Saturday, April 23, 2016
Combat Liberalism - No to the Neo Liberal European Union by Nickglais
"People who are liberals look upon the principles of Marxism as abstract dogma.
They approve of Marxism, but are not prepared to practice it or to practice it in full; they are not prepared to replace their liberalism by Marxism.
These people have their Marxism, but they have their liberalism as well--they talk Marxism but practice liberalism "
Mao Zedong - Combat Liberalism
The debate In UK over the European Union and Brexit reveals a profound gulf between Liberal Social Democrats and Revolutionary Marxists over both the class and national questions that arise over the question of UK Brexit.
The entire European Union Project from its inception was based upon a commitment to free market liberalism and of late neo liberalism.
The EU had a slight detour a few decades ago when Jacques Delors talked of a Social Europe but that has ended as quickly as it started with Delors being responsible for introducing neo liberal privatisation into French political life.
Socialism as an idea is inimical to the common market and market ideology which is central to the European Project whether the ideology is expressed in the European Commission, The European Court of Justice or the European Central Bank.
International Labour rights were established by working class militant struggle and codified by the United Nations International Labour Organisation.
The European Union has found its recent anti working class labour rights judgements pronounced in the European Court of Justice in conflict with the United Nations International Labour Organisation
The European Court of Human Rights which is not an EU organisation but organised by the Council of Europe is also in conflict with the neo liberal EU European Court of Court of Justice on human rights
It is clear even to the blind which class the EU institutions represent after years of liberal and neo liberal practice.
So why does the erratic Marxist ? ( Liberal Social Democrat) Yanis Varoufakis who says in his interview with Owen Jones he likes Marx's liberalism ! and not his science go along with Paul Mason and of course the new flip flopper Jeremy Corbyn to announce a desire for a Reformed European Union.
It is not a reformable institution and only liberals would spread that big reformist lie about the European Union.
It is a highly structured bureaucracy where the European Commission decides what is legislated not the European Parliament It is a bureaucracy not a democracy.
It cannot be reasoned away the Varoufakis way.
From a class point of view we need to smash the neo liberal European Union and the class it represents in Europe and free our class from its austerity and legal constraints.
Now we come to the National Question and the European Union.
We should not support British Nationalists like Nigel Farage, George Galloway and the Tories Brexit scum of Boris the Bastard and Ian Duncan Smith.
We should expose British Nationalism and stand up for democracy for all the nations of the British Isles, Scotland, England,Wales, Kernow and Manxx, we should call for democratic self determination upto and including separation from the British State.
It should also be noted that the Tory opposition does not represent a British national bourgeoisie that we can ally with - it is a faction of the Finance Capitalists that want less regulation on the Banks and City of London represented by City Slicker Boris the Bastard.
The contradictions within the finance capitalist class in the City of London with Osborne representing one faction along with Cameron and Boris the Bastard and City scum Farage representing another should be welcomed - we should study and expose their internecine fighting.
There can be no joint platform with our class and national enemy in the UK or left cover being given to Boris and Farage's anti EU positions which is precisely what Galloway is providing - even saying Farage is no racist.
Therefore in summary
(a) Our class position is not to just oppose the neoliberal European State but to smash it.
(b) Our position on the national question is to expose British Nationalism and support self determination and democracy for the all the nations of these islands.
(c) Given that the capitalist class in British Isles and particularly its finance capitalists are divided on this Brexit issue we should exploit the divisions and not unite with them under any circumstances.
Both factions are our enemies and are inimical to the interests of the working people of these islands.
We must call for the smashing of the British State just like we call for the smashing of the European superstate as both represent our class enemies.
Given that we have just celebrated Lenin's Birthday on 22nd April let us look at the Question posed in 1915 by Lenin in his polemic with Trotsky who supported the United States of Europe slogan and its relevance today.
"Of course, temporary agreements are possible between capitalists and between states. In this sense a United States of Europe is possible as an agreement between the European capitalists ... but to what end?"
Lenin's answer was
" Only for the purpose of jointly suppressing socialism in Europe, of jointly protecting colonial booty against Japan and America, who have been badly done out of their share by the present partition of colonies"
Trotsky disagreed with Lenin in 1915 and and again in 1923 repeats
“The United States of Europe”, is a slogan in every respect corresponding with the slogan “A Workers’, (or Workers’, and Peasants’, Government”. ( shades of Varoufakis and Owen Jones)
History has a way of clarifying the past as well as the present - the road of Lenin and anti imperialist revolution or the road of Trotsky and the revisionist swamp and liberalism,
VOTE NO - VOTE AGAINST THE IMPERIALIST EUROPEAN UNION
THE CAPITALIST EUROPEAN SUPERSTATE AND BRITISH CAPITALIST STATE ARE ENEMIES OF WORKING PEOPLE
SMASH CAPITALISM - BUILD SOCIALISM
A United States of Europe, under capitalism, is either impossible or reactionary - VI Lenin
Posted by nickglais on 4/23/2016 03:28:00 AM