Rev greetings scientific socialism is the combatant to eliminate capitalism.. cause scientifically it has been prooven over the decadez and men have died fighting to establish socialism im definitly a combatant and a cadre who backz and pushes this line cause i have done seen when inplaced it erases the ills,poverty, tyranny that capitalism causes.. capitalism is the greed,the creator of the most dangerous and subjected conditions on earth being "POOR" ... capitalism is the system that a group of private owners of corperations and every endeavor of that level of ownership on a private level and they reap the benifits of the lower class people who slave and work and produce the capital aka green presidents that build these billionaires and millionaires bank accounts and keeps them with control over the working class own destiny and conditions of living.. this must be destroyed to substain humanity and to balance humanity out and kill poverty with the cure socialism ..first the definition of scientific socialism im speaking of.
Scientific socialism refers to a method for understanding and predicting social, economic and material phenomena by examining their historical trends through the use of the scientific method in order to derive probable outcomes and probable future developments. It is in contrast to what later socialists referred to as "utopian socialism"; a method based on establishing seemingly rational propositions for organizing society and convincing others of their rationality and/or desirability. It also contrasts with classical liberal notions of natural law, which are grounded in metaphysical notions of morality rather than a dynamic materialist or physicalist conception of the world.
Scientific socialists view social and political developments as being largely determined by economic conditions as opposed to ideas in contrast to utopian socialists and classical liberals, and thus understand that social relations and notions of morality are context-based relative to their specific stage of economic development. Therefore as economic systems, socialism and capitalism are not social constructs that can be established at any time based on the subjective will and desires of the population, but instead are products of social evolution. An example of this was the advent of agriculture which enabled human communities to produce a surplus; this change in material and economic development led to a change in social relations and rendered the old form of social organization based on subsistence-living obsolete and a hindrance to further material progress. Changing economic conditions necessitated a change in social organization.. Now the definition of socialism:Socialism is an economic system characterised by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, and a political philosophy advocating such a system. "Social ownership" may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, or citizen ownership of equity. There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them. They differ in the type of social ownership they advocate, the degree to which they rely on markets or planning, how management is to be organised within productive institutions, and the role of the state in constructing socialism.
A socialist economic system would consist of a system of production and distribution organized to directly satisfy economic demands and human needs, so that goods and services would be produced directly for use instead of for private profit driven by the accumulation of capital. Accounting would be based on physical quantities, a common physical magnitude, or a direct measure of labour-time in place of financial calculation. Distribution of output would be based on the principle of individual contribution. As a political movement, socialism includes a diverse array of political philosophies, ranging from reformism to revolutionary socialism. Proponents of state socialism advocate the nationalisation of the means of production, distribution and exchange as a strategy for implementing socialism. In contrast, libertarian socialism proposes the traditional view of direct worker's control of the means of production and opposes the use of state power to achieve such an arrangement, opposing both parliamentary politics and state ownership over the means of production. Democratic socialism seeks to establish socialism through democratic processes and propagate its ideals within the context of a democratic system.
Modern socialism originated from an 18th-century intellectual and working class political movement that criticised the effects of industrialisation and private property on society. In the early 19th-century, "socialism" referred to any concern for the social problems of capitalism irrespective of the solutions to those problems. However, by the late 19th-century, "socialism" had come to signify opposition to capitalism and advocacy for an alternative system based on some form of social ownership. Orthodox Marxists later considered scientific assessment and democratic planning to be critical elements of socialism. In the late 20th century, the term "socialist" has also been used by Third way social democrats to refer to an ethical political doctrine focusing on a common set of values emphasizing social cooperation, universal welfare, and equality. It is used in this way by Third Way proponent Anthony Giddens, who rejects conventional definitions and implementations of socialism.. Now as you can see its the system of balance and to re establish that balance in society and the working class and keepz the control of ouw own destiny for our familiez to advance and never controlled by the greedy but heres more information and examples of socilaism in work by the great che guevara revolutionary and other leaderz like president hugo chavez.. most political revolutionary collectivez and even afrikan cadrez practice and push the line of scientific socialism and socialism cause itz the best answer to capitalism sekour toure,kwame Nkrumah, kwame ture(stokley carmichael), Thomas Sankara, Sanyika Shakur,New Afrikan independence movements period.. Respectz.
