HRA = Hindustan Republican Army (earlier known as Hindustan Republican
Association before it was banned by the Govt. of India in 1924 after
the Kakori Train attack).
The quote is by Mao Zedong, 1st Chairman of China's Communist Party
delivered in 1938 at the 6th plenary of the party.
The operative portion of the speech is actually " ...It is very
difficult for the labouring people, who have been deceived and
intimidated by the reactionary ruling classes for thousands of years,
to awaken to the importance of having guns in their own hands ...
Experience in the class struggle in the era of imperialism teaches us
that it is only by the power of the gun that the working class and the
labouring masses can defeat the armed bourgeoisie and landlords; in
this sense we may say that only with guns can the whole world be
transformed. We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want
war; but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get
rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun ... "
On 6/20/17, Prodipto Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What is HRA and who said that last quote? Joya Roy
> On 9 Jun 2017 08:37, "Sarbajit Roy" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Dear Mr. Malhotra
>> 3. Insofar as generating fear or control over corrupt bureaucrats and
>> politicans are concerned, these bourgeoisie know by now how to circumvent
>> all these eyewash "mouse traps" which catch only the small fry and let
>> the big fish escape. Their preferred instrument is the Judiciary (the most
>> corrupt and deliberately inefficient body in India) which has rendered
>> powerful laws like Right to Information impotent. In these circumstances
>> the only thing which the corrupt really fear is the cult of the bullet
>> and bomb which the HRA scrupulously observes. For, as a wise leader of a
>> bordering country wrote - "(Political) *power grows out from the barrel
>> of a gun*" ... " *politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics
>> with bloodshed*".
>> Sarbajit Roy
>> National Convenor
>> *INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION* <http://www.indiaagainstcorruption.org.in>