If you look around you with open eyes, its clear by everything you see (if you looking at it correctly) that you have benefited from institutions, struggles, and work that you didn't do. That the people who put in that work didn't have the opportunity to benefit from their sacrifices the way you do. This fact alone unquestionably establishes that although they don't often get credit, the masses are truly the makers of history. Before the eight hour work day, had you demanded that by yourself, you would have been fired at best, shot at worst. So, the fact you have it today means you owe someone you don't know. This also proves that the individualistic model that dominates within the capitalist system is fraudulent. Their continued effort to convince you that a single bourgeois politician holds the power to fixing your destiny is contradictory to the understanding that the masses make history and it behooves us to stop tricking ourselves into believing this nonsense. At the very least, it is the masses of people who apply social pressure on the political establishment which produces all of the reforms we have received from it. In other words, no civil rights and Black Power movements, no anti-racism legislation. No women's movement, no pro-women's legislation. No gay rights movement, no LGBTQ legislation. These facts are ill refutable. So, let's stop crediting individual politicians for these "victories" because doing so reinforces the concept that individuals make history and that you as an everyday person cannot make change. This backward position advances the notion that only the people recognized in positions within the capitalist system can effect any changes, but without that movement pushing the political establishment, how will you even hold the system accountable to you? How will you hold the politicians accountable to you? How you even get in front of the elected official(s)? So realize, this is our critique against the electoral process and it's a correct one. No one here has ever told you not to vote, but if that's all you do, without building a movement to back up your votes, then you are giving your power to the system. In fact, you are letting the system pimp you.
Finally, we have to stop reacting to oppression and start organizing against it. Listen carefully. Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Sanders, they all say racist things. They all do racist things. Obama has enacted policy that is racist against people of color. This is how the capitalist system works. If all we are willing to demand from this system is visual diversity, if pressured to do so, the system will elect a one eyed, transgender, blue skinned alien as president, but one thing I guarantee you; once elected, that alien will be an agent for the bourgeois and will carry out the agenda of the capitalist class. So lets get serious about this fight. Everything within this society is racist and patriarchal so stop picking out one stupid restaurant or issue and start looking at this entire system. Name anything about this country's history and institutions that isn't racist? Not the so-called founding. Not the holidays celebrated. Are you joking? Veterans Day? Fourth of the lie? Thankstaking? The banking industry? Insurance? All any of these do is perpetuate the empire while stomping on the backs of the masses of people on the planet.
Our suggestion is that you feel free to take pages from our book here. Raise your children as we did to not honor the backward history of this country. Tell them the truth because by doing so, you empower them to make decisions based around justice and when they learn to do that, they build character. And, that's what we need, people with character. Not the here one day, gone tomorrow, limp backed, cowardly people that are far to easy to find in this society today. Let's stop reacting to the oppression and organize against it. Look at the system. Learn about the system. Understand the system. The classic book "Art of War" tells us the first assignment in war is to know your enemy. That means you have got to get educated about capitalism. If you don't understand how cartels work. What imperialism is, how products are produced and how international trade is managed, you don't understand this oppressive system. That's where you can start. Begin study groups where you begin to learn about capitalism, its origins. If you don't know those origins, you cannot explain why this system has become such a problem today. Find the people who want to learn with you. Read texts like "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Imperialism, Neo-Colonialism, Class Struggle in Africa" etc. Grow to study works like "Das Kapital." Learn this system. Know it inside and out. And, then study the history of movements so we can begin to truly understand just how change is actually made and how it has been the masses that have made it. If we can do that, then we can overcome this defeatist, individualistic, and negative view of humanity that is masquerading around today as some sort of revolutionary consciousness.
The key to our victory is in organizing the masses to act, but we must believe in the masses before we can do that. We have much to learn my friends. The sooner we get started, the better.