My Translation of 1 Peter 24-25 And Some Urgent Notes

1 Peter 24-25

διότι,

Because,

πᾶσα [1] σὰρξ [2] ὡς χόρτος.

The fruit of human nature is like animal feed.

καὶ πᾶσα δόξα αὐτῆς ὡς ἄνθος χόρτου·.

And the core of the self is like the scum in the animal feed.

ἐξηράνθη ὁ χόρτος.

The animal feed goes away.

καὶ τὸ ἄνθος ἐξέπεσεν·.

And the scum dries up.
τὸ δὲ ῥῆμα κυρίου μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

But the Word of our Lord abides in us forever.

τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν τὸ ῥῆμα τὸ εὐαγγελισθὲν εἰς ὑμᾶς.

This Word commands that which was already taught you.

(Trans. note: He taught us Himself/empathy. The Word of God is literally Himself that He put inside of us to help all human beings fight off sin. He is the good part of our soul which is the only force preventing the evil we always seem to want to do that Satan had also put inside of our soul from becoming constant.)

Also see Annotation [3 – Misc.]

[1]: πᾶσα – “the whole,” “the fruit,” or “the seed”

  • Latinized into pasa, which is undoubtably where the exact same Spanish word pasa (“whole” or “fruit”) came from. This was undoubtably due to the presence of not just Latin-speaking (but almost never Greek-speaking, as basically all of them were historically ignorant of Greek, the domain of Roman nobles) Roman legionaries in Spain between the First and Second Punic Wars but also because the more educated, essentially all noble Roman civilian officials and military commanders (the legati/generals, except the less-educated, non-Greek speaking NCOs [Non-Commissioned Officers] promoted heavily from the ranks of the commoner-soldiers known as the centurii/centurions) governing modern-day Spain not only knew fluent Greek but would’ve chosen to have written many a document or report to the Roman Senate in Greek which they would’ve simply Latinized as a sign of honor befitting of their high status in Roman society.
  • All biblical translators [I haven’t yet seen ones that have bravely done otherwise] drop the a in pasa to mischievously make it into pas, the root of pasa which is then usually translated as “all.” This turns 1 Peter 24-25 into lyrical poetry. Pasa, which is what God said through Peter truly and honestly forces the honest translator to get the ugly translation printed above full however of so much more force then the beauteous “All flesh is grass…” version everybody knows so well; The beautiful version just waxes eloquence but is devoid of any actual real meaning whatsoever, and is worse yet quite simply a fabrication of God’s Word.

[2]: σὰρξ – the flesh” or “the human nature”

  • human nature rings truer to me, as flesh in Christian theology heavily is linked purposefully to the other meaning of the word which means human nature. The flesh is an allegory for the animistic impulse to do evil that lies at the core of our soul.
  • Things like war and relationships always seem to either bring out both the best in human nature (virtues like bravery, courage, chivalry, etc.), but also can force the worst parts out of us (murder, war crimes, lust, etc.) I.E. although we can be good, we can if we really, truly want to commit sin, a fact which lies at the very core of our being (the soul) which because of original sin a la Genesis we can both choose to do good or evil.
  • The first humans (Adam and Eve) were wholly incapable of doing sin. They were quite literally soul-wise from a Cathar standpoint pure good before Satan had corrupted them by putting evil or sin into their souls and thus the souls of all people past, present, and future would forever be capable of evil as well as good acts and not simply solely good acts.

[3 – Misc.]

