IWPCHI EXCLUSIVE: US Presidential Election Results Have Been Final for Months Now…
(CHICAGO, IL) The US capitalist class has won the US Presidential election once again and will continue 223 years of unbroken bourgeois domination over the U.S. working class.
The results have been known for months by the Trotskyist leadership at IWPCHI; in fact, they have been obvious to everyone who understands basic Marxism and the class nature of the United States Government. We do not live in a “democracy”: we live in a “bourgeois democracy”, in which pre-approved glad-handing, baby-kissing pro-capitalist candidates are carefully selected and then paid to run for political office by the US capitalist class, whose own members are so widely hated by the US working class that they couldn’t win an election even in their own corporate headquarters.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will not “win” this election: the billionaires bought this election for themselves months ago.
The 400 richest U.S. citizens who own 50% of the wealth in the U.S. have already decided that no matter which “choice” the voters “select” in any US Presidential poll, the fix is in and the oligarchs will be able to continue to control the destiny of the nation via one or the other of their their bribed and suppliant Presidential “candidates” as well as the oligarchs’ wholly-owned subsidiary, the U.S. Congress.
The pro-capitalist bourgeois press, colloquially known by the poorly-educated U.S. working class as “MSM” or “mainstream media”, which is in fact owned by the very same tiny oligarchy that owns the vast majority of the nation’s wealth (and therefore disseminates only those political and social ideals that uphold and justify the rule of the oligarchy) has been pretending all these many months that there is an actual “election” going on in the United States. The entire bourgeois press is involved in a conspiracy on behalf of their masters to commit massive fraud in an effort to hoodwink the U.S. working class into believing that they have an actual choice in this or any U.S. election, when in fact, as every newscretin with a brain must understand by now, the workers most assuredly do not.
The blame for the fact that for the 223rd straight year the working class of what is alleged to be the “World’s Greatest Democracy” ™ will once again fail to support any of the several worker-candidates for President can be spread far and wide. However, the main bulwark blocking the road to the emancipation of the U.S. working class from the dead end of the capitalist system which is responsible for war, poverty and unemployment, rests squarely on the shoulders of the repulsively fawning servants of the capitalist class in the leadership of the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). This gang of sellout labor lieutenants of capital, led by a man with unimpeachably phony credentials as a “union militant” – Richard Trumka, who sold the United Mineworkers Union down the river time and time again in order to “prove his value” to the capitalist class as someone who could be trusted to lead the AFL-CIO’s member unions from defeat to defeat – has once again squandered hundreds of millions of dollars in hard-earned union dues and rounded up tens of thousands of future sellout union bureaucrats to go door-to-door proslytising for Barack Obama – a mass-murdering, US citizen-assassinating, U.S. imperialist torturer-in-chief who has done nothing to help millions of U.S. workers suffering in poverty and unemployment, while slaughtering tens of thousands of our working-class brothers and sisters from Syria to Libya to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The AFL-CIO pulled out all the stops to re-elect Imperialist chief Obama, organizing thousands of young would-be union bureaucrats into phalanxes of “get-out-the-vote” door-knockers right up until the day of the election, begging the 70% of uninterested workers who never bother to vote to go out and re-elect a man who has done not a damned thing for the working class in the US over the past four years. Young trade unionists were sent to Wisconsin and Iowa to canvass for the re-election of the class enemy, having been somehow brainwashed into believing that Barack Obama, whose first Presidential cabinet was made up almost entirely of scumbags from Wall St. investment firms, and who has spent 4 years launching unmanned drone strikes against their brothers and sisters in Pakistan and Iraq, somehow was “the workers’ candidate”.
