• SOCIALISM HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED •
• WHEN IT IS TRIED IT MUST BE ESTABLISHED GLOBALLY •
• WORLD SOCIALISM CAN ONLY BE BROUGHT ABOUT DEMOCRATICALLY •
We begin with these three points because they are vital to any kind of an understanding of what we mean by socialism.
We reject the idea that socialism has been tried in countries sometimes referred to as socialist. These countries were based upon state capitalism. Look below at our definition of socialism and ask yourself if this in any way describes the police states of modern China and Cuba or the old regimes in Russia and eastern Europe.
We reject the idea of socialism in one country. National socialism equals non-socialism. The capitalist system is global and so must the system which will replace it.
We reject the idea that people can be led into socialism. Socialism will not be established by good leaders or battling armies, but by thinking men, women and children. There can be no socialism without socialists.
So what does Socialism mean then?
That’s a straight question, so here’s a straight answer.
Socialism means a global system of social organisation based on
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