A Statement of the Socialist Solution to Present Crises


"To assert that our strategy is the world socialist revolution means that we advance the perspective of world socialism-'the international unification of the working class; genuine international planning in accordance with the laws of reason, not the anarchy of the market; social ownership making possible genuine democratic control of the productive forces'--as the concrete answer to the growing dangers of imperialist war and the plunge into economic chaos, resulting from the deepening contradictions of the capitalist world economy."

Nick Beams, "The World Economic Crisis: 1991-2001," Part 3, 3/16/2002, wsws.org


Analysis

    Note that socialists refer to such generalities as "the international unification of the working class," or "genuine international planning" without providing any suggestion as to how to realize these goals.

      Socialist scholars do an even greater disservice to American workers by giving them the impression that something like the illusory "Russian revolution" could and should occur in the United States.

"In the epoch of capitalist decline and socialist revolution, the objectively revolutionary role of the working class can be realized only if and when that class, or at least its most advanced layers, becomes conscious of its revolutionary role and the historical necessity embodied in that role."

Barry Grey, "The world historical implications of the political crisis in the United States," 6 February 2001, world socialist website, wsws.org

      If an armed insurrection were to occur in America, it would be the workers who would suffer, not the Marxist-socialist theorists. But, in fact, no such "revolution," can or will occur in the United States; the criminal cabal is too thoroughly ensconced in power for such an event to occur, holding in its tentacles all the instruments and agencies of violence (police, military, propaganda, "intelligence").

      Workers need to understand just what conditions are in America and throughout the world, so they can plan intelligently to respond to the capitalist pandemic of terror and tyranny. The situation in the United States at present is nothing like that in Russia in 1917. Yes, there has been a total collapse of the capitalist economic system, but there are no "countervailing powers" to oppose the cabal. The old capitalist system of a supply and demand market has been scrapped and a new totally fascistic structure put in its place: looting taxpayer money to give to financial institutions, with fat-cats receiving obscene multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses accompanied by a systematic genocide of workers.

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