Why Jeremy Corbyn Should Be Proud to be a Called a ‘Communist’ (But Probably Isn’t!)

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Noel Gallagher’s latest outburst, might be a ploy to ‘mainstream’ Jeremy Corbyn’s Scientific Socialist tendencies. Noel Gallagher, in his youth, was well-known for his own ‘Communistic’ outbursts, and part of his fame stems from his distinctly ‘proletariat’ approach to handling the music industry that made him rich, and the media that made him famous. One thing is for sure, Jeremy Corbyn should be proud to be called a ‘Communist’, but from the indignant response of the bourgeois left (which includes the Labour Party), and the vacuous prattling of the mindless rightwing press, it is obvious that those around him consider this an ‘insult’. There is nothing insulting about caring for humanity and striving (through the use of ‘Scientific Socialism’) to eradicate poverty, war and disease. The problem for the bourgeoisie is that this progressive process would also mean an end to that parasitic class, and it is this fear of the loss of privilege and wealth that drives the continuous (and highly misinformed) campaign against Communism. Ever since the Communist Party founded the British Labour Party, the bourgeois establishment has striven to infiltrate it, and convert it to its own hatefilled and greed-orientated ideology. This bourgeois project has been very successful and is almost complete. A keen-eyed observer knows something is afoot, when the veteran Labour Party ‘Socialist’ – Dennis Skinner – records in his biography that he visited the Soviet Union (as part of an all expenses paid union visit to Moscow in his youth), but he ‘refused’ to visit the tomb of Lenin in Red Square! This evidence may be added to such bourgeois (left) Labour figures such as Tony Benn, George Galloway and Ken Livingstone, to mention just a few, all of whom have made a career out of denigrated the Soviet Union and enthusiastically joining with the Bourgeois State in its propagation of US-generated Cold War lies. I doubt very much that Jeremy Corbyn is a Communist, or even a Marxist for that matter. He grew out of the Labour bourgeois left along with Benn and co, and I further doubt that his views differ from those of his peers. Whilst talking about saving the NHS, Corbyn has said nothing about the Welfare System, and has omitted completely any mention of raising taxes during the next Labour Party government. The reality is simple; no tax raises, no redistribution of wealth, no Welfare State and no NHS. In the meantime, Labour Party duplicity apart – the Communist Movement has done much to progress humanity, and all those ignorant right wingers and fascists have Communists to thank for the 8 hour day and basic working rights. The defeat of international fascism during the 1930’s and 1940’s can be added to this comprehensive list!

The Labour Party and Social Fascism in the UK

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Although the British rightwing and far-right political establishment thrives on violence and racism – using the working class to hate, murder and kill both within society and on the battlefield, I want to talk about another type of ‘social fascism’ which emerged with the Labour Party of 1945, and which has manifested throughout the numerous governmental departments that administer the British NHS and Welfare State. This is usually a ‘taboo’ subject, whereby everything the Labour Party does is assumed to be in the best interests of the working class it claims to represent (i.e. ‘labour’), but this is obviously untrue. The ‘new’ Labour Party of 1997-2010, of course, was rightwing and distinctly anti-working class, but the Labour Party has only had a nodding acquaintance with ‘Socialism’ since its inception at the end of the 19th century. As more and more bourgeois intellectuals rose-up through the Labour ranks, it was realised that ‘Marxism’ was a direct threat to their presence and domination, and so Marxists were expelled from the Labour Party. The Labour Party today, despite being supported by the Communist Party of Britain – considers the CPB to be a ‘proscribed’ political party that does not act in the best interests of the Labour Party. The CPB certainly does not behave in a manner that benefits the Labour Party, as it unquestionably supports the coming to power of the working class, and does not support the bourgeoisie.

The Labour Party, wherever it is influenced by Marxism, is generally polluted with ‘Trotskyism’ and not ‘Marxist-Leninism’. There is a distinct opinion that Jeremy Corbyn – the most obviously leftwing Labour Leader for decades – is in fact a Trotskyite (due to his criticisms of Communist China, and his failure to condemn the Trotskyite ‘Militancy’ that once dominated Labour activism). Following the disastrous 2017 General Election – the Tories still hold power, whilst the NHS and Welfare State continue to be dismantled and sold-off. Brexit is unfolding into an exercise with the UK ‘re-defining’ how it remains in the EU. All this is happening whilst the Labour ideologues trumpet vitriolic propaganda that achieves nothing in practical terms. In the meantime, the British working class continues to be oppressed by the DWP and Social Services – both relics from the founding of the 1948 Welfare State. These governmental bodies – under the apparent remit of ‘helping’ the poor and the vulnerable – actually treats these people with an apparent disrespect, and in many cases, a complete disregard for the law. The British working class is routinely oppressed by the very agencies that the Labour Party developed to administer its 1948 re-distribution of wealth. These governmental departments destroy life for individuals and families, and only exist to pressure the vulnerable and the poor to be off of welfaresupport. The Labour Party appears to have established these governmental departments as a means to ‘mirror’ the despicable Church Authorities they replaced. For the workers to be ‘controlled’, they must be humiliated at every turn. Is this not the very definition of ‘social fascism’?

