Why revolution now?

-A revolution in our time, as always will be a consequence of changes in a material reality of a given society.

-A revolution is always caused by a concrete change, which has occurred in the mode of production of a given society. This change, when reflected in the superstructure of that society, will bring about a revolutionary situation.

-The concrete change in the mode of production will create a modern revolution - and this is due to the breakthrough of modern information technology.

-With the breakthrough of the information technology, the Modern Capitalist is able to set in motion the vicious circle of accumulation of riches for some and impoverishment for the majority Ð which is a necessary precondition for the revolution.

-The vicious circle of accumulation of riches for some and impoverishment for the majority will eventually destroy capitalism. The introduction of this vicious circle has been delayed until our days because the level of technology has been so low that labour, production and capital have been dependent on each other.

- At the time when labour, production and capital were mutually dependent on each other the ability of the working class to consume goods produced by the capitalist was the crucial factor in holding back the vicious circle of impoverishment.

-A traditional capitalist could not completely starve his slaves, because they also bought his products.

-At the time when labour, production and capital were mutually dependent on each other.The trade unions and the impact of the state and of its institutions created a certain balance and held back the vicious circle of impoverishment.

-The breakthrough of information technology means that the bond between labour, production and capital has been broken.

-Since labour, production and capital are no longer dependent on each other, the breakthrough of information technology will leave the working class and the state totally to the mercy of the Modern International Capitalist.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation the vicious circle of impoverishment has finally started.

-The bond between labour, production and capital which characterized the dynamic phase of capitalism has disappeared in the industrialised western world since information technology has made it possible to use cheap foreign labour and bring about uncontrolled transactions of capital.

- The triangle of labour, production and capital characterized the industrialized western world during the dynamic period of capitalism. This classical system of interaction tied to a shared time and space has been brought to a state of inbalance due to the alien elements introduced by the information technology.

- Damage has been inflicted upon the economic ecosystem of labour, production and capital in the western industrialized world by alien and uncontrollable elements such as the use of cheap foreign labour and free transactions of capital. Thus the system has begun to lose more and more of its internal energy and faces possible destruction.

-Another element of the modern revolution is the state of the developing countries.

- The population explosion and urbanization in the developing world have created an inexhaustible labour reserve for the Modern Capitalist. This labour reserve is meant to be a docile instrument for the Modern Capitalist in his battle against organized labour in the industrialized countries.

- The modernization process in the societies of the developing world has reached a level where these societies are able to adopt industrial and capitalist modes of production. In this way the developing world is meant to serve as base area in the relentless battle of the Modern Capitalist against organized labour in the industrialized west.

- Before the breakthrough of information technology the Modern Capitalist wasn't able to harness the resources of the developing countries to serve him in his battle against the organized labour in the industrialized countries.

-The breakthrough of information technology and globalisation means a new flourishing of slavery in the developing countries.

-The invisible bond of the modern international capitalism is more devious than that of traditional slavery; it gives its victims the untruthful promise of a better tomorrow and leaves them with the illusion that in a free market economy they will have a real freedom of choice.

-For developing countries the freedom of the market means slavery for their peoples. We must ask ourselves: How to cut the invisible bond of modern global slavery, the existence of which no one is willing to admit.

-As the basic conditions of life in the developing countries are being destroyed, the impoverished, desperate masses are emigrating to the West. This facilitates the dumping of the cost of labour. Thus a new form of slavery will finally arise in the developed countries as well.

-The spread of this new kind of slavery to the industrialised countries and the ever- increasing supply of unskilled labour are the main weapons of the Modern Capitalist in his battle against the working class. However, the upper layers of the skilled working class and especially the middle class will approve of this extortion as long as they themselves are safe from its effects.

-In the ratrace between labour, production and capital, the fate of working class in the industrialised countries is to regress to the standard of living of the factory slaves in the third world in order to keep up their relative competitiveness. Otherwise they will lose their jobs and turn into a backward sub-proletariat.

-In an open system differences in temperature are levelled. In an open global economy the standard of living of the working class in industrialised countries will more and more approach that of the developing countries.

