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A new book, A New Take on Communism, written by La Isla del Encanto leader, Francis S. Ferrer, has been published. The book is a hot seller, in Puerto Rico. Excerpts from it are being put on display, ones selected by the leader, Francis S. Ferrer. Here are a few of the important highlights that the leader has selected...

Chapter I: A Review of Communistic Theory

Page 14

"...Communism suffers from oppressive, bureaucratic, violent and human-rights violating regimes, populating the world, at one time or another. The regimes that have been created, are, in name only, Communist, while in practice they are merely acting under the guise of Communism, in order to secure the power that is within their social hierarchy. The dictatorship, while free of the bourgeois, does not advance the political stature of the proletarian. Instead, they are stuck in a bourgeoisie-socialist limbo, unable to become their precursor and unable to move on to the next stage, Communism.

In order for a Communist state to exist, bearing Marxist theories at the core, a Politcal Revolution must occur, by the proletarian. While a Social Revolution is obviously an important first step in attaining the ideal Communist society, failure to complete a political revolution will result in another state, in bourgeoisie-socialist limbo. A Political Revolution must begin in order to secure the property collectivized during the Social Revolution, and to ensure that the Proletarian ascertains the power, effectively making the proletariat the leader..."

Chapter II: A Comparison of Socialism and Communism

Page 46

"...While both theories are attempts to disable or otherwise destroy the bourgeoisie, the distinct differences set the two on opposite ends on how this should be done. The phrase, "Every Communist is a Socialist, but not every Socialist is a Communist", veraciously stands out. While both Communists and Socialists agree that the means of production should be collectively owned by the proletarian, Communists and Socialists are at different ends on what to do after the property (land and factories, etc), has been collectivized.

For some Socialists, an ideal of Market Socialism is the preferable choice. In the case of the Communist, the power to ensure that the collectivized property stays collectivized, free of bourgeoisie oppression and alienation, by placing the proletariat into power, via a state of Permanent Revolution, based upon Marxist thought, and expanded upon by the great Trotsky, given that the state has not gone into an advanced stage of Capitalism.

Marxist Permanent Revolution declares that, quoted directly from a speech Karl Marx made in 1850, '...to make the revolution permanent until all the more or less propertied classes have been driven from their ruling positions, until the proletariat has conquered state power and until the association of the proletarians has progressed sufficiently far - not only in one country but in all the leading countries of the world - that competition between the proletarians of these countries ceases and at least the decisive forces of production are concentrated in the hands of the workers', whereas in Trotskyist Permanent Revolution, 'it is argued the future revolution must be led by the proletariat who would not only carry through the tasks of the Bourgeois Democratic Revolution but would commence a struggle to surpass the bourgeois democratic revolution... How far the proletariat would be able to travel upon that road would depend upon the further course of events and not upon the designation of the revolution as "Bourgeois Democratic". In this sense the revolution would be made permanent. Trotsky believed that a new workers' state would not be able to hold out against the pressures of a hostile capitalist world unless socialist revolutions quickly took hold in other countries as well..."

The concepts expressed here, in both Marxist and Trotskyist Permanent Revolution, ring loud and clear, with the Trotskyist definition being a direct opponent to the theory of Socialism in One Country..."

Chapter IV: Political Revolution

Page 153

"...The Political Revolution must be advocated at all costs, as it is the only thing that will set a true Communist State apart from a Degenerated and/or Deformed Worker's State, trapped in a bourgeoisie-socialist limbo, as mentioned earlier in the book. The Political Revolution will entrust the position of power amongst the future class of the classless, the proletarians.

The Political Revolution would happen, ideally, simultaneously, or at the very least, a short while after the Social Revolution. Failure to do so would result in a Degenerated Worker's State, coined by the Great Trotsky himself, where the property has been collectivized and distributed amongst the population, evenly, but the proletarian does not hold the political power.

While the Revolution must happen, the manner in which it happens is entirely up to the revolutionaries in question. Many nations, democratically, can elect a Communist party into power, placing their devotion to them, which would in turn lead to less dissent as the revolutions occurred, both Social and Political.

A revolution that occurs, violently and forcefully, that places the Proletarian into power, is to be encouraged, so long as it is the only option viable at the time. While the death of a member of society is never to be encouraged, in some cases, in order to ensure the existence and continued survival of the proletarian as a class, a few lives must end to save multiple, hundreds, thousands, millions. The payoff, in the end, of the classless society, is what sets apart Communist revolutionaries from those that try to institute the bureaucratic, caste dictatorship of pseudo-capitalism, whilst labeling themselves Communists, at the same.