Grenfell: Tory Hypocrisy and the Cynical use of Charity!

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The Grenfell fire is a tragedy for the UK, the likes of which probably hasn’t been scene since Lockerbie disaster in 1988, or perhaps for London specifically, the ‘Blitz’ during WWII! Coming just days after a General Election fought over the effects of Tory (and LibDem) ‘Austerity’, the sad deaths of what night be around 200 people in this London tower-block, and the manner in which they died, appear to encapsulate a nation’s seven year suffering focused upon a single inner city community, comprised of ordinary Working Class people. Although it s true that the United Nations (UN) found the Tories (and LibDems) Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity in 2016 (for the deaths of between 10,000 – 80,000 people with disabilities due entirely to the effects of benefit and health service cuts), the very ‘public’ nature of Grenfell has brought the ‘callous’ nature of Tory policy into the open for all to see, free of any media denial or attempted cover-up. Indeed, the people who lived in the Grenfell tower-block were poor by the standards of the opulence that surrounded them in North Kensington, and occupied one of the last vestiges of ‘social housing’, with all the others Council buildings in the area having already been sold-off, to become the playthings of millionaires. Of course, the principle of Tory (and LibDem) ‘Austerity’ is nothing but an ideologically-led attack upon the British Working Class, which sees all modes of Socialist re-distribution of wealth abolished, with housing, health and other essential services, sold into the hands of unscrupulous privateers motivated entirely by the eternal quest for monetary profit, at the cost of human dignity and security. The inherent inequalities within the capitalist system are ‘blamed’ upon those who suffering under its tyranny, compounded by the lie that all it takes is conformity to middle class values, and everything will be alright! The British Working Class is historically ‘poor’ and ‘deprived’ not because of any lack of work ethic, but rather because that is exactly the disempowered state that the middle class wants to keep it in. The British Welfare System was very much a ‘compromise’ between the naked (and brutal) forces of predatory capitalism and (caring) Socialist ideology. The middle class could continue to be selfish and indifferent to the plight of the Working Class – just as long as that middle class paid its taxes and did not ‘interfere’ with the re-distribution of wealth. Well, since 2010, the Tories (and LibDems) have broken that tenuous ‘truce’ between the classes, and have unleashed tremendous (and sudden) inequality upon British society that has already killed untold thousands, and in a small part of London – increased the body-count in such an appalling manner that the barbarous nature of Tory ‘Austerity’ has been written clearly upon the London skyline! The duplicitous Tories are speaking of ‘millions’ being set aside for this or that help and improvement, but this does nothing for the victims of Grenfell (both living and deceased), and does not ‘stop’ or ‘turn-back’ the disastrous country-wide policy of ‘Austerity’ that continues unabated (despite this tragedy). It is not one-off ‘charity’ payments that the people of Grenfell (or the UK) need, but rather a strong and fully functioning Welfare System that is as compassionate as it is comprehensive, together with a fully funded and functioning NHS and Social Housing Programme. I suspect that if the Tories had not just lost their slim majority in Parliament, the rhetoric emanating from Theresa May would have been to script and very different. She would have ‘blamed’ the Grenfell people for the tragedy they had suffered – and the mainstream British media would have played-along – with the emphasis being placed upon the abolition of all Social Housing (because it is ‘unsafe’). As matters stand, Jeremy Corbyn’s resurgent and successful message of ‘compassionate Socialism’ has changed the political landscape, and the Tories are being forced to ‘pretend’ that they actually ‘care’ about the Working Class, when in reality, the exact opposite is true. The people of Grenfell must be helped in any and all ways possible without exception or limit, but this humanitarian effort should also serve as the springboard for a radical re-distribution of wealth throughout the UK – so that Working Class suffering is relieved everywhere!

