The Socialist Party's function is to educate the people by criticising all attempts at so-called reforms, whose aim is not the realisation of socialism, but the hindering of it; and by encouraging the working class towards Revolution.
The theory of surplus value is the cornerstone of Marx’s economic theory. People’s labour power becomes a commodity. The wage-worker sells labour power to the owner of the land, factories and instruments of labour. The worker uses one part of the labour day to cover living expenses (wages), while the other part of the day the worker toils without remuneration, creating surplus value for the capitalist. This is the source of profit, the source of the wealth of the capitalist class. Capital, created by the labour of the worker, presses on the worker by creating an army of unemployed. While increasing the dependence of the workers on capital, the capitalist system at the same time creates the great power of united labour.
New ideas of reorganising society based on the new means of production have to be put forth to challenge capitalism. Whether we work or not, the people still must live. The coming social revolution must place the robots in the hands of the new class of poor people. Robotics and other forms of electronic production will be the foundation for a whole new world. Abundance, created by robotics and people working for the common good rather than the profit of the few, will forever end poverty, exploitation, oppression and war, a vision of a world of love and justice. This is an era of revolutionary change. For the first time in history, humankind can produce such abundance that society can be free from hunger, homelessness and backbreaking labour. The only thing standing in the way is this system of exploitation and injustice.
The struggle today for homes, education, health care, freedom from state terror is the beginning of a revolution for a better world, economically and culturally.
The Socialist Party takes as its mission the political awakening of working people. We invite all who see that there’s a problem and are ready to do something about it to join with us. We will help liberate the thinking of the people and unleash their energy. We will win them to the cause for which they are already fighting. We will educate people about the economic changes that’s disrupting society. Every day, the new technology throws thousands– labourers and managers alike– out of their jobs. Their labour is worthless to a system that values only what it can exploit. If they cannot work, they cannot eat.
We will engage our fellow-workers with a vision of a world of plenty. Radical changes in the way a society produces its wealth call for radical changes in how that society is organised. New technology provides better products with less and less labour. Society now has the capacity to devote the energies and talents of its people to satisfying the material, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of all.
The capitalist class cannot convince people to believe in their system while they are destroying their hopes and dreams. Their answer is to disarm the victims of capitalism by turning them against one another. We will instead inspire people with an alternative, a society organised for the benefit of all, a society built on cooperation which puts the environment cultural and the well-being of its people above the profits and property of a handful of billionaires. When the class which has no place in the capitalist system takes control of all productive property and transforms it into common property, it can reorganise society so that the abundance is distributed according to need. We will empower the people with the understanding of their role in striving for this new society and with the confidence that it’s possible to win. The struggle of those who have no stake in this system carries the energy to overturn it. We take this message out to politicise and organise the Revolution.
For the first time in history, we have the technological ability to put into effect the principle ’from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.’ After agitating for years on the effects of massive unemployment, misery and poverty on the one hand, there is an abundance of commodities of all kinds. These things will, for the first time in history, unite our movement against poverty and misery with its great cause: the fight to create a society of abundance, free from want. It will be a monumental achievement to see people from all generations and genders, from all nationalities and ethnicity but from one race – the human race – come together. It is up to us to realise that we do have a new vision to offer, that society is waiting for someone to present an answer and understanding for a solution to the conflicts they are up against.