Friday, June 10, 2022

TUC Rally


The text for the leaflet  for the TUC rally in London Saturday 18 June

Want better?

So do we! But capitalism isn't there to make our lives better.

It's there to serve the interests of the rich.

We do all the useful work in society, while they constantly try to drive down our pay and worsen our conditions.

That's how they get rich - by keeping the rest of us poor.

Not only that, capitalism is and always will be unstable and who bears the brunt of its economic crises? Us, of course!

There's no point trying to reform the chaos and inequality out of capitalism because they are built into it.

So if you've really had enough, if you really want better...

Better get rid of capitalism.

We've got the technology to run society as a giant sustainable co-op, where everything is free and there are no rich or poor.

That's got to be better than letting capitalism and its rich hooligans trash our lives.





Anonymous said...

Agree 100% that the capitalist is rubbish but how do we get rid of it?

ajohnstone said...

As a comrade is fond of saying, patience and perseverance can piss a hole through stone.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm asking what your parties transitional plan, roughly speaking, is. Say you get huge numbers onto the streets, how does that develop into national strike.

ajohnstone said...

That is not our purpose in attending this rally.

It is to promote the idea that it is not enough to oppose certain particular effects of capitalism but to build a movement to actually end capitalism and we are well aware that at the present time such a view does not exist within our fellow workers. We have to create that sentiment from scratch.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your response. I will be at the rally and will be hopeful that more turn up than have done in previous years.