Socialism is the Best Medicine

Socialism is the Best Medicine

No More Dictatorships: Build the Social Revolution!

April 12, 2011


Who would have thought that a popular revolt in Tunisia would put social revolution on the global agenda?

As ordinary people rose in their millions to topple hated dictators in the Middle East and North Africa, people across America and Europe were inspired to “fight like Egyptians” against the anti-worker policies of their own dictators.

When the wave of insurrections hit Libya, Corporate America panicked.

Fearful of losing access to rich oil reserves and strategic military bases in Africa, Washington began bombing targets in  Libya. This was no ‘humanitarian intervention.’ In exchange for supporting its war against Libya, Washington gave Saudi Arabia the go-ahead to crush Bahrain’s democratic movement.

Washington’s abysmal failure to ‘bring democracy’ to Afghanistan and Iraq has turned Americans against these wars. However, ordinary Americans get no say, because they are ruled by the biggest, baddest dictatorship of all – the U.S. capitalist class.

Even though American politicians are elected, they are not accountable. They can promise the moon and deliver the opposite. The only recourse allowed is to elect new politicians who do the exact same thing – enrich Corporate America at the expense of everyone else.

Eighty-one percent of Americans think taxing the rich or cutting military spending is the best way to balance the budget. A measly 15 percent tax on all personal US fortunes over $1 billion would raise $145.5 billion for public education and social services. Simply reversing tax giveaways to the super-rich could raise $4 trillion within a decade.

In a real democracy, the majority would prevail. Under the global dictatorship of capital, a minority prevail.

No real democracy would cut school funding to pay for war or to bail out the same banks that steal workers’ homes.

No real democracy would support corporations that make people sick and that profit from sickness.

The capitalist class cannot tolerate genuine democracy because it would disrupt the flow of profit.

It is time to end all dictatorships, everywhere.




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