Monday, December 9, 2013
A Vision of Socialism needed by Chris Hedges - A Strategic Concept of Socialist Revolution Needed says Democracy and Class Struggle
Democracy and Class Struggle agrees with the importance of a vision of Socialism or what Harry Pollitt called the "gleam of Socialism**" it needs to return in 2014 to the British Isles.
This vision is articulated by Chris Hedges for the United States but we need to do it better in Europe with a socialist vision as well. What is really missing is a strategic concept of Socialist Revolution not just its vision.
Democracy and Class Struggle is all about keeping that Socialist vision alive in British Isles and specifically in Wales, one of socialists early base areas in the 20th century.
Strategically we believe in Gramsci's War of Position which translates into Protracted People's War, but we do not have a reductionist purely military interpretation of Protracted Peoples War like some comrades, but see firstly the necessity of developing the Mass Line to smash the ideological hegemony of the bourgeoisie taking out the bourgeoisie ideologically ditch by ditch in trench warfare before the final assault.
This process of socialist revolution can take many decades and involves building the revolutionary forces within womb of capitalist society to ensure when the final assault comes it is well prepared for and not some revolutionary fast burn without the necessary preparation on both the ideological front and the military front.
Needless to say we reject completely a British Road to Socialism has we feel that is a major strategic error made by the working class movement in British Isles in the 20th Century.
"British" an 18th century social construct gestated in Tudor and Stuart England has an ideological weapon of the bourgeoisie that has Empire and Monarchy at its heart.
The working class movement conceding ideologically to Britishness in the revolutionary ferment of the 1920's was a major own goal has we have written here : http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/wales-and-first-world-war-by-nickglais_3.html
Having the correct strategic concept is only the beginning of the battle, its tactical implementation of finding the universal in the particular is the more difficult task at hand.
We also need the poetry, art and music of a socialist future now !
Democracy and Class Struggle
**The gleam of Socialism by Harry Pollitt
Posted by nickglais on 12/09/2013 06:23:00 AM