Wednesday, September 28, 2011


It follows from our exploitation,
No matter gender, race, or creed,
That working people have no nation
So are best placed at routing GREED.
Like capital we’re international;
Unlike it though we can be rational.
If we can put class in first place
We will arise a human race.
But only after revolutions
Have turned the world all upside down
And capital has lost its crown,
Will workers’ co-ops’ contributions
Make any sense; but then you’ll see
What turns an “I” into a “We.”

* This “poem” argues that, as Marx argued, despite all differences working people, the world over, have ONE BIG THING in common: their exploitation.  It does not mean that we are not divided by a host of differences.  But unless communists bring this ONE BIG THING to the forefront we will never have a basis for overcoming these differences. This is the special task assigned to communists.

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