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Jesus, do people still write like this?

Posted by: Eric ( United States ) on June 27, 1999 at 14:02:54:

In Reply to: The imperatives for a socialist future posted by Marcos on June 25, 1999 at 23:34:22:

My father once told me a story about a Trotskyist who was trying to use a copy machine. The copy machine was broken, and would print only solid black pieces of paper. This Trotskyist kept trying to use the machine, never making even a token effort to open it up and repair it. He just kept pressing the copy button and swearing when it didn't work. My dad watched him for about 20 minutes before he got bored and left.

That is the approach of the Leninist. It's been 90 years now since "What is to be Done?" has been written, and all Leninism has produced is Stalinist psychopathic massacers where they did take power and irrelevence everwhere else. Your post is but one more striking of the copy button.

: 1. Democracy
: Democracy is the ideal that all people dedicated to Socialist Revolution are struggling for. However, students of Marx and Lenin well know that true democracy can come only after a transition period during which the doddering and enervated ruling class and its running dog lackeys are destroyed. We cannot build a Socialist Future on the present corrupt foundations of capitalist exploitation and injustice. The means of production must be seized by the proletariat, violently if necessary. The mass media, currently the tools of bourgeois propaganda and hypnosis, must be converted into weapons for Revolutionary victory. All institutions of learning must be placed under the strict control of the guardians of Scientific Socialism, so that the next generation becomes enthusiastic and forceful adherents of Marxism and Leninism.

In other words, the people must rule unless they make the wrong decisions. We must control the information that gets to them and tell them how to think. Although we seek to free the working class, we must ensure that the leadership falls upon a "vanguard party" of which the leadership must come from the privileged classes since no working class member has the time to sit on these committees and discuss irrelevent polemics before passing braindead proclamations that the rest of the organization had better agree to if they want to avoid purges (or later end up like Comrade Bukharin).

: 2. Morality:
: It is vitally necessary to undo the fallacies of love ties to individuals and spread this to society. A vital component of the socialist future is the dissolution of marriage and long term relationships between men and women. It is vital because when people favor one person over another, whether it be a man favoring one woman or a parent favoring their offspring, they cease to behave in the interests of the equal totality. Many socialists shy away from this, but that is cowardly. Pair bonding and parent-child bonding is inimical to universal equality in a brotherhood of humankind. All favoring of one person over another by people must be eliminated for this is what destabilises the equality of our socialist future.The Clintons have gone some way toward this with Bills infidelity and Hillory's child rearing advice (it takes a village) and I praise their socialist sides' courage but it only touches the tip of the iceberg. In our new workers’ society sex will take on its proper role as a means to increase the numbers of the next generation of Young Socialists to defeat the remnants of the rotting capitalist past and any resurgant individual favoring. In our new society men and women will discover that the most ecstatic pleasure of all is to serve the Revolution ceaselessly and selflessly!

So now you're going to tell the workers whom they should love and how! What a guy! They can't figure it out for themselves, and they need you to tell them that their relationships are meaningless because they sleep with only one person if they stick to their agreement. More proof that Leninists have too much time on their hands.

: 3. Drugs
: There is but one purpose for the mind-numbing poisons that the profit-crazed purveyors of misery sell to the masses. And that is to keep the underclass in a perpetual, addicted enslavement to the Almighty Dollar Worshippers and their anti-social henchmen. There will come a time when the well-armed young soldiers of proletarian advancement will sweep this nation clean of the monstrous anything-for-a-buck dope peddlers and the multi-billionaires they answer to. In the new society drugs will have no appeal to youth who are hooked on service to the collective.

Now you're going to tell youth what appeals to them. Good luck on that one! lol.

: 4.Churches and Religion
: The distribution of influence and care needs to be taken away from bigoted religious mystics, agents of bourgeois reformism, and PR managers for pseudo-philanthropic robber barons. All goods, all care should be placed entirely under the control of capable administrators of Scientific Socialism, who will correctly dispense it to those who help the Revolution and deny it to those who would wreck the Revolution.

Naturally. Since all human behavior can be reduced to "scientific" (Uh, where was the control in the arrival at scientific conclusions? Do you understand the scientific method?) formulas, we will distribute morality in nice neat packages that you consume or visit re-education camp. One way or another, you will learn to love Big Brother!

: 5. Racism
: Racism is simply a means by which the sadistic wardens of wage slavery attempt to divide the victims of the factory system. Workers of the World unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Now that's original! They also can lose their lives, but their lives mean nothing to you because your religion has reduced them to abstractions.

: There you have it comrades. 5 imperatives of our socialist future.

There you have it comrades. Self-parody is always the best satire. I like to think that your post was a joke. Please tell me that!

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