MacIver News Service | December 1, 2017
By Bill Osmulski
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Although the Communist Revolution resulted in untold human misery and the deaths of 100 million people over the past century, for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in Milwaukee this weekend, it’s a cause for celebration.
The PSL will be hosting an event at the Riverwest Public House Saturday evening marking the 100th anniversary of the revolution.
“This was a pivotal event in the history of the world, creating the first authentic workers government on the planet and setting an example for fellow Marxist revolutionaries who desired similar change in their own country,” PSL’s Facebook event page.
The PSL is not subtle about its purpose: “the socialist transformation of society.” They plan to do this through violent revolution, and they’re studying the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution as if it were an instruction manual.
“The organizational model established by Vladimir Lenin prior to the revolution, assuring its success, was of great inspiration to many like minded movements in Europe at the time and continues to be prevelent [sic] in modern Marxist movements that aim to organize along similar lines,” the PSL announcement explains. “Like many of our Marxist predecessors, the PSL also structures itself along Leninst lines, relying on a devoted group of revolutionaries and a democratic centralist structure to build our presence in the community, including through charitable work and donations and conducting regular public classes and meetings in hopes of increasing the general class conciousness [sic] of the greater community.”
The event has attracted the attention of about 100 people on Facebook, with 20 committing to go. After all, there will be free chili.