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The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: A. G. ()
Date: December 21, 2018 11:20PM

In the founding document of the Fourth International, The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International, written and adopted in 1938, Leon Trotsky summed up the character of the epoch as expressed in the political crisis of class rule in all the major capitalist countries:
"The bourgeoisie itself sees no way out. In countries where it has already been forced to stake its last upon the card of fascism, it now toboggans with closed eyes toward economic and military catastrophe. In the historically privileged countries, i.e., in those where the bourgeoisie can still for a certain period permit itself the luxury of democracy at the expense of national accumulations (Great Britain, France, United States, etc.), all of capital’s traditional parties are in a state of perplexity bordering on a paralysis of will."
- Without much modification, this passage serves well as a description of the world situation as the year 2018 draws to a close.

The struggles by workers are developing in opposition to the existing political parties and the trade unions. Such was the case in France, where the yellow vest protests developed through social media and outside of the control of the unions. In Sri Lanka, workers greeted the Ceylon Workers Congress’s “back to work” order last week with protests and the continuation of the strike before it was finally shut down on Friday.

For the working class, the critical question is to develop its own organizations of struggle and political leadership. It cannot allow itself to be channeled behind any faction of the ruling class. It must take political power into its own hands.

Important advances were made over the past week, with the establishment of a steering committee of rank-and-file committees of autoworkers and other sections of the working class in the United States, and the establishment of an action committee to coordinate and organize the struggles of Sri Lankan plantation workers. In both cases, the emergence of independent organizations of working-class struggle developed under the leadership of the International Committee of the Fourth International and its national sections, the Socialist Equality Parties.

In founding the Fourth International, Trotsky concluded from the conditions and political experiences of the preceding period that the “historical crisis of mankind is reduced to the crisis of revolutionary leadership.” So it is today. In response to the global crisis of capitalist rule, the working class must advance its own strategy of world socialist revolution. The leadership of this world movement is the International Committee of the Fourth International.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Socialistardz!! ()
Date: December 21, 2018 11:29PM

Lol
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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: JustCurios ()
Date: December 22, 2018 03:18AM

When has socialism ever benefited the general population for more than one generation?

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: 'Invisible Hand' = not good ()
Date: December 22, 2018 06:28AM

"Managed capitalism" -- what limited-capacity types often refer to as 'socialism' -- is all that ever has worked or is ever likely to.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Socialism is not good ()
Date: December 22, 2018 07:40AM

'Invisible Hand' = not good Wrote:
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> "Managed capitalism" -- what limited-capacity
> types often refer to as 'socialism' -- is all that
> ever has worked or is ever likely to.


The focus of socialism is the 'good of society' rather than the 'good of the individual'. The US was founded on individual rights, not societal rights. The VA system and SS are socialistic systems. Both provide minimum benefit. That's what you get with Socialism - minimal outcomes.

Socialism without morality always leads to communism. The US has always had a relatively amoral/immoral government, but the people themselves were relatively moral. That has changed in that the people are now becoming as amoral/immoral as the government. If the US embraces Socialism, it will lead to one-party rule that will quickly devolve into 'presidents for life'.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: 'Invisible Hand' = not good ()
Date: December 22, 2018 08:00AM

^^^ Such a bunch a ignorant babble! 'Managed capitalism' focuses on achieving socially desirable outcomes, one of which is maximum individual rights consistent with notions (though perhaps not yours) of ordered liberty. Others are often related to aspects of health, education, and welfare -- things that we all need in our lives if we are to live them in any degree of comfort and security, each of them as well being things that amoral profit-seeking private sector markets are apt to botch up rather unfortuitously. Successful modern economies are all therefore based on significant degrees of what silly people want to call socialism, and it's lucky for you that they are.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Khgfl ()
Date: December 22, 2018 09:06AM

Unregulated commerce is like unregulated highways. It can only work under the simplest of circumstances. Even the founders believed it was necessary to regulate commerce for the common good.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Bring-i-ton ()
Date: December 22, 2018 10:48AM

Alexandria O. Cortez type politicians are the harbingers of death for the Republic. To implement Socialism in America they would have to negate the Bill of Rights. Look up the legacy of Mao Zedong, Lenin, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro etc... all they bring is misery and death to the most productive members of society who aren't in line with their agenda. Google "great leap forward", Russian Famine, khmer rouge, pogrom. etc.

Not here, for the moment anyway. Plenty of us freedom loving Americans won't have it. Senator Joe McCarthy was right, just look at Hollywood.

I pray the Communist/Socialists try something before I'm not too old to fight for the best country the world has ever seen.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Dumb as a stick ()
Date: December 22, 2018 11:10AM

^^^ LOL!!! It's the same old confabulated nonsense and fucking waste-of-time dumbshit that the right wing always posts. What a feckless travesty!

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: N. Barrickman ()
Date: December 22, 2018 12:44PM


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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Thinker ()
Date: December 22, 2018 01:00PM

Dumb as a stick Wrote:
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> ^^^ LOL!!! It's the same old confabulated nonsense
> and fucking waste-of-time dumbshit that the right
> wing always posts. What a feckless travesty!


Why can't libtards have a discussion about facts? Instead you people just throw insults and accusations when your proven wrong.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Truth Answer ()
Date: December 22, 2018 01:04PM

To get attention and to trigger opponents. (As it's amusing to do).