  • No one contrary to what the Nazis believed is ever so irredeemable as to be somehow “less then,” “sub-human,” “a rat,” etc. (the Nazis used those terms interchangeably with “terrorist”–ignoring the stark fact that the Jewish resistance fighters who’d managed to flee the ghettos in 1942 just before the Holocaust and link up with the Polish Resistance were like the Poles only fighting dirty because both populations were being wiped out to a man.
  • All self-defensive struggles for peace–unarmed or armed–from my own Marxian standpoint melded with the Christianity of C.S. Lewis is wholly legitimate in the face of the extreme danger of real extermination. Only must the fight, from a Maoist military philosophy standpoint, go to the strategic offensive stage once the people armed or not that were being killed to a man have fought so effectively that they can finally put to rest the old regime; the strategic offensive is the form the self-defense of the people takes once they are organized enough after years of struggle into the people’s army or militia [Philippines, India, China between 1947 and 1949, etc.] or in the U.S.’s case the industrial unions [our “people’s army” and “people’s militia system” mixed with actual Social State people’s militias under the command of either a single left party or group of left parties in a united front] that the regime can no longer pummel them with impunity. The masses not just give the regime a pummeling, better yet they liberate every oppressed village, town, and city before setting up a people’s government in the capital.
  • The Second Amendments to both the U.S. Constitution and the Utah State Constitution were historically put there as a stopgap measure–an override switch which can be either turned on or off by the people depending on the circumstances– in case the government became truly tyrannical.
  • In the Republic of Cuba, people have the basic human right to serve in either the people’s army or a people’s militia to defend Party-State/Society Socialism. (The Party is simply  made up of the most advanced, class-conscious part per Antonio Gramsci of the (especially urban) proletariat that leads the rest of the (at first, mostly backwards) urban and rural proletariat in Socialist construction. The boogeyman word “Party-State” is in my opinion best thought of as a genuine Party/Proletarian-Society.) Both forces fought off successfully the ultra-right Cubans who’d landed on Cuban soil in an illegal, vicious war of attempted annihilation in a vain attempt to violently destroy Cuban democratic Socialism. Had the planes which the fascist, heavily landlord- and capitalist industry-linked mercenaries promised them by the U.S. materialized in the form of not just air support but terror bombing which would’ve put Hitler to shame, and if those planes were also put into the fray in conjunction with the contingent of U.S. marines also promised them but never sent out of Miami, then Cuba would probably not fly the Red flag of Socialist democracy today but the flag of a capitalist system wrought through genocide and enforced through immense, constant terrorism on Cuban soil against a penniless people a la Puerto Rico.
  • That vicious, evil attack on We the People’s revolutionary legacy and otherwise good name shall be and must be erased, among many other stains on a global scale wrought by the “American” Imperial Regime by what I personally choose to call the new Social-Federal Democratic Dictatorship of the People otherwise to be more simply known as a People’s Government [of General Assemblies of People’s Representatives], the nucleus of which is the nascent, recently-created working-class-led People’s Congress [of Resistance] at the top and the coming local neighborhood and workplace General Assemblies of People’s Representatives soon to govern every town and city in the future multiparty, multi-national, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic Socialist Republic formed out of the ashes of the (already dead) “American” Empire.
  • The mass political strike will come, per Helen Keller, as the only, truly best means to seize power, once We the People flood the streets while recognizing (per the 2016 Pentagon’s report) that in the face of a true “civil disturbance” (coded-language for the very soon-to-be Third American People’s Political and Social Revolution) that the U.S. Armed Forces–all of it, including the National Guard–will simply join the people rather than fire on them.
  • In 2018, with suicides, rapes, murders and drug addiction skyrocketing in the U.S. Army globally, which has next-to-zero morale per said 2016 report, when coupled with the recent assault on everyone’s basic honor, decency, and very existence except the 10% of the transnational capitalist class linked solely to Trump and not even a majority of the Republican Party rank-and-file or even leadership via the suicidal Tax Bill (rendered “law” by our “president”), We the People must ask ourselves: What do we have to actually lose except our chains? What do we have to really, truly fear now?
  • We have nothing to fear but the fear itself per that great, moral force for good in the end, albeit flawed, disabled wheelchair-bound and true resistance fighter for not just the working-people of America but all people globally who were fighting the sickness of Nazism and fascism known as FDR. That great man saved the Republic in the same way Lincoln did, by having faith in We the People. We the People must save it yet again from the greatest peril we’ve faced yet, greater even than Hitler’s attempt at a global empire of genocide: a truly global, reactionary, and genocidal Neo-National-Socialist New Order of States that threaten to form around the world led by a Neo-Nazi United States regime.  
  • Nazism (and the Neo-Nazism which the “president” is trying to force on We the People as if we somehow chose it) was/is heavily focused on annihilating God/our empathy; Helen Keller fought it because, like capitalism, it was so focused on ZERO IMPULSE CONTROL, “SOCIOPATHS” AND EVEN “PSYCHOPATHY” (more recently, in the medical world, these two disorders are simply erased, with a much broader category covering way more people being used known as Anti-Social Personality Disorder–Helen Keller would’ve fallen under it given her vicious meltdowns and real, purposeful attempts she herself admitted at murder as a child).
  • She was a True Christian and Communist because she truly fought for the oppressed, God’s Chosen People. Furthermore, she understood how anti-social the capitalist regime back then was, as she came very close as a child in becoming a real monster per the first part of The Story of My Life. This made her realize that capitalism always had that same monster in it I choose to call Anti-Social Personality Disorder, only let out not even under traditional fascism but ONLY genuinely under Nazism historically after March 1933 and by Neo-Nazi ideology both in and out of power.
  • Nazism was only possible because most people became apolitical in Germany itself, IE stopped fighting back especially after 1933-34’s brutal, bloody Gleichaltung. Those who did fight back, the fight back itself, be they American, German, Soviet, etc. from within and without the Third Reich from 1933-45 were products of the call to listen to their empathy/God per C.S. Lewis whether they were atheists or True Christians.
