Written with the future in mind, this Constitution sets forth a basic model, and fundamental principles and guidelines, for the nature and functioning of a vastly different society and government than now exists -- a socialist state whose final aim is to achieve, together with the revolutionary struggle throughout the world, a new epoch in human history -- communism -- with the final abolition of all exploitation and oppressive relations among human beings and the destructive antagonistic conflicts to which these relations give rise.
This Constitution presents a real alternative to the present capitalist-imperialist system and the unspeakable suffering and depredations it imposes on the great majority of people in the world, as well as on the environment and the webs of interconnected species which inhabit this earth. The reader will see, sharply outlined, the radical difference between this new socialist society and government envisioned in this book and the capitalist-imperialist system which currently rules in this country and exercises domination over the world as a whole, with such terrible consequences.
The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA's purpose in publishing this Draft Proposal is to stimulate serious and substantive engagement with it, and vigorous discussion and debate about what it puts forward as the kind of society and world to be not only imagined but actively struggled for.
About the Author
Bob Avakian (BA) is the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism, which is popularly referred to as the "new communism. " The goal of the new communism is a total revolution – the most radical revolution in human history that aims at nothing less than overcoming all forms of oppression and exploitation all over the world, a society where humanity could truly flourish. The new synthesis is based on more than 40 years of revolutionary work that BA has done critically analyzing and drawing from past revolutionary experience and theory, and a broad range of human activity and thought. It is a continuation of, but also represents a qualitative leap beyond, and in some important ways a break with, communist theory as it had been previously developed. It provides the basis – the science, the strategy, and the leadership – for an actual revolution and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation.