A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
This week Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism passed10,000 followers. The number has doubled in a little over a year.
FYML had its first post four years ago, on November 7, 2009. Way back then, “Fuck Yeah”-themed Tumblrs were actually a big thing! I don’t see any point in changing the name now.
My goal was to create a blog that balanced exploring the rich and varied history of the international communist movement with the living struggles of the working class and oppressed peoples today.
Most important, I wanted to demonstrate to the Tumblr community (and beyond) that communism is a living, breathing, fighting movement in the world today.
I’m proud to hear from so many of you that you love the blog and value it as a resource to your own revolutionary thought and activism. And others I’m proud to piss off on a regular basis.
For me, the best thing about FYML has been discovering other revolutionary Tumblrs from all over the world, from Turkey and Chile, to Egypt and Britain, to Pakistan and the former Soviet Union, and right here in the belly of the beast.
I wish I could follow and reblog all of you. Since I can’t possibly do so, I invite you to contribute photos, documents, and reports of the class struggles you are involved in.