  • Gleichaltung (the “ch” sound is pronounced as an “h” sound) is according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: The act, process, or policy of achieving rigid and total coordination and uniformity (as in politics, culture, communication) by forcibly repressing or eliminating independence and freedom of thought, action, or expression: forced reduction to a common level: forced standardization or assimilation
  • Trump is trying to pull off an “American” Gleichaltung. The worst thing We the People could possibly do is STOP FIGHTING PERIOD. AFTER EVERY BLOODY, VICIOUS VIOLENT ASSAULT ON TRULY RICH HUMAN BEINGS–ALL GIFTS FROM GOD (IE THE TAX “LAW”, ICE RAIDS, ATTACKS ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF BLACKS, NATIVE AMERICANS, DISABLED AND MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE, ETC.) THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT, REVOLUTIONARY, FIGHTING MELTING POT MUST FIGHT BACK SO MUCH HARDER–A REVERSE PEOPLE’S “GLEICHALTUNG”–THE FORCIBLE SUPPRESSION OF THIS INCREASINGLY TOTALITARIAN, UN-CHRISTIAN, NEO-NATIONAL-SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE CREATION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLIES BACKED UP BY PEOPLE’S SOCIAL STATE MILITIAS AND INDUSTRIAL UNIONS WHICH WILL PER VENEZUELA SIMPLY BECOME PARTS OF THE EXISTING SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT FREED FROM CAPITALIST-CONTROL.
  • Virginia simply put has the real potential to become what Wiemar Germany could’ve turned into–IE a stable, multiparty, truly Sozial Demokratisch Republik based on an admixture of workers’, soldiers’, and peasants’ councils and the heavily-democratized existing governmental machinery–and the model everyone in Utah and elsewhere should immediately not just seek to emulate but take as their battle cry.
  • The People’s State government of Utah must take the form of a Conservative-Liberal-Socialist-Communist coalition government brought about through spontaneous mass strikes and the intelligent use of the ballot box and greatly based on each party’s working-class base with real control over the leadership by the grassroots.
  • The recent prayer to Trump is I strongly believe THE START OF AN ASSAULT ON OUR SOVEREIGN LORD AND SAVIOR–GOD–AND BY EXTENSION ALL EMPATHY AS WE KNOW IT.
  • THE PEOPLE’S POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION MUST BE PEACEFUL AND LOVING, TRULY MASS.
  • Genocide is only possible once a government demonizes, abuses, and hurts a group of people (be it a class, race, etc.) so heavily until the regime says eventually that they are so pathetic as to be worthy of nothing but death and more so if they dare to fight back.
  • Nazism (but not Soviet Socialism, even under Stalin contrary to popular belief taught to generations of Americans in school) made true monsters of men
  • In contrast, Soviet Socialism’s response from 1928-1936 to both the Soviet and global crises of capitalism and the attack on civil liberties everywhere and especially in Nazi Germany was to not just finally get rid of capitalism 100% of the way but to also create “the most democratic constitution in the world” to counter what was going on in Nazi Germany and worldwide. The 1936 Soviet constitution (oftentimes misleadingly-named and otherwise dishonestly-named as the “Stalin constitution” by anti-communists to disparage it no doubt) came to inspire both FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and all other subsequent Socialist constitutions to the present day.
  • What the CPUSA calls the Socialist Bill of Rights or Bill of Rights Socialism must take almost exactly word-for-word as its model FDR’s Second Bill of Rights, to be appended as amendments to the U.S. Constitution and all State constitutions.
  • Soviet Socialism saw under Joseph Stalin massive democratization of the already hugely democratic and republican form of government.
  • Stalin saw himself not as a dictator, contrary to Hitler, Mussolini, etc., but as someone who had to be truly accountable to his citizens as a citizen himself. This is evidenced by his hardly-mentioned statements on the need to strengthen Socialist legality, end the proletarian dictatorship, and the belief which came out in several speeches that because of his immense authority he especially had to be truly accountable to both the Party and State Constitutions.
  • This is buttressed by the fact that he had to, prior to doing anything truly extraordinary, either encourage the summoning of or call-to-order jointly with the Soviet equivalent of the national president–the three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial)–this is evidenced by a curious, little-known historical document from 1939 bearing both his signature and that of the Soviet chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars/head of the executive branch ratifying the decision of those very same three branches of government to end only the most egregious torture of suspected counterrevolutionaries, and also abolish the infamous and completely unaccountable to both the Soviet Constitution of 1936 and any Socialist State laws whatsoever NKVD/political police troikas.
  • The Socialist economy (not a “command economy,” which never actually existed in the USSR or anywhere past and present contrary to U.S. capitalist-run government propaganda taught to generations of schoolchildren, but an increasingly localized, heavily democratized worker-controlled shop floor with real, genuine People’s Sovereignty [Narodniia Vlast] over all forepersons and the so-called “bureaucrats” every capitalist likes to demonize who were in truth increasingly democratically accountable Soviet officials who governed all liberated, Socialized industries in place of the capitalists. People’s Sovereignty was only further strengthened and exercised with even more force under all subsequent Soviet leaders until the USSR’s forced, tragic dissolution by that very small part of the leadership that hadn’t yet been rendered genuinely accountable to the Soviet people by August 1991)
  • The Soviet people did not face tanks in Red Square for capitalism, especially not for the so-called, hugely cynical, violent assault on all Soviet citizens economically, culturally, spiritually, and politically known as “shock therapy” (proof of how sick capitalism truly is) by the foreign capitalists in Europe and North America and carried out by the Judases of the former Soviet Union after the failed coup had given these Judases the perfect excuse to forcibly and illegally “dismiss” President Gorbachev and even ban the governing CPSU itself, but in reality they faced the Red Army tanks in defense of the Socialist, really competitive, genuinely multiparty, truly democratic and economically and politically stable Market-Socialist system then firmly in place by August 1991.
  • The Judases have recently jumped ship nowadays at least in Russia at the municipal level to the soon-to-be Social State/Society of Novorossiia via the recent voluntary linking of Russian and eastern Ukrainian cities into a federal, dual socialist-capitalist governmental power-sharing arrangement at the behest of the cities’ mayors.
  • President Putin has recently also more-or-less jumped ship from the fast sinking capitalist system he had hitherto helped lead and stabilize ironically given recent statements by both him and the rebel Head of Government in the Donetsk People’s Republic following negotiations on not just the future of Ukraine but undoubtably Belorussia and Russia itself.