The Dangerous ‘Myth’ of Private Health

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The private health industry is premised upon making money, and not on making people better. The private health industry does not care about the individuals that pay through the nose for medical treatment, but only about making monetary profit out of each ‘customer’ (note: not ‘patient’). This requires the creation and maintenance of a ruthless ‘risk assessment’ policy that deems the most ill people, (i.e. those ‘most’ in need of good medical treatment), as being the most ‘expensive’ to treat. In other words, those who genuinely need a compassionate and comprehensive health system, are termed ‘non-profit worthy’, and excluded from the private health system, through an indifferent bureaucratic procedure premised upon a ‘legal fiction’. The excuse is always the same ‘your monthly private health insurance premium does not cover the projected cost of the treatment you need’. What this actually means is ‘our profit margins will be threatened if we treated everyone inaccordance with their ‘actual’ medical needs’. Of course, when an entire workforce of a country contributes a regular tax-payment into a ‘not-for-profit’ government ‘national’ health scheme, all costs can be easily met, and delivered free at the point of use. The private health system cannot be sued should its employees make medically related ‘mistakes’ – as happens regularly in private hospitals. Furthermore, when mistakes are made by private hospitals, patients are usually transferred into NHS care to put the problem right. If the NHS is abolished, the idea of comprehensive healthcare will disappear into the greedy hands of the self-serving private medical providers, that are not held ‘legally’ accountable for the dire lack of service they provide, or the mistakes they make. When the NHS has gone, the weak, ill, vulnerable, elderly, very young and disabled will be excluded from private health insurance and so suffer terribly as a consequence. Also excluded will be the bulk of the working class who do not earn enough money to ‘quality’ for private health cover. This was a major issue of the 2015 General Election, and yet the Tories were re-elected. Will things be different in 2017?

Whatever Happened to Lexit?

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The BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky News, as well as all the rightwing press, actively courted the racist UKIP during the EU Referendum earlier this year, and narrowed the exit vote simply to ‘racism’.  The implication was that to see through the EU as a gigantic capitalist entity run from Berlin via Washington – was ‘racist’ – and yet it is the EU as a political entity that perpetuates the most vicious racism against primarily Black and Asian non-EU citizens, forbidding them ‘free’ movement into Europe.  Furthermore, the EU is the harbinger of US-style free market economics (or ‘predatory capitalism’ to you and me), and works entirely from an anti-Socialist ethos.  All members of the EU must curtail (and shut-down) the Unions, and de-Socialise all Welfare provision and free healthcare.  This is on top of the privatisation of all amenities such as water, gas and electricity.  The free movement of cheap labour over national boundaries is not ‘multiculturalism’, but one of the greatest attacks on the rights of workers since the Industrial Revolution.  Labour that freely moves is cheap because it has no protection and no safeguards.  The people being used for this EU labour experiment are simply fuel for the bourgeois mill – both figuratively and literally.  It is better for the international working class to have strong Unions in respective countries, and to fight the middle class for better pay and improved conditions within those countries, than to give-up the local fight and ‘migrate’, taking the problem elsewhere.  As it stands, migratory workers are uprooted from their homes, and forced to travel to unknown areas in search of work, irrespective of what such a process does to local economies and employment chances the local people.  In our respective countries, of course, we are all ‘local’ people, suffering from the impoverishment of the workers imposed by the EU – and this reality (and its observation) has absolutely nothing to do with racism, and everything to do with Marxist critique.  In typical ‘inverted’ bourgeois style, the racism-generating EU accuses those who ‘see through’ its racist policy of being ‘racist’!  In the meantime, whilst the bourgeois media rolls-out its usual blend of disinformation and hyper-boil, the unelected Tory government of Teresa May is pushing on with the privatisation of the NHS – as if she has a mandate to do so from the British people.  Although the UK has voted to ‘leave’ the EU, the EU demands that British Welfare and Socialised health be dismantled and privatised, are still being put into action by the unelected Tories!  The bourgeois media attempts to hide this reality by mis-reporting racist incidents in the UK, giving the false impression that rates have risen (when in fact the police admit that they have just rolled-out a ‘new’ system for recording racist crime that is more accurate – giving the false impression of an increase).  The reality is that racism is part and parcel of certain stratas of British life, encouraged and perpetuated by the British media.  Until the rightwing press is tackled for its racism, the UK will continue to suffer from it – it is that simple.

