The time is now ripe (for the first time in a long time) for widely speaking about revolution and radical change. Not because the time is now ripe for actually overthrowing the U.S. empire and capitalist property system, but because ears and minds are open to the new, and because we can make this conversation anew.
And (does it need to be said) if we waited to talk about revolution (or “power to the people!”) until the crisis is so deep that we could conceivably make a revolution — then it would be too late for plans, core organizations, theory, conferences, training of specialists, supporting projects, party building, etc. etc. And our waiting would have squandered the crisis, not exploited it.
Often the demand “wait to raise revolution until the time for revolution has arrived” is a plan for never making revolutionary changes — and somewhat consciously so.