AnarchismBolshevismBourgeoisieCapitalismCominternCommunismDemocracySocialismSocialist PartyUnited FrontViolenceWorking ClassWorld War

Che New York COMMUNIST VOL I, No. New York, Saturday, May 31, 1919 Price cents Bourgeois Dictatorship in Local By Lovestone EMPLOYMENT OF SHIBBOLETHS Party bureaucracy yelp from above: Unity, Is it possible? Bourgeois in the Socialist We now come to the second element common to Unity! At this time above all, unity! La ns have Party? Nonsense!
the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie and to the a united front against the common enemy! Let us Comrades, bitter though the pill may be, we must Party Bureaucracy. have in mind the employ. rather fight capitalism than fight cach other! Sevo swallow it. Is the Bourgeois Dictatorship in Local ment of shibboleths which blind the workers by the Party organization!
New York a mushroom growth? Was it set up re their dazzling brilliancy.
The proletarians who become spokesmen for cently to fight the revolutionary elements in the So When the bourgeoisie is confronted by the work. their class are branded by the Bourgeoisie as trai cialist Party, or has it been developed for years, tors, foreign agents, yellow dogs, spies, and Bol.
only to appear in true colors in a serious party sheviks. The insurgents speaking for the revolting crisis? Yes, for vears we have had a Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie in Local New York. But it was Call for a National Conference of mace of Party membership are branded by the leaders of hidden Right as agents provocateurs, disIt was camouflaged. The present Left the Left Wing rupters, lunatics and Anarchists.
Wing crisis, however, bas torn off the veil. The Call for a National Conference of the Left Fing The time comes when the workers are clase conbattle between the left and Right for Party con. of the American Socialist Party, issued by Local scious enough to establish a Proletarian Dictatortrol has unmasked the bourgeois dictators of Local Boston. Louis Fraina, Secretary. Local Cleve land, it. Ruthenberg. Secretary; and the Left ship, and begin the expropriation of the bourgeoisie New York. Here, there is a deadly parallel with Wing Scction of the Socialist Party of New York and the building of the Communist order. Then the the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie in society. We City. Maximilian Cohen, Secretary. capitalists and their intellectual sycophants shed have always had a Bourgeois Dictatorship all The international situation and the crisis in the tears. They plead for democracy! They yelp: capitalist countries, monarchies as well as free American Socialist Party; the sabotage the party Save democracy! Give every one a chance to republics. but it took a world war to make evident bureaucracy bas practiced on the emergency national decide the kind of government he wants. Vote!
convention; the L. aligning our party with the to the working class the existence of such a dictator.
We don believe in a dictatorship of any clans!
socialpatriots at Berne, with the Congress of the ship Great Betrayal; the necessity of reconstructing our We want no class rule! We despise violence! Wo he writer uses the term Dictatorship of the policy in accord with revolutionary events all this, are all members of God human family! Why Bourgeoisie not because all those who are doing and more, makes it necessary that the revolutionary look for new roads of freedom when we have a forces in the Socialist Party get together for counsel the dictating in Local New York belong to the Congress, Constitution, courts of justice, a Presiand action Bourgeoisie. Many of them are workers. For that dent, and the ballot? Why not employ the regular This call in therefore issued, for the holding of matter, many of those who suppress the working National Conference of the Left Wing of the Ameri. channels of government to attain your goal? The class are workers. Remember that scabs, thugs, can cialist Party, to discuss time comes when the mass of Party members bo police, and soldiers are in the main proletarian by The crisis in the party, and action thereon: the come clear headed and self conscious enough to be birth and status! The term Dictatorship of the conquest of the party for the party, for revolutionary systematically united, that is, organized for the Socialism.
Bourgeoisie is employed because the methods em. The New International; ways and means to realization of their will to revolutionize the Party.
ployed by the bureaucratic officialdom of Local prevent the party aligning itself with the InternaThen the Right Wing phalanı, accompanied by a New York, in its struggle against the mass of mem tional of the social patriots, of the Ebert Scheide horde of lying and ignorant educators, burls bership constituting the left Wing, resemble, in mann gangsters, and the wavering centre; affiliation anathemas. From the housetops they shout: Why many ways, the means employed by the bourgeoisie with the Bolshevik Spartacan Communist Interna not use the regular Party channels? Why build tional alone in its fight against the proletariat. state within a state an organization within 3. The formulation of declaration of principles and purposes of a national scope of the Left Wing organization? We have conventions!
PARTY BUREAUCRATS AND CAPITALISTS We hara of the American Socialist Party.
national, state, city central and executive commit.
The Dictatorship of the Party Bureaucracy in Forming some sort of national council or tees! We have Branch meetings! Vote! Discus!
Local New York resembles the Dictatorship of the bureau of the Left Wing for propaganda, securing Let everyone have a right to his opinion! Be Bourgeoisie in capitalist society, first, in the sense of information and spreading information.
tolerant! Be fair! Be just! Be democratic! We that the existence of both depends upon the per. To express and draw together the revolutionary petuation of present conditions. With the death of are comrades after all!
forces in the to consider other means of furthering the car revolutionary Socialism the capitalist system of production, through a ProIn the hey day of bourgeois der. ocracy the letarian Dictatorship. comes the death of the BourThis call is issued to locals of the Socialist Party, tyranny of the capitalist class is veiled by parliabranches and Left Wing groups within the party.
mentary forms. Behind these parliamentary forme geoisie as ruling class.