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Starter Packs ()
Date: December 22, 2018 02:40PM

Khgfl Wrote:
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> Unregulated commerce is like unregulated highways.
> It can only work under the simplest of
> circumstances. Even the founders believed it was
> necessary to regulate commerce for the common
> good.
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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Starter Packs ()
Date: December 22, 2018 02:41PM

N. Barrickman Wrote:
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> https://www.wsws.org/en/search.html?text=&title=&d
> escription=&keywords=&author=barrickman&year=&mont
> h=&search=search

N. Barrickman = N. Vrooman
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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: PreachIt ()
Date: December 22, 2018 06:27PM

Socialism is not good Wrote:
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> 'Invisible Hand' = not good Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > "Managed capitalism" -- what limited-capacity
> > types often refer to as 'socialism' -- is all
> that
> > ever has worked or is ever likely to.
>
>
> The focus of socialism is the 'good of society'
> rather than the 'good of the individual'. The US
> was founded on individual rights, not societal
> rights. The VA system and SS are socialistic
> systems. Both provide minimum benefit. That's
> what you get with Socialism - minimal outcomes.
>
> Socialism without morality always leads to
> communism. The US has always had a relatively
> amoral/immoral government, but the people
> themselves were relatively moral. That has
> changed in that the people are now becoming as
> amoral/immoral as the government. If the US
> embraces Socialism, it will lead to one-party rule
> that will quickly devolve into 'presidents for
> life'.


Preach it!

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Marxism is kool ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:31PM


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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Cry loudest - Cry longest ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:48PM

When the internet shuts down, Starbucks is only for the super elite, and the school/college lunch includes sawdust bread they will be the first to cry and complain.
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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Workers Unite ()
Date: November 06, 2019 06:22PM

But all that would make a Marxist Revolution even more imminent and certain.

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: Higher-Level Thought ()
Date: November 07, 2019 10:41AM

Something worth thinking to think about, for once.
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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: fjjdjjfdydrydyr ()
Date: November 07, 2019 03:58PM

'Invisible Hand' = not good Wrote:
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> ^^^ Such a bunch a ignorant babble! 'Managed
> capitalism' focuses on achieving socially
> desirable outcomes, one of which is maximum
> individual rights consistent with notions (though
> perhaps not yours) of ordered liberty. Others are
> often related to aspects of health, education, and
> welfare -- things that we all need in our lives if
> we are to live them in any degree of comfort and
> security, each of them as well being things that
> amoral profit-seeking private sector markets are
> apt to botch up rather unfortuitously. Successful
> modern economies are all therefore based on
> significant degrees of what silly people want to
> call socialism, and it's lucky for you that they
> are.


you are completely retarded and brainwashed

the ONLY thing a FREE society can do at its peak is offer EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - which the USA does better than any other place on earth

you want EQUAL OUTCOME, which is fantasy and destroys societies

it is destroying some of the USA now, placing people in unearned positions by lowering standards and ignoring mental + physical abilities

we have socialist entities in the USA, and have struck a good balance - if you notice, the socialist parts education, ssi etc.... are the ones failing

everywhere since the beginning of time where socialism was attempted, it failed - often with millions of deaths due to starvation, uprisings or the inevitable outcome of dictatorship

take your 101 college course rhetoric and shove it up your ass!

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Re: The global crisis of Capitalist rule and the Strategy for Socialist Revolution.
Posted by: NOT the FBI (& CIA, too) ()
Date: November 07, 2019 05:38PM

fjjdjjfdydrydyr Wrote:
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> 'Invisible Hand' = not good Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ^^^ Such a bunch a ignorant babble! 'Managed
> > capitalism' focuses on achieving socially
> > desirable outcomes, one of which is maximum
> > individual rights consistent with notions
> (though
> > perhaps not yours) of ordered liberty. Others
> are
> > often related to aspects of health, education,
> and
> > welfare -- things that we all need in our lives
> if
> > we are to live them in any degree of comfort
> and
> > security, each of them as well being things
> that
> > amoral profit-seeking private sector markets
> are
> > apt to botch up rather unfortuitously.
> Successful
> > modern economies are all therefore based on
> > significant degrees of what silly people want
> to
> > call socialism, and it's lucky for you that
> they
> > are.
>
>
> you are completely retarded and brainwashed
>
> the ONLY thing a FREE society can do at its peak
> is offer EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - which the USA does
> better than any other place on earth
>
> you want EQUAL OUTCOME, which is fantasy and
> destroys societies
>
> it is destroying some of the USA now, placing
> people in unearned positions by lowering standards
> and ignoring mental + physical abilities
>
> we have socialist entities in the USA, and have
> struck a good balance - if you notice, the
> socialist parts education, ssi etc.... are the
> ones failing
>
> everywhere since the beginning of time where
> socialism was attempted, it failed - often with
> millions of deaths due to starvation, uprisings or
> the inevitable outcome of dictatorship
>
> take your 101 college course rhetoric and shove it
> up your ass!

Well sir, if you truly are bothered by that commentary, then serve you country and let the man who wrote it know how you truly feel on this topic (he isn't reading your commentary on here).

This be him: https://www.wsws.org/en/search.html?text=&title=&description=&keywords=&author=Nick+Barrickman&year=&month=&search=search

If you want to make yourself heard in front of "Nicholas" that would be the best place to do that, just a thought there.

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