Hello all, Ok, ultimately i stand in a postion of total confusion regarding the intentions fo the WSM. I joined this e group while studying the internationalMessage 1 of 3 , Dec 1 3:14 AMView SourceHello all,
Ok, ultimately i stand in a postion of total confusion regarding the
intentions fo the WSM. I joined this e group while studying the
international socialist movement during the outbreak of WW1. Up until i
began to write this paper i had no idea there even were socialists still
around. I had no idea about the Socialist party of Canada. I had no idea
I came here to hopefully learn something which i think i have, to a certain
extent. As a person who is relatively new to this ideology, i am curious to
hear and see what people involved in this movement are doing. But perhaps
this egroup has confused me more then taught me anything about the WSM.
I honestly am completely sorry if any of you feel that i am accusing any of
you of anything. This is not my intention. I am attempting to question, to
find out what it is to be a socialist in the year 2000. I am attempting to
evaluate whether this is something that is feasable. I am attempting to get
a grip on your theories. But most of all, i want to know what you feel
should be done. This involves questioning.
Perhaps this medium is really a shit place to learn about what socialism is
about or perhaps it is more revealing then you may wish it to be. I
certainly feel awful apprehensive about being involved in this movement, not
because i don't like the idea of socialism but because nothing is clear. I
read the WSM website, i get propaganda sent to me from the socialist party
of canada but for some reason none of it hits the spot. There just seems to
be these broad statements thrown out with nothing concrete. Socialism is so
much in my heart and i am dying to make it more of a reality but i can't
even seem to find the ground to place my feet on here.
I want you all to note that you make too many assumptions regarding peoples
knowledge of socialism, assuming that we all have read 10 000 pages of
socialist propaganda. I have not and obviously that will reflect. But if
socialism is going to be a force of any sort then you all have to realize
that there will be very few people who will ever have the time to do this so
all of you who are so knowledgable need to be able to present your
information in a clearer manner.
I am utterly confused now as to whether this is an appropriate place for me.
I will sit for a few days, re-read all of these posts and see if i truely
am wasting my time or if anything becomes clearer. I guess i need a breath
of fresh air.
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A Call For a United Revolutionary Presence at the Presidential Inauguration... WE ALREADY KNOW WHO WON… CAPITALISM AND THE RULING CLASS Take to the StreetsMessage 1 of 3 , Dec 1 4:28 AMView SourceA Call For a United Revolutionary Presence at the Presidential
WE ALREADY KNOW WHO WON CAPITALISM AND THE RULING CLASS
Take to the Streets of Washington Against Capitalism, Against the
Against the Death Machine of Globalization
FOR CLASS WAR AND A CLASSLESS, STATELESS SOCIETY
On Saturday, January 20th, 2001 thousands of people
from all over the United States will converge on the
streets of Washington, D.C to protest against the
dictatorship of the corporate class, the circus of US
representative "democracy", and the international
death machine that is the US government.
The demonstration in Washington the day of the
presidential inauguration is a great opportunity to
demonstrate our opposition, not only to whoever it is
that may eventually win the presidency, but to the
entire state system, from the dictatorship of capital,
to the sham of representative democracy by making
Washington ours during inauguration day and disrupting
the ceremony of the ruling class. In the spirit of
the mobilizations of the past year, from Seattle, to
Washington, to Cincinnati, and everywhere in between,
we are calling for revolutionaries to stand together
as a bloc and refuse to serve as mere numbers for
reformist and authoritarian organizations that don't
represent our desires, aims, or aspirations. Instead,
we propose a demonstration that not only highlights
our opposition to the present order, but also puts
forth revolutionary anti-authoritarian alternatives.
Therefore, we are calling for anti-authoritarian
revolutionaries to bring their banners and flags, be
they black, red, red and black, black and green, or
whatever else and gather in Washington at 10 am on
Saturday, January 20th, 2001* under the slogan "Class
War Now...For a Classless, Stateless Society." We are
not calling for any particular tactics, simply for
revolutionary anti-authoritarians to come prepared to
march on the Presidential Inauguration and for a
festival of resistance, struggle, and revolutionary
alternatives to the capitalist system.
It will take a lot of work to make this mobilization
a success and a show of force for the North American
revolutionary movement. If you wish to help make the
January 20th initiative succeed , spread the word,
organize caravans to Washington, copy and distribute
this call, make banners and flags, keep in touch as
details of the mobilization become available, contact
us to endorse the call, and come to Washington on
January 20th ready for a festival of resistance.
The Barricada Collective
Sabate Anarchist Collective (NEFAC)
*Location to be announced
Hi Allison, I m really sorry if I contributed in any way to your confusion. I do try to be clear, but it is easy to disappear up one s own bottom sometimes.Message 1 of 3 , Dec 1 7:40 AMView SourceHi Allison,
I'm really sorry if I contributed in any way to your confusion. I do
try to be clear, but it is easy to disappear up one's own bottom
I'm going to be less active on this forum from now on due to heavier
work commitments (hurray!), but I look forward to your further
And Brian: I was only joking.
Yours For Positive Socialist Whingeing,
PS I don't have time to attack this postmodernist lunatic who has
appeared, but I look forward to the trouncing he deserves.