The Virginia Anarchist Federation is part of the coalition that is diligently working to protect illegal aliens from the consequences of their actions. Sometimes it’s interesting to browse through the websites of these organizations and see what they’re trying to do, and in this case, it’s pretty revealing.
Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The masses, weighed down by years of reactionary propaganda, do not have the proper revolutionary awareness needed to govern themselves. Therefore, it will be necessary to establish a dictatorship that will guide the masses through the early revolutionary phase that will lay the foundation for a truly self-sustaining and self-governing workers collective. During this period the necessary groundwork would be laid to ensure the long-term success of our endeavors.
The proletariat is the group of people who are propertyless and thus have “nothing to lose but their chains.” The proletariat is the least conservative element of society. The bourgeoisie is the class of people who appropriate the labor of wage workers through their control of the means of production.
Dictatorship is organized force. All governments are dictatorships. When classes are abolished, it may be possible to have no dictatorships because governments will be abolished and replaced by voluntary cooperation. We anarchists admit to having dictatorship governments until we achieve our goal of classlessness. It’s a matter of accountability.
Dictatorship of the proletariat is the government of socialism. Dictatorship of the bourgeoisie is the government of capitalism.
Concretely and with reference to North Amerikan ideas, dictatorship of the proletariat is government implementation of “survival rights” above “property rights.”
The realization that the right to life itself can not be negotiable favors the proletariat. Along with that realization comes the notion that a non-negotiable “right” implies the use of force to protect it from those who profit abusing those so-called rights. The use of force or law backed by force (government) to feed, clothe, shelter and otherwise protect survival rights is dictatorship of the proletariat.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is the most central question of socialism. We do not water it down or evade it. The whole Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976) was about how to maintain and strengthen the dictatorship of the proletariat so that it would not be corrupted. We communists are not Liberal. We do not tolerate those who put profit or such goals above survival rights. We favor repression or control of such people until the causes of their twisted thought have been removed and bourgeois thought has become completely impossible to the whole people. That will only happen under advanced stages of communism.
Because there is no exploited white working class in North Amerika, The Virginia Anarchist Federation favors the joint dictatorship of the proletariat of the oppressed nations (JDPON). This amounts to putting u.$. imperialism into receivership by something like a proletarian United Nations. The whole dictatorship of the proletariat idea or its current form required as JDPON is a strategy for advance from capitalism toward communism, in which dictatorship is only a stage existing until certain tasks eliminating classes are done.
I somehow seem to recall that this sort of dictatorship kind of lasted pretty much perpetually everywhere communism was attempted. And these folks want us to take them seriously when they say that amnesty for illegal aliens is a good idea?
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