  • Novorossiia, a dual capitalist-socialist State which respects the capitalist parts as well as the Socialist parts in a federal union of States, is close as to be nearly exact to what North Korea has consistently suggested on an important side note as a model in the past for a unified Korea to follow. This model has been rejected every time by the puppet regime in South Korea, Japan, and of course the U.S.
  • This is probably where the concept of Novorossiia came into being as an idea brought about because of how closely linked Russians are in every area from 1945 onwards and into the present-day due to the Red Army’s liberation of the northern half of the Korean peninsula from capitalism.
  • As such, the ruling-class in America tried to recently forcibly dissolve the SOVERIEGN Union of People’s Republics through so-called “UN” “peacekeepers” both due to Novorossiia becoming a reality and also because of the almost total destruction both militarily and morale-wise of the fast-dissolving Ukrainian Armed Forces only held in place according to the Supreme Commander of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic by mass shootings by Neo-Nazi militias , brutal torture by the SBU/Ukrainian political police, and constant threats of rape and actual rape towards especially female soldiers or threats oftentimes made real to hurt or even kill the few brave revolting troops’ families. This pathetic, immoral attempt at a “binding resolution” of the “UN” but really the U.S. that has tried to act increasingly not only through the UN but AS the UN itself not just in relation to Ukraine but on literally every matter contrary to U.S. interests through threats both veiled and blatant, was rebuffed successfully by both Russia and the Union of People’s Republics, and the desperate measure has since failed to rematerialize ever since.
  • Socialist revolution will break out very soon in Ukraine. The attempt at breaking off the Conservative-Neo-Nazi coalition government by the fascist militias’ small “protest” but, a violent attempt at power in Maiden Square via another coup that they had tried to force onto the dying Ukrainian people has almost completely failed. It is highly unlikely that the Ukrainian people will be tricked again by the Neo-Nazis in the future as they weren’t tricked to come out despite the call to do so a handful of months ago, people who only haven’t made real revolution yet out of very real fears of even greater arrest, torture, and murder to be waged on and against them if revolution is truly fought for and because of the stark fact that those things have been happening already to them every second, minute, hour, day, month, and year since 2014 at the behest of the capitalist regimes of Europe and especially Canada and the U.S but only made worse at the behest undoubtedly of the illegitimate Trump regime.
  • What is occurring right now in America is you have men and women committed not to God/their empaphy–be they atheist or “Christian”–but the god of money.
  • There are a few Communists, such as myself, who consider themselves ardent Christians as the two are entirely compatible and never were contrary to capitalist-induced myth ever incompatible.
  • Capitalists NEVER do God’s work whatsoever truly at the end of their day, whereas we very brave and extremely few Christian-Communists in the CPUSA who choose to inscribe on our shields both the Cross of our sovereign Lord and Savior Jesus Christ/God and the Hammer-and-Sickle (The two when put together I believe signify the oppressed people’s need for and calling to redemption and ultimately their own salvation) shall always seek to do His work here on Earth once serving in the new People’s Government in the post-revolution, post-U.S. Socialist order.
  • Our sword is We the People themselves, whom we must lead and be entirely accountable to constantly before, during, and especially after the Revolution while teaching them also to become true leaders in Social society, government, and economy.
  • Once the Party has done so, it will per Gronlund simply dissolve, more so in the absence of a Party-State or any centralized government.
  • The governorships in each Social State are to be dissolved, not just each governor’s extreme dictatorial powers of veto, review, and sole ability to render a bill into law via his/her signature.
  • The Senate will be dissolved at the national and State level, meaning that Congress and each State legislature will make laws directly and very quickly in the House of Representatives as unicameral legislatures; technically they will be bicameral, due to the burning need for a Nationalities Chamber, which will also be unicameral in actuality because it will be able to at once pass laws directly and speedily like the House with each nationality represented in it being able to accept or reject a bill by popular referendum or review it and even allow it to “sit on the desk” per old U.S. State and national constitutional law governing the executive meaning if not accepted, “signed,” or rejected by the local or State executive power (the people are to serve as the sole executive power at the local and State levels in place of all mayors and governors except at the Social-Federal level where at the Office of president is to still exist but will have a mostly ceremonial but still very powerful role over government albeit he/she will have to go directly to and also through the people constantly) regardless of the chamber will be returned to the appropriate chamber it initially came from and will pass or not on the basis of the old 2/3rds majority rule for the House State or Federal.
  • The president will have all his/her old powers EXCEPT power of review, veto, or ability to turn a bill into a law through his/her signature. The presidential administration itself is to be heavily democratized through direct rejection or acceptance by the people of each Officer which he/she nominates to the House and ultimately to the House’s constituents in each Social State. All other lower Officers below the president’s administration are to also be decided on despite the president’s decision by a direct vote of the people at the end of the day.
  • The Supreme Court is to either be completely dissolved, with the immense power to not just hear a citizen’s appeal but in doing so the greatest power which any part of the government has period, to redefine how the Supreme Law of the Land is even remotely interpreted, heavily devolved to the lower Courts, OR the Supreme Court shall to some capacity have a popular, mass check on its power and/or have the number of justices greatly increased per FDR but not via the president’s own decision but that of the people themselves to prevent a tyranny.
  • We Christian-Communists are true peaceful Crusaders against what Marx called “the muck of ages” that we all know so much about in the U.S nowadays.
  • This Christian-Communist does not fear death, as one’s body might die in being cut down by a soldier’s bullet in the coming mass political strike, but the soul of that very same individual shall live on, the soul through the body having quite simply as but one cell of Christ/God per C.S. Lewis done its duty with honor on Earth in fighting fascism.
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Nothing is Impossible if We the People Fight

