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Forum Post: Is this the answer? http://socialistparty-usa.org/

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 19, 2011, 11:51 a.m. EST by BlueRose (1437)
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"THE SOCIALIST PARTY strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control - a non-racist, classless, feminist socialist society... where working people own and control the means of production and distribution through democratically controlled public agencies; where full employment is realized for everyone who wants to work; where workers have the right to form unions freely, and to strike and engage in other forms of job actions; and where the production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few. We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible. The working class is in a key and central position to fight back against the ruling capitalist class and its power. The working class is the major force worldwide that can lead the way to a socialist future - to a real radical democracy from below. The Socialist Party fights for progressive changes compatible with a socialist future. We support militant working class struggles and electoral action, independent of the capitalist controlled two-party system, to present socialist alternatives. We strive for democratic revolutions - radical and fundamental changes in the structure and quality of economic, political, and personal relations - to abolish the power now exercised by the few who control great wealth and the government. The Socialist Party is a democratic, multi-tendency organization, with structure and practices visible and accessible to all members Join us today."


As it has been mentioned in these forums, both Republican and Democrat Parties are considered right-wing according to world standards.



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[-] 3 points by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom (3360) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Democratic socialism is the answer.

Capitalism must be replaced with democracy.

Just like we replaced monarchies, and its private ownership of government, with democracy so the means of law making are publicly owned and controlled for the equal benefit of everyone, we should replace capitalism, and its private ownership of the economy, with democracy so the means of survival are publicly owned and controlled for the equal benefit of everyone.

To make society fully democratic, all elections should be publicly financed. AND all businesses should be publicly financed. AND the total income produced by all businesses should be paid to all workers according to a plan that is democratically established through the collective bargaining process at the national level where differences in income are limited to whatever is necessary to get people to do difficult work and give their maximum effort.

If we democratically determined that the top earners should make no more than 4 times more than the bottom earners, that would enable us to pay everyone from $115,000 to $460,000 per year (1) - enough to make everyone wealthy and eliminate nearly every social problem we have. And since we can automate half the jobs we do, we can pay these incomes for working part time (2).

All our wealth and progress has come from science, not capitalism. Capitalism just allocates that wealth unequally.

Capitalism is a backwards, medieval, barbaric, cruel, uncivilized system that has no place in the modern, democratic world.

People deserve a government of the people, by the people, and for the people and they also deserve an economy of the people, by the people, and for the people.

The way to replace capitalism with democracy is with a general strike. Every worker in the economy, except for critical/emergency workers, goes on strike, and they don't go back to work until we have an economy where all businesses are publicly financed and total income is democratically allocated.

Raising the minimum income to $115k and reducing the work week to 20 hours is a deal that workers will find worth striking for.

(1) http://occupywallst.org/forum/solution-raise-the-minimum-wage-to-110000-per-year/#comment-339860

(2) http://occupywallst.org/forum/are-you-rebels-or-revolutionaries-choose-revolutio/#comment-71303

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 12 years ago

Here is an interesting quiz to take. I think many will answer with and American bias, but nevertheless, I encourage everyone to take this test, It will reveal what your political leanings are: http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

[-] 1 points by FrogWithWings (1367) 12 years ago

I'd say it is the answer for many and I see no reason why they shouldn't all move to states that want or need socialism. I'll pass.