New Labour’s Old Racism

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Following the Soviet victory over German Nazism in both the USSR, Eastern Europe East Germany, and the Japanese imperial army in North-east China at the conclusion of WWII in all its theatres, the Western world world marvelled at its accomplishments and its loses – which stand between 27 – 40 million men, women and children.  The elected British Labour government of 1945, although in no way ‘Communist’, or particularly ‘Socialist’, set about attempting to mimic the universally ‘free’ healthcare system established in the USSR by Lenin. Of course, ever since the re-election of Winston Churchill in 1951, the British National Health Service (NHS) established in 1948 has been constantly attacked and whittled-down by subsequent Tory and Labour governments. The major death-blow came with Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, and her NHS reform that saw the NHS emphasis switch from ‘need’ to ‘cost’ (and in so doing, opening-up internal markets).  Free treatments were immediately ‘withdrawn’, and existing, available treatments severely.  New Labour under Tony Blair (and Gordon Brown), continued this policy of ‘privatisation’, by introducing the ‘private finance initiative’ (PFI) which saw whole swathes of the NHS sold-off to people like Richard Branson, and businesses such as Vodafone, etc.  In 2005, New Labour ‘scrapped’ the TB vaccination known as ‘BCG’ which was universally administered to school children at around 12 years old.  This cynical move to cut the NHS and save money immediately led to an increase in the development of TB infections throughout the UK – but New Labour had one more neo-imperialist card up its sleeve.  Tony Blair stated that children born to Indian or Chinese parentage are more prone to spread disease in the UK – and so should be vaccinated at birth.  The present Tory government has continued this racialised policy toward health on paper (the ‘dirty foreigners’ perspective), but has simultaneously axed many of the local NHS departments whose job it was to hunt-down the appropriate, disease-spreading ethnic minorities. As far as I am concerned, the Labour Party is a thoroughly bourgeois entity that has been guilty of peddling not only racism in the past, but also anti-Soviet propaganda.  It is also true that the Labour Party does not allow members of Communist or Socialist Parties to be join.  The BCG vaccination should be universally and freely available for ALL children irrespective of ethnic background.

Background post (Originally made on Facebook):

New Labour (i.e ‘Tony Blair’) cut the universal BCG vaccinations in the UK claiming this deadly disease (TB) had been wiped-out. However, Labour also decreed (without medical evidence) that the children of Indian and Chinese people living in the UK carried diseases harmful to the general population. This is why my children have had to be inoculated when the practice has ceased elsewhere. Today, the Health Visitor yet again stated that due to the health risks (?) to others, Kai-Lin will have to have a BCG vaccination – but there’s a twist. The Tories have retained the New Labour racism, but have cut the local service that hunts-down and inoculates the children of ethnic minorities living in the Sutton area. Apparently we have to go to a clinic in Battersea where there is a year long waiting list! The British government must stop scapegoating and demonising the children of ethnic minorities, and re-introduce BCG inoculations for ALL children. Now, as New Labour cut the BCG’s, TB is on the rise again in the UK and this has nothing to do with Indian or Chinese children. Furthermore, as GP’s are now nothing but medicalised accountants, they tend not to pick-up on TB symptoms.

Tory – LibDem Food Banks in Cheam

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My youngest daughter has just started school in an ‘academy’.  These came about shortly after the 2010 election ‘victory’ of the coalition Tory and LibDem government of the UK.  The point of this policy is that money is taken from working class schools, and diverted to schools existing in already wealthy middle class areas.  The poor or ‘ordinary’ people are punished and the rich are rewarded.  This follows-on with tax-cuts for the rich, and the cutting of welfare and NHS treatment for the poor.  As the majority of people are either poor or ordinary, these rightwing policies only favour the minority privileged members of UK society. Today, as part of its civic responsibility drive, my daughter’s school has asked that we contribute to a local food bank (run by the Christian church).  Of course, we do not support this rightwing government, and neither are we Christians, but probably more disturbing is that the school does not acknowledge that the rightwing fiscal policy that created and continues to benefit it, is exactly the same rightwing fiscal policy that creates the shocking presence of food banks on our county’s streets in the first place.  There is an inherent link between further privileging the rich and disempowering the poor to a greater degree.  Instead of teaching the children to comply with and ‘normalise’ this fascistic policy, the school should be teaching them how to critically think and assess the situation.  The unquestioning presence of food banks justifies rightwing policy, and allows the more or less pointless Christian church to re-start its old policy of dominating and persecuting the poor as it hands-out food.  The best way to relieve poverty is not through the use of hypocritical bourgeois morality and sentimentalism, but rather by re-distributing wealth through a decent welfare system, backed-up and supported by social housing and a fully free and functioning NHS.

The School Letter:

September 2016

Dear Parents,

On Monday 26th September (K) and Tuesday 27th September (M) the school will be holding its annual Harvest Festival.

