The capitalist catastrophe continues to intensify
everywhere, reaching heights increasingly more incompatible
with life on the planet. War spread across the length of the world,
massive starvation, the intensification of exploitation, an
uninterrupted cascade of suicides, objectification of all social
relations, violence between and against proletarians (sexist
violence, racist violence, violence against children and the
elderly...), packed jails, the destruction of the Earth, increasingly
more toxic food, the destruction of health, etc. The antagonism
between capitalism and life has never been so devastating.
Neither has there ever been a such a large disproportion between
the imperious necessity of a social revolution and the little
intention of assuming it.
example of how mercantile development and the isolated
individual develop in a parallel form. This development not only
brutally negates the human community but presents huge
obstacles to the struggle against capitalism, since the affirmation
of this individual goes in the direction opposed to the
development of the organization of the only community which
opposes capital, the community of struggle, which comes from a
collective being, of a revolutionary social class, the proletariat.
In this context the proletariat has enormous difficulties for
acting and recognizing itself as a class. Its very being, as well
as its rich historical process of struggle and its program, appears
totally negated in history, be it by the deforming or hiding of this
historical reality.
The dynamic of capital itself and its ideological forces project a
social activity in which our class is negated as a subject, reduced
to that which it is in the process of production and reproduction
of capital, and to that which it is claimed it will be eternally: a
simple object of capital; a simple mercantile force of labor,
which can be put to use or disposed of according to the
necessities of production; a simple a spectator of social
occurrences.
The only subject capable of solving the problems of today
through a radical transformation of the society, the proletariat,
shows itself incapable of putting and end to all this catastrophe.
In spite of what it endures and experiences in the flesh, in spite
of rebelling over and over again against the living conditions that
it endures, provoking social explosions which cause the social
peace to tremble in one place or another, like what we have
experienced in Iran or Nicaragua, there exists a whole series of
factors which impede this subject from affirming itself as an
international force in order to impose its revolutionary solution
Precisely this reality entails that the proletarians themselves
to the huge problems from which we suffer.
believe themselves to be anything but proletarians. One is made
to believe that they are not proletarian because they are
Decades of counterrevolution and social peace have employed, another believes that they are not because they are
quartered the proletariat, maximizing the processes and unemployed, those from further off feel themselves to be
mechanisms of capitalist reproduction which veil the very farmers as opposed to workers, another believes themself to be
existence of the social classes (above all that of the proletariat) a merchant because they are a street vendor, many others feel
as such dismembering the unitary critique developed too young or too old to be proletarians, there will be those also
historically by this social class. The same capitalist totality upon who because they are women feel less concerned by the
which the reality which we live in unfolds appears fragmented question of their class, or feel racial oppression to be more
by a series of ideologies which particularize each problem that determinant than that of class and instead of feeling like a black
this system creates, seeking a particular solution to each one of proletarian, latino proletarian or asian proletarian, feel black,
them. Consequently, specific movements are launched which latino, or asian... and for those who overcome these most
approach these partial problems and try to resolve them. But not elemental forms of immediate negation of the proletarian
only isn't there any solution possible to every problem taken reality there will be other more political-ideological forms of
separately, but furthermore this fragmentation at the same time this same negation such as that of feeling "anti-imperialist",
alters the real content of these problems. Like so was constituted "anti-neoliberal", "palestinian", "jewish", "cuban", "leftist",
the ideology of the man's oppression of woman, the oppression "french", "yankee", "aymara", "kurdish", "croatian", "first-world
of the white race over the other races, the destruction of nature worker", "feminist", "anti-racist", etc.
by the human being..., codifying reality under these ideological
These identitarian conceptions present themselves as
parameters. In struggling by means of a partial category, the
social-democratic
forces which oppose the process of the
distinct movements situate on the plane of specific groups which
compete between themselves for a greater recognition of rights constitution of the proletariat as a class to negate the
on part of the state. The competition between commodities is catastrophe of this world. The perspective of class is diluted as
expressed politically as the competition between separate such in an entanglement of identities and fictitious
identities, all in benefit of the "transversal" politics of value and communities which live subsumed in the community of money.
its governmental management. Like so the unitary critique of
At the same time, politicism continues to be one of the
capital is displaced, a critique which contains at its core the
denunciation of each aspect, not as a particularity but as an essential ideologies against our class. It reduces the question of
expression of a totality which determines each part, and social transformation to occupying the State, be it by the
electoral path, be it by violence, in order to implant a series of
questions the social order which reproduces all these problems.