The rise of socialism for the 21st century: For us there is no valid definition of socialism other than the abolition of the exploitation of one human being by another, insisted Argentinean-born revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara at the Afro-Asian Conference in Algeria, 1965... That one quote should make it clear that the socialism Che, whose famous image is still seen on banners and T-shirts at protests around the world, fought for has little to do with the desperate state interventions and partial nationalisations carried out by panicked governments in the US and Europe recently. Much has been made of the supposed conversion to socialism by previously militant free marketers, however these actions are simply temporary measures brought on by the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression. It is about saving capitalism, and any interests taken over by pro-corporate governments will be given back to corporate hands once it is profitable again. When Guevara spoke of creating socialism, he spoke of fighting for a system dramatically different to the one that we live under today, in which the economy is owned and run by a corporate elite according to one principle only: how to maximise profits.
The concept of such a humane alternative was supposed to be buried when the bureaucratic dictatorships that took the name socialism collapse in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1990s. Yet, a December 4 article in the London New Statesman wrote of growing support for l eft-wing parties across Europe:At the beginning of the century, the chances of socialism making a return looked close to zero. Yet now, all around Europe, the red flag is flying again. â€œMake no mistake, socialism pure, unadulterated socialism, an ideology that was taken for dead by liberal capitalists is making a strong comeback. Across the continent, there is a definite trend in which long-established parties of the centre left that bought in to globalisation and neoliberalism are seeing their electoral dominance challenged by unequivocally socialist parties which have not. These parties, on the rise in places that include Greece, France, Germany and Holland,challenge an economic system in which the interests of ordinary working people are subordinated to those of capital. In Latin America, socialism is a major issue, thanks largely to the Venezuelan revolution led by President Hugo Chavez, which has made constructing a new socialism of the 21st centuryâ€ its goal a humanist and democratic socialism, Chavez has insisted, that will not be based on the flawed model of the Soviet Union. While the process is still in its early stages, with capitalism and its many social ills still surviving, the revolution has already achieved miracles by breaking with capitalist logic and seeking to distribute resources according to the principle of human need the halving of poverty being one example.
Venezuela is setting an example to the regions poor. Even in Peru, governed by one of the last remaining pro-US regimes in South America, a 2007 Gallup poll revealed significantly more Peruvians (nearly 50%) favoured socialism over capitalism. Only 16 favoured capitalism. Guevara, who helped led the Cuban Revolution before attempting to spread the anti-capitalist rebellion to the Congo and then Bolivia, was murdered in cold blood on the orders of the CIA in 1967. However, the ideal for which he died clearly lives. The reason why is not hard to see. The system Che fought against is in severe crisis, one that had a leading International Monetary Fund economist warning of a second great Depression, according to a December 23 AFP report. Others have suggested that warning could prove overly optimistic. The dramatic financial collapse that began last September has escalated into a full scale global economic meltdown. No part of the world is immune.
In the US, 1.9 million jobs were lost in the last four months of 2008. In China, (supposedly the saviour of the Australian economy) the numbers of jobs lost are in the tens of millions. While governments have thrown billions of dollars at this crisis, offering massive bailouts to the corporate elite, workers are being increasingly forced to pay via job cuts, attacks on wages and conditions, and rises in the cost of living. And why? Because the casino nature of capitalism, whereby the search for endlessly growing profits created a ballooning financial bubble fuelled by speculation with little relation to actual productive activity. Too many of the people with too much money put their money in the wrong places. The financial collapse then endangered access to credit needed to keep the real economy going and industries afloat. As a result, billions of ordinary people will suffer. Not because the capacity to produce, to meet peoples needs, is any less. But because the system is organised in such a way that things only get produced if capitalists believe they can profit from it. When this belief is threatened by the sort of crisis now engulfing the world, the economy enters a downward spiral. This is not a rational system. For instance, war is one of its essential features. First World nations wage devastating wars for control over markets and natural resources like oil. The Iraq war is estimated by the British medical journal The Lancet to have killed more than a million people so far. War and economic crisis are not even the greatest problems facing humanity. That belongs to the growing threat of catastrophic, runaway climate change caused by escalating greenhouse gas emissions.