As part of our role as good citizens, we want to get involved in a local community project so this year we are looking again to support Sutton Foodbank. Sutton Foodbank (linked to Trussell Trust) is run by churches in the London borough of Sutton and gives free emergency food to people in crisis. They continue to provide help and support until the appropriate agencies can step in.
Please would you support us by sending in any of the following items:
• tinned peas/carrots/tomatoes;
• tinned meat;
• jam;
• dried milk;
• UHT milk;
• long life juice
• instant mash;
• 500g sugar;
• biscuits;
• pasta sauce;
• tinned sponge puddings/fruit;
• tinned fish;
• instant coffee (small jars).
They ask that foods donated have at least three months before ‘best before’ date.
Some of the staff and school councillors will then deliver the goods to the Big Yellow storage area.

Harvest Festival donations should be brought into the school hall on Monday 26th September (K & M) or Tuesday 27th September (M) by the children as soon as they arrive at school in the morning.
I do hope that we can count on your customary generosity on this occasion.

Yours sincerely,

Why I Voted ‘Out’ of the EU

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The opposing of fascism is the duty of every progressive leftist (Socialist or Communist).  Following the end of WWII, the newly de-Nazified countries of Western Europe were inclined to form a Socialist Bloc designed to share resources and assist one another to recover from the devastation of war. The USA, however, which had just voted in a rightwing (Christian) President (Harry Truman), had other ideas.  The staunchly capitalist US, whilst issuing hardship grants to returning ‘white’ US soldiers (and excluding ‘Black’ US soldiers from this aid), immediately began a policy of intimidation of the European States.  This involved the threat of withdrawing all US investment and the immediate calling in of all US loans.  At that time, this US policy would have rendered Europe bankrupt.  As matters transpired, many European States developed Socialist policies within, but stopped short of uniting in a region-wide ‘Socialist Bloc’.  The US was of the opinion that this natural ‘leftwing’ trend of Europe was coming very close to sympathising with the policies of the Soviet Union which had suffered at least 27 million casualties defeating German Nazism during WWII, and as an ally of the West, was greatly respected.  As a consequence of ‘liberating’ many countries of Eastern Europe from German Nazi occupation, the Soviet Red Army created the conditions where workers took power in these countries, which then became natural allies of the USSR.  As a response to maintain their capitalist hegemony, the US launched a rightwing counter-initiative in Western Europe which saw ex-Nazis given prominence in a post-war project to ‘unite’ the European countries around predatory capitalism, and to create a ‘European Superstate’, the citizens of which would be so brain-washed with greed, that the message of Scientific Socialism would fall upon death ears.  The European Superstate project, therefore, has its roots in German Nazi ideology, and can be correctly viewed as having its ideological roots in fascist Germany’s ‘National Socialism’.

Although the USSR dissolved in 1991, the ‘European Union’ – as a mouthpiece for US foreign policy – now pursues the US propaganda of racially hating modern Russia, whilst extending membership of the EU into former Communist countries.  This US policy of predatory capitalism has demanded that European workers must be stripped of all ‘Socialised’ unionisation, welfare provision, and free medical provision, and that all ‘nationalised’ industries and utilities must be placed into private hands and run for ‘profit’.  Not only this, but as the European workers have no rights, they are ‘forced’ to migrate to other areas of Europe in desperate search for low-paid jobs – a demeaning process that degrades the living conditions for all workers, and leads to resentment, aggression and racism.  This is exactly what the US intended post-WWII.  Its policy was to create such a ‘toxic’ wasteland of predatory capitalism, that the workers would not be able to understand the greed-infested quagmire they occupied, or workout how to get out of it (through the instigation of ‘Socialism’).  Modern Germany, due to its Nazi past and US policy, run the EU through the pretence of ‘democracy’ in Brussels.  The point of the EU is to ‘legally’, ‘politically’, ‘socially’ and ‘culturally’ prevent the workers rising-up in the name of Scientific Socialism, and creating a fairer world for everybody concerned.  The keeping of the workers in a disempowered state of being, is the primary function of the European Union.

