“People get ready, there’s a train comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
You don’t need no ticket you just thank the lord” —
It has been said before that the central concept of Lenin’s politics was to “be prepared” for the outbursts of struggle and new revolutionary energy. With the struggles that have broken out over the past year, with no end in sight to the bipartisan pro-austerity consensus (and not to forget the ongoing epidemic police brutality, deportations, and attacks on women), Lenin’s call to get ready should continue to be in the front of our minds.