56yrs • M
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|IT'S TIME FOR WORKERS TO RULE!
For a Workers Government!
By Wolf Larsen
The Occupy Wall Street movement has brought a great deal of attention to the fact that a privileged elite is making a class war against the American majority. Some say that this privileged elite is not really 1% of the population, but is actually more like .1% (or a 10th of one percent) of the population.
I am no rocket scientist, and I have no idea whether the privileged elite that is ruining our country is 1% of the population or .1% of the population. However, I can tell you the privileged elite have done tremendous damage to the living standards of the American people!
Look at our country! The infrastructure is falling apart. One out of every 10 persons cannot find work. Those who are lucky enough to have work often do so for stingy wages. Many American families are losing their homes to the banks. Meanwhile, the large corporations have been given hundreds of billions of tax dollars in what can only be described as welfare-for-the-rich.
The war-profiteers and their prostitute-politicians of both political parties got us involved in two imperialist wars at the same time. Injured veterans who have been denied government benefits are begging on the streets for their next meal. Meanwhile, the war-profiteers and the rest of the privileged elite are living luxurious lives like 19th century French royalty.
What are we going to do about this privileged elite, and their prostitute-politicians? Isn't it time that the politicians and the bourgeoisie got a job? And don't tell me any nonsense about how it's a Jewish conspiracy, because most of the filthy rich in our country are of Anglo-Saxon heritage. At the same time we also have to remember that for every Anglo-Saxon bourgeoisie living like 19th century royalty there's a zillion other Americans of Anglo-Saxon heritage working for minimum wage.
When workers pay taxes they are subsidizing the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and powerful. Many members of the bourgeoisie do not pay taxes. When they eat at luxurious restaurants with their cronies the bourgeoisie often discount those meals as a business expense tax write-off. And while the bourgeoisie eat caviar and drink champagne unemployed Americans struggle to get by on food stamps.
We don't need the bourgeoisie. We don't need the wealthiest 1% or .1%. They are dead weight. The wealthiest 1% or .1% take much of the nation's wealth for themselves (leaving less for the rest of us). Lower wages for workers means higher profits for the bosses. The wealthiest 1% or .1% are good for nothing but producing economic disasters with their never-ending greed.
We don't need derivatives traders. We don't need junk-bond traders. We don't need people who haven't worked a day in their lives but live extravagant lifestyles on their trust funds and huge inheritances. While there's nothing wrong with a working class person passing on his or her modest 'wealth' to the next generation I think it's absolutely ridiculous that the sons and daughters of the bourgeoisie inherit so much money that they don't have to work for a living! They live extravagant lives of luxury like 19th century French royalty, and meanwhile one out of every five American children is growing up in poverty!
In addition, the capitalist news media and the capitalist politicians of both political parties are labelling one American after another as "terrorists". This is complete hypocrisy! The biggest terrorist in the world lives in the White House, and the capitalist news media whitewashes this very terrorism. I tell you we Americans are in a bad situation when our government executes American citizens abroad with their drones without even so much as a trial!
The war on drugs is another example of US government terrorism. The war on drugs is being conducted by terrorist police officers who are shooting minority youth in the back. The war on drugs is being conducted by terrorist judges who sentence people to prison where they are often raped for the "crime" of smoking marijuana. For smoking marijuana these Americans are subjected to horrible terrifying experiences in prison. One out of every four persons in jail in the world is in jail in the USA, mostly because of drugs. The war on drugs is a war of terror against the American people. And it is the politicians of both political parties who are the ones who have created this war of terror against the American people.
We need to understand that this capitalist government is a terrorist government. This capitalist government has terrorized the people of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Iraq and Afghanistan might as well be new words for Vietnam! The US government has also terrorized the people of Latin America with imperialist invasions, CIA sponsored coup d'états, and American military support of bloodthirsty dictators.
The longer this bipartisan terrorist government is allowed to remain in power the more hideous become its war crimes against both the American people and the rest of the world. The US government is making a class war against the American working people. The US government helps the bourgeoisie and the big corporations to weaken and smash our unions. The US government is taking away our civil liberties, in the form of the war on drugs and the Patriot Act.