The EU is a fascist superstate that seeks to ‘de-Socialise’ Europe as part of an ongoing post-WWII US foreign policy.  Contrary to the statements of the arch racist Nigel Farage (of UKIP), the EU is not, and has never been a ‘Communist Bloc’ but is the exact opposite.  The far-right in the UK have had to face the counter-intuitive prospect of opposing the EU on the grounds of ‘racism’ (UKIP, BNP, BF, and NF, for instance, all oppose foreign workers in the UK), when the very same EU is pursuing exactly the same policies that Adolf Hitler would have approved, and which create the fertile soil which sees fascism emerge from the scapegoating of ‘foreigners’ – a classic Hitlerite policy.  So moribund of ideological direction is the British far-right that it must ‘reject’ EU fascism to maintain its own sense of distorted, domesticate hegemony.  Adolf Hitler stated that ‘lying’ is a required part of fascist politics, and that ‘dishonesty’ must be employed wherever and whenever it can in the pursuance of establishing rightwing rule.  The point of this is that Farage and others actively collaborate with the US project of demeaning the ‘worker’ at every turn, so that no mass movements can occur that will usher in Socialism.  This is why UKIP agree with the EU policies of privatising the NHS (UKIP is a capitalist party, after-all), and the dismantling of welfare provision.  The formal improvisation of EU law is the next stage of worker disempowerment, although this tendency has been creeping through the UK for quite sometime.  Innocent until proven guilty (UK law) is slowly morphing into ‘guilty until proven innocent (EU law), and explains why Tony Blair abolished Legal Aid for ordinary people – he did not want EU hegemony challenged in British courts. I, and millions of others voted ‘out’ in the EU Referendum – not because we agree with the arch racist Nigel Farage, but because we do not agree with him.  We, the British people, reject the US and Nazi fascism of the EU, and the fascism of UKIP.  It is ‘we’ the working people of Britain that will decide our future, and no one else.  We have this right and we protected this right on June 23rd, 2016 by rejecting the EU.

Problems with the Left ‘Out’ EU Referendum Campaign (2016)

The Communist Party of Britain (CPB), and its newspaper the Morning Star, presented the economic and legal argument for leaving the European Union (EU).  Briefly stated, the EU is a constitutionally ‘capitalist’ political entity that ensures, through is regulatory laws, that all Socialist entities such as nationalised industries, free healthcare provision, social housing, and unions, must be either ‘privatised’, ‘prohibited’ or ‘abolished’.  Once these Socialistic entities have been ‘privatised’, EU legislation prevents any re-nationalisation, or re-socialisation to occur.  With unions weakened to the point of impotency, the EU ensures that predatory capitalism has a free hand throughout Europe.  The UK being a member of the EU, the Communist left is of the opinion that the British cannot elect a Socialist government, and even if a Socialist government were elected, it would be prevented from carrying-out any Socialist reforms.  For instance, none of the damage inflicted on the UK by the Thatcherite, Blairite regimes, as well as Nick Clegg and David Cameron, could be reversed because such a reversal would be prohibited by EU law.  The Communist left argument is that British welfare and its NHS are being ‘privatised’ and its unions marginalised because of EU legislation, and that for this to be reversed the UK needs to leave the EU – the source of the UK’s anti-left political agenda.  This situation is compounded by the fact that the EU insists on the free movement of migratory labour that is not regulated or protected by worker’s rights or effective unions.  The Communist left has always adhered to a staunch anti-racist (internationalist) position, and has continuously stated that all people are welcome to visit and/or work in the UK, but also acknowledges that workers stripped of all their rights and being ‘forced’ to travel for work is undemocratic and a direct assault upon the working class.  Workers being forced to fight one another for ‘scraps’ from the EU capitalist table, ultimately does not benefit the working class.  The insistence upon the agency of a mass migratory work-force by the EU to fuel its free market capitalism, adversely effects all the communities concerned.  This includes the communities that workers have to leave, and the communities that serve as economic hot-spots that attract workers.  Whereas the political rightwing reacts to this situation with xenophobia and racism (which unjustly blames the migrant), the Communist left responds with correct, dialectical assessment of the situation that empowers ALL workers concerned.  This is intended to lead the workers into developing solidarity and collectively fighting for workers’ rights.

