Monday, June 22, 2020

We Demand Transformative Social Change

Across the world, working people are engaged in civil disobedience, protests, and resistance, not just for one issue. Communities are beginning to imagine what our world can look like without capitalism. The unprecedented turbulent events occurring around the globe now demand solutions. Poverty is a systemic problem that requires a systemic solution. The Socialist Party say we have that solution. The dehumanizing darkness of capitalist profit is a structural defect. We have an economic system built for profits over human lives. It keeps working people of all colours scrambling for the bare basics of subsistence living. If we don’t stop capitalism in the next decade or two, it is questionable whether humanity will see the 22nd Century

The ruling class seeks to blame the poor people for their circumstances. The capitalists want us to believe that we are the problem. More and more working people no longer buy into the narrative that poverty is our fault. The Socialist Party is calling for a radical revolution of political and economic power. Everybody is deserving of our planet’s abundance. The worst mistake we have made is to demand too little. The profit system does not value human life nor ecological harmony. Instead, it has prioritizes private, corporate and state interests over our precious natural resources. Until we have a people that understands how capitalism works, how and why class systems exist, societal poverty will persist. The necessities of life  water, food, healthcare and housing chief among them  having been commodified, the capitalist system guarantees that there will be winners and losers, and the “two-party” system guarantees that the winners will never allow the losers to change this. We will never rise to our full human potential until the necessities of life are freely available to all as a birthright. To create real security, we must meet everyone’s basic human needs. Our security will not come from the muzzle of a gun, but from the combined voice of an united movement.

 A just  functional society is impossible when the vast majority of its wealth is in the hands of a privileged few, while poverty remains rampant. Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison now hold a combined fortune worth nearly half a trillion dollars, $493.9 billion to be exact and have added a combined $101.7 billion to their net worth since March. Existing governments are designed to facilitate economic growth, they are all capitalist growth enhancers by design and cannot be reformed.

 Dividing working people is a tried and true strategy of our masters. It was President Johnson who said in 1960:
“if you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on and he’ll empty his pocket for you.”

Speed the day that is not too distant when the voiceless, the vulnerable, the poor and the subjugated will succeed in their struggles

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