The New York Communist An Outline of the Communist International Adopted by the Congress of the Communist International in Moscow March 6, 1919 HE contradictions concealed in the womb of the capitalist system, burst forth with tre mendous power in a terrible explosion the great imperialist world war.
Capitalism endeavored to overcome its own anarchy through the organization of production. instead of numerous rival employers mighty capitalist corporations were formed (syndicates, hartells, trustsl. The financial interss. or bank capital)
united with industrial capital; the whole economic life was tnus swayed by the financial capital oligarchy. which, thanks to its organization, became the sole ruler of the nation. Instead of free competition monopoly prevailed. The individual capitalist became the corporation capitalist. The insane anarchy of compdition was supplanted by organiration.
But as the anarchy of the capitalist system of production was substituted by capitalist organization in each individual country, the competitive combats. the anarchy. in world production become ever more acute, and the struggle between the best organized robber states led to the horrible worldwar as a natural result. The greed for profit forced the world capitalist groups to fight among themselves for new markets, new sources of duties and raw material. the cheap labor power of the colonial slaves. The imperialist staid, which shared among them the whole world, and reduced to beasts of burden many millions oi African, Australian. Asiatic and American proletarians and peasants, sooner or later had to expect to mod each other in a fearful conflict, sooner or later had to show the real anarchistic nature of capital. 50 originated the great crime the robber world war.
Capitalism endeavored to overcome its contradictory social structure. Bourgeois society is a class society but capital in the great civilised states attempted to conceal the social contrasts. At the expense of the robbed colonial peoplm capital corrupted its wag slaves, created the reciprocity of interests between exploited and exploitera in relation to the subjugated colonies yellow, black, and red colonial peoples and fetiered the European and American workingclass to the imperialistic Fathtn land.
But the same method of permanentvcorruption, from which the patriotism of the workingclass and its intellectual subjugation originated, brought forth the opposite result, due to the war. The physical annihilation, total enslavemcnt, terrible pressure, misery, degeneration and world hunger of the proletariat is tilt final tribute to the capitalist system, which is already collapsing. The imperialistic war has deteloped into civil war.
This marks a new epoch the epoch of the abolition of Capithlism. its decomposition, and the rise of the Communist revolution of the proletariat.
The imperialistic system collapses and produces fermentation in the colonies. and among the formerly dependent small nations: a revolt of the proletariat resulting in victorious proletarian revolution in some countries; the abolition of imperialistic armies; and exposes the total incapahility of the ruling class to direct any longs the darkly the people masses that is the picture of modu conditions throughout the world. Man, whose culture is now mined, is menaeod by annihilistim.
There is only one power which can save him; the power of the prolaariat. The old capitalist order is gone, it cannot prevail any more. The final earth of the capitalist system of produm on is ch: is, and only the great productive class, the working class, can bring order out of th u chaos. it will accomplish by building the syltem of society, the Communist system The workers must destroy capitalist rule, must make wn impossible, annihilate the boundary lines of data, reduce the whole world to a community working for itself, and realirs the brotherhood and Khantion of all peoples.
Against this world capital arms itself. kids the disguise of the League of Nations and pacifistic phrases it makes a last desperate Jan to bolster up the falling remnants of the capitalin aye tem and direct its force against the ever growing proletariat: revolution.
In answer to this huge new conspiracy of decaying Capitalism the proldariat mun conquer political power. This power it must direct against its clnsl enemies, and ad in motion all the wheels of economic revolution. The final victory of flu world proletariat means the beginning of the rul history of liberated man.
Why Political Democracy Must Go (Concluded mm page 4)
ere so firmly intrenched in power that they could ot be dislodged Also. the interests would be the position of Opposition Parry, where they ould safely sabotage the Democratic administrsion and at the same time criticize it for being inficient.
Woodrow Wilson, author of the New Freedom. as elected to the Presidency by the small propertyIolders the Progrmrive elements. The achievenents of his first administration reflect the conrtinimcy which elected him.
First, defeat of the open mperialist scheme to u mea Mexico. The small propmy holdcr is not partner in Imperialism, any more than he is a partner in the great trusts. Capitalist Imperialism does away with the small property holder. Therefore he is opposed to mentions, and can sfiord to give his humanitarian sentiments full play.
Second, the Federal Reserve Act. The small property holder has a desperate fear of financial panics, which eliminate him at one blow. He wants to guard against them, and stabilize finance so that the plutocrats cannot destroy him at will.
Third, Taxation of Great Wealth. The Income and Inheritance taxes are for the purpose of relieving the omhelming burden of taxation whidi lies upon the mall property holder.
Fourth, The Industrial Relations Commission, Child labor Lav, etc. Social legislation is the small property holder method of reforming capitaliamsothathecaneristinit. Heisatthemcy of both organised Labor and organised Capital. and is more afl seted by labor trouble than the great capitalist. He must oonciliato both Labor and Capital. Arthenmefimhets notinmeuedin wholesale cheap labor, and he himself is too close to the proletariat, and too liable to be pushed into its ranks, to relish the idea of ma starvnion and ddsaudm y of its works.
In 1912 and 1913 the abuses of savage industrial tyranny provoked a scrim of gigantic labor troubles Lawrence, Paterson, Michigan, Colorado, etc.
The small property holder became alarmed. and demanded that these abuses be remedied.
So much for the most important political Vit tories of what were, without contradiction. the great majority of the voters in the United States the small property holders and those dominated by their psychology. If political democracy worked, this majority, which elected the President, and swept Congress and the Legislatures, should have been able to enforce its will.
But what has actually happened? The Imperialist scheme to annex Mexico was temporarily defeated but tau month the American Stale Department warned the Mexican Government not to dare carry out its plan of heavily taxing the oil wells owned by American capitalists and passports were give to American oil kings to go to Paris and present their private property claims to the Peace Conference. And even as write, a counter revolution financed by American and foreign oil intermta, with a bureau of information in New York financial district, is attempting to overthrow the Car Tlte Eight hour s belongs to a category which shall wear later.
To Bronx Branches Lettish Branch No. l, at a regular monthly meaing, decided to invite the other brand. of Local Bronx which have joined the Left Wing to arrange a band! for the benefit of the Left Wing paper. The Communist. Please discuss the matter at your mmbenhip maelings and communicate immediately with the Secretary of the Lsttish Bunch. Manson.
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not provide against panics but on the contrary, it places the Treasury of the United Stat the mercy of the great financial intents.
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The industrial Relations Commission discovered such hideous industrial conditions in Angina, conditions which pointed so definitely to the fad that only the Social Revolution could euro damn, that the small property holders became fright sod The Commission was discredited by both plutocratic and Progressive press (Inch papa! as The New Republic being particularly unpaid by the intemperahmm of. its report. Nothing ever came of it, except such schemes as John Rockefeller s, which pretended to can condition by making Labor at more helpless.
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