Nothing is Impossible if We the People Fight

By: Reece Gatliff

“I can’t do anything, for I have OCD, autism, and brain damage.” I had said.

“Well,” she had said while sitting on that log somewhere in southern Utah, said through those death-defying, steely-determined jet-black eyes of hers, “I have AIDS Reece yet I don’t let that stop me.”

Fear suddenly shot through me. It was like I’d seen a ghost.

“But how is anything you do even possible! You walk faster then everyone around you and carry three times your body weight weighed down by 70-80 pounds of gear. You dangled from Molly’s Nipple–climbed it–like it was nothing. You could’ve died!”

“Its possible because I fight.”

“What?”

“Because I fight to make the impossible possible.”

“But …”

“Nothing’s impossible, Reece.”

“It was so hard, that fucking meltdown yesterday! Fuck it! Fuck this OCD, brain damage, and autism! I’m nothing!”

Concern flinted across her face, her mouth as grimly-determined as those eyes.

“Reece,” she said, “you talked last night about being a Communist, a revolutionary, a premature baby. You told us that because you failed to lead SJP, to get involved with the Communist Party in Atlanta, that you can’t ever do those things. You have so much shame, like from the meltdown you had on that hike just a bit ago. I want you to listen, then I want you to do something once you make it out.”

“What?” I was so enraptured by this person that I just looked on in awe after that word escaped my mouth a whisper; I only whisper, or am reduced to stammering and silence, whenever the OCD is bullying me, when it wants me to beat my self up, retreat, and feel a ton of shame after.

“I want you to fight to make the impossible possible. You can help make that revolution you talk of because nothing is impossible. You can lead, too, but only if you fight.”

And so, I fought.

Came to realize that all my challenges had happened to me, so I could fight.

That was the point of my suffering.

I came to believe in God overtime.

He helps the oppressed defeat the ruling-class. The oppressor state might last only a few years, several centuries, and only if He wills it many thousands of years but it always falls because it is built on a house of sand, one in which the master lives off the wealth of those who labor for them.

This author–this fighting Communist and Christian–believes that the people can do anything because they have the ability in them to fight tooth-and-nail for it.

How can the recent new tax bill, just signed into law by the president, be something to be obeyed by not just Christians but anyone when it targets everyone in the land except the modern-day Pharisees known as transnational capitalists and their representatives?

It doesn’t have the force of law because it was never made by the genuine representatives of the people.

Recently, hundreds of citizens stormed the Congressional offices prior to the bill’s passage in the Senate.

Our fear I’ve come to realize is the only thing holding us back from doing the impossible by storming Heaven.

And our shame from not making a necessary, moral and peaceful people’s revolution because we are afraid makes us torture ourselves constantly as a country.

I want you to fight to make the impossible possible. You can help make that revolution you talk of because nothing is impossible. You can lead, too, but only if you fight.”

(Signed,)

Reece Gatliff, Co-founder of the CPUSA-Utah

The Fight of the People of America is the Fight of the People of the World!

