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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:37 AM
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2. We must make the change ourselves

Unhitching our Wagons

New Blood, New Visions, and a New Political Party.

When I rise it will be with the ranks, not from the ranks. - Eugene Debs, June 16, 1918

By Charles Sullivan

01/24/06 "ICH" -- -- Working class people, especially progressives, must come to understand that our interests are not being served by hitching our political wagons to either the Democratic or the Republican Party. The Republicrats represent a capitalist system that has given rise to class division, the unequal distribution of wealth, private ownership, and a system of wage slavery that does not serve democracy, but plutocracy. It condemns workers to being the property of their employers. Capitalism is the opposite of Democracy. We are only deceiving ourselvesfalling into an old trapby casting our votes in a system that not only excludes the majority of us, but also treats us with utter contempt.

Whichever party we choose represents a system that favors plutocratsthose of wealth and privilege. It is a system of their creation, for their sole benefit. In that system we are the servants of power and they are its masters. The vast majority of us, probably ninety percent of the population, is not served by this party. We will always be servile; we will never have representation in this system. Our only rational alternative is to form a new party that represents the silent, repressed majority. We are making a serious mistake by thinking that we can reform a system that was created to serve people of wealth and means. It is a system that operates on capital. Our political enemies have all of the money; we have none. Thus they have access to power; we do not. We cannot possibly compete in this system. We have no alternative but to create a new system in place of the old.

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