The utter lack of support among U.S. workers for the candidates of the “socialist” left parties was astonishing, once again. And it wasn’t because the majority of them were “too radical” – on the contrary. If anything, it could be argued that they were too lukewarm in their denunciations of the capitalist system to arouse interest among the working class of the U.S., who have been cynically avoiding any serious attempt at fighting for their rights in any effective way since the late 1970s. The pantomime horses of the Green Party – despite the very public statements of one of their two (!) Presidential candidates, Roseanne Barr, are clearly NOT socialists. Nowhere in their party platform will you find any statement that they are in favor of abolishing the capitalist system and replacing it with a workers government – which is a fundamental basis for any actual socialist transformation of society. The Green Party are pro-capitalist reformists who, in the final analysis, would conduct war in defense of the interests of the U.S. capitalist class, just as they avow in their platform that they aim only to “reduc[e] militarism”, and pledge “to abide by the principles and guidelines” of the U.S. Constitution, which is a document created by slaveowners that places private capitalist property interests over all other interests. By pledging allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Green Party is pledging allegiance to the capitalist system. There is simply no other way to interpret their published political program other than as a wretchedly reformist and not-at-all-socialist political program.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation ran very attractive candidates for President and Vice-President this year. Any worker who voted for them cast a significant protest vote of “no confidence” in the capitalist system. We considered calling on the U.S. working class to vote for the PSL this year, but could not do so, knowing that even the PSL falls far short of promulgating a revolutionary Marxist political program, avoiding any discussion of the class nature of capitalist society and putting forth the classless and sub-socialist programmatic demand that “the poor and working people” “fight for socialism”. They do not seek to organize the workers as a class but as an amorphous “people power” movement – another hallmark of petit-bourgeois reformist politics. Their analysis of the capitalist system is sub-Marxist. They seek to build a multi-class party of the oppressed and working people, rather than to build what is necessary to lead a socialist revolution in the age of imperialism: a Leninist vanguard party. They also seem to believe that a socialist United States would peacefully exist while the rest of the world remained capitalist – the old Stalinist pipedream of “socialism in one country”. It was this bankrupt Stalinist philosophy that led directly to the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and paved the road to the emergence of the imperialist United States Government as the world’s sole superpower – an unstable political situation that will either be resolved through the overthrow of capitalism on an international scale through workers revolution or through the annihilation of much of the human race in WWIII.
On the main website of Occupy Wall St., that absolutely useless collection of self-professed “non-leaders” who pretend to somehow “not-lead” a revolution, OWS supporters begged people to “Hold Your Nose and Vote Obama 2012”!
What else can they do? Their puerile opposition to the formation of an actual political party that could actually LEAD a fight to overthrow the capitalist system renders them sterile in the face of the extremely well-organized and LED forces of the U.S. capitalist class. It’s as if they want to stop live bullets with moral suasion – a more childish, impotent protest movement could not be imagined, let alone created. The organized working class has long ago and very wisely abandoned any hope that OWS might represent a serious challenge to U.S. capitalism.
Bereft of revolutionary political parties capable of leading a workers revolution that can create even a spark of interest among the U.S. working class in the program of revolutionary socialism, the U.S. working class again failed to produce even a hint of substantial organized opposition to the program of the U.S. capitalist class, who can confidently move forward with all their most reactionary war plans, and continue to preside unopposed over their long-planned slash-and-burn programs cutting health care, social and educational spending, wages and benefits. Until the socialist parties can find a way to win over the workers to the program of socialist revolution, the U.S. capitalist class will have nothing to fear from the working class. We absolutely must find a way to break the stranglehold of pro-capitalist ideology over the minds of the most powerful working class in world history, or the United States will be ripe for a fascist takeover and will plunge the world into the maelstrom of a nuclear World War Three. WWIII, which no one outside of the revolutionary socialist parties believes will happen – just as the capitalists never believed that WWII would happen – will be fought by the U.S. and its NATO allies to smash, principally, the powerhouse degenerated workers state of China, which competes with the U.S. for strategic raw materials around the world and threatens to outcompete the U.S. both economically and militarily. This war must not be allowed to happen; and the only way for it to be avoided is for the capitalist system to be overthrown everywhere by the working classes of the world, with the U.S. working class at the forefront of this tremendous struggle for the life or death of the human race. We have a lot of work to do here in the “belly of the beast”! Join us!
Workers of the World, Unite!