What Is An Egalitarian Revolution?
by John Spritzler
April 5, 2015
[Please also read "What Is Egalitarianism?"]
It's an egalitarian revolution when the people who want the values of no-rich-and-no-poor equality and mutual aid and genuine democracy to shape all of society (I call such people egalitarians even if they have never heard of that word) have taken power away from the people who oppose that goal.
Click here to see photos of more than 500 such people, all of them my neighbors where I live in Brighton, MA 02135. They posed for these photos as they were entering the drug store or supermarket; zoom in on each photo to read the sign they are all enthusiastically displaying. Click here to read what's happening in my neighborhood.
No-rich-and-no-poor equality means that the economy is based on the principle, "From each according to reasonable ability, to each according to need or reasonable desire with scarce things equitably rationed according to need." This is discussed in increasing detail on this website here and here and here. Equality does not mean everybody is the same and this is discussed here.
Mutual aid means people helping each other, not being pitted against each other to be made more easily controlled by a ruling elite as is the case today. This is discussed further here.
Genuine democracy is the way that people with egalitarian values cooperate to shape all of society by those values. I call this form of cooperation voluntary federation of egalitarians; it is discussed in more detail here where there are links to articles with more detailed discussion.
Is egalitarian revolution possible? I discuss why it is possible here. As for why egalitarian revolution (as opposed to merely winning reforms to make things a bit more equal with higher taxes on the rich, etc.) is necessary please read "Why Have No Rich and No Poor?" and "Mom and Pop Capitalism," which address this question.
Here are links to articles addressing various concerns people have about egalitarian revolution:
Has there ever been an egalitarian revolution before? Yes: