The Muggleton Inn (Wetherspoon),
8 High Street,
Maidstone, ME14 1HJ
(On entering a staircase to the left will be seen. Go up two flights and turn left. You’ll find us on the first floor)
Why should you join the Socialist Party?
We ask nothing except a careful consideration of our case by our fellow- workers. We believe the result will be that they join the Socialist Party. The Socialist Party is rich in history and tradition. A political party needs more than just those, however.
When we speak of the Socialist Party as being “revolutionary” we mean, on the one hand, that its aim is revolutionary and on the other hand that we believe in the revolutionary method. We do not believe that working people can be delivered from poverty, unemployment, degradation, war, by any reform of the capitalist system under which we live. That system must be abolished, wage-slavery must be done away with altogether. The workers must own and control the machinery of production in common. As for curing the ills of the workers by reforming capitalism, we have lived through decades of the Welfare State which was to do just that. And you know only too well what that has got us. Salvation has been not been provided for the workers from those condescending saviours from high. This failure of reformism has taken place in a world where everybody could have a decent, comfortable home, abundant nutritious food, educational opportunities, access to travel and leisure. There is always some party which promises the workers to fix things with their policies. Isn’t it about time that the workers understood that it does not make any difference how well-meaning these capitalist reformers may be, there is no way out under capitalism?