In either event, peaceful or violent, the Revolution must be supported, given that the Revolutionary is, or will, instating a proletarian government. In the event of a Social Revolution, the transitional government of a Proletarian Dictatorship must be given consensus, so that it can continue on to the Political Revolution, placing the proletariat into power...."

Chapter VII: Vanguard of the Workers

Page 221

"...The concept of a Vanguard Party has already been expressed, in which the Party of the Communist is the power within the 'state', controlling and inspiring the proletarian. The entire concept of a Vanguard Party limits the proletarian and places them into the bureaucratic caste dictatorship, where human rights violations and oppression run amok.

In essence, the creator of the Theory, a forefather for Modern Communist theory, Vladimir Lenin, proposed the idea of intellectuals, within the party of the Communists, to dedicatedly and directly promote Communistic theory and expand upon it, placing the Vanguard Party at the forefront of the nation of the classless. While the intention behind it may be for the greater good of the proletariat, often times, in the event that the Vanguard Party is created, it is often corrupted, and the Communist State descends into a Degenerated Worker's State, where the proletarian holds no direct power.

Paraphrasing an essay on Vladimir Lenin, the problem that the Vanguard Party was created to combat was, 'Contrary to what Marx had predicted, capitalism had strengthened itself over the last third of the 19th century. The working class in Western Europe had become more prosperous rather than impoverished. Hence, the workers and their unions, although continuing to press for better wages and working conditions, failed to develop the revolutionary class consciousness that Marx had expected. Lenin also argued that the division of labor in capitalist society prevented the emergence of proletarian class consciousness. Lenin wrote that because workers had to labor ten or twelve hours each workday in a factory, they had no time to learn the complexities of Marxist theory. Finally, in trying to effect revolution in autocratic Russia, Lenin also faced the problem of a regime that had outlawed almost all political activities.'

The idea of a Vanguard, however, is pivotal in the world-wide fight against the bourgeois. With the likely-hood of a Communist Revolution, both Social and Political, slim to none due to the advanced stage of Capitalism displayed within the world currently, the Vanguard must be created, to ensure the continued stability and existence of the communist state, oxymoronic as the term is. The Vanguard is to be a military force, to support world-wide ideal Communist revolutions, and to protect the nations that they are created under. Upon the inevitable World Revolution, in which the bourgeois have been utterly defeated in the advent of the Communist world, proceeding to the stateless society, the Vanguard is to be dismantled, and resume their place within the classless society.

Make no doubt, the Vanguard is not above, or below the proletarian; they are merely proletarians that wish to preserve the Communist way of life, within their state, and worldwide, through whatever means possible. The Vanguard would be the Proletariat, ensuring that they are the same, with no chance for a class struggle, or corruption..."

Chapter IX: Ideal Government

Page 297

"...The oppressive bureaucratic caste dictatorships that plague Communist nations' history, have always failed to institute the proper government, incurring a Social Revolution, but never a Political Revolution, turning them into Degenerated Worker's States.

The ideal Communist government, pre-World Revolution, is one of the proletarians, in which the proletarians elects whom they feel will best speak their interests, similar to, or exactly as a democracy would. The leader, President, Premier, whatever the nation decides upon, in accordance with Trotsky's theory of Permanent Revolution must be a proletariat who has surpassed the bourgeois' democratic revolution, as well as the Social and Political Revolutions of the Communists. Only with the knowledge garnered from both revolutions, Bourgeoisie and Communist, can the leader be effective in displaying the needs and wants of the Proletarian.

In the absence of a leader who has gone through the rigors of the Bourgeoisie and Communist revolutions, a qualified individual, who embodies all the proletarians who wish to participate in the government structure, be it opinionatedly or via direct government position, will become the leader, ensuring that the Proletarian cause and ideals are preserved and carried out publicly, world-wide.

Post-World Revolution, the administration is there to continue the existence of the classless society, furthering the advancement of the stateless, singular world of Communists..."

Chapter XII: Mentality of the Population

Page 344

"...The Population, the Proletariat, Mentality must be preserved. From the Bourgeoisie point of view, the motivation for the proletarian to continue their dreary, menial work is for that of self-prosperity, the ever-elusive goal of striking it big, become a wealthy proprietor of some large corporation. With the absence of Capitalism, many proletarians feel dissatisfied with their work. It is essential to make the point clear to the proletariat: The work they do, continues to further mankind and society as a whole, advancing us beyond that of the bourgeois, that wish nothing more to exploit the proletariat.

In order for the population to understand this ideal and concept, however, massive education programs must be funded, in order to ensure that the proletariat understands the Communist concept and ideals, so that as they move along society, they can understand why they do it, and why they should continue to do it. In addition to that, similar to the idea of the Vanguard Party, the nation, until the World Revolution arrives, must allow as many intellectuals as possible to come to the nation, or to educate people to become intellectuals.

