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Pax Americana: ‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers’
The recent rise in racist violence the return of “KKK Vigilanteism” (The Police Lynchings of Oscar Grant, Sean Bell and Rekia Boyd, and the individual vigilante Lynching of Trayvon Martin) in the United States is a reflexion of the “Vigilanteism” (Preemptive Strike) policy of the United States throughout the world.
Why is this happening?
It is happening, because capitalist imperialism is in worldwide competition with each capitalistic nation to control the world’s markets. This competition brought about the First World War.
Every world war since the First World War has led to a Socialist Revolution. The Soviet Union came into being with the revolution of 1917. China had its revolution in 1948, and with the advent of the cold war, Eastern Union became part of the Soviet Block.
After the Second World War, the colonial world rose up as revolutions for national independence occurred worldwide. In my opinion the Brown v. Board of Education of 1954 came about to improve the image of the United States to the leaderships of the African liberation organizations. Concurrently, the United States had a rise of post war strikes and the post World War II rise of the African Liberation Movement against colonialism was a major factor that led to self-confidence and self respect, by the American Black population beginning with the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.
Due to competition with the Soviet Block, the United States had difficulty intervening against the colonial revolution. In 1960 Cuba had a successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship and the simultaneous socialist revolution led my Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. For the first time since the Russian Revolution, non-Stalinists led a socialist revolution.
The United States had a need to co-opt the leaderships of the trade unions in order to have class peace at home so that it could conduct war throughout the world. It also had to improve it image so that it could get a foothold in the bourgeois nationalist movements and begin to co-opt the leadership of the colonial revolutions, as it began to co-opt the leadership of the labor movement through the gradual application of the Taft-Hartley Act (See my essay: The Fall of the Trade Union Movement) and the potential leadership of the Black Liberation movement. In this process, they first had to assassinate Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. (See my essays: The Assassinations of M.L.K. Jr. and Malcolm X and The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights Movement)
With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Block, (See my essay: Party Congress Backs Gorbachev’s ‘Reforms’.) and the world-wide co-optation of the leaderships of the workers and the oppressed, the United States declared they were the leaders of the world without anyone to oppose them. Thus, United States Capitalism and its need for ever increasing markets, in a finite world, is now trying to establish a ‘New World Order’ or a PAX Americana (see my essay: Pax Americana and The Failure of ‘Lesser Evilism’.) In this endeavor, its policy is to make a ‘preemptive strike’ to capture the world’s resources and markets and control the earth.
Thus it is taking ‘preemptive risks’ in order to combat the falling rate of profit to monopolize markets and to rape and plunder the world’s natural resources at any risk. They are even going to the very depths of the oceans to siphon oil and to drill for oil in the Earth’s crust to explode shale and to siphon oil. This is done in wanton disregard of the effects upon humanity’s habitat and the survival of the human species.
Preemptive Strike Policy Comes Home To Roost
The capitalist 1% ruling class has studied history, and it knows that it is only a matter of time before the working class and it allies overthrow the misleaderships of the working class and the world’s oppressed — even in this country.
Therefore it has carried out a policy of war abroad and preparing for war at home.
The only solution for capitalism, at this time is the worldwide application of the The Iron Heal, as described by Jack London in his book, The Iron Heal. In the United States it has already laid the basis for its implementation through ‘terrorist legislation’ to eliminate the Bill of Rights. The cops have attacked all occupy wall street demonstrations and they have escalated violence in the minority and working class communities and have written laws to encourage vigilante ‘first strike’ ‘justice’ and which as Michelle Alexander describes as The New Jim Crow, the establishment of a prison slavery system that will eventually be used for all of us.
Now is the time to reorganize all anti-capitalist forces and fighters for working class emancipation and self-determination for people oppressed by capitalism for the rebuilding of a new revolutionary political organization to organize and build our combined power to overturn capitalism that is, in its death agony, waging war, famine, pestilence, and death, and the globalization of global warming throughout the world.
When we organize our power, we will have the force to stop the corporate thievery! Instead giving ‘bailout’ donations to these modern day robber barons we shall bailout the victims of the modern day Wall Street Robber Barons! — Not a cent to bail out the bankers!
Instead of the socialization of debt, we will expropriate and nationalize the entire banking system under the democratic control of capitalism’s victims, not its agents!
We can then force the ruling classes to open its books so we can determine what has been stolen, hidden in off shore accounts, or squandered at our expense! Make the banks, corporations and the ruling class pay the full price of the crisis — Not the poor and the working class.
Once we organize our power independent of the ruling class we can bring all the troops home now from Iraq, Afghanistan, and every other country where they’re stationed, and instead of spending trillions for war, we can initiate massive public works projects, to rebuild the nation’s inner cities, schools and hospitals and eliminate poverty and unemployment. We can also force a one hundred percent tax on the war industry profiteers!
What is needed is solidarity of the all exploited and oppressed. In the present world, the rights of the capitalists to make a profit are in direct conflict with our basic rights. In this sense, the capitalist system has become a threat to humanity.
The occupy movement is a reflection of the current changing mood in the world’s consciousness about capitalism and the need to take the power from the 1% and redistribute the world’s wealth on a democratic basis.
The vehicle to organize this solidarity already exists in the world-wide Occupy movement — the Occupy popular assemblies. It will soon spread to the working class and to factory occupations and factory assemblies.
From the local Occupy organizations delegates, could be elected, based upon one person, one vote, to regional popular assemblies, and then delegates, subject to instant recall, can be elected, based upon one person one vote, to national popular assembles, and then be elected, subject to instant recall and based upon one person one vote, to continental assemblies, and then be elected, subject to instant recall and based upon one person one vote, to one world popular assembly. Thereby all actions throughout the world can democratically organize the solidarity that it is needed to disarm and wrest the power from the 1% to the 99%!.
As the old union song Solidarity stated:
“ In our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold; Greater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand-fold. We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old. Solidarity makes us strong.”
Jefferson’s words, from the Declaration of Independence. that “All Men are created equal”, With “certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their (The Peoples) right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
According to this Declaration, we have a right and a duty to overthrow an unjust government! That human rights are unalienable, means that these rights can never be superseded. At all points of conflict the rights of humanity to survive must supersede the right of the few to make a profit. The right to a free world is an unalienable human right!
Since the present crisis of capitalism is a global concern, it requires all of humanity to act collectively, in our overall interests for our survival as a species, to correct the problem and to remove the obstacle of capitalism. It requires a society where humanity has social, economic, and political control over the earth. Such a society, a socialist society, is needed to ensure that all decisions affecting the survival of our standard of living are under the democratic control of humankind so that the production of goods will be done for the needs and survival of humanity instead of the production and the destruction of humanity and other species for profit.
With common ownership of the means of production, and common control and protection of all property and wealth, science and society will be in harmony with the ecosystem and humanity’s future.
With these goals we can begin to build an effective movement. As we continue to organize against capitalism and its destructive course, we can and will transform the world.
As Victor Hugo stated: “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come”