Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ours Is The Fight For Socialism

The working class worldwide have suffered under the blows of the ruling class. There is confusion and disorientation. The only way out is struggle. We, the working class, must organise in the teeth of all obstructions. We must build solidarity across borders, because only international solidarity can beat the power of global capitalism. We can make a revolution to overthrow capitalism and create a world socialist cooperative commonwealth.

Social revolution is no longer an aspiration of the future. it is an immediate demand. All reformist parties – no matter how eloquently they commit to “socialism” and “socialist” ideals – base their political aims wholly within the framework of the capitalist state by winning reforms from capitalism, by becoming the government to “transform” the capitalist government into a “welfare” or “workers'” state. What does this mean in practice? It means that they all act in all crucial situations as an agent of the capitalist within the working class. A reformist party is powerless. A reformist party will not overthrow capitalism, since it functions within the framework of capitalism. It is a device for preserving capitalism, not a means for its overthrow. It is a mighty obstacle in the path of the revolutionary movement, not a boost forward. Socialism, of course, has nothing in common with the reformist illusions. We are not here to play the filthy game of capitalist politics. Capitalism, having its foundation in the slavery and exploitation of the masses, can only rule by corrupt means and its politics are essentially the reflex of its low and debasing character.

The Socialist Party concern itself with analyzing the capitalist system, pointing out its defects and advocating the replacing of the capitalist system by the common ownership and democratic administration of the means of production and distribution.

The aim of the Socialist Party will be the realisation of a socialist, class-free society. Our aim is to replace world capitalist economy by a world socialism, mankind’s only way out, for it alone can abolish the contradictions of the capitalist system which threaten to degrade and destroy the human race.will abolish the class division of society, i.e., simultaneously with the abolition of anarchy in production, it will abolish all forms of exploitation and oppression of man by man. Society will no longer consist of antagonistic classes in conflict with each other, but will present a united commonwealth of labour. For the first time in its history mankind will take its fate into its own hands. Instead of destroying innumerable human lives and incalculable wealth in struggles between classes and nations, mankind will devote all its energy to the development and strengthening of its own collective might. After abolishing private ownership of the means of production and converting these means into social property, the world system of socialism will replace the elemental forces of the world market, competitive and blind processes of social production, by consciously organised and planned production for the purpose of satisfying rapidly growing social needs. With the abolition of competition and anarchy in production, devastating crises and still more devastating wars will disappear. Instead of colossal waste of productive forces and spasmodic development of society-there will be a planned utilisation of all material resources and a painless economic development on the basis of unrestricted, smooth and rapid development of productive forces.

 The abolition of private property and the disappearance of classes will do away with the exploitation of man by man. Work will cease to be toiling for the benefit of a class enemy: instead of being merely a means of livelihood it will become a necessity of life: want and economic inequality, the misery of enslaved classes, and a wretched standard of life generally will disappear; the hierarchy created in the division of labour system will be abolished together with the antagonism between mental and manual labour; and the last vestige of the social inequality of the sexes will be removed. At the same time, the organs of class domination, and the State in the first place, will disappear also. The State, being the embodiment of class domination, will die out in so far as classes die out, and with it all measures of coercion will expire.Culture will become the acquirement of all and the harmonious development of all the talents inherent in humanity.

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