Friday, July 23, 2021

There is a dawn of hope


Socialism in one country alone is impossible. It is unthinkable from many points of view.


It is unthinkable that capitalism will force the workers of Britain to become socialists, and not have the same effect on the workers of other countries. When the British worker is ready for socialism,  fellow workers in the other capitalist countries will also be ready. Workers of all countries are faced with the same problems, the solution to which is the same—socialism.


Having gained political power in their respective countries, socialists will together plan the working of the new society. Obviously, it will be in their interests to do this in an efficient, orderly fashion. For instance, it will be necessary for them to ascertain, roughly, what things are required, and in what quantities. Then the necessary steps to fulfil these requirements can be taken. The required number of workers will be able to set to work on their different jobs.


As countries are dependent on one another for different articles, it will be necessary for Socialists of different countries to co-operate.

We are unable to oblige our correspond when he asks us to prophesy the date of the socialist revolution.

We would, however, remind our reader that, nowadays, movements often grow quickly. For example, the Nazi and Bolshevik movements within a few years grew from a small divided minority into the largest party in their countries. Similarly, we believe that once the socialist movement has got a firm footing, it will grow rapidly.

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