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The Guardian Guards Capitalism

The Guardian, a newspaper based in the UK, sees itself as part of the left and as socialist leaning. Though it’s the platform that launched Edward Snowden’s revelations as the extent of US fascistic spying, its terrible politics were recently on display. In one article they compared the brave Communist led International Brigades in Spain to the fascist Al Qaeda genocidal sexists in Syria and in another, they taught the lie that “capitalism isn’t working”. Social democrats and their ilk love to push this lie. The truth is that Capitalism is working just fine. It is a system based on maximizing profit. It’s doing what it’s supposed to do — make the rich rich, keep the poor poor, and drive the human race to world war and massive death and destruction.

Capitalism is an economic relationship, the base, where maximum power is given to the capitalist based on the amount of labor stolen from the worker, the dispossessed proletariat. The economic relationship of capital determines the society it warps in order to preserve its system of production. The social forces that preserve the economic base are called the superstructure. Socialism is nothing more than a choice between capitalism and capitalism.

Social democrats and their ilk want to push the lie that capitalism isn’t working now. They want us to believe that capitalism can be reformed in such a way as to meet the needs of the working class. It can’t. The more labor that the capitalists steal, the more profit they make. They give us just enough to keep us from fighting back, but, in the end, they even take the crumbs they once gave back when they’re able to. The time period discussed where capitalism had an aberration was when the international communist movement was at its most revolutionary. The working class was on the move and fighting back against the tendencies of capitalism to do nothing but steal from us then, because it had revolutionary communist leadership.

The International Brigades sacrificed their lives in order to make a better world. They fought the fascists in order to help to liberate women from a sexist culture, religious ideology, and to help overthrow a fascist coup. They sacrificed their lives in order to help the entire international working class. George Monbiot, a writer for the Guardian, compared a fascist blowing himself up to liberate other fascists from a fascist prison so that more workers could be slaughtered in a civil war that is a proxy war between imperialists using religion as a façade to the International Brigades’ volunteers. How dare this author connect an individual willing to die for Al Qaeda to the thousands who died trying to liberate women and in the struggle for an internationalist answer to the fight against racism and capitalism! Despite the political weaknesses of the Old Communist movement, the comparison is disingenuous and a massive expression of ignorance. This sick and disgusting comparison was done in order to help to build sympathy for the most virile and fascist rebels fighting the fascist government. The working class does not have a fight with any of those factions. The workers in Syria need to join The Progressive Labor Party and fight for Communism. The butcher Assad and the various groups who serve either transnational terrorists or imperialists, who are the real terrorists, will never serve the working class. The Guardian doesn’t guard the working class’ interests, only Challenge Desafio does.

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Snowden Aided the Working Class by Exposing Fascism

The US ruling class is pissed. They really really want to get Snowden, the brave worker whose deep- seated loyalty to the working class led him to expose the fascist machinations of the US’s despotic ruling class. Snowden said that he specifically got a job at a military subcontractor so that he could get access to the NSA. When he got that access, he exposed what those fascists were doing. Snowden was being loyal to the working class when Kerry called him a traitor to his country. In a show of how a great many people consider Snowden to be a hero, Pelosi was booed for calling him a traitor.

The ruling class isn’t just pissed, they’re also terrified that there is no reason for anybody to be loyal to them. Their silver bullet panacea of Obama hasn’t brought them anything but failure and disillusion. Everywhere, from the Syria fiasco where the Al Qaeda aligned militants are syphoning off US arms to them having to negotiate with the Taliban to their own workers licking their chops at a chance to betray them, the US ruling class is in decline. The economic crisis is not abating and more cuts are coming to the working class.

As of this article’s writing, Russia is giving the US the finger. The US bosses are trying to pressure Russia to give up Snowden, and Russia is playing the “we don’t know anything” game. It’s surprising that they didn’t say, “Who? Snow White? That’s Disney. This is Putin.”

What can the US possibly do to Russia to get them to give him over? China, working through Hong Kong didn’t just pass the buck when they sent him to Russia; they basically washed their hands while intensifying the contradiction. However this Snowden Affair resolves, the US is in a world of hurt — and they know it.

In response, the US is intensifying fascist state repression by now trying to get workers to rat on each other in order to stem other whistleblowers. They know others will follow their conscience and expose the evil machinations of the imperialists. They know they have no moral ground to stand on apart from the mythological epic struggle against the bogeyman terrorists — terrorists that they don’t mind arming, funding, training, and sic’ing on the workers in Syria if it’s politically advantageous enough for them to do so.

The angry dogs are now barking up Russia’s tree. They can’t hide everything forever. The conspiracy theorists should take note of the fact that the government can’t keep secrets to save their lives. Workers everywhere should show Snowden support for his bravery and do whatever they can to fight the fascism being built in the US, Russia, and all over the world. PLP applauds workers who put everything on the line in order to fight imperialism and fascism. 

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