Only with scientific and technological advancement and superiority, can any Communist hope to overcome the bourgeoisie-infested world of Today. Intellectuals are the key to continuing, advocating, and refining the Communist Movement, ensuring that the Communist will be here, as long as time will continue to move forth.

In conclusion, education must be used to promote the intellectuals, as, along with the Vanguard, they will be on the political and economical fronts, pushing ever forward the Communistic movement and ideals.

Chapter XV: World Revolution

Page 411

"...The final goal of any Communist, is that of a World Revolution. While the Revolution may not happen, all at once, upon its completion, the now-communist revolutionized world is to band together, to create the stateless society of the classless; of the proletarians. The World Revolution, given that the Communists attempting the revolution, be it peacefully or violently, are those who are going to perform Social and Political Revolutions, should be the main goal of all Communists.

The domino theory, predating most modern nations, is that, if one nation 'falls', or as I shall hence call it, 'traverses the road of Communism'; if one nation traverses the road of Communism, nations in the surrounding area will begin to traverse it as well. The spread of Communism, directly leading to that of the World Revolution, should be advocated far and low, be it peaceful or violent revolution.

If necessary, in order to help achieve the Political and Social Revolutions, the Vanguard of the State, Nation, etc, must be dispatched to assist in the revolution, ensuring that Communism spreads, and continues to thrive throughout the world, further bringing every Communist closer to the goal of World Revolution..."

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Many people are referring to the type of Communism described by La Isla del Encanto's leader, Francis S. Ferrer, as Ferrism. Publications of the book will be sent to any Communist party that feels the book can offer them insight, or if they wish to contest the Ferrist beliefs.

As such, to those nations that will allow it, the book will be published internationally, to any who wish for the book to appear on their shelves.

OOC: The page numbers listed are not where the chapter begins, merely what page the excerpt is on.

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The former political entity that once ruled the Empire, the People's Democratic Haruhiist Party (currently outlawed) will accept a few copies of Ferrer's work as revolutionary literature. They have sent the location of their current position, and instructions on how to specially deliver the copies.

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The book would not be outright banned in Australia, but distribution of it would be subtly discouraged.

Nevertheless, it would find its way into the hands of the Communist party--and the remnants of the Red Guard organization. The latter ate up every word.

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The book would receive no limitations on its publishing and no special attention from anyone in the RSSN's government. It would be free to distribute and free to buy and read and keep, just like any other book. The book was not wildly popular in the Netherlands, though it did achieve some recognition, reaching the bestseller list though not topping it. Most in the Netherlands valued Revolutionary Socialism as the best form of government ofand those that had read this book, Revsoc was still considered superior by most.

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The book is not banned in Arctica, and a number of citizens are ordering it by mail. Sale of the book is up to the bookstores, and a few leftist publishers have offered to publish it within the Union.

A New Take on Communism immediately sparked debate in academic circles and other areas. It has been ordered by several universities for use in classes to which the book is relevant.

An English-language copy was ordered by the Sovereign. When asked about it, he said "A new ideology has emerged, and I want to study it. That, and I am a collector of various items from foreign countries. In a world where countries rise and fall in a matter of months, mundane items can suddenly become collector's items."

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The book became a bestseller in the FSA, at least in New England. Millions of copies were sold in the first week or so, generating millions of profits. President Lyndon Johnson even picked up a copy of the book at a Borders bookstore in Washington City.

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The book became a bestseller in the FSA, at least in New England. Millions of copies were sold in the first week or so, generating millions of profits. President Lyndon Johnson even picked up a copy of the book at a Borders bookstore in Washington City.

OOC: Do my eyes deceive me? Is it possible thou art going to have a revolution? :awesome:

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This dangerous work with glorifies the social cancer called communism has been placed on the banned books list by the Government of Transvaal. The lone copy which the Interior Ministry used for referencing has been consigned to the incinerator for the safety of the Transvaler volk.

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A few hundred copies would invariably be shelved in bookstores in the Tahoe Republic where they would be mostly ignored. Professors of the communist theory mostly ignored it as well, as a new book with old, tired ideas.

"Hardly old ideas. Perhaps at the basic form, yes, but I've expanded on them considerably. Communism, as I am advocating it, is not a bad ideology, it's just been plagued by the lack of proper execution. If you would read my book, and my essay, I think you would realize what I am trying to advocate," said Francis Ferrer.

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Several copies were bought by members of the Communist Party of Finland, though the party had declined in size since the last election and after the arrest of many of it's leaders for various reasons.

One critic said, "If the man's a communist, why is he SELLING this book? Shouldn't he be giving it out for free?"

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