People for Democratic Revolution refers to those of us in the Boston, Massachusetts (USA) area who agree with and support this PDRBoston.org website and the activities it promotes. We sometimes also call ourselves just PDR or PDR-Boston. We use the phrases "Democratic Revolution" and "Egalitarian Revolution" to mean the same thing.
Our primary purpose is to help the American public see that it is the great majority of Americans--not just a small and hopelessly weak minority--who would love it if there were an egalitarian revolution, as discussed in our one-page "This I Believe" and in greater detail in the pages of PDRBoston.org. The reason this is vitally important, and the main tactics we are using (or have used) to advance this strategic goal, are discussed here and here (a past campaign) and here and here.
Everything we do (or have done)--from wearing the PDR button (and "buttoning" as described here) and urging the creation of local assemblies of egalitarians, collecting and publicly displaying signatures for "This I Believe," to making YouTube videos of random "person on the street" people saying what they think about egalitarian revolution and other similar videos with specially invited persons, to doing "revolutionary community organizing" in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston--is intended to advance our primary purpose: helping Americans see that a majority of Americans have egalitarian values and would love a revolution to shape all of society by those values.
We are aiming to persuade and encourage ordinary people to communicate their egalitarian revolutionary values and aspirations to the American public, and better yet to organize to do this on a larger than individual scale so that the public will see that increasing numbers not only want an egalitarian revolution but are organizing for that very purpose. The mass and alternative media, controlled by the rich, do everything they can to prevent their audiences from ever seeing or hearing revolutionary egalitarian values and aspirations expressed by ordinary Americans. The rich want us--the great majority--to believe we are a hopelessly weak and tiny minority, or at best a hopelessly weak majority lacking any organization and determination, so we won't even think of building an egalitarian revolutionary movement (as further discussed here.)
We are NOT trying to organize or persuade people to fight for any particular reform or to fight against any particular terrible thing that our rulers are doing. Why not? Because people already are doing this plenty.
Our aim in connection with such struggles is to help the people already engaged in these struggles (sometimes, it is true, in a very unorganized low key manner) communicate to the wider public the egalitarian values and revolutionary aspirations that motivate them to wage the particular struggle in the first place. This not only increases wide public support for their struggle, but also strengthens public confidence that egalitarian revolution is possible because it's what a majority of Americans want. This confidence in turn leads to people in the struggle being more determined and getting more organized. This can eventually lead to a successful egalitarian revolution.
How does one become a member of PDRBoston? There is no formal membership. People who participate in and help carry out the activities described on this website become members by acting like members. Our "Events" page has information about how to meet us face-to-face.
We encourage people in other geographical areas (or even in Boston if you wish) to do what we're doing in Boston, based on agreement with "This I Believe" (or its equivalent in countries other than the United States.) We are very interested in helping you do this!
PDR-Boston is not affiliated with any political party or government or foundation. We do, however, have a sister website, NewDemocracyWorld.org, that is edited by PDRBoston.org's editor, John Spritzler. John Spritzler wrote all the content on this website unless otherwise indicated.
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