Sunday, April 04, 2021

No Support to Capitalist Parties!

Study because we will need all your intelligence.

Agitate because we will need all your enthusiasm.

Organise because we will need all your strength.  -  Antonio Gramsci, editor of L’Ordine Nuovo.

Let the workers in the factories and fields rejoice. We are in potentially the most revolutionary period in the history of mankind, an epoch in which the course of history may possibly be taking a decisive turn towards world socialism. The Socialist Party is a party of socialism. It stands for the overthrow of the capitalist exploiters. It fights for a new social system, for socialism, for the end to the exploitation of man by man. It stands for the triumph of socialism on a world scale.  To hell with the political parties of the rich. Working people must build their own independent political movement, independent of and against the parties of capitalism. Our Party represents the future, the liberation of mankind, and opposes all that seeks to hold back human progress. The relentless search for profits drives capitalists to the most reckless squandering of human and natural resources. The capitalist, to speed and intensify the work, turns workers into appendages of his machines. Socialism is an entirely different form of society. Socialism replaces production for profit with production for social use, for the satisfaction of human needs 

Based on the common ownership of the means of production and distribution, a new  economic system is to be built liberating the individual from all economic, political and social oppression, ending all exploitation by dissolving the hostile classes into a community of free and equal producers striving not for sectional interests, but for the common good. The socialist commonwealth would provide the basis for real freedom and for the full and harmonious development of the personality, giving full scope for the growth of the creative faculties of the mind. The interests of the exploited cannot be brought into harmony with the interests of the exploiters. These cannot progress together in the name of some fictional unity. That the work of the social revolution can only be accomplished by men and women with a clear understanding of capitalism. The work of the social revolution depends in the last analysis upon the growth of class-consciousness amongst the working class, that therefore the chief task of a Socialist political party is to educate and direct that class consciousness along correct lines.  It must be made possible for all who have accepted the central principles of common ownership to become members of the Socialist Party irrespective of their knowledge or lack of knowledge of the intricacies of Marxian philosophical writings and economics. The world socialist movement must be depended upon to clear the minds of the members rather than any process of weeding out. We want to see every bona fide socialist in the Socialist Party. To such, the doors of the party have ever been and will continue to remain open. Capitalism is completely incapable of solving the problems of the world peoples. There is the colossal wastage of armaments, the emissions of global warming gases and the insanity of national frontiers in the age of the internet of the World Wide Web.

The Socialist Party are revolutionary socialists who believe that capitalism — as a system centered on private accumulation and profit — is inherently a system of inequality and injustice. We want a social system where social wealth is not in the hands of a few billionaires, but is controlled by the people. We seek both economic and political democracy. Our enemy is capitalism. Capitalism dominates our economic system. Under capitalism, a handful who own the factories, the mines, corporate farms, and the banks control the wealth that the majority of the people produce. It is this system that we are fighting. Capitalism organizes globally. Blocs of capital compete intensely for growth and profits. Under capitalism you either destroy the competition, or are destroyed yourself. This drive sends the giant corporations around the world, seeking cheaper raw materials and corrupt local governments that will insure a "friendly investment climate." Capitalism continuously seeks cheaper labour costs. This is why we see so many plants closing down, out-sourcing  or moving off-shore. Capitalism is a system of violence. Poverty is built into its operation. The capitalist class needs to maintain its grip on the levers of power. The capitalist class has kept the working class of this country divided along racial lines. workers need to be educated to the fact that racism and white supremacy ultimately hurt every worker and that the unity of workers will benefit all.

The struggle for a livable planet is a life-and-death issue. Corporate greed has polluted our air, destroyed the ozone layer, poisoned our waters, and drenched our food with dangerous chemicals. Our survival necessitates social control of technology and production and the elimination of the blind consumerism that causes us to squander so many of the world's resources needlessly. As we work to develop a new vision of socialism, we will have to deepen our understanding of the relationship between humanity and the rest of nature. People will have to change how they live and how society is organised. The threat to the environment touches everyone. We believe in a socialism where fulfillment will be found in the relationships among people and not in the consumption of things. Only conscious socialist planning by all of society can make this happen.

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