While our collective consciousness of it varies mostly according to the prevailing social dynamics, the development of our human race has been and continues to be severely hindered by class antagonism and struggle.
Increasing exploitation of the international working class by a capitalist ruling class and its subsequent social inequality is now being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the effect of which has intensified class antagonism to the point where our collective human consciousness of it is now rapidly spreading throughout the entire planet.
The contemporary social dynamic of increasing exploitation and social inequality must be resisted by the international working class if our race is going to survive and be able to continue developing our full human potential. Capitalism and its ruling class owners has long since morphed into a profit crazed and increasingly fascistic forms of governance and productivity.
Democratic forms of governance and productivity are finding it increasingly difficult to contain the present level of social inequality and class antagonism, hence the re-emergence and spread of more authoritarian and fascistic forms of state power and governance. This level of class antagonism and struggle has now reached a global social dynamic that is ripe for revolution, hence the recent launch of the International Workers Alliance of Rank and File Committees (IWA-RFC) an international strategy for World Socialist Revolution.
The IWA-RFC is an important new component cum strategy of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) and its international branches of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), a program and party of World Socialist Revolution. The ICFI/SEP is the only political program and party preparing the international working class for the eventual overthrow of a capitalist ruling class and the replacement of their forms of state power and governance with Federations of United Socialist States throughout the entire planet.
The IWA-RFC will form and develop rank and file committees in work places, on campus and within local communities where and when desired by a growing number of working class people seriously wanting such revolutionary change. The eventual replacement of a profit crazed and increasingly dangerous capitalism with Federations of United Socialist States will enable more sophisticated and sustainable science based forms of governance and productivity to meet the basic social and cultural needs of all societies, thereby materially and spiritually liberating the international working class and greatly reducing the negative impact that a rapacious capitalism is having on our planet’s ecosystems.
Thanks to deferring to the scientific and revolutionary political nous of Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky, the ICFI/SEP program and party of World Socialist Revolution has developed the necessary qualification for revolutionary leadership, that is the necessary political integrity, courage, discipline and rigour.
The international spread and development of the IWA-RFC strategy will be a key indicator of how well prepared the international working class is for delivering a World Socialist Revolution. Such Rank and file Committees will need to spread and develop beyond the factory workplaces and student campus into the barracks, and ranks of the universal soldier and police forces before it can be said with any confidence that such revolutionary preparedness is now well advanced and victory is in sight.
As our political leader and mentor said –
We are not a party like other parties. … Our aim is the full material and spiritual liberation of the toilers and exploited through the socialist revolution. Nobody will prepare it and nobody will guide it but ourselves.
Leon Trotsky– launching the ICFI, 1938.
“Once he has done with the anarchic forces of his own society, man will set to work on himself, in the pestle and the retort of the chemist. For the first time man will regard itself as raw material, or at best as a physical and psychic semi-finished product. Socialism will mean a leap from the realm of necessity into the realm of freedom in this sense also, that the man of today, with all his contradictions and lack of harmony, will open the road for a new and happier race..”
Leon Trotsky – ‘In Defence of the October Revolution’ 1932.