Bill Haywood replied to the topic I'm not really down with this whole "we're all in this together" mantra. in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Neither Trump, nor Trumpers, nor this virus crisis did this to you. Those things are real, yes. They are also just symptoms of the systematic breakdown and the race to the bottom guaranteed in the capitalist system.
“The portentous development of our present economic system, leading to a mighty accumulation of social wealth in the hands of a few…[Read more]
“The capitalist class is represented by the Republican, Democratic, Populist and Prohibition parties, all of which stand for private ownership of the means of production, and the triumph of any one of which will mean continued wage-slavery to the working class. The very moment that the workers begin to do their own thinking they understand this…[Read more]
Bill Haywood replied to the topic [Video] – JDS – Tulsi Gabbard Explains Decision To Support Biden in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
“What the liberals really want is to bring about change which will not in any way endanger their position. The final confrontation, when it does come about, will, of course, include the liberals on the side of the oppressor. Therefore if the oppressed really want a revolutionary change, they have no choice but to rid themselves of the liberals in…[Read more]
Bill Haywood replied to the topic If you vote for Joe Biden to "return this country to normal", you are a FUCKING MORON. in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Well written piece of word salad and sophistry in defense of business as usual. Don’t worry. If that portfolio dries up there is always a chance for a guest spot on the Suze Orman show. This “incrementalism” you speak of assures one thing. More increments to the right. Each time the workers and the left fail to take a stand against this electoral…[Read more]
Heh…the ruling class and capitalist education camps have that effect on people. Natural wisdom must prevail on such matters…
”We are all at a table together, deciding which rules to adopt, free from any vague constraints, half-remembered myths, anonymous patriarchal texts and murky concepts of nature. If I propose something you do not like, t…[Read more]
I’m not talking about just Marx OB. The near entirety of the anti-capitalist left including a hundred factions of socialists, communists, and left anarchists all have the same foundation in opposition to a ruling class of private owners controlling the means of life and the commons. That is a historical fact man. Not what either one of us would…[Read more]
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Written: December 1956
First Published: International Socialist Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, Summer 1957, pp. 83-88.
Transcription/Editing: 2005 by Daniel Gaido
HTML Markup: 2005 by David Walters
Public Domain: George Novak Internet Archive 2005; This…[Read more]
We have a new mantra emerging recently – “mixed systems work best!” Of course the people attacking the actual Left with that argument now never pestered the right-wing with that argument before. It is interesting to watch the various rear guard actions, the new positions taken by the reactionaries on their retreat. They hope to rally the people…[Read more]
Misrepresenting the Left: We Are Not Liberals
by Ron Jacobs
” Despite the current media-induced confusion, liberals are not leftists. This misconception is not only embarrassing to those of us who are genuinely leftist in our politics, it is also discrediting the Left. From the New York Times to FOX News, the portrayal of the US…[Read more]
Sorry man but your post is nonsense. I know you’re not doing it with an agenda but you’re using the shopworn slogans of reactionaries who defend capitalism. I can assure that it’s quite more than this “long-dead author and me” defending socialist idealogy in its very real context. That line alone is a weapon of the status quo to marginalize and…[Read more]
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Trimming the Poodle
by Daniel DeLeon
The Daily People
Nov. 2, 1908
The growing tendency to confuse Socialism with reform of one sort or another”an attitude assumed, on the part of its unwise friends, to make it “…[Read more]
Beyond that…the New Deal was far from a “transformative systematic change.” It was crumbs thrown from the capitalist table to pacify the workers to stop a revolution. That thirty or so year window of “middle-class prosperity” was a short-lived aberration in the capitalist system never to be recreated. It ends abruptly with the insatiable march…[Read more]
Bill Haywood replied to the topic Senior Citizens living solely on Social Security Retirement Benefits who have no in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
These filthy hacks are bottom-feeding scum and a scourge on the human condition. These slithering creatures having control of the means of life must end.
“The mine owners did not find the gold, they did not mine the gold, they did not mill the gold, but by some weird alchemy, all the gold belonged to them. The bandage will remain on the eyes of J…[Read more]
Bill Haywood replied to the topic NEW: After assuring the public about the government's coronavirus preparedness, Senate Intel chair Richard Burr, in one day, sold off up to $1.6 million stock in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
“I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.”
― Mary Harris (Mother Jones)
Bill Haywood replied to the topic GOP Senators Erupt in Laughter After Suggestion to Call Corporate Bailouts "Freedom Payments" in Closed-Door Meeting With Mnuchin in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. This is too much, even for a joke. But it is not a subject for levity; it is an exceedingly serious matter.
These are the gentry who are today wrapped up in the American flag, who shout their claim from the…[Read more]
“The capitalists have no heart, but harpoon them in the pocketbook and you will draw blood.”
Here’s to hoping that Bezos and Mackey both lose every drop of blood.
Bill Haywood replied to the topic Bernie Sanders Is Trying to Rescue America’s Frail Democracy – Thomas Piketty/Jacobin in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
Another in the never-ending list of opportunist tools and true believers in the search for the Holy Grail of “capitalism that works for all.” You put a fox in a chicken coop don’t be surprised when it kills the chickens Pikkety, you sophist clown.
Bill Haywood replied to the topic Tulsi Gabbard suspends her campaign, endorses Groper Joe in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
“In the hands of a people whose education has been willfully neglected, the ballot is a cunning swindle benefitting only the united barons of industry, trade and property.”
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