Don't vote! They're all the same!

October 9, 2014

The capitalist election circus aims only at giving the appearance of democracy and claiming that the people give their consent to a government which, in reality, is of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. The long, drawn out process is being used only to prepare public opinion for the agenda and candidates chosen by the capitalist class.

The Democrats and Republicans will keep on following the same old politics. These two parties stand for more exploitation and impoverishment of the people, for more aggressive imperialist wars, for intensifying racial discrimination and national oppression, for slashing social investments and privatizing public services, for more attacks on civil liberties and suppression of democratic rights.

In order to defend their rights and put our country on the high road of progress and civilization, the working people must create a new political culture and a new political unity amongst themselves. The marginalization and de-politicalization of the people must be overcome by giving expression to the independent class aims of the workers.

The workers cannot allow the Republicans and Democrats to monopolize the political discussion and political agenda. The workers must use the election period as an occasion to vigorously develop their independent class role and bring their own program to the center of the political life of the country. This is the only way to build up the new political forces necessary to defeat the capitalists’ anti-social agenda and open the path for the democratic renewal of our country.

Nothing new will come about in our country until the tens and hundreds of millions of people currently excluded from politics come into the political arena to assert their role as decision-makers and creators of the society they live in.