We had a leaflet from the Labour Party which says "There is a better way”. TOO RIGHT!
Are they proposing to get rid of the money system? The profit "motive" – which "motivates" us to always put the profits of a few before the needs of the many...? NO – they want the usual superficial reforms. No fundamental change.
What's better about that?
Many have experience of several Labour and Tory governments trying to solve working class problems. Many also know that these problems will remain unsolved whoever gets in, Labour or Tory or another Coalition. That's why there will be little excitement at the general election. What we need is REAL CHANGE.
Examine scientific literature and you'll see that the world is rich in raw materials, technology, knowledge and human "doing power", to the extent that if the world was organised in a different way everyone would enjoy a comfortable poverty-free life.
Why don't we re-organise society to reap the benefits of these scientific advances? Because governments (which people put there) all look for solutions within the framework of the money/wages/buying-and-selling system of society.
History shows us that capitalism was set up by a minority of people (the owners of capital) to run in the interests of that minority. I mean, if we all had enough capital, we'd not be compelled to become wage slaves. THEN who would do the work?
So, if there's no profit in it, there's no production of it and no supply of it. That's the way the system of today works! If you can't afford it, you'll have to do without it.
THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE
Some people (because they've been encouraged to think solely in terms of money, wages, buying and selling) will undoubtedly dismiss any alternative as far-off dreams. Others will claim that human nature will make it impossible.
It's essential that you understand and believe in the ability of people to change, or you give up any possibility of serious change in society.
Socialism means the world belonging to all its people, producing the things we need to live and enjoy life. DIRECTLY meeting people's needs! This means no money, wages, buying and selling.
Why should we have to buy back what we've collectively produced?
This outmoded rationing system must GO. There's a world of abundance to work for. Work would be cooperatively organised on a voluntary basis. Everyone would have access, an equal voice and vote in every decision which would affect their lives.
We don't want just your vote. We want your understanding. Then vote for the only sane alternative... The Socialist Party.
The Ten Socialist Candidates
Jacqueline Shodeke - Brighton Kemptown;
Howard Pilott - Brighton Pavilion;
Robert Cox – Canterbury;
Steve Colborn – Easington;
Andy Thomas - Folkestone and Hythe;
Bill Martin - Islington North;
Kevin Parkin - Oxford East;
Mike Foster - Oxford West and Abingdon
Brian Johnson - Swansea West;
Danny Lambert – Vauxhall.
Danny Lambert – Vauxhall.