Yes, know your enemies. “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” But I worry about your fascination with God-stuff, with “religion.” This country they call “America” has been poisoned by God-talk for too long. It is being liberated, and our friends in Hollywood and the media have helped considerably. It is the provincials in the fly-over zones who still talk about “God” or “church” or other nonsense. When my father came to this country from Germany in the early 1930’s, he brought with him two great books: Marx’s “Philosophic and Economic Manuscript of 1844” and of course Nietzsche’s “Zarathustra.” My father dumped Christianity as a boy, and never looked back, so I was not exposed to Christian propaganda as a child. I was free from such ideology, the claptrap of little minds. My father believed in Science, not in some “God” or “Church.”
I remember that years ago you gave me your copy of Bergman’s film, “Winter Light” (and several other films in that set). Perhaps you need to view it again. The Lutheran Pastor in the film has the courage to reject God and the “ridiculous image” of the crucified. He is not yet a Marxist, but he’s on the way, having liberated himself from the spiritual void and neurosis of Christianity. “God is dead. He remains dead.” That must become the chant of our people as we liberate this ignorant country they call “America” (a name which we will change as we gain more power). Amerigo Vespucci, from whom “America” takes its name, sailed with Spanish and Portuguese colonialist-conquerors, and so the name “America” must be expunged from History. He also was foolish enough to call this hemisphere the “new world.” The true New World will rise victorious with our forces as we destroy the old world of ignorance, religion, capitalism, and slavery. We are the bringers of the New Age, the New World of Science, New Humanity, Equality, Justice. There is no other. We are History come to its complete meaning and fulfillment. That is our destiny, and of that we have absolute certainty.
I wrote the above several days ago, but was too busy in the streets “demonstrating” to finish the note. Now I received your new one about how swiftly this country has fallen. Yes, as I said, Amerika has folded “like a cheap suit.” What a wasteland. It is now past history. Amerika is dead; we have killed it, liberated Amerika from itself.
To further the Revolution, we must make a singular spectacle. Tearing down some statues is far too small a task for us, the men and women of the Future. We need to take out one of the enemies’ largest cities as a harbinger of our will to destroy the old world of “Amerika” to its foundations. I’ve been communicating with two of our comrades further up the Ladder of Equality than we are. They are clear-eyed leaders who are planning an enormous spectacle, which they will not mention. They’ve been discussing the best target, and when to act. The reign of terror will freeze the enemy in a death-grip. Only by murder and destruction can truth and justice triumph, here and all over the world.
We are the future; there is no other.
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