When the politicians of both political parties talk about democracy and freedom they are talking about the democracy and freedom of the large corporations and the bourgeoisie to trample upon the rest of us. The American majority are excluded from this democracy. If you are rich this government is your democracy and you enjoy all the rights that your money buys you. However, if you're not rich then the country you live in resembles more and more a bipartisan dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. The American government is a democracy of the rich.
Understand that the bourgeoisie and the terrorist US government think nothing of killing Americans for whatever reason. This government has used both the police and the National Guard to attack poor blacks in the ghettos and working class whites on the picket line. The US government murdered in cold blood many members of the Black Panther Party who were exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Defend the Second Amendment!
Under this capitalist government there will never be peace. If they're not at war with "communism" then they're at war with the same Taliban fanatics who they trained and armed during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. (Osama bin Laden received his training in terrorism by the US government during the Cold War.) When the US government is not at war with Taliban fanatics then the US government is at war with the American people.
Only the working class can end this terroristic capitalist system. Only workers revolution can put an end to capitalism. Sometimes in order to have peace you have to put a bully in his place. Under capitalism the US government is a violent bipartisan junta that terrorizes blacks, Latinos, and working-class whites, that is when it's not terrorizing the rest of the world with its war machine.
We need to throw the bourgeoisie out of power. We need to end capitalism. We need to replace capitalism with socialism. Under socialism there will be peace. Under socialism workers will have all the rights, and the bourgeoisie will have the right to go get a job. (Under socialism everyone will have the right to a job.)
Of course, it is naïve to think that every member of the bourgeoisie will peacefully accept workers democracy. For that reason after a workers revolution a workers state will have to defend itself by any means necessary against bourgeois terrorists or pro-bourgeois terrorists who engage in or advocate a violent counterrevolution against a workers government.
There are some naïve people called reformists who think that the workers can share power with the bourgeoisie in some kind of classless "democracy". This is horribly naïve! Every time that the workers have tried to peacefully share power with the bourgeoisie the bourgeoisie had the workers shot down in cold blood. Some examples of this are: the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, Chile in 1973, and China in 1927 when Chang Kai-shek murdered 10,000 leftist workers in Shanghai. Those are just a few of the more infamous examples of how sharing power with the bourgeoisie is simply impossible. The bourgeoisie do not want to share power with the workers, and the bourgeoisie and their henchmen are prepared to drown endless numbers of workers in blood.
The only way for the working class to rule is for the bourgeoisie and all of their henchmen to be thrown out of power permanently. The working class must take the reins of power for itself in a workers revolution. The working class must rule.
If a workers revolution becomes violent that is because the bourgeoisie and their henchmen are terrorists who will use violence to try and overthrow a workers government. The bourgeoisie, the educational system, and the capitalist news media have deliberately misled the American people regarding the October Revolution. The truth is more people died filming the storming of the Winter Palace in Russia than died in the actual event! (Never give actors live ammunition!) Anyway, the death toll came later when the new Soviet Union was invaded by several imperialist armies. In addition, both the Russian and foreign bourgeoisie aided violent counter-revolutionaries called the white forces. The real truth is that it was the bourgeoisie who made the workers revolution in Russia violent. The Red Army under the leadership of Leon Trotsky were able to successfully defend the October Revolution against the counterrevolutionary terrorists who were armed by foreign governments like Britain, Japan, and the United States. Hence, it was the bourgeoisie and their henchmen who caused the violence and bloodshed that followed the October Revolution.
56yrs • M
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Once again, Mutnuaq is clearly misrepresenting the other person's point of view. The above thread of mine is very clearly a strong denouncement of violence. The above thread discusses how repressive governments have engaged in mass acts of violence against their citizens.
When Mutnuaq disagrees with the opinions of others he often personally attacks them instead of engaging in intellectual debate. In other posts Mutnuaq has made mean personal attacks against other people on this website. In addition, some of his comments appear to be racist. His behavior in my opinion in some of his posts clearly show antisocial and hostile feelings towards other members of this posting board. In my opinion Mutnuaq is engaging in cyber bullying, which is a form of violent behavior.
I would appreciate it if Mutnuaq would stop posting on my threads. I want absolutely nothing to do with Mutnuaq.