Solutionaries are today’s Revolutionaries By Grace Lee Boggs

Solutionaries ARE the future of mankind.

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Solutionaries are today’s Revolutionaries

By Grace Lee Boggs

Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2013

solutionarySeventy years ago when I joined the radical movement, the paradigm or generally accepted concept of revolution came from the 1917 revolution in Russia.

Being a revolutionary meant preparing yourself and your organization to seize state power.

During the 20th century the very idea of becoming a revolutionary lost its appeal because that paradigm of revolution had been discredited by the increasing bureaucratization of the Soviet state and no one had re-imagined what it means to be a revolutionary.

The first time I even heard.the word Solutionary was a few years ago on a ride from Detroit to Chicago. Barbara was driving and carrying on a lively conversation with Myrtle (who was in the back seat) about the way women and especially mothers multitask, solving one problem after another every minute of every day

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