While those of us who are members of the SEP and who daily rely on the WSWS for information thereby have access to the right stuff so to speak, ie the political integrity, courage, discipline and rigour, capable of convincing us that if we as a species are to become fully liberated, global capitalism must be replaced with an ongoing process of world socialism. However, at present we don’t yet have the numbers, far from it, what we do have is the best revolutionary theory – ie Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution, and a blue print for achieving world socialism. Even if the ICFI/SEP had 1 million active members – which it doesn’t, as a percentage of the total international working class it would still be so small that the possibility of the ICFI/SEP uniting the international working class in time to avoid war between nuclear armed states is minuscule. This percentage number could of course increase rapidly in the event of war breaking out between nuclear armed states, especially if people are being killed in their millions. However, by then it might be too late and in any event under such unimaginably horrendous circumstances it would still be a massive and daunting task to unite and prepare the international working class for the overthrow of state power anywhere, let alone throughout the entire planet.
Lets be honest, given the present increasing threat of war between nuclear armed state powers, the best chance we have of avoiding such war and maybe eventually achieving world socialism and peace, is if China continues to develop its capacity to perform sufficiently effective sabre rattling to deter a relatively aggressive US led offensive against China. This on the proviso stated by Xi Jinping during the recent 110 year celebration of China’s first revolution in 1911, – “China will remain a champion of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order, and we will do our very best to make even greater contributions to humanity,” Even if China doesn’t subscribe to the best of revolutionary theories, the CPC/PRC is the only revolutionary communist party and nation state with any intent, the numbers, the political power and the economy sufficient to replace a global capitalism with a more sophisticated and sustainable world socialism. The CPC has more than 95 million members and the Chinese working class population is at least 1 billion, at present both classes have a relatively good working relationship and compared to most other nation states, China is moving in the right direction ie; away from capitalism and toward socialism. For the ICFI/SEP program and party of world socialist revolution, the CPC should not be regarded as a counter-revolutionary force, rather by virtue of its sheer size and the positive influence it is having on at least 18% of the international working class, the CPC/PRC and the Chinese working class in particular could be seen as the strongest contemporary example of how and why every nation state should be is working its way toward a world socialism.
I highly recommend reading ‘The CPC Its Mission and Contributions’ – dated Aug 2021, in which you can read statements like – ‘there is an urgent need for human society to seek out a new philosophy and make the international system and order fairer and more reasonable’. This is the kind of statement we are not likely to hear from Western imperialist leaders, on the contrary it is statements like this that the US ruling class is most concerned about and preparing to go to war over. An honest critique of the above document could pave the way for encouraging the establishment of the ICFI/IWA-RFC strategy among the Chinese working class, ie; on the basis of them forming an anti war movement and needing to keep the CPC true to its somewhat altruistic objectives such as – ‘achieving a modestly prosperous socialist state in all respects’ (ibid).