Editorial in Revolutionary Steel No. 9, May 2011
Organ of the central committee PCMLV
World events move inexorably towards higher and higher stages of class struggle, although not completely visible due to the lack of a more quantitative and qualitative development that directs these actions of the proletariat in different countries. It is clear that the working class is taking firm steps to assume its leading role in the struggles.
In Egypt, before the uprisings of Cairo, generated major strikes that were harshly suppressed, but left combativeness and the spirit of struggle seeded. In Tunisia, there were demonstrations and protests, especially by the unemployed, who arrived after the immolation. In Bolivia, the Bolivian Workers Central, deep-rooted, has forced President Evo Morales to sit at the table to agree to levels of pay increase. Similarly, in Europe the major workers’ mobilizations are required reference.
Despite the bourgeois orientation of the reformist leadership that still controls the trade union movement worldwide, the working class struggles to break through, ousting the leadership and replace them with real leaders of the working class, ie, genuinely revolutionary.
Venezuela is no exception to this situation, nor is it abstract from the effects of the general crisis of capitalism. For this reason, the discontent among the working class has begun to become evident and some disorientation at the politics directed towards workers that in no way meets the aspirations and requirements of the Venezuelan working class. We live in a capitalist economy, where the individual profit of the bourgeois is the essence. This profit is based on the forced extraction of surplus value from the working class and also becomes a tool to exploit more workers.
The proletariat needs a clear policy on labor which does not discuss revolution in a speech while preserving the structure of capitalist oppression and related economic sectors are strengthened or complacent with the government; since the working class support the Chavez government, but also demand a policy that will definitely defend the workers, producing real social wealth; one that will end complacency with the exploiters, financial capital and transnational corporations in the oil and banking sectors that have been enriched to form a giant expense of the exploitation of the working class.
Moreover, we note with great concern, as every day, with great efficiency with social media communication, the Minister of Interior and Justice is proud to deliver revolutionaries to the reactionary government of Juan Manuel Santos.
Revolutionary politics has to have correlation between saying and doing. A speech against imperialism must be consistent with the confrontation with the reactionary policies. To comply with its demands, to be complacent with the right, leads to nothing good.
The delivery of revolutionaries to the repressive Colombian apparatus is, without doubt, a misguided policy that only leads to frustration and disenchantment of the masses, political confusion and mistrust around the revolutionary movement which sees the actions of this kind as a sign of weakness to fascism, a path that is not conducive to deepening revolutionary struggle but to stagnation, reformism and perhaps a betrayal of revolutionary ideals, listening in “high policy” consensus and the fear of an imperialist attack, sooner or later, with or without appeasement will be present in our land, the hands of imperialism to take over our wealth.
Only the revolutionary deepening will set us free, long live the proletarian internationalist struggles!
No to appeasement.