-With the development of information technology more and more exacting tasks can be gradually automated or transferred to countries with cheap labour. This will eventually begin to threaten the position of the middle class. From the viewpoint of revolution this will be a crucial factor.

-The equation of modern international capitalism is this: When production grows but the number of workplaces decrease, profits grow. When profits grow and taxes paid to the state decrease, the share values go up.

-With share values going up the increasing amount of imaginary money in the world alienates the Modern, International Capitalist from reality.

-In order to maintain the social peace, nation states try to maintain the standard of living of the impoverished masses with the help of social security programmes. Meanwhile, the Modern, international capitalist can in peace and quiet lay waste the social fabric of the countries where he operates.

-Rising share values, the increase in the amount of imaginary money and the statal social security programmes create a delay, a time margin. Within this margin the Modern international capitalist can operate to the maximum -- until his world eventually collapses.

-The vicious circle of impoverishment starts when social mobility for the middle class and for the upper working class comes to an end. The end of this upward movement of people from one social class to another, necessary for the existence of the liberal-capitalist system, means that the elite will close its ranks.

- The closing of ranks of the elite will start the process of capital concentration. With the start of this process the dynamic period of capitalism will come to an end and the objective conditions for revolution will mature.

-As production and capital keep moving uncontrollably around the world the nation states will be able to finance their ever greater deficit only by increasing taxes on the slowest form of capital, namely labour.

-After production and capital have escaped the state can only tax the defenceless.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation the national tax burden tends more and more to fall on ordinary working people.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation a consequence of the tightened taxation on labour is that work becomes unprofitable. This is the primary cause for mass unemployment in the Western world.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation, economic activity is being capitalised, mechanised and concentrated. What we are speaking of is the end of work, although in reality work has simply been made unprofitable because of the needs of the speculative capital.

-The more labour is taxed the less profitable it becomes. The less profitable labour becomes the faster the capitalisation, mechanisation and concentration of economy will advance.

- The capitalisation, mechanisation and concentration of economy is the root cause of the ever-increasing unemployment. In order to provide for the growing masses of urban poor the state has to tax those who still have a job and incidentally turn their labour less and less profitable.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation, taxes on production and capital will come to an end. This suits the Modern International Capitalist perfectly, who now will be able simply to gather the profit and let others pay the bill.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation the economic position of the working class will deteriorate as it constantly has to give in in the name of international competiveness.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation the dismantling of the state will deprive the working class of the traditional social safety net provided by the society.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation the nation states of the industrialised West will be forced to pay more and more in order to bribe the Modern International Capitalist to invest in production within their borders.

-The weakening industrialised states of the West are increasingly forced to bribe the Modern International Capitalist in order to get employment for their workers. This is paid for by the workers and tax payers with worsened working conditions, weakened social security and an overall increase in taxes on labour.

-With the breakthrough of information technology and globalisation the position of those who can only offer their labour will grow weaker, but those who own capital or means of production will become richer than ever. Eventually this will tear society apart.

-Information technology employs a fewer number of individuals who, incidentally tend to be vocal supporters of globalisation -- their values dominate society.

-Information technology is the rope with which the capitalist hangs himself.

-Information technology strengthens in an unprecedented way the self-destructive tendencies of capitalism.

-Information technology is the basis for an economics of hysteria and for the bubble of the global stock markets.

-The delusion of getting rich created by the information technology emphasizes the concrete nature of the modern, socialist revolution.

-Information technology is the most valuable treasure of the Modern International Capitalist. It is the unfailing cornucopea of empty promises. As the Modern International Capitalist finally realises that everything was only a delusion, his world will collapse.

-The only real form of capital is labour. This is why the fall of the value of imaginary capital constitutes the prelude of modern revolution and is its necessary condition.

-In the modern revolution the working masses will seize power, because they control the only real form of capital.

-A revolution in our time, as it always tends to do, will lead to the birth of a new ruling class. This class will be the one which will control the capital of the production form that the new society will base its existence on. With the modern socialist revolution the working class will take its place as the leading force in society.

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