In the Panther writings there's a lot of talk of revolution, did you believe that this was the beginning of a revolution, you know, your work within the Panther Party, did you believe that you were part of the revolutionary vanguard or--
Did you really believe revolution was beginning to happen, was going to happen through your involvement in the Black Panther Party?
Well, you know you see a revolution is a process, and you see that our processes about making social change. So you know if you could, ah, bring about community control of the police and the community that's a part of the process of bringing about the revolutionary change in the whole concept and thinking of the, ah, the police and establishment in this country. So that's a part of the process--I felt that we could influence and change the thinking of people in this country, ah, yes.