“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” Audre LordeThere will not be a one-size-fits-all model of social change but there is a requirement to re-imagine the very foundations of the world around us.
Capitalism operates from a framework that assumes there is simply not enough to go around — that it is impossible for everyone to have all they need, even though some people possess unthinkable amounts of wealth. Socialists imagine the possibilities of a world without exploited labour. The working class is the only thoroughly revolutionary class. Its exploitation brings it face-to-face with the fundamental contradiction of capitalist society – the contradiction between the private ownership of the means of production and the social character of production. It is the only class which can carry the revolutionary struggle against the bourgeoisie through to the end and replace it as the ruling class.
Simply stated, the working class (or proletariat) is defined as all those who:1) Do not own the means of production;
2) Have to sell their labour-power to the capitalist class to make a living;
3) Directly, or indirectly, create surplus value which is expropriated by the capitalist class.
This exploitation, or expropriation of surplus value, creates an irreconcilable, antagonistic class contradiction between the working class and the owning employing class. Only the emancipation from capital itself can liberate the working class. Its mission, therefore, is to overthrow the ruling class and replace capitalism with socialism. The working class constitutes the majority of the population. A socialist world would be run for people, not for profit - for the benefit of the majority, not a handful of big businessmen and financiers. Production would be socially controlled and planned. All the big social and economic problems which we face today can only be finally resolved by putting an end to capitalism and establishing socialism. This socialist revolution can be carried through in conditions without civil war, by a combination of a socialist parliamentary majority and mass struggle outside parliament. Under capitalist society the Socialist Party exists to fight against the exploitation of those who toil by hand and brain, to strengthen the working-class organisation and political understanding of the need of ending capitalism and establishing socialism. We represent the future. The future is ours. never more determined to achieve the goal of Socialism than we are on this day in the year 2019.
The Socialist Party's goal is;
1) The abolition of the private ownership of the means of production.
2) Elimination of competition and production for exchange value and its replacement by democratic planning and production for use.
3) Workers’ and people’s management of the economy and society.
4) The abolition of wage labour.
5) The elimination of classes.
6) The disappearance of the state.
7) Full development of the productive forces .
8) From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.
Every person who has the courage and the daring to dedicate to the greatest of all ideals – the emancipation of mankind – must come forward and take his place in the ranks of the Socialist Party. On our banner we inscribe this single, simple word: Socialism.