My Evolution from Marxist-Leninism to Indigenism/Communalism

Roberto Mendoza
6 min readOct 25, 2020

How I, an Indigenous man, was inspired by a line from MLK’s speech, Beyond Vietnam: “We, as a nation, must undergo a radical revolution of values.”

In my years as an Indigenous Activist (Muscogee and Chicano), I learned some things. I no longer say that White people are the cause of all the suffering and oppression of my people. I learned that it was the system, specifically the Capitalist system, that was the real enemy, not just of my people, but even of people of the Global Majority (previously known as People of Color)…

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Roberto Mendoza

Native American/Chicano artist, screenwriter, filmmaker, writer, revolutionary. Living in Los Angeles. Co- founded Cooperation Tulsa. https://www.facebook.