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I will just say here, the first example (going on strikes) is infinitely more effective when it comes to raising consciousness than isolated 'violent attacks against the state' when you don't have the masses behind you. You're probably not arguing that this is the case, but a war of attrition against the bourgeoisie by isolated terrorist attacks from a small group of workers is hardly going to bring down the entire system. That said, there are times when direct action is effective, but you need to be pretty confident that there will be enough people behind you to back you up. Otherwise, you'll just get killed or sent to prison, (where you won't be much good!), while not having made any real impact.
The second part you said is true, that the struggle is the school of the revolution. The thing is, being the trough of class consciousness we are in, violent insurrection is not appropriate for the time being (I should note that I am talking about the West, and my country in particular). Right now we have to do the 'boring' ground work, like intervening in strikes, participating in elections, etc. Actually, one illegal activity which would be appropriate now, is organising a mass non-payment
campaign against the water tax, which the government are introducing in Ireland. A campaign like that actually involves many workers, and can bring tangible benefits, which would raise confidence for further struggle.
The kind of things that would be ineffective now however, would be shooting the Prime Minister (though I'd hardly lose any sleep...), or blowing up company headquarters (even if you're sure there's no workers in them). There will need to be a revolutionary situation before we can physically overthrow the state through force. But I'm not saying that we simply wait for that moment. We have to take an active role in day-to-day, bread and butter struggles if we are to prove our credibility. A layer of people do become radicalised through such action, I've seen it happen.
Of course. And I'm certainly not opposed to using violence, I'm just opposed to making tactical blunders. Ultimately, we need to advocate the creating of workers' militias, so that our class can defend itself against the state, and possibly fascist paramilitaries.
You have my vote.
I'm offering a peace treaty. Not them. They are more than happy "to crush you guys" but I frankly disagree with that ideology.
It's simple. Just arrange a handover treaty and all will be solved. Just like China got Hong Kong to be handed over by the British in '97.
By the ways, I live in a 'country' that is owned by China. No, it isn't Taiwan.
Hello comrades, it's little old me, 4years. I thought I would place a puppet here to participate in debates and discussions as they occur and to assist in working more closely with the comrades here. I daresay that many of you know me by now either through NSG or through the various leftist regions I have been in.
Can't say we've met but it's a pleasure. I look forward to seeing your debate in action.
Comrade Lemurian Outpost,
I think we mostly agree, and our differences lie more in perspective than principle. I agree with the point you are pressing about context -- that a tactic can prove to be effective in one situation but counter-productive in another. Though I don't think we see eye to eye on when violent tactics are effective.
What is a "real impact"? The impact of an action is not always external, for the party strategist to see. The act of resistance -- in transgression of normality, in breach of the dominant morality, breaking the boundaries of tyrannical everyday isolation, blasting away the deathly abyss of grey inauthenticity and meaningless, reconnecting your will and your power, confirming your own existence -- can be a revolution in itself for an individual. It is not the revolution that will overthrow our sick society, but it is the revolution that will save someone from their own undead survival, and the revolution that creates the sparks of the coming fire. I say this from my own heart, for others their reasoning may be different. The fiercely subjective and personal nature of this kind of liberation does not lessen it's importance nor it's impact, in my humble opinion.
Comrade... How about your economics policy? Politics without economics is ZERO.... Politics without economics you can't liberate every people from capitalism
HA! Crush away
The best way is for TRF to turn up the war on REATO and Libertatem. Treat your regions just like the fash. Or you could hand over all the leftist region and libertatem gets nothing in return.
Someone remove this nation from TI. HR can go too.
This nation is threating TI and HR is backing it up.
I propose an immediate removal of HR and Aladeen.
No one should allow their nonsense here a second longer.