By: Reece Gatliff

Co-founder of the CPUSA-Utah

In St. Louis, where the people have been fighting, fighting, always fighting back yet still, freedom and justice are being wholly renewed and strengthened along with democracy.

It is the popular, mass, total freedom, justice, and democracy of the streets, knowing only great potential and no fear.

“If we don’t get no justice, then they don’t get no peace!” That was the people’s battle-cry on October 4th up Interstate 64 in the face of lines of police decked-out in riot gear, showing only the great potential of what could be, can be, and will be and absolutely no fear.

Mass, unrelenting terror is being waged by the ruling-class against We the People. St. Louis is Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake City is St. Louis.

Everywhere murderous municipal administrations, State governments, and Federal “representatives” claiming to truly “represent” the people attack us while shying away from facing us at town halls where they don’t even let us speak and threaten us with arrest if we say what is on everybody’s minds.

In our city, as of 2016, over 100,000 children according to the Boys and Girls Club (of which this author has proudly done volunteer work, serving others) live in food deserts, in their cars, on the street, no homeless shelters or any shelter period to protect them from the harsh, violent heat kicked up by the extreme climate change caused in-part by this authoritarian, anti-people regime here in SLC.

Mental health services are almost completely unaffordable to our people, as in St. Louis.

Lack of universal mental health care services, no shelter, food, or even clean water for starving parents and their children, among many other resolvable issues too numerous to name have been and are causing protests, strikes, and revolts.

Talk of fiery, Social people’s revolution to some degree inevitably seems to drip from the mouths of We the People, deny it all the capitalists want, throughout this fair land.

The Party, the CPUSA, is the heart, mind, body, and soul of the people of Utah, St. Louis, the whole nation.

The people are the heart, mind, body, and soul of the Party.

The Party is thus the antidote to the terror, this killing, this slaughter of the homeless, drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, workers, the disabled, those in the middle-class, all those twice-damned by this unjust regime in St. Louis, SLC, anywhere and everywhere in the U.S.

We Communists are not ones to shy away from standing up to naked terror. Never have been. This people’s fighter has been spied on–harassed–by an unaccountable, corporate intelligence agency headed by an East European (don’t laugh!) who reported directly to the NSA because this people’s fighter simply wrote. This author used free speech to favor a peaceful ballot box revolution won via mass strikes, wrote to defend the Nepalese people’s own distinct revolution still to be won using the mass strike. I tried and failed to swing my very first punch by writing for that amazing, little-known organization known as the Kasama Project.

Always got back up to bat though. Gotta.

Never could give up. It wasn’t in my veins to do that.

Didn’t for the longest time know how to fight. How we fight makes all the difference in the world. Took a long, hellish back-and-forth struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a brutal chemical imbalance, and much soul searching to learn just how to really, truly fight like hell.

To give ‘em hell at that!

We the People must beat this disease, this sickness which always tries to get the best of us at the end of the day.

The only way to beat it, when glorious, beautiful morning–the victorious people’s sun–tries to always slip into the wonderful bliss of eternal darkness–the self-defeating setting of that very same sun–is to be nice to ourselves if we fail once, twice, a million times over.

We the People, from SLC, St. Louis, to Kathmandu, Donetsk, Manila, Istanbul in the countryside, cities, towns, villages, squares, parks, always searching must learn to wage this final fight through to the finish.

We the People must be one with ourselves always, always getting up to bat because that’s what these bastards fear the most.

With the most unrelenting, warm love and kind solidarity,

(Signed),

Co-founder of the CPUSA-Utah Reece Gatliff

Let’s Fight For New Socialist Courts in the Wake of Trump’s recent Judiciary Picks!

By: Reece Gatliff

Co-Founder of the CPUSA-Utah

Trump’s recent ultra-right picks for the court system proves the stark point that the courts are not neutral arbiters but class courts.

They are more specifically ultra-right bourgeois courts, dictatorial organs of the most aggressive wing of transnational capital designed to hold down the urban and rural proletariat and their middle-class and intellectual allies in the united front.

These class courts of the ultra-right bourgeoisie are a major means by which the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie holds down We the People.

We the People, once in control of our government, can render the courts proletarian courts. These proletarian courts will be based on a higher form of legality: Socialist legality.

The Socialized courts will set things to rights. Lawyers from the old order will be brought into the new courts. Special, popular people’s courts shall furthermore immensely aid the exercising of proletarian dictatorship over the defeated capitalist counterrevolutionaries.

In the fightback to make real Social courts, the Communist Party of America (CPUSA) is a decisive tool of the oppressed masses in realizing this lofty goal, nationally through its leadership in the people’s political and Social revolutions; the CPUSA-Utah is merely the statewide tool of the people of the Beehive State in effecting their very own distinct flurry of revolutions.

Let’s go under, fighting, fighting, and fighting until there is nothing left to fight against and we have new, proletarian courts under a federal, Socialist workers’ direct democracy based on the General Assemblies in Utah and the nation as a whole!

