YOUTH ON THE MARCH

Anakbayan-University of the Philippines Los Banos

(Published in the Philippines Free Press, November 2, 1968)

A NATION that does not continuously renew itself through
progressive-minded and militant youth cannot possibly advance. A
world of timid and apathetic youth will merely feed all the
regimes of injustice and exploitation with a constant flow of
manpower for exploited labor and cannon fodder for unjust wars.
Even a revolutionary society, say, a socialist one, would
stagnate and be thereafter corrupted if the process of renewal
and of continuous revolution is neglected or deliberately held
back.

It is in the very nature of the world and of history that while
there are youth who question and fight the outdated order,
striving to build a new system or reach a new stage of
development in which they stand to gain.

The problem of succession through the youth is common to both
reactionaries and revolutionaries. The reactionaries strive to
preserve an educational…

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