We have seen it over and over again, the spontaneous upsurges of the class against capital’s genocidal accumulation imperative which erupt and then give way to the asphyxiating murderous conditions of commodity producing normalcy with monotonous regularity.
Bolivia, Indonesia, Argentina, the Berber regions of Algeria, Albania, Oaxaca, Greece, France, the list goes on:
This is the dead end provided by the strategic absurdity of “changing the world without taking power”,of “autonomous social movements” building the “new world today”, of the “third way” proposed by that pretentious intellectual nonentity Marcos.
One can either accept that capital is fated to rule for ever and ever, or take up the strategic task of organizing the advanced sections of the class to impose communization through dictatorship, there is no third way.
The role of Marxist parties in the facilitation of the process of capitalist development throughout vast areas of the world has obscured this question, due to their use of Marxism as a means of carrying out bourgeois revolutions.
However that phase of history has come and gone, and in the face of ecological collapse and social crisis, the necessity for the forcible abolition of mercantile society must be asserted once again, without any confusion between technocratic strategies of planned national capital accumulation conditioned by the imperialist world market and the desperate need for a classless moneyless society on a world scale.
Communism is not a fond wish but a practical program which cannot be imposed “within the cracks” of capitalism, but only through the insurrectionary destruction of the capitalist state by the armed and organized working class as a precondition for the socialization of the entire process of production and the liquidation of autonomous economic units and exchange relations.
The development of this process entails the organization of the active minority of the class as a combatant front outside and against all the dominant institutions which reproduce the cultural values and political hegemony of the bourgeois.
The struggle for the formation of the proletariat as a political class and the global abolition of commodity production is the path forward and must be pushed through against all the hallucinations of prefigurative politics and mendacious illusions of “autonomy” within capital.
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