Preamble to the 1968 Constitution of the German Democratic Republic

Preamble to the 1968 East German Constitution

Translation by: Reece Gatliff 

Continuing in the revolutionary Tradition of the German working-class and basing themselves on the Liberation from Fascism have the People (das Volk) of the German Democratic Republic while keeping in mind the process of the historical evolution of our current Epoch towards a single Law on Social-economy, achieved State and national self-determination and realized a developed Socialist Society (die entwickelte sozialistische Gesellschaft­).

Strong-willed, free to determine their Destiny, unswervingly committed to walking the Road of Socialism and Communism, Peace, Democracy and the Friendship of Peoples, the People of the German Democratic Republic have created this Socialist Constitution.

 

 

Christian-Socialists Must be at the Head of the Fight Against Capitalist Tyrants

By: Reece Gatliff 

The world screams out again for saviors: Tricky, lying Trump here in the United States, India’s oppressive Modi, the Philippine’s murderous Dutertre, and so many more.

They undoubtably see themselves as the people’s savior. Riding the laboring classes’ crest to power, they are consolidating their increasingly authoritarian rule where ever and whenever possible slowly, gingerly at first: Before long, unless stopped, they will assume absolute control, thinking themselves the will of the people.

Such “saviors” have always persecuted true believers, for true believers stand in the way of the would-be dictators’ consolidation of the executive branch of government.

Thrown into the lion’s den, true believers serve the distinct purpose of being merely convenient scapegoats for society’s many problems which the wannabe tyrants don’t really want to address or fix.

The early communal, small but vocal movement of Christians who followed the teachings of Christ after his miraculous resurrection had to be made examples of.

Jews had to be made examples of.

Fellow Communists–Old Bolsheviks–had to be made examples of.

Socialists had to be made examples of.

Trade-unionists had to be made examples of.

Roma had to be made examples of.

Kulaks had to be made examples of.

Bourgeois-democrats had to be made examples of.

Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Pol Pot, Nero, etc. all essentially argued the same thing, following almost the same exact pattern.

The German Social-Democrat Karl Kautsky wrote in his controversial 1918 piece entitled Democracy or Dictatorship? (historically mistranslated as The Dictatorship of the Proletariat.) that “It is unthinkable that the advanced Socialist urban and rural working-people can successfully utilize all means at their disposal to emancipate the entire proletariat while also rejecting democracy.”

In embracing democratic-socialism, we Christian-socialists/communists must greatly aid the fight against these potential dictators by carrying the pack not one, but two miles forwards at the head of the workers’ socialist movement’s fight to liberate the broad mass of proletarians from capitalist despotism.

The Spirit of 1776

Revolution.

Can you dig it?

Its gone under many battle-cries:

Workers of the world unite!

Liberty, Fraternity, Equality!

Peace, land, and Bread!

In a social revolution, the people “go under” and become heroes to themselves and the most vulnerable.

July 4th, 2017, and the days, weeks, months, and years that follow forthwith will go down in history as days, weeks, months, and years of hope amidst despair.

Despair threatens to seize hold of the people and leave them impotent and incapable of changing their fate. A tyrant currently holds the highest office in the land; petty tyrants staff the city councils, State legislatures, and the national Congress.

On July 4th, 1776 the people of the thirteen colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.

They pushed aside the tyrant King George III and all those petty tyrants in the municipalities and legislatures.

July 4th, 2017 should inspire us to push aside the tyrant Trump and every last petty tyrant, be they Democrat or Republican.

 

 

 

 

 

We Need To Fight: A Poem

We need to fight

We need to fight the powers that be

This war, these conflicts, which is all the capitalists can see

Death and destruction, Fascist “Americanism” setting democracy’s sun by force and bringing about wretched night

The Night of the Long Knives, the Night of Broken Glass, tyranny

Fascism is already here the Panthers yelled defiant

The democracy we have here is democracy for the capitalist, the bourgeois, not the worker black or white bought now by the Rich for a dear sum dearly

Slaves, we are slaves to the machine, pliant

And now we’ve been informed that they want to take away our healthcare

Paid sick-leave, if ever we had it!

The minimum wage lowered by Trump and Co. on a dare

A dare to see who can accelerate the class struggle the most, throw the worker and capitalist down into the war-torn hellish pit

To fight

To die

To live, with peace in sight

For fascism will pass us by

The Americanist Gestapo fascist imperialists and tricky, lying Trump

And all the running dogs and hanger-ons be they Republicans or Democrats

Will all find themselves in the people’s dump

where tyrants go, a place avoided by even the rats

Because everyone must fight, we rats of the Earth especially

So lets fight.

Lets end this bullshit together

We rats of the Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Journey to Obtain Mental Well-Being and Independence

By: Reece Gatliff

My journey to obtain mental well-being and independence has been a long one, full of twists-and-turns, numerous setbacks and triumphs, and mighty struggles. This journey would overtime take me to Alliance House, to a better life.

