[Marxism] It was 40 years ago today - Gough Whitlam and Labor win power in Australia

En Passant with John Passant en.passant at bigpond.com
Sun Dec 2 04:14:59 MST 2012

The alternative to a neoliberal ALP is not a return to a Whitlamite 'nirvana'. First, it wasn't a nirvana. Workers were still exploited, making all the wealth the bosses expropriated. 

Second there can be no return to the halcyon days of the late 60s and early 70s because the system has aged, profit rates now are much lower than then and the long recession can only be overcome by massive economic crisis or revolution.

The task today is to build a fighting alternative, a revolutionary socialist organisation committed to a society based on democracy and satisfying human need.


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