measures which "would question the capitalist society" and
The development of this society is closely linked to the would offer a "real and immediate alternative". But the State is
development of the isolated individual. The generalized not a neutral organ which can be used according to the will of
mercantile society excludes and dissolves all community which this or that leader or party, it's the organization as a force of the
is not the community of money and develops everything which current society, that of capital, and whoever it is that takes
maximizes the social isolation. Everything which it unites it possession of this State is determined to act within the
unites in separation, that is the essence of this world, and its capitalist framework. Far from directing the state, they are
manner of living, democracy. The effect which this reality directed by it. Therefore all the politicist measures are no more
provokes in the human community, destroying its social nature, than different forms of the development of capital that don't
atomizing it into isolated individuals with opposing interests, is question any of the foundations of this society or present any
increasingly more terrible. The citizen is today the luminous type of real alternative. Look at Cuba, Venezuela or the current
independentist process in Catalonia.Self-management is postulated as an alternative to
politicism; nevertheless it's nothing more than its replica upon
the productive terrain. If politicism reduces everything to the
public sphere, self-management does the same in the
productive sphere, trying to change the world without
destroying power, advocating for the producers to take the
means of production, just as they exist, in order to make them
function without bosses, without the bourgeoisie. But this
"alternative" keeps the social basis of capitalism intact, since
under it there continues the development of autonomous units
of commodity production, exchange, money (or "time bonds",
"labor vouchers"), meaning, capital, exploitation and all the
fundamental categories of this society. To consider that the
exploitation and the capitalist oppression emanate from the
individual bourgeois is to not comprehend that the bourgeois is
a functionary of capital, that capital, as "automatic subject", is
that which directs production. The experiences in Argentina at
the beginning of the 21st century with the "recuperated"
factories, or others more current like Rojava and its
cooperatives, show us how self management is capable of
liquidating our struggles and giving new vigor to the capitalist
economy. Self management just as much as politicism leave
intact the capitalist social relationship which must be
destroyed.
Of course, for the maintenance of this society it's also
essential to make believe that all those of us who suffer the
current terrible living conditions have a lesser evil to defend.
There's always something worse to look at which justifies the
submission to the current society, the more or less critical
support of the representatives of capital, or the renunciation of
the struggle for any small crumb. Someone who lives in the
asphyxiating capitalist social peace is shown the terror of war;
Those who cede their life to work in order to eat are shown the
unemployed with no resources who are at the breaking point in
hunger; to those who want to act outside of and against the union
political game "other forms of doing politics" and the
"infallibility" of "direct democracy" is extolled; to those that
question the left it is shown how bad the right is; to another they
say that democracy is better than dictatorship; those that struggle
are incited to abandon the struggle after receiving any small
crumb... Like so it is hidden that everything forms a part of the
same, that they are moments of the same existence subsumed to
wage labor, to money, to value.
process demands in order to become submerged in a possibilist
and localist dynamic without any perspective, which ruptures the
unity of the immediate struggles of our class (the struggle
against the austerity measures, against the evictions, against the
repression, expropriations...) from the historical struggle for the
revolution.
It's certain that the conditions of life of the proletariat bring
it to overcome these obstacles over and over again and affirm
itself as a class, violently opposing the current society, in spite of
all the weaknesses which we bear. Nevertheless, the local
framework is hardly surpassed, and only as an exception is a
regional one assumed. The rest of the worldwide proletariat is
not concerned by these struggles, doesn't assume the fight which
develops in one place or the other as its own fight. So an infinite
amount of struggles develop in complete isolation, which are
finally repolarized and/or crushed by global capital (Syria,
Brazil, the Mapuches...). This issue reminds us constantly that
our class cannot generate a more revolutionary perspective than
assuming its struggle on a historical-universal plane. Proletarian
internationalism is not a nice motto of the past, but the very
terrain upon which the revolutionary struggle unfolds.
In spite of all these difficulties, in spite of all these forces
and elements which act against the constitution of the proletariat
as a revolutionary force, there's no other perspective, there's no
other exit from the capitalist catastrophe than the social
revolution. We don't have doubts that the capitalist catastrophe
will continue advancing and making life on this planet
increasingly more impossible. Neither do we have doubts that
the struggles of our class will continue reproducing themselves
here and there. Nevertheless, what's fundamental is not to
perceive this evidence, but to assume and structure these
struggles as one same international struggle to tear down
capitalism, using the accumulated historical experience to
overcome our own limits and weaknesses, as well as to denounce
everything which impedes international and internationalist
action against capital and the State. It's the only real route to
defend human needs against those of capital. The reforms, the
hopes and dreams which justify the rejection of the revolution,
are nothing more than forces for the conservation of the current
world. We don't have any other path to exit from this pit than to
denounce and smash these mechanisms for the defense of
capitalism which obstruct the organization of our community of
struggle. To organize ourselves together --outside of and against
all the structures of the State-- in the struggle against this system
of death, in the defense of human needs against those of capital,
in the affirmation of humanity against the capitalist
objectification. Everything else is walking towards the abyss to
which this society drives us.
Where the proletarians rebel, launch themselves against the
hell in which they live, like the struggles developed recently in
Nicaragua or in Iran, global capital seeks to deny the
revolutionary perspective and impose the capitalist inclination in
its multiple variants. It tries to enclose the struggles and
transform them into struggles against this or that government,
The affirmation of the human being against the absolute
this or that dictator, against this or that measure or arrangement, dehumanization which the proletarian condition contains, this is
tries to transform the revolts of our class into war between the essence of the constitution of the proletariat as a class in
bourgeois projects, to negate all questioning of this system and order to negate the social classes, the State and capital.
so absorb everything which opposes it. The summum of this
repolarization is the imperialist war in which the struggle of the
proletariat is driven to a struggle between bourgeois fractions,
Let's organize the struggle of our class internationally,
just like we currently endure in Syria, just in like other countries
against the global catastrophe of capitalism, against the
in the last decades.
whole society of classes!
These factors and limits of the current struggles, which
imply that all the struggles end up channeled, liquidated or
revitalizing capital, extend the belief in the impossibility of a
social revolution. This belief becomes a material force for the
conservation of this world, driving many of those who struggle
to draw back from that which an international revolutionary