[Fifty five years ago today (October 09, 1967), Comrade Che was murdered by the CIA in Bolivia. A hero of the world proletariat, Che continues to live in our memory and through our struggles against imperialism and capitalism. JoP republishes this post to commemorate the death anniversary of the great revolutionary Che Guevara.]
IN MEMORY OF CHE GUEVARA
Notes for the Study of the Ideology of the Cuban Revolution
Ernesto Che Guevara
This is a unique revolution which some people maintain contradicts one of the most orthodox premises of the revolutionary movement, expressed by Lenin: “Without a revolutionary theory there is no revolutionary movement.” It would be suitable to say that revolutionary theory, as the expression of a social truth, surpasses any declaration of it; that is to say, even if the theory is not known, the revolution can succeed if historical reality is interpreted correctly and if the forces involved are utilised correctly. Every revolution always incorporates elements of very different tendencies which, nevertheless, coincide in action and in the revolution’s most immediate objectives.
It is clear that if the leaders have an adequate theoretical knowledge prior to the action, they can avoid trial and error whenever the adopted theory corresponds to…
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