Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The World Socialist Party - The Only Alternative.


“Vote for us and all your problems will be solved.”

Psychology professor Bob Altemeyer and former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean write in their new book, Authoritarian Nightmare,’ that "Even if Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow the millions of people who made him president would be ready to make someone else similar president instead."

They explain that many Trump supporters are submissive, fearful, and longing for a mighty leader who will protect them from life's threats They divide the world into friend and foe, with the latter greatly outnumbering the former."

The World Socialist Party of the United States (WSPUS)  goal is not to create a socialist society for the working class but to encourage the working class to build socialism for itself. 

Using the words of Eugene Debs:

 If you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, someone else would lead you out.

“It is infinitely better to vote for freedom and fail than to vote for slavery and succeed.”

“Better a thousand times that labor is divided fighting for freedom than united in the bonds of slavery.”

"The difference between the Republican and Democratic parties involve no issue, no principle in which the working class have any interest. Between these parties socialists have no choice, no preference. They are one in their opposition to the emancipation of the working class from wage-slavery, and every working person who understands the interest of his or her class and the nature of the struggle in which it is involved, will once and for all time sever relations with them both."

"A political party today must stand for labor and the freedom of labor, or it must stand for capital and the exploitation of labor. It cannot possibly stand for both any more than it could for both freedom and slavery."

"We want to see workers demand a party of their own, free from their masters  a party with a backbone and the courage to stand up without apology and proclaim itself a socialist party, confident and proudly holding to the principle of industrial and political solidarity, challenging the whole world of capitalism, contesting the right of capitalists to own industries, to control economic resources and opposing their right of use workers so they can enjoy the fruits of our toil."

Debs explained very clearly that:

 “Now I believe that it is impossible to compromise a principle, and the Socialist Party is committed to a certain principle. To compromise principle is to court death and disaster. It is better to be true to a principle and to stand alone and be able to look yourself in the face without a blush, far better to be in a hopeless minority than to be in a great popular and powerful majority of the unthinking.”

The Democratic Party is the mirror image of the Republican Party minus the inflammatory racial rhetoric of Trump, and it is just as poisonous. It’s political suicide for working people to remain as a subservient political appendage of the Democratic or Republican parties. No sector of the ruling class offers any alternative to austerity and deprivation. The two capitalist parties engage in sham battlesThey agree basically on the economy. 

Larger and larger numbers of people are coming to the conclusion that neither of the presidential candidates, offer any real alternative or any real solutions to the crises of capitalism. Everywhere you can hear people saying that there is no real difference between Trump and Biden.

Working people are looking for an alternative. This is why the World Socialist Party call for No Vote on November 3rd, and for a rejection of both politicians and all their reformist fake phoney promises.


Mike Ballard said...

99% of the working class don't even know that the WSP exists. The WSP can't blame them, for it is weak in number. The rest of the hapless left is organised into sects for themselves or on career paths within the wage system. The realities of wealth and political power are such that the bourgeois will win the election and the best class conscious workers can hope for is to gain some piece of the wealth they produce or at least, not to have even more taken away.

ajohnstone said...

The WSPUS has it work cut out for it but they have to make a start. The first thing is to try and get name recognition and the American progressive website Dissident Voice has been posting a number of articles by ourselves name-dropping the WSPUS and linking to its website.