Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Nightmare Communists for Ron Paul?
Comrades, another election is upon us in this cesspit of bourgeois excess known as these United States... although nothing 'unites' our class so much as our continual and universal exploitation at the hands of the ruling class.
The recent spate of GOP debates, as well as tonight's Iowa caucus, shows us that we cannot remain neutral in this encounter. On the one hand, we have Barack Obama, the neo-liberal candidate whose alleged 'socialism' is merely an epithet employed by the enemies of economic freedom on the Right. Would that this were true! But no, Obama has proved himself time and again to be the running-dog lackey of American Capitalism.
On the other hand, we have the Republican candidates. For the most part, these are a pack of fascist wolves, barking at the gates of American politics. But perhaps one exception shows itself among them; one of these things is not like the others, and that thing is Ron Paul.
Ron Paul does not emphasize the moral regulation of the population; he calls for the repeal of most laws restricting sex, drugs, and rock and roll. In fact, Ron Paul wishes the government to be reduced to its logical minimum. Perhaps this is a candidate with which the Nightmare Communist Party might find common purpose?
Comrades, I do not suggest that the Nightmare Communist Party advocates a smaller and less intrusive government; scientific socialism dictates that Communism abolishes damn near everything as a separate sphere of life. However, Mr. Paul's goals might coalesce with our own.
We wish to completely overthrow and abolish the so-called 'democratic republic' of the United States (along with every other nation, but please, patience, comrades). This is made challenging by the current size, scope, and power of the U.S. government. Perhaps Mr. Paul's 'libertarian' desire for the smallest possible government will aid our goals.
Our sometime-allies within the anarchist movement have suggested as much; some of these self-styled 'anarchists' would go so far as to suggest that any increase in freedom is worthwhile, even coming at the expense of fundamental insurances of economic freedom as the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act.
We within the Central Committee of the Nightmare Communist Party must be more circumspect. Although Mr. Paul seeks to restrict the size and scope of government, the basic role of government remains the same. Government remains a superstructure put in place to maintain the relationships of the economic base. There is no indication that a Paul administration would reduce the role of government in protecting the vested interests of Capital; indeed, a self-styled 'libertarian' government would likely have no other role. Under a Paul administration, interference with trade, banking, and finance might even be elevated to a capital offense, while the collective self-activity of the proletariat (union organizing, for instance) would most likely lose any remaining protections, if not outlawed outright.
Comrades, we must not fall into this trap. The notion that a 'small-government' politician might in any way benefit the working class is as misguided as it is ill-conceived. The Nightmare Communist Party urges all workers to place their primary efforts into the organization of Party cadre, leaving electoral politics an afterthought. And the notion of a Right-Left alliance is prima facie absurd... there is only one Party, one Truth, one Politics. The Nightmare Communist Party.
Now back to work, comrade.