“He who does not seek and does not find the road to the masses is not a fighter but a dead weight to the party. A program is formulated not for the editorial board or for the leaders of discussion clubs, but for the revolutionary action of millions.”
(Leon Trotsky 1938)
Surely we now have more than enough evidence that political insurrections that are supported by the military force of imperialist USA, its NATO allies – usually in the name of democracy and human rights, are an abject failure. Following the relatively recent insurrections in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Venezuela and the Ukraine with live daily media coverage of the death, destruction and human suffering within these nation states, it is blatantly evident that their populations have achieved nothing. If anything they have jumped out of the frying pan into the fire and in most cases are even worse off than they were before their regimes were changed.
While it is very encouraging to see the number of anti-war meetings to be held by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in the coming weeks, is the party doing all it can to ‘find the road to the masses’? For example, should we have a permanent section of the WSWS home page dedicated to the formation of new rank and file SEP – regional and workplace committees and IYSSE campus committees? How do the cadre who believe they are ready, willing and able to contribute to and or form such committees make their interest known to the party?