[Marxism] I wonder what people think
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Sun Aug 1 08:38:06 MDT 2010
The Glen Beck interview of Frank Llewellyn (Democratic Socialist of
America) revealed for this writer the sharp difference between a communist
project of reconstructing economic and political America and the democratic
socialist project. An economic communist project seeks the immediate removal of
socially necessary means of life from the free market economic. Free market
economy cost to much. The working class cannot afford the commodities
created by the free market system. Increasingly, capitalist corporations cannot
afford the cost of the free market system.
This means the individual will bore zero cost – directly or indirectly, for
socially necessary means of life. There are several other categories
outside socially necessary means of life that ought to be immediately taken out
of the free-market economy such as corporate media, the post office, the
military and prison complex, road building and general infrastructure
Socially necessary means of life begin with food, shelter, clothing,
medical care, public education and transportation. Consumer consumption of
energy – (our modern gas and electricity bills and water payments), would be
abolished. Socially necessary means of life does not mean entitlement to a
Mercedes Benz or grant the right of one citizen to confiscate the personal
property of another.
The communist project would make legal lobbying of the political
establishment by corporate entities a crime. In my opinion the politics of America
communism would radically shift and restructure America’s political
institutions. For instance the Senate should not be more powerful than the House of
Representatives or what would be popular organizes of citizens’ actions.
Further, under American conditions I see not reason to invest the state - the
organization of violence, as property owner.
Mr. Llewellyn spent too much of his limited time espousing a silly notion
of democracy, devoid of the actual political liberties of the individual.
America is prison nation and everyone knows this. The criminalization of a
huge section of our working class threatens to sink the entire country in a
quagmire of fascism.
A communist vision in simple terms says that “corporations have no inherent
rights or a political voice to be respected by the working class.” The
real world politics of capitalist democracy prevents citizen control and
administration of socially necessary means of life. Democracy is above all the
exercise by a citizen/class over the economy and political institutions
combined with individual political liberties or what in our country has always
been called “citizens rights.”
Mr. Llewellyn confuses the trade unions with the labor movement. More than
90% of the real proletarian movement in America is outside the trade unions
and this majority of America – being crushed by capital, needs an
independent political voice not bounded by trade union politics no matter how noble
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