Posted 6 months ago on Jan. 17, 2014, 10:48 p.m. EST by redandproud
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This is a message to all the people who call themselves liberals or still put their faith in the Democratic Party.
All major change that has ever been achieved has been achieved by radicals.
Radical is not a dirty word. Radical does not have to mean violent. Radical means that you understand that the cause of social ills today is systematic. It is not the fault of a few greedy people or companies; it's a problem with the way the economy works in general. Raising taxes and creating a few silly programs won't fix these problems.
Capitalism doesn't need to be "regulated" or "kept in check". It needs to be abolished altogether. Period. Human beings have been creative and productive long before capitalism and will be long after it.
BTW I am NOT saying we need to "work for free" or be angels or mega-altruists. It's out of self-interest, it's IN THE SELF-INTEREST OF THE WORKER, that we must support a society free of the insanity of capitalism.
I'm a proud socialist and I think the Marxist method and Marxist thought are being proved correct now in this period of crisis. We socialists and communists were a major force before WW2, involved in pretty much every major labor struggle or anti-racist struggle. Don't be afraid to call yourself a "radical".
Alice Paul of the NWP, the woman who was sent to prison for protesting for women's suffrage, and who was forcefed and tortured even though President Wilson was fully aware of what was happening, was a RADICAL. The abolitionists of the antebellum United States were RADICALS.