Revolution is the overthrow of previous existing social system and modes with their ruling class. i.e. feudalism to capitalism, capitalism to post-capitalism. The media persist in lying that the Cuban revolt was a social revolution. It was nothing of the kind.
The Socialist Party does not see itself as a part of the Left and view Left and Right as being outmoded bourgeois terms reflecting different aspects of managing the capitalist system which it opposes. Corbyn is as much a part of the problem even though he, probably genuinely, wishes to reform it.
Money is merely a means of exchange, in a commonly owned world, where production is for use, no means of exchange would be necessary access could be free and, money would be in the museums of antiquity.
It is profit which rules. Money is just the means of exchange which facilitates accumulation for the parasitic capitalists, rationing out for the wage slave wealth producer, of wealth.
There exists an anti-working class prejudice peddled with no evidence other than anecdote and encouraged by the capitalist class since Victorian times that divides workers into ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ categories. The real scroungers are the parasitic capitalist class.
Unlike both the Hayekians (who say slumps can be avoided by governments adopting a laissez-faire monetary policy) and the Keynesian (who say that appropriate state intervention can end the boom/slump cycle), Marx held that there was no formula for steady growth without booms and slumps.
Capitalism cannot be reformed to work in the interests of the wage worker.
Whoever becomes president; capitalism will continue with its poverty, homelessness, and hunger for many Americans. It’s not a new president that is needed but a new economic system.
We argue we should use the Achilles heel of capitalism – democracy and the vote – to have a majority revolution, the immense majority has to be won and be a politically conscious class for and in themselves to not require ‘leadership’, i.e.
The most pressing need facing humanity is to progress from the anarchy of capitalism to a post-capitalist society. The price to pay for delaying this task will be more poverty, increasing hunger, mounting disease and continuing wars.
Capitalist democracy is government in the interests of a parasitic minority class OVER you.
The recent referendum was a battle between members of the parasite capitalist class.
All wealth comes from the workers, not from the useless parasite class who derive their wealth from the exploitation of us. 90-99% of the world’s population are wage slaves.
“One man with an idea in his head is in danger of being considered a madman; two men with the same idea in common maybe foolish, but can hardly be mad; ten men sharing an idea begin to act, a hundred draw attention as fanatics, a thousand and society begins to tremble, a hundred thousand and there i
Capitalism is unpredictable and there is presently the sound of war-drums in the air, in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the South China Seas and in the Arctic. The world is in an economic slump also.
“I’m not arguing there are no decent people in the Tory Party…But they’re like bits of sweetcorn in a turd; technically they’ve kept their integrity but they’re still embedded in shit.” – Ian Banks, The Quarry
Our type of revolution is a democratic one, using capitalism’s Achilles heel of democr
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”
People, by and large, have lost confidence in the ability of the ruling class to maint
There is a class struggle going on. The national interest is not the same as the workers class interest. The working class have never had a government that cares a damn about them. It is past time they stopped looking for one.
“The workers must organise for their emancipation.
The Left is and always has been a part of capitalism, albeit, in some instances a state-controlled version.
“The emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves.
“You do not need the capitalist. He could not exist one second without you. You would begin to live without him. You DO everything. Some of you imagine that if it was not for the capitalist you would have no work. Really he does not employ you at all.
However the Labour Party reconstitutes itself, it can only run capitalism in the interests of the capitalist system, which means waged slavery for the vast majority and wealth, ease, and luxury for an economic parasitic, capitalist class, living off the wealth created by the immense majority.
The case for socialism is one which has to be understood and implemented by the world’s working class seizing control of their own destiny. It is not something which can be given or gifted by a political party dropping it onto people’s laps like the proverbial ‘Manna from Heaven’.
We are offended by applying the description of ‘socialism’ to any of the Trotskyite parties, or even to the Labour Party. The Labour party has never been a socialist party.
“If money, according to Augier, ‘comes into the world with a congenital blood-stain on one cheek,’ capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt.” Marx
The working class betray themselves if they support a ‘business friendly’ party of capitalism, such as the Labour
“The emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves.
