Allow me to explain…
“At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love.” - “Che” Guevara
I am Angus. I am a 17 year old from Brisbane, Australia.
I am studying a Bachelor of Arts at University of Queensland majoring in Political Science and History.
After that, I want to be a university professor by trade, and political activist/organiser/agitator by life.
I have a lovely girlfriend called Julia, who is pretty special to me. She is a big part of my life, and keeps me normal, well not normal, but socially presentable(ish). You can find her here, but she doesn’t post anymore.
And well, I love her. She is amazing.
I have an excellent circle of friends/sources of money/possible captains of the future Red Army. They are my second family, my comrades, brothers and sisters and the most intelligent and dedicated circle of people I have met. They are not all like me, some of them are, some of them aren’t. These include my comrade-“sister:, Leela, she is like family, and means the world to me. She is as passionate as me, if not a bit less keen on violent insurrection. She lobbied our school for recycle bins. She is very cool and has a personal blog and a political/environmental blog. Some of my other friends on here include Amy, this guy and Damian. They are all excellent people.
My interests, well reading, I do a lot of it, fiction and non-fiction. Also rock music, I love me a bit of rock and roll. I write, a little bit, mostly political essays and hypothetical speeches/articles/important documents. Also, political activism, is a hobby/my life.
As you will know this is a personal blog, but I am very political, so for me politics is personal and that is the reason most of you follow me, so lets get to that shall we:
I am a libertarian socialist. I am an environmentalist, gay rights activist, feminist, Marxist, trotskyist, communist, democracy loving, freedom fighting, vegetarian, anarchistic, secular humanist, Che Guevara t-shirt wearing socialist.
My personal heroes are a diverse bunch, including “Che” Guevara, Leon Trotsky, Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Touissant Louverture, Oscar Wilde, Malcom X, the Black Panther Party, MLK Jr., Karl Marx, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, the list goes on…
I am a member of the Socialist Alliance, particularly the youth wing Resistance. I am a member because they advocate diversity of tactics, both revolution if it becomes necessary/possible (this is Australia here, not exactly a revolutionary hotbed… yet), they have a valued and respected youth wing (Resistance), they seek to unite the left wing groups in Australia in order to try to sort out minor ideological differences between groups and their policies, are exactly the direction we need. You can find the Socialist Alliance and all their policies here and Resistance has their own website here.
And I am proud to dedicate the rest of my life to the worker’s struggle, the quest for universal equality and liberation, democratic governance and socialist economics. Utter liberation is the only path to fulfilment.
For me, I seek to assist in the liberation of mankind because it is the only humane way to live. I believe that apathy is in itself a crime, inaction assists the oppressor and the tormentor.
Come revolution and darkness ahead, I will always strive to do what is best by the people I serve.
That is me, what about you?
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. - Ernesto “Che” Guevara