By way of contrast, the ‘Brexit’ (i.e. ‘Britain out’) campaign, disconnected as it was from the Communist left, possessed no sound and dialectical historical analysis.  Although many people supported Brexit for legitimate reasons, it is also true that the lack of a sound ideologically worker-friendly basis, opened the Brexit doors for the racists to barge through.  Despite the Communist left providing a correct and sober analysis of the EU being against the interests of the working class, Brexit had no leftist ideology to hold it together.  This in part was a situation created by the BBC and other mainstream media outlets, that routinely gave (and continue to give) blanket coverage to the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) – a notoriously racist party that draws its key support from the political far-right.  UKIP has no discernible policies other than the incoherence of xenophobia and racism.  As a result, UKIP (a clear fascist manifestation of capitalism in decline), has been used to obscure the Communist left from the attention of the majority of the British workers, and high-jack the political agenda regarding the EU for the far-right. This demonstrates how the British bourgeoisie would rather support a fascist organisation, than disseminate Communist ideology that empowers the workers.  UKIP does not represent or empower the workers, but rather assists in the establishment of further manipulating and misleading the masses.  Whereas Brexit should have facilitated a broad range of reasons for leaving the EU, instead the British media kept the county’s attention firmly fixed on the racist message of UKIP and its far-right allies (such as Britain First, the BNP, and the NF, etc).  So appallingly bias was the Brexit message that those on the left formed ‘Lexit’, or ‘Left Exit’ of the EU.  This situation demonstrates the marginalisation of the left.  So excluded is the left by the UK mainstream media that it was compelled to form its own social media-led campaign to try and get its message of non-racist solidarity across to the general public.  The Communist left was part of the broad lexit campaign and contributed its Marxist-Leninist ideological foundation.  Workers do not need to fight one another or resort to racism to secure good working conditions.  All workers need to do is understand that the EU is a class enemy, unite together and through voting, negotiation and the threat of withholding of labour, change the situation for the better.  Racism is an ideological tool of the bourgeoisie and the far-right (anti-worker) politics it encourages and supports.  The problem with lexit was that it relied on the Trotskyite left for support and this tended to ‘weaken’ the good and clear Marxist-Leninist analysis provided by the Communist Party.  Trotskyites, although referring to what they do as ‘leftist’, in fact pursue a thoroughly rightwing agenda that is antagonistic toward Marxist-Leninism, and which seeks to mislead the workers down blind allies that only benefit the ruling elite.  Another ‘weakening’ issue surrounding the broad left campaign to leave the EU was that the Parliamentary Labour Party decided to back the ‘stay’ in the EU campaign, as did 90% of the Labour affiliated unions.  This demonstrates a terrible error of judgement on the part of the Labour Party, which put capitalist, cooperate interests above those of the workers it claims to represent.

On the face of it, the left campaign to leave the EU was a disconnected and contradictory effort from start to finish.  By contrast, the Brexit campaign more or less focused on British xenophobia toward migratory workers –and nothing else, whilst the ‘stay’ campaign focused entirely upon greed, fake internationalism, and the maintenance of class privilege.  Despite all of this disorganisation and chaos on the left, however, it does seem that the British working class decided for themselves and delivered a truly ‘crushing’ blow to the capitalist establishment that is still wheeling from its effects.  It seems that Labour MP Peter Shore’s message from 1975 finally sank-in!

 

 

Leaving the EU – A Revolutionary Act by the British Workers

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The British working class has been exposed to a continuous and enhanced attack since the rise of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, and the lurch to the right of the Labour Party.  Twelve years of ‘New’ Labour saw not the re-establishment of worker’s rights, social housing, free education, medical care and welfare, but rather the Blairite continuation of the Thatcher ‘counter-revolution’, and the cementing of the hegemony of the British middle class over the workers.  The workers have been relentlessly attacked from all sides by the British political establishment in an effort to take away every single and hard-earned right achieved through intense worker struggle, sacrifice and spilt blood.  Entering the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1972 was a foundational step in the disempowerment of the British worker.  This process continued with Thatcher signing into law the Single European Act in 1986 (which was further confirmed by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993).  These developments called for the formal de-Socialisation and de-Unionisation of Europe, and the instigation of a rightwing predatory, free market capitalism (presumably as part of a US policy to move the naturally leftwing culture of Europe away from any compatibility with the Communistic worker’s State of the Soviet Union then situated to the East).  This EU process of rightwing ‘reform from above’, has led to the systematic erosion of worker’s rights and improvisation of significant poverty throughout the working population of Europe.  The EU’s attack on the ordinary people of Europe has meant that workers cannot get adequate work, welfare payments, or medical treatment.  Zero-hour contracts are so appallingly bad that many workers have to sell their labour for less than they would have received from benefits paid for through taxation.  The EU is a rich, white man’s club, the legislation of which is thoroughly bourgeois in essence and structure, and designed to crush the workers, and further empower the already privileged middle class.  Since the rise of Thatcher in 1979, the loss of worker security has unfolded with a sinister and insidious certainty.  The workers have been pushed further and further into a ghetto-like existence where they are punished at every turn should they try to ‘break-out’ of this oppressive encirclement.  The vote to ‘leave’ the EU on June 23rd, 2016 was a culmination of continuous worker disappointment, set-backs, betrayals, and outright oppression inflicted by a middle class that has moved ever further to the political right.

