We are starting at a disadvantage
Overturning an established social order requires a tremendous exercise of power. If we started on an equal field, we could exert equal force and overcome our adversary. Since we are a majority, this should be easy. But we are starting with a grave disadvantage: the system’s boot is on our necks, and we are on the ground. We must first push it off us and get up on our feet before we can even throw a punch. But before we can do that, we must understand that this is possible. And even before that, we must perceive the boot on our neck as wrong, and that alternatives exist.
The inertia, or forward motion, of a society — its economic mechanisms, political procedures, cultural mores and traditions — that are in place, push that society in a particular direction. Under global capitalism, the direction is toward continued and escalating exploitation and omnicide.
The only thing that can stop that forward motion is greater power exerted in the opposite direction. We have to become more powerful than the system and all its accumulated methods of domination, its material wealth, armed forces and machinery of lies. Only then can we possibly prevail over it.