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|191.||The Free Confederation of Sagatagan||Left-wing Utopia||“Libertad, Igualdad, Solidaridad!”|
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While I agree we should keep leftist leaders accountable, I don't know how realistic it would be to redistribute capital from sympathetic capitalists to land, schools, hospitals, and defense.
I can only speak with much confidence on the issue of schools. In the United States, at least, forming alternative schools outside the public education system is a practice that has been pursued by the bourgeoisie, not the working class, because it allows them to attack teachers unions and redirect educational funding to private, for-profit charter schools and parochial schools.
With funds redirected from already-poor neighborhood public schools, these public schools are less able to meet the needs of their students. As this combines with the massively negative impact of poverty on education, students do worse in school. As they do worse, the school-to-prison pipeline starts up and students who break school rules are handled by the criminal "justice" system instead of educative discipline.
The students who do remain are not empowered to think creatively or learn, but are rather drilled with rote methods to pass standardized tests that are tied both to their teachers' effectiveness (and, increasingly, to whether or not they will remain teachers or move up on a salary schedule) and the school's grade, which affects how much funding the school gets. If students do poorly (as they do, in the schools with the most need), their school loses funding for not meeting "adequate yearly progress."
Given the propensity for bourgeois education administrators to bend the rules for their political allies (read up on Tony Bennett, former State Superintendent of Indiana and Florida), I'm sure they'd be just as willing to bend the rules to screw their political enemies.
As for hospitals, I imagine there is a lot of bureaucracy that a revolutionary community would not be equipped to handle that would be necessary for a hospital to exist without being shut down by the state for violating operating procedures, but a comrade in the medical field would be able to speak to that better than me.
Finally, on the topic of defense - to see the reaction of the state to revolutionaries moving to organize their own defense, we need to look no further than the Black Panther Party.
Preparations for international brigade in Rojava
The call by the Marxist Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) ‘to defend the Rojava revolution’ has reverberated in Europe as well as in Turkey. Internationalist revolutionaries have begun to travel to the land of the revolution. The goal is to establish an international brigade to defend the revolution in all languages and spread the language of revolution throughout the world.
The Rojava revolution not only brings news of a new life to the peoples of the Middle East, but also to the peoples of the whole world.
The MLKP was the first organisation in the Turkish revolutionary movement to respond to the revolution in Rojava. Since the beginning of the revolution there it has taken its place, even if only with a modest force, both in the construction of the revolution and in the front line.
At the moment the MLKP has fighters in Serękaniyę and Kobanę in Rojava and also in Sinjar fighting alongside the HPG/YJA Star guerrillas and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBŞ) against ISIS.
Four MLKP fighters have fallen in the struggle, Serkan Tosun, who died in Serękaniyę on 14 September 2013 and Suphi Nejat Ağırnaslı (Paramaz Kızılbaş), Sibel Bulut (Sarya Özgür) and Oğuz Saruhan (Algan Zafir), who fell during the resistance in Kobanę.
The MLKP is now engaged in trying to form an international brigade and is in contact with revolutionary organisations from Latin America to Europe and from the Balkans to the Far East.
MLKP members from Europe have also joined the brigade and Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, German, English and Spanish are being spoken. However, there is no problem with communication as the mother tongue is the language of revolution.
From Madrid to Rojava
The MLKP's efforts to create an international brigade recall the international brigades established to defend Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. When I was with the fighters I could hear the words ‘No pasaran’ in my ears. In those days Spain was not just Spain, it was the peoples’ hope and future.
Nearly 80 years later communists say: "Rojava is not just Rojava" and are coming to join the international brigade.
MLKP commander Dilan Serkan said the party had been in Rojava since 2012, adding that they had predominantly fought in the ranks of the YPG/YPJ. She said: "The Rojava revolution is a new signal flare of hope in the Middle East, Turkey and North Kurdistan. We want to help construct and develop this revolution. As MLKP fighters we are aware of our role and task in this process. We have gained valuable experience here and the idea of an international brigade has grown out of this.”
Rojava is a call for world revolution
Dilan Serkan said that an international brigade would be an expression of international solidarity with Rojava, and would be one of the main channels for carrying the hope of the revolution to the rest of the world. “An international brigade is essential as Rojava might be a small place, but it contains a great treasure. A new hope is putting forth shoots. We therefore wish to emphasise the importance for all parties and organisations of taking ownership of this project and for concrete steps to be taken without delay.”
I'm gonna push the opposite point. Only few leftist leaders that rose to power and became leaders/presidents originating from working class background didn't abuse the newly acquired status. Like Chavez, Kim Il-Sung and from what was said here the most recent example, Evo Morales.
So I'd rather see someone leading who does this out of the personal belief, or will to make a significant change rather then someone who has no other choice (not literally ofc).
I am familiar with education in the US, as well. "The leftists are not building schools in the US, but the bourgeoisie are?" That is just a description. There are some that are trying. Why is it again that most are not? I takes time, volunteers, creative managing of resources, food etc. I'm attempting to do this very thing, not in the US, however. At any rate, once built then the left can fight for the right to have an education outside the 'system'. But one can not fight if they are doing next to nothing and have nothing to fight for.
If left doesn't build a clinic and fight and defend its existence then they will not have one, rather continue to hope that the scraps from the bourgeoisie will be enough to carry on quietly. I'm not in to the medical field beyond emergency first aid. My talents are more in education. Nevertheless, once again we will not have anything if we don't make it ourselves and attempt to defend it.
Yes. we can look to the black panthers and many other organizations. Not sure what you are getting at about defense. Of course, one might lose, but it won't be from the lack of trying, which is worse.
This attitude truly confuses me. Honestly, I don't know what to think at this point. What is the most (not all) doing? Not what have they done, but what are they doing?
As for the ongoing debate/conversation, what exactly is its point? That politicians can be hypocrites, and that leftist politicians aren't immune to this? Deep
Your intentions are not surprising
Enough, comrades. Debate matters of substance, not snipe at one another's intentions.
I am removing New Socialist Motherland from the region and discarding their votes as a matter of regional security. There is overwhelming evidence that this nation is in fact a puppet of TCB President Zenya. Any concerned comrade wishing to have this decision explained is free to contact me.
The leftists who I know who discuss education as a matter of American domestic policy are all fully supportive of public schools, and improving them by dismantling the racist school-to-prison pipeline and classist funding based on area property taxes and high-stakes standardized test scores. I am not aware of a leftist group in the US that is attempting to build alternative schools not because of the time it takes to run them but because doing so actively hurts public education.
I am only somewhat aware of alternative schools organized by leftists outside of the United States (Paolo Freire and his "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" being what I'm most familiar with) but I do not see how this would translate to leftist alternatives in the US. Forgive me for being US-centric, but that's what I know best.
The Black Panther Party was a revolutionary socialist party that tried to organize clinics and self-defense of Black communities, and they were met with COINTELPRO surveillance, infiltration, police harassment, and assassination. This isn't to say that we should throw our hands in the air and give up, but rather to illustrate that the bourgeois state will not limit itself in its brutal suppression of leftist endeavors along the lines of what you're talking about. That wouldn't change if a millionaire backer like Chomsky supported the BPP or a modern equivalent.