Coal-fired power stations are maintained because they are cheap and profitable, despite the warning that CO2 emissions are raising the temperature of the planet to an extent where we are now passing crucial tipping points defined by scientists as a â€œpoint of no return. According to a February 15 Sydney Morning Herald article, a top scientist, Chris Field, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which published a landmark report warning of rising sea levels, expanding deserts, more intense storms and the extinction of up to 30 per cent of plant and animal speciesâ€, stated that the latest evidence is that warming is happening even faster than the IPCC predicted. Despite the mounting evidence, First World governments, including Australia s, refuse to take desperately needed action that threatens the profits of powerful corporations. It is starkly clear that the same irrational system that can plunge the global economy into the chaos of recent months cannot be trusted to carry out the changes needed to deal with the climate threat. Even before the current crisis, poverty and inequality were endemic to the system even in the land of the free
In 2003, the richest 20% of the US population received 49.8% of total national wealth. Comparatively, the poorest fifth received only 3.4%, according to the US census bureau. Since income distribution across households began to be recorded in 1967, the amount of income in the hands of the wealthiest has steadily increased. In fact, real wages (inflation-adjusted) in the US have not risen since the early 1970s. In the richest nation in the world, some 35 million people suffer from hunger. Globally, more than 2.8 billion people close to half the worlds population live on less than US $2 a day. The total number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition has reached 963 million worldwide, including 40 million people pushed into poverty in 2008 alone. As the bastions of the system begin to crumble and the planet veers closer and closer to disaster, it is the working people and the poor who are seeking to construct an alternative way forward. Alternatives are emerging; the struggles across Latin America are developing into a systematic challenge to US corporate domination. While the Venezuelan revolution is at the forefront, it is not alone. In Bolivia, South Americas poorest nation, there have been repeated uprisings since 2000 against the devastating effects of pro-corporate neoliberal policies on the poor (there was even an attempt to privatise water that would have made it a crime to collect rainwater!) This culminated in the election of President Evo Morales from the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in December 2005. Morales, a leader of coca growers union, is Bolivias first president to come from the impoverished indigenous majority. His government has nationalised gas reserves, promoted a new constitution adopted by referendum based on justice for the long-oppressed indigenous people and has redistributed wealth to the poor.
In Venezuela, what began as a rebellion against corruption, poverty and the worst excesses of neoliberalism, has become outright socialist. In 2005, Chavez argued that Venezuela, and the world, required a socialism of the 21st century. Chavez has argued that if we do not change the world now, there may be no 22nd century for humanity. The significance of his comments comes from the mass movement he is leading. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), led by Chavez, received more than five million votes in the November regional elections. Its nearest competitor received a little over a million. Around 1.5 million people are estimated to be active on a weekly basis as PSUV militants. But the uprisings are branching out across the world. Europe has been the stage of numerous mass revolts and protests. Icelands right-wing government has already been toppled, almost as spectacularly as its economy, by a mass movement. In France as the people reject President Nicolas Sarkozys pro-corporate response to the economic crisis, with massive job losses prompting general strikes the most popular politician, according to current polls, is a revolutionary socialist, Olivier Besancenot.
The recently formed New Anti-capitalist Party, led by Besancenot, is rapidly gaining popularity. We can also see the potential for what could be achieved, if control over the economy is taken from the hands of the corporate elite, in the poor, blockaded island of Cuba. Punished with a crippling blockade by the US for its crime of resisting US corporate domination, Cuba has still managed to achieve giant strides in social progress through a planned economy free from corporate interests. Cuba has more doctors per head of population and a lower infant mortality rate than the US. Due to the high cost of education in the US, impoverished African American students are granted scholarships to study in Cuba, where education is entirely free. Most importantly, Cuba has made massive leaps forward in environmental sustainability, especially in food production. A 2007 Worldwide Fund for Nature report listed Cuba as the only nation with a sustainable economy. The words of Che seems eerily prophetic. He stated in a 1964 speech to a UN trade conference: The feeling of revolt will grow stronger every day among the peoples subjected to various degrees of exploitation. While a small minority controls the wealth, the fundamental conditions under which we live continue to be subject to an unjust, profit-driven system. Socialism, by contrast, seeks to organise the economy along the lines of what people and the planet require a democratically planned economy not subjected to whims of an out-of-control market.
Socialists call for a radically more accountable, transparent and democratic political and economic system. Democracy must be an inherent feature of socialism. Without it socialism cannot work because it is based on the actions of ordinary people. Under socialism, all sections of society are drawn into decision-making processes that determine what needs to be produced and for whom. In a socialist system, need replaces profit as the main economic motive. Breaking with capitalism and seeking to construct socialism is the only path that can take bring the planet back from the brink of catastrophe and this is realised by increasing numbers globally.... Reference of Che Guevara the rise of socialism for the 21st centry http://www.resistance.org.au/che Blog By Haki Kweli Shakur(Antoine Martin) contact info Facebook.com/Hakishakur twitter.com/haki_shakur email Hakishakur@yahoo.com -REBUILD August 3rd collective of N.A.P.L.A. ....