Once we have got the solidarity act together worldwide, we can get rid of the capitalist system which of which war and poverty, absolute or relative are concomitant and establish a democratic, commonly owned world, with free access to the wealth produced.
Why do you wish to be governed over? All government is over us in the interests of the minority capitalist parasite class, regardless of the Left/Right spectrum of the political parties. Why do you need a leader? If you need a leader you are a slave.
” The emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves.
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” – Herbert Spencer
Sympathy with Corbyn for the way the media have treated him as a pe
Socialism cannot be ‘given’. It has to be won by a politically conscious majority, who know what it is. The democratic ‘ends determine the means’ rather than the Leninist/Stalinist justifying of them.
Who produces all the wealth, manages and runs capitalism from top to bottom? The working class – that is who. Please do not equate Marxism with Leninism. A bit like blaming Jesus for the sectarian Christian divisions manipulated by power-seekers.
The working class are the engine of social change. Basically if one has to work for a wage or salary in order to live, they are a part of the working class.
Socialism has never existed anywhere, regardless of the labels political opportunists claimed for themselves, as it is a post-capitalist society.
Patriotism is nationalism as an ideology. It is used to persuade workers they have a country to fight and die for. In fact, workers have no country, but the World to win, in common with fellow workers worldwide.
Time for the post-capitalist, production-for-use, commonly-owned, free-access society. Capitalism cannot be reformed. It has to be replaced. It won’t come from a party organised in the interests of capital with their plans for the retention of waged slavery.
Universal Benefit Income is not something the Socialist Party can agree with as we challenge the whole concept of a monetary income, i.e. with people having to buy what they need.
The Socialist Party is not a part of the “left.” We are opposed to measures which tinker with and attempt to reform capitalism.
The Socialist Party stands dedicated to achieving the following objective:
“The establishment of a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing wealth by and in the interest of the whole community.”
We have imprisoned ourselves by not looking at making the post-capitalist commonly owned future.
Britain’s oldest socialist party (SPGB) has always thrown open their platform to debate with opponents however distasteful their views. Over the decades we have challenged the British Union of Fascists, the National Front and the British National Party on the platform.
“The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor” – Voltaire
Why should workers, who produce all the wealth in the world be denied the right to go where they please to engage in economic activity, or be restricted in their movements, while the parasite capitalist class can expor
Workers have no country.
We have a world to win
Wipe the nationalist, xenophobic, slavers away from your mouth. Immigrant workers are not scabs. Every country now is part of an integrated global economy and class structure. It is the capitalist class’s country and the capitalist class’s world.
Compilation of comments from the Guardian placed by Wee Matt
“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”
Marx and Engels are spot on there. Marx saw the struggle of the bourgeoisie to win power from the landed aristocracy as inevitable.
Comments from the Guardian placed by Wee Matt
Democracy within capitalism serves elitist capitalist ends, i.e.
Another compilation of comments from the Guardian by Wee Matt
It is not a question of despising the rich, but addressing from whence their riches came.
More comments from the Guardian placed by Wee Matt
“He who is morally impressed by power is never in a critical mood, and he is never a revolutionary character” – Erich Fromm
Some people prefer to live with a flawed understanding of the world around them, which attributes a ‘base’ human nature as
The first in a series of compilations of comments placed in the Guardian by Wee Matt of Edinburgh branch.
It is at the point of production exploitation takes place. Robert Tressell’s ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ piece on waged slavery is still applicable today.
Poverty is both actual and relative.
The governments are always out to erode any advantages workers may have won in the course of their struggles; however, they try to present their attacks on conditions as if they were really doing it for your benefit. An example is an attack on the 35 hour week of the French worker.
A joke Courtesy of Wee Matt
This little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is politics?”
Dad says,”Well son, let me try to explain it this way. I’m the bread-winner of the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the Government.
This was in the Scotsman today and Wee Matt’s comments below was posted up.