With the death of The test of admission provisinnally, will be accept is hidden the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie The Moderate Socialism, Right Wingism, in Local ance of the Manifesto of the Left Wing of the So administrative section of the government, the Cab New York, through a victory of the left Wing or cialist Party of Greater New York.
Left Wing locals are invited to send delegates of inet, is nothing less than the executive committee ganization, coines the extinction of the Party ficially. Where local officially refuses to partici.
of the capitalist class. Bourgoois control of propbureaucracy. Without capitalist society, the bour pate, branches or minority groups in the party ac. erty and the means of life is given undivided at geois goes to the scrap heap. Without the con cepting the principles of the Left Wing should send tention and complete protection. Proletarians are tinuance of the present reform tactics, the Local delegates disenfranchised! Their votes are either corrupted New York bureaucrat goes to the scrap heap. In Representation one delegate for every 500 mema real Socialist (Communist) society, the bourgeois bers. No local or group should send more than foor or destroyed. And eminent personalities vie with delegates. Locals or minority groups with leas than each other in doping the working class with social will have to go to work in order to live. In a real 500 members are entitled to one delegate.
narcotics! The press the pulpit, and the law vermo Socialist Party, the bureaucrat will have to go to The conference will be held starting Saturday, as a new holy triuity to club the workers into work in order to live. Ignorance of the Proletariat June 21, in New York City Each delegate will be ignorance is the food upon which capitalist rule thrives. taxed 25 for a central fund, out of which will be Yes, Ignorance of the mass paid the ci penses of all delegates.
in the hey day of Party democracy, in the the Party members is the Left Ping Locals and Branches, act! Send comhey day of the use of regular Party channels, bour food on which Socialist bureaucracy thrives. The nunciations to Marimilian Cohen, 13 Fest 29th St. ism serves as the lubricant of the Party machinery.
bourgeoisie, through subsidizing and owning the New York City.
Behind the regular democratic Party proce educational institutions, make secure their dictator.
dure, and legality hides the Dictatorship of the ship by spreading falsities and soporifics among the Party Bureaucracy. Witne the high handed, ers demand for a larger share of the products, wholesale re organization in reality, disruption privately owned and controlled institutions of it says: We, the capitalists, have built up the of Local New York by its regular Executive Com learning, makes socure its dictatorship by misin. industries through many years of hard, nerva mittee! This same Executive Committee, created forming the mr of Party members as to thoracking labor, If it were not for our brains there by the Central Committee, indefinitely adjourns the science and philosophy of Socialism.
would be no large scale production and efficiency. meetings of the Central Committee. The highest Bourgeois dictatorship has bloated the capitalist We give you wages and thus keep you alive. If it committees and officers are part and parcel of the with the idea that he alone is fit to rule, that he were not for us, you would starve. When the Party Bureaucracy. Our Socialine Bureaucracy alone is responsible, that the proletariat is unfit to Party bureaucrats are confronted by a demand of controls all Party property and all organs of prope rule, that the proletariat is irresponsible, and that the inase of membership for a larger share of Party ganda and education. The Call, The Forward, soul wrty Bureaucracy has bloated Local New York have built up the Party through many years of hard trolled enterprises. The treasures and leader of leaders of rank Socialist compromise with the work. If it were not for our skill and efficiency, most Branches are either part of the Bureaucracy idea that they alone are fit to rule, that they alone there would be no Socialist Party. We made the or its subservient agents. The Socialist Baronu esc responsible, that the mass of the Party members Party and you should be thankful to us.
racy gives its undivided attention to devising ways are not to be trusted and unfit to rule, that the mass Should there be ranger of the proletariat ba and plans of making most secure its hold on the of Party members are irresponsible, and that the coming class conscious, then a patriotic revival is means of Party liſe. Comrades are disenfranchisod mase of Party members must be in the grip of bone started war is declared. The bourgeois then unconstitutionally! Witness the case of the Jewish ism.
prates of his friendship for the poor workingman, Downtown Branch; of the 17th of the oth mrades, our fight is not against the capitalist of his sacrifice for the fatherland, and of defense of the re organization of Local New York 15 individual. Our battle is against the condi of country. He cries: Labor must do its share Votes are declared void on the smallest technicality, tiuni breeding the capitalist the private ownership Save the country! Labor and capital mist present and vague, corflicting instructions are issuod. Party of the means of production and exchange. Com a united front against tae common enemy Laity! referendums are blocked or sabotaged. Our Right rady, our fight is not against the Party bureaucrat Unity! Let us have unity! Should there be loaders vie with each other visiting Branches and individual. Our bartla is against the condi: danger of the mass of the Party members becoming wielding their influence moet mercilowly. The tion: breeding the Party bureaucrat the policy of self conscious, then campaigns for buildings, print man of membership is given such an orthotic socis reformiam, of Soriulist compromiso. ing plants, and defense funds are not going. The (Continued on page