Ours is a class society, based on the capitalist exploitation of workers. Goods are not produced-to meet the needs of the people but to make profits for the bosses. If it is profitable to pollute the atmosphere, the streams and the sea revolutionary movement among the in the process, that will happen too. If it is profitable to destroy food crops prices up, they certainly will.
The bosses are fighting for capitalism and they state it without any apology. TIt is the very essence of capitalism to keep labour at a minimum point, just sufficiently above the starving point so that it can continue to produce – never enough above this point so that the worker could save for a period of not working. The boss has no other interest in the worker. Meanwhile, however, all the accumulated labour of the workers, stored up in machines, becomes ever more potentially productive of goods which, utilised for the workers, would unfold possibilities of unlimited development.
But, capitalism, no matter how it plans and hopes and prays, would never actually be able to do more than drive the worker to the bedrock of subsistence – although there is plenty to provide luxury for all. Capitalism outlived its usefulness long ago. It is no longer capable of progress, of raising the standards of living of the people. Capitalism is only capable of guaranteeing new wars, mass misery and environmental havoc.
Only socialism, where the stored-up labour is utilised for the social good, can realise the potentialities of human productivity and spiritual development. Only when accumulated labour belongs to those who produce it – to the worker who turns the wheels, instead of to the capitalist who seek only share dividends will mankind parallel in their human daily life will society create the physical grandeur of the likes never seen before. T