Capitalism is the basis of all racism premised upon the enforced division of labour, and competition to separate the workers. Nationalism and race are bourgeois shams designed to cement this fictitious separation in the minds of the workers throughout the world.  If workers are brain-washed into thinking that competing with one another is more important than fighting the middle class that oppresses them, then middle class privilege and hegemony continues unabated.  Racism emanates only from the middle class and is imposed upon the minds and bodies of the workers who are victims of it.  Workers are brain-washed by the middle class to see themselves as ‘white’ and ‘hate’ other workers who are assumed to be Black, Asian, and Chinese, etc, (i.e. ‘non-white’).  Racism prevents workers from uniting and transcending the ‘false consciousnesses’ that middle class oppression has imported into the interior of their minds.  Racism represents a hate filled, highly dangerous and destructive false dichotomy that has to be confronted, exposed, uprooted, and eradicated as a middle class, capitalist and righting ideology.  Bourgeois liberals simply state that racism must be uprooted (as EU rhetoric suggests), but never acknowledges that the true root of racism is not ‘ignorance’ but ‘capitalism’.  The conditions that capitalism creates has within it the basis of all racism.  This means that no matter how many superficial changes in the law that bourgeois societies introduce, as long as exploitative, predatory capitalism exists, the conditions for racism also continue to exist.  As the EU is a system that enshrines capitalism in law, it ensures the survival of racism despite any EU-related platitudes to the opposite.  Furthermore, the EU, being a capitalist club, demands that capital and labour must be able to move throughout Europe, and that for this to happen, all Socialist and Union opposition must be removed.  Socialism and Unions are the bulwarks of worker rights, and the only social structures that can protect workers and ensure their rights.  The free movement of capital means that workers must go to wherever the capitalists want cheap labour to be – irrespective of the social, cultural and political destruction this policy means for working class populations.  As the middle class is employed primarily within management roles, its individuals are not expected to ‘move’, but rather act as stationary ‘controllers’ of the migratory labour that passes through their work areas.  As a result of EU legislation, the power of the middle class is enhanced and secured, whilst the collective power of the working class is diminished and eradicated, and the working class impoverished as a result (such as in the UK where the NHS is being privatised and welfare provision dismantled).  The EU policy of ‘forcing’ workers to leave their homeland and travel to other countries to take jobs, only serves to make workers ‘compete’ as ‘enemies’ and not ‘friends’ – this is the essence and basis of racism – and clearly explains why the EU is a ‘racist’, capitalist organisation.

The EU Referendum ‘stay’ campaign, being essentially ‘middle class’ in nature, (i.e. the product of the bourgeois protecting its own class interests), it has utilised ‘racism’ in a new and destructive manner.  The ‘stay’ campaign has deliberately presented the capitalist, racist basis of EU legislation as being ‘anti-racist’ in nature.  This is not surprising as it represents the working of the ‘inverted’ bourgeois mind-set linked historically to institution of theistic religion (as a means to control the workers).  In the past the bourgeois has stated that the religion that oppresses the workers, is at the sametime the religion that ‘saves’ the workers.  The middle class would have the UK population believe that the EU that inflicts racism upon the workers, is exactly the very same EU that ‘saves’ the workers from that racism.  This is why the ‘leave’ campaign (which has ample non-white worker support) has been misrepresented by the middle class as ‘racist’ even though for the workers, getting ‘out’ of the EU is a necessary course of action to confront the destructive nature of EU capitalism (and the racism its generates).  Of course, getting out of the EU does not ‘stop’ capitalism (or ‘racism’), but it does limit the damage being done to the UK workers by an incredibly callous manifestation of it.  If the UK can become ‘free’ of EU tyranny, then it would be possible for its electorate to democratically elect a truly leftwing and Socialist government.  It would also mean that a major source of racial tension and antagonism in British society would be removed.  The UK could also remove the block that the EU places on immigration from outside the EU –and welcome Black, Asian and Chinese people into the UK as ‘friends’ and not EU-enforced ‘competitors’.  A clean break with the EU would ensure that European citizens could come the UK and benefit from worker’s rights, rather than the stresses of zero-hour contracts.  Furthermore, if other European countries left the EU, then worker’s rights could be re-established in other areas of Europe and the EU hegemony could be smashed for ever.  Capital should not ‘move’ freely, and nor should workers.  Wealth generated in communities should be retained for the betterment of those communities.  As matters stand, the international middle class is using the Eurozone as a giant wealth-producing exercise at the expense of the well-being of the workers who generate that wealth, but do not benefit from it.  The EU is not ‘progressive’ in anyway, but entirely ‘regressive’ in nature.  Its particular brand of capitalism is destructive to the working class and no good can be found within it.  Those who voted ‘leave’ the EU – that is the British working class – are true revolutionary heroes and their example should not be sullied by duplicitous bourgeois rhetoric that accuses them of ‘racism’, when they are fighting for the end of capitalism (and the racism it produces).

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