-revolution is through promoting such shame elections. Let us then insist on the revolutionary road of Chairman Mao and the universal law of revolutionary violence!


The US elections are, and could not be anything else—mainly the tools of the imperialist ruling class, the old crooked order which desperately tries to maintain its crumbling grip on the throat of the world.  While it calls itself democratic and will deploy these diversionary elections, it maintains itself here and throughout the world on the basis of reactionary violence. Through its fascistic border patrol, its ICE raids and its black dreams of endless war. These are not things which can be discussed peacefully with simple solutions like voting for this or that imperialist.


More than 40% of those registered to vote chose not to in the 2016 US presidential elections. The less money a person survives on, the less likely they are to vote. This is because the masses of people in their millions are already well aware of the criminal nature of the ruling class elections.  The imperialists will not be voted out, whoever you vote for an imperialist wins. This is because the US elections are tools to dominate the people in the interests of imperialism and not tools to transform the system for the people. Professional con artists will spit their best game to drag the masses back into the trap of voting in elections so that the cycle of reactionary violence can continue unopposed.  It is up to you and to all of us to break this cycle, to finally begin exiting the abusive, manipulative relationship between the constituents and the politicians.  In Texas, there is only one type of bloodsucker more detested that the mosquito and it is the bourgeois politician—we are right to hate them!


So what does breaking this cycle of abuse and manipulation look like?  It looks like organizing in your communities, stepping outside of bourgeois structures of the old decaying state. It looks like building the Communist Party through direct confrontation with recognized class enemies. Mainly this means uniting under Maoism, establishing self-defense units which are in time converted into a mighty Red Army, encouraging the self-administration of the community under the protection of this army, forming a new state posed to make war on the old.


This great change does not happen overnight or all at once. It occurs through the course of organized class combat, class against class.  The necessity of revolution must be grasped and this matter can no longer be delayed by the clownery imperialist elections. Develop the combined strength of the proletariat, its allied classes, the Party and its Red Army.


On this great day, October first, we not only celebrate the anniversary of the great Chinese revolution, which lives on in our struggle, we announce the boycott of the US elections in solidarity with our comrades in the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada who have assembled today in Montreal to combatively demonstrate against the Canadian elections. Maoism is leading the reconstruction of the Communist Parties throughout the world and we take up our post to implacably combat revisionism and imperialism, we will not be deterred, and in this struggle we will overcome all odds.



Boycott the Bourgeois Elections!


Elections, no! Revolution, yes! 


Salvo el poder todo es ilusión


asaltar los cielos con la fuerza del fusil


The ruling class will rule no more! Revolution, Peoples War!










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