- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Restating my position for the civil socialists

Posted by: Marcos ( Scientific Socialism ) on June 30, 1999 at 00:16:33:

This is adressed in the main to SDF and Red Deathy who have responded to my socialist imperatives with surprising aggression! Perhaps we have started in the wrong way, dissapointed though I might be at your reticence in upholding the revolution. For I am a socialist and an egalitarian.

Socialists should not be disagreeing so, we do, I have assumed, all look toward our socialist future. There is nothing to be gained from distancing yourself from socialism over regrets of the way it has been used by capitalists to gain power in certian brave but fatally flawed revolutions. Red Deathy has stated " we build and campiagn, and that all we can do" but I am horrified! For this is not the revolution which leads to our socialist future! You state it is up to the proletariat to heed us, but then we wait, until the very end of the earth, for the proletariat labors under the false consiousness of capitalism, and it replaces our collective consciousness - the capitalist pigs will win! People will think they are allright whilst we shall sit ever waiting and knowing they suffer!

What is wrong with the vanguard? What is wrong with a socialist vanguard - the courage of the collective made into a fine point to pierce the money grubbers system! You speak of workers lead to slaughter! I speak of their oppression, the oppresion of the collective under the iron fist of capital! Workers have their chains to loose, but the struggle is not without effort - as long as we the collective realize our socialist future then we have success my comrades.

A consciousness does not raise itself, it does not raise by reading the socialist message amid a torrent of capitalist propoganda! It sinks every week as more people are beholden to the ways of capital. The revolution must have the courage of the socialist! But fear not comrades, for such as you - if true socialists - will not be left outside of the revolution, you shall be the thinking men tending the needs of your brothers with advice and insight, there is a place for you - the revolution is not of brutes!

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