[Marxism] Communist tasks
kranney at rogers.com
Tue Feb 17 10:54:26 MST 2004
Is it reasonable to ask how "A better world is possible"? ie what are the
steps to it, from the perspective of the Communist Party USA?
At 04:24 PM 2/14/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>People's Weekly World Newspaper, 02/12/04 12:34
>A better world is possible: The struggle for socialism and democracy
>Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair, Communist Party USA
>The best hopes and dreams of the U.S. people do not lie with U.S. big
>corporations or the extreme right-wing movements they sponsor. In fact,
>the ultimate interest of the majority of our people is in a more
>democratic, a more egalitarian, and a more peaceful USA.
>While only a minority today supports the idea of a socialist USA, and many
>of them are skeptical and cynical after 1991, it is our firm belief that
>socialism is still the best way to fulfill their democratic aspirations.
>Therefore, I want to make it clear from the outset: the Communist Party
>USA is solidly committed to the goal of a socialist USA. We firmly believe
>that a socialist USA is not only possible but, most importantly, it is
>necessary and achievable.
>Having said that, let me quickly add that while we continue to learn much
>from 1917 Russia, 1945 China and 1959 Cuba, we are dealing with 21st
>century U.S. and global capitalism. The situation is much more
>fast-moving, and in many ways it is much more complex and challenging. The
>revolutionary process in our country has its own unique characteristics.
>And while U.S. socialism will have much in common with other socialisms,
>it will create its own model that will have many unique features.
>The main struggle confronting the progressive forces in the U.S. and all
>of humanity really is the struggle to defeat Bush and his vast ultra-right
>conspiracy. That is what is mainly occupying our efforts at this time.
>We would be remiss if we didn't mention this. Tens of millions in our
>country are now in motion to achieve a great victory for all of humankind
>by defeating George W. Bush and his "Republican Guards" at the polls on
>the Nov. 2, 2004.
>As we see it, to win this great struggle means we must defeat Bush and
>Bushism. This will set the stage for a broader struggle for our people's
>needs, for global peace and justice. We say that the best way for our
>people to bring an end to the war in Iraq, and to advance the struggle for
>peace and justice, is to defeat Bush and the Republicans in the U.S.
>Congress. That is our priority.
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