Friday, March 30, 2018

How Socialism Could Soon Come To Dominate American Politics

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The Bernie Sanders movement, despite being viewed cynically by some hardcore socialists, is a vital step towards genuine socialist revolution in the near future. By normalizing the terminology of socialism, and by putting ideas like single payer health care into the mainstream, Sanders has prepared the country for a genuine upheaval of capitalist institutions and systems.
Socialism, as George Orwell wrote in The Road to Wigan Pier, is what every society should be trying to achieve: “From one point of view, Socialism is such elementary common sense that I am sometimes amazed that it has not established itself already. The world is a raft sailing through space with, potentially, plenty of provisions for everybody; the idea that we must all cooperate and see to it that every-one does his fair share of the work and gets his fair share of the provisions seems so blatantly obvious that one would say that no one could possibly fail to accept it unless he had some corrupt motive for clinging to the present system.”
A system where exploitation of labor is allowed, even in “reformed” or “regulated” doses, is incompatible with this goal. Under capitalism, there will always be people who are enslaved or abused by businesses, and this alone makes capitalism unacceptable. Only now, when capitalism is threatening to upend civilization through economic and ecological collapse, is society becoming ready to get rid of it.
Around forty percent of young Americans, polls in the last few years have shown, view socialism favorably, compared to around thirty percent who view capitalism favorably. The rise of Democratic Socialists of America, along with more radically anti-capitalist groups, shows the mobilization that’s gone with this trend. As the most educated and most economically deprived generation in recent history, American millennials are trying to drastically change society towards democracy and egalitarianism. And the movement they’re part of goes beyond the United States.
“What’s so specifically important about this is that in a period of growing political radicalization among young people, among workers, they start to look for oppositional information, they become interested in socialism, revolution, terms like ‘equality,’ those terms which previously would bring thousands of readers to the World Socialist Web Site, now were bringing no readers to the World Socialist Web Site,” Said World Socialist Website’s David North in January. “In other words, they were setting up a quarantine between those who may be interested in our site and the WSWS. From being a bridge, Google was becoming a barrier, a guard preventing access to our site.”
The socialist movement’s path to power is filled with systemic obstacles, ones that go past the censorship North mentioned. For decades, the American consciousness has been flooded with intense demonizations of socialists and anti-imperialists, coming from propagandists in both the Republican and Democratic parties. Gaslighting, the tactic of convincing a victim that they’ve imagined the wrongs that have been done to them, is what this campaign has centered around. 
Those who disobey the system are always told not just that they’re mistaken, but that they should be grateful for what capitalism and the war state have given them. The rich have become worshipped, and the vulnerable have become hated, under the elimination of solidarity with the poor that always happens when neoliberalism takes over.
Censorship, as we’ve seen, has been capitalism’s next response to disobedience- followed by violence. But ultimately, when a state reacts with violence, it can strengthen the resistance. Those who protested the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016 were attacked with dogs, rubber bullets and grenade attacks. They were maligned by the corporate media, ignored by politicians, and, in some cases, systematically intimidated by the FBI through false explosives charges. Still their actions inspired hopes for nonviolent resistance across the nation, and the anti-pipeline movement has been a lot stronger since the events at Standing Rock.
This victory isn’t isolated. The movement against corporate capitalism and militarism is a lot bigger than the media has shown us. In the last two months, worker strikes have broken out in Germany. Teacher strikes have been happening in the U.S. in recent weeks, and they’re still growing. Protests against the Syria and North Korea war efforts have happened in the last year.
The marches to end the gun industry’s hold over government show what the younger generations are capable of. All it could take to overwhelm the corporate state is the creation of another Occupy-like mass protest movement, which could snowball into something much bigger than Occupy under this political environment. When the protesters go after not just the gun lobby, but after the military and the banks, capitalism will be under attack like never before.


  1. Deadline White House


    "This kid's not scared. He's not scared of the NRA. He's not intimidated and scared by Laura Ingraham ... Half the Republican party is hiding under the table, under their bed. They're so scared ... Not these kids, though" - @SteveSchmidtSES w/ @NicolleDWallace



  2. check out these books on how the usa and others help start the communist revolutions:

    (Boris Nikolayevsky, "Russian Freemasonry and the Revolution", Moscow, 1990,

    Alexander Braudo, "Notes and Recollections", Paris, 1937,

    Zeman, "Germany and the Revolution in Russia 1915-18: Documents from the Archives of the German Foreign Ministry", London, 1958,

    (The Israelite of America, 3rd of August 1866.)

    (Oleg Platonov, "The Secret History of Freemasonry", Moscow, 1996

    H. Bjorkegren, "Ryska posten", Stockholm, 1985

    Mikhail Heller and Alexander Nekrich, "Utopia in Power", London, 1986

    David Shub, "Russian Political Heritage", New York, 1969.

    On the evening of the 6th (19th) of July in Margarita Fofanova's flat, Lenin said to Stalin:
    "If the least fact in connection with the money transfers is confirmed, it would be exceedingly naive to believe that we should be able to avoid death sentences."
    (Akim Arutiunov, "The Phenomenon Vladimir Ulyanov /Lenin", Moscow, 1992, p. 73.)

    Akim Arutiunov, "The Phenomenon Vladimir Ulyanov/Lenin", Moscow, 1992

    John Shelton Curtiss, "The Russian Revolution of 1917", New York, 1957,

    Antony C. Sutton, "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution", Morley, 1981,

    Sergei Melgunov, "How the Bolsheviks Seized Power", Paris, 1953.

    Vladimir Nabokov, "The Provisional Government and the Bolshevik Coup", London, 1988,

    Oleg Platonov, "Russia's Crown of Thorns: The History of the Russian People in the Twentieth Century", Moscow, 1997

    Professor N. Pervushin's article "The Russian Freemasons and the Revolution" in the newspaper Novoye Russkoye Slovo, New York, August 1, 1986,

    Igor Bunich, "The Party's Gold", St. Petersburg, 1992

    Louis Fischer, "The Life of Lenin", London, 1970

    Israel Shahak, "Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years", London, 1994,

    Communist agents who were freemasons in the West received considerable help in their careers from their lodge brothers. Here I can mention Georges Ebon, who was arrested in France in the 1950s. (Terry Walton, "KGB in France", Moscow, 1993, pp. 67-68.)

    John Gates, "The Story of an American Communist", New York, 1958

    Gary Allen, "Say 'NO!' to the New World Order", California, 1987

    Mikhail and August Stern, "Iron Curtain for Love", Stockholm, 1982

    The freemason and communist leader Mao Zedong also declared in 1950: "Communism is a hammer which crushes our enemies." The sickle also comes from freemasonry. It symbolizes destruction (the gelding of Urano). It is also mentioned in Jeremiah (50:16).

    Kaarel Haav, Rein Ruutsoo, "The Estonian People and Stalinism", Tallinn, 1990,

    Akim Arutiunov, "The Phenomenon Vladimir Ulyanov/Lenin", Moscow, 1992,

    the following website has a lot of information but is unfortunately, anti-semitic in my view:

  3. Capitalism and socialism don't have to be separate entities, just look at Scandinavian democratic socialist / social democracies where capitalism is heavily regulated so that the people flourish while the environment is protected ...