The Labour Party is in deep trouble. Numerous workers today bemoan their feeling of utter helplessness and impotence. In several constituencies moves are afoot to remove local MPs. Members have become dissatisfied and frustrated, organising "left-wing” moves to replace the sitting members. The members of the Labour Party cannot control it because it has no clearly defined objective. Certainly the Labour Party has never had, nor ever will have, the slightest intention to introduce — or even explain — socialism. Capitalism is a brutal society, which sets worker against worker and cynically manipulates and exploits the emotional responses which inevitably follow. The real struggle is to replace this society with one based on communal interests. That struggle cannot be carried on with either lies or bombs for it is about workers' ideas and they are the authentic key to human progress.
There is a vital need for principles: a concise expression of the party’s aim and methods which states what the party is FOR. The precondition for socialism is a strong political party. However deeply ingrained the illusion that leaders can help them, but bitter experience will convince workers of the necessity for joining a genuine socialist party.
The answer is to join and actively work in a socialist political party. This is the first essential step. It means turning off that television, and going to a party branch meeting.There is no greater personal satisfaction than that gained from working together for the noblest cause of our days — the emancipation of humanity from capitalist chaos. Now is the time to come to the aid of the Socialist Party, and work for it.
For years our political rivals would ridicule The Socialist Party and tell us that our "pure and simple” case for socialism was destined for the dustbin of history. Our case has stood the test of time while it looks much more likely that those parties which wasted workers' hopes predicting the imminent collapse of capitalism will itself soon collapse.
The desire for socialism as a just social system, where people really control their work-places and communities runs deep among workers. That desire may be latent, but it is always present. Socialism is a strongly hope among the people. But it is a vague hope. As socialists we are distinguished from our fellow-workers only by this: At all times we point out to the aim of the class struggle – socialist revolution. It is what we stand for and why we are a political organisation. Everywhere people are waking up and resisting the exploitation which is a daily fact of their lives. The lies of the ruling class about “prosperity” are being further exposed each and every day. There is prosperity alright – but it is for a handful of capitalists while the conditions of the working people are getting worse and worse. Wages stay the same, but profits continue to rise. The situation in health care, housing and government services is rapidly deteriorating. The government is showing the masters it really serves. The source of all these injustices in the man-eating system of capitalism. This system of capitalism is set up with one thing in mind – to make the most profits possible for the handful of people who own the industries, banks and corporations. It is the system under which we, and our parents and grandparents before us, have done all the work. We mine the mines, build the buildings, manufacture all the products: and then get just enough to live on – if we fight hard enough for it! On the other hand the small capitalist class builds up huge fortunes off of our labour and do no work themselves. The Socialist Party stands for the complete overthrow of the capitalist system, and the establishment of a socialist system. Once it is no longer possible to make a profit from racism, from bad housing and from the general misery of people, these problems can be quickly resolved. Only one class is capable of a successful socialist revolution. In order to accomplish its historic task of socialist revolution, our class must have a political party.
In the meantime, this epoch is the mean time.