Why Socialism? Why revolution?
Imagine a world where murderous, racist cops don’t exist.
Imagine a world where wars just don’t happen anymore.
Imagine a world where housing is a RIGHT, not a privilege granted by the rich landlords to the workers, and no one can be evicted from their home because they don’t have the money to pay for rent or a mortgage.
Imagine a world where food is a RIGHT and where no one can be denied access to food regardless of their ability to pay; just go to the supermarket and get what you and your family need.
Imagine a world where if you lose your job, you get paid 100% of your old salary until you get a new one.
Imagine a world where health care is free for everyone.
Imagine a world where a college education is not only free but where you get paid to go to college.
Imagine a world where women’s rights are fundamentally protected by the Constitution, not just an asterisk of an Amendment.
Imagine a world where the rights of black workers are not just an asterisk/amendment added to a slave-owner’s Constitution but incorporated into its very foundation.
Imagine a world where all the nation-states have been transformed from competitors into co-operative societies.
Imagine a world where poverty no longer exists.
Imagine a world unified into an organic whole, where cooperation instead of competition is the rule of the day – every day.
If you can imagine all this, then you are imagining a socialist world. A world without the greed factor; where profitability is no longer the sine qua non of human existence. A world dedicated to the eradication of inequality; a true meritocracy where the vast talents of the human race are finally given the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter if you were born in Bangladesh or Berlin.
This is the future we fight for: a socialist future where the working class rules and poverty, homelessness, starvation, racism and war have become hideous exhibits in the history museums of the monstrous capitalist era.
The capitalist world is not “the best of all possible worlds”: we can and must do better if we want to live in a world that is worthy of our children and grandchildren.
Capitalism promises us a future of wars, endless wars, over food, water, land and even air.
We can build any kind of socialism we want. What kind of socialism do you want? If you, the workers of the world are willing to join forces as the sisters and brothers that you truly are, and if you are ready
to fight for a socialist future of global prosperity rather than a capitalist future of poverty, starvation and endless wars, you will surely reach that goal, because workers make up the vast majority of the world’s population and so you should call the shots – right?
Why revolution? Because it will take a revolution to overthrow the current selfish, greed-based capitalist system and replace it with an egalitarian federation of socialist workers republics.
Think about it. And then join us!
Workers of the World, Unite!
Independent Workers Party of Chicago