The revolution of the masses will not be about loyalty to a sham democracy for love of a country, but the betterment of working people for love of each other. The socialist revolution will not be surrounded by the marble walls of the Capitol or Westminster, but on the streets of our communities.
The British 'welfare' system is structured in the service of capital. It has therefore caused untold harm to disabled people. Throughout the pandemic, this has revealed itself as yet another dimension of the government's eugenics programme.
Over the last year we have come to a simple, yet monumental, conclusion: that capitalism is entering a period of breakdown, its final crisis. This article will summarise the political-economic analysis that we developed in 2020, to ready us for the coming years. The fight for our lives is on.
Breaking the nightmarish logic of capitalist realism necessitates a shattering of illusions in left reformism and the ‘parliamentary road’ as representing anything other than a brake on working-class emancipation.
Brexit is a sign of capitalism becoming ever more desperate, and thus ever more vicious. We must reorientate ourselves to the real decision at hand: the working classes or the capitalist class? Revolution or resignation? Socialism or extinction?
Like many things about modern Britain, Christmas is riddled with contradictions. No amount of baubles and tinsel can drown out the nagging feeling that these conflicts — large and small — aren't an unfortunate side-effect but a central feature of the way that our society is structured.