A year ago from now, I was a wreck. Staying at an extended stay hotel, away from home, I chose to go into residential treatment up in Salt Lake City (SLC); the treatment program I chose was slated to last a year or more. I had a choice to only stay a month in a hospital up in Ohio, but I chose the harder option because I knew that what is hard is oftentimes the good in life.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was the reason for going into treatment, extreme and very baffling OCD. Many a time while staying in residential treatment OCD thoughts cropped up and made it difficult to persevere. Trying, trying, always trying I failed again and again but kept on trying to beat the OCD; my initial attempts to beat it failed.

In October, having been in residential treatment since May 20th 2016, I briefly went to wilderness therapy in southern Utah. Sometimes, I wonder if it was for the best but the whole truth is wilderness gave me some of my worst life experiences and also some of my most wonderful ones. I furthermore figured out just how to win against it after a good long fight, leaving wilderness therapy in mid-November.

After a few hiccups and, after going out one of one residential treatment center to another, I was finally able to triumph over OCD. I applied to college and moved out of treatment into an apartment. This is the part of my story where Alliance House came into play. After a long while, I started attending Alliance House regularly, getting to know some great members and staff. I recently acquired a Transitional Employment (TE) opportunity at Wasatch Brewery.

Alliance House gives my life purpose. I love volunteering my time, always feeling both welcomed and useful. A year ago, I couldn’t imagine I’d be living independently in SLC. Nor could I imagine making something of myself as a writer, son, brother, and friend. I am hopeful for the future.

Daring to Dream Dangerously in the Post-Occupy World

Besides, we, the Social Democrats, do not

simply “want to make a noise like Socialists.” We

actually want to do something as Socialists. We want

to be constructive and build up, not only destructive

and tear down.

–Victor L. Berger

Occupy Wall Street. The name conjures up images of police brutality, masses of people taking over parks nationwide, and signs and banners proclaiming that we the people are the “99%” united against the rich “1%.” As a sixteen-year-old high school student living many years ago in Atlanta, a time which seems oftentimes like a distant memory, an echo, I had attended an Occupy Atlanta General Assembly (GA) meeting in downtown Woodruff Park. Then, there was no impossibilism for us, to use 20th-century Milwaukee socialist Victor L. Berger’s wonderful phrase: There was only the will of the people. I became convinced that we must build up rather than tear down; to this day, as a socialist I want to build up rather than tear down. The best way to build up is to create new GA’s. In daring to dream dangerously in the post-Occupy world, the impossible at once becomes possible.

Just what was the GA, that sphinx so tantalizing to the bourgeois mind?

The GA, simply put, was an organ of popular people’s power.

The first GA in New York was a logistical nightmare. New people to the GA found it hard to find their niche, to get involved in a working group or caucus; the working groups and caucuses themselves had trouble communicating with each other, hampering their effectiveness. Attendance was furthermore sporadic, marginalized members of the GA left out of the democratic process, with little to no accountability for financing the GA. Community and political engagement were lacking.

The answer to the chaos was the Spokes Council. In a document entitled The Structure of the New York General Assembly submitted by the Structure Working Group, the Spokes Council was proposed; shortly thereafter, it would be created.

The Village Voice reported on the initial meeting of the NYC GA Spokes Council. The Spokes Council met in “a sweaty high school cafeteria in lower Manhattan.”

The Village Voice explained that:

In contrast with the General Assembly, the Spokes Council uses actual microphones, meets indoors and operates on a “spokes” system: working groups that take part sit together and groups are arranged in a circle, like spokes on a wheel. Each working group is represented by an individual, or “spoke,” who rotates every meeting.

Made up of roughly 200 people, the new Spokes Council was better organized than the GA but still somewhat chaotic. Nonetheless, it was better than nothing.

Not just the Spokes Council but actual leaders arose in the GA, leading it and therefore transforming the GA somewhat into an organ of indirect democracy although direct democracy still predominated in spirit if not in practice.

The GA would ultimately be torn apart by factionalism and the repressive power of the state. Police dismantled the tents many chose to call home while organizers argued endlessly about whether to become a political party or keep the GA structure intact. Eventually the Occupy movement, started by a few brave souls in Zuccotti Park on September 17th, 2011, died.

Which brings us back to those halcyon days as a high schooler in Woodruff Park. The day after I had attended a meeting of the GA, police raided the park and shut down the Atlanta GA for good.

The police raid raised in my mind years later the pertinent question of political power. We the people, because we lacked political power, could not win. We were checkmated by the raw power of the state, ruthless in its intent to safeguard the capitalist system.

People’s control over the municipality is needed if the next incarnation of the GA is to triumph. This means conquering state power at the local level by winning control of the mayoral position, police chiefship, and city council. The new state based on the GA can be nurtured by the existing state freed from capitalist domination.

As a socialist, there is no impossibilism for me; the impossible at once becomes possible when we dare to dream dangerously. Of this fact, I am certain.