Posted by: wajahatabbas | August 27, 2008

A good writing on Revolution

While browsing, came across a good writing about revolution. Its really nice. Its writing of Bhagat Siggh, Freedom Fighter.

““Revolution” does not merely mean an upheaval or a sanguinary strife – nor is there any place in it for individual vendetta. It is not the cult of the bomb and the pistol. Revolution necessarily implies the programme of systematic reconstruction of society on a new and better basis…..

…by “Revolution” we mean that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice, must change. The peasant who grows corn for all, starves with his family; the weaver who supplies the world market with textile fabrics, has not enough to cover his own and his children’s bodies; masons, smiths and carpenters who raise magnificent palaces, live like pariahs in the slums..

….the sense in which the word “Revolution” is used in that phrase, is the spirit, the longing for a change for the better. The people generally get accustomed to the established order of things and begin to tremble at the very idea of a change. It is this lethargical spirit that needs be replaced by the revolutionary spirit. Otherwise degeneration gains the upper hand and all of humanity is led astray by reactionary forces. Such a state of affairs leads to stagnation and paralysis in human progress…”


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