White House Protest Corps

April 5, 2010, 2:29 am
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> October 1, 2003  by Floyce White
> When I tell people that I cannot see green, they
> always grab something green and ask "What color is
> this?"  Deuteranopia is rare enough that I cannot
> expect others to understand why I say "Grass is
> orange."  I have the responsibility to learn to
> distinguish color by association.
p2> Petty capitalists have a sort of self-induced color
> blindness when it comes to politics.  They would
> rather not see any harm in the claim to own things
> used by others.  They would rather not see the
> violence behind property exchange.  As with Bible
> beaters, persons who deceive themselves also deceive
> others.  Upper-class people never live up to the
> responsibility to speak about red and black with the
> same meaning as does the lower class.
p3> In this series of articles I expose the
> petty-capitalist deception about communism.  When
> capitalists claim to support communism, they always
> mean Marx's hypothetical "lower order of communism,"
> which Lenin labeled "socialism."  This "lower stage"
> or "transitional period" was achieved in Russia and
> China, and turned out to be no different from
> capitalism in other countries except for more
> nationalized big business.  Petty-capitalist-led
> socialists overthrew those states and built much
> stronger ones that could own and manage big business.
> To petty capitalists, "socialism is communism" just as
> "capitalists" means only those capitalists richer than
> themselves.  Petty capitalists talk trash about
> capitalism and private property, while turning a blind
> eye to their own business properties.
p4> Some petty capitalists take a different tack.  They
> want to eliminate their bigger rivals, but try to do
> so by eliminating every currently-big organization.
> To increase the social power of petty proprietors,
> they want to break up corporations and privatize state
> lands, roads, and schools.  They seek to overthrow the
> state and immensely weaken and destabilize its
> successor regimes.  In this way, they hope both to
> grab state property and to diminish the ability of the
> state to protect big proprietors.  As with socialism,
> anarchism ignores the combined effect of masses of
> small exploiters and fights only the few big ones.
> Socialism tells working-class people that nationalized
> businesses are "not capitalism," and alleges that any
> opposition to socialism is "anti-communism."
> Likewise, anarchism tells the dispossessed that
> co-ops, syndicates, and other temporary asset
> combinations are "not capitalism," and warns that any
> opposition to anarchism is "authoritarianism."  To
> petty capitalists, "anarchism means no hierarchy"
> above their rule, just as "property" means any claim
> of possession but their own.
p5> Property claims are made by individuals, but the
> property system is not a matter of personal
> initiative.  Classes of rich and poor were created and
> maintained through generations of organized violence.
> Private property and public property are complimentary
> co-methods to maintain the dispossession of the lower
> class.  The state owns everything not claimed by
> families or other institutions.  It is just as
> ridiculous to speak of property exchange without its
> armed guard as it is to speak of a state without
> exploitation to defend.  Independent or collective,
> forms of possession and dispossession cannot exist
> without the state.
p6> Many working-class activists are disgusted with
> "lower-order-of-" "communism."  They never heard the
> word "communism" used to promote anything else, so
> they advocate anything but communism (ABC).  They
> discover that they merely replaced one dummied-down
> theory with all the others.  Socialism and anarchism
> are mannequins that substitute for any reasoning
> beneath today's fashionable slogans.  As with all
> anti-communism, ABC is used to divert working-class
> action into passive support of liberal causes.  ABC is
> also a rationale for conservative "lifestyle
> politics."  The anarchist wears black as if a sulky
> clown--in the same way that gangster rap portrays the
> stereotypical angry clown.  Discussion and action are
> replaced with narcissism.  As with socialism,
> anarchism has its taxonomy, euphemisms, and cliches
> that reinforce its struggle for petty-bourgeois
> semantics--and therewith, the petty-bourgeois outlook.
p7> Some working-class activists understand that "Marxism"
> is not communism, yet persist in calling themselves
> "anarchists" or "socialists."  To these comrades I
> say:  your candor is needed now, not sometime later
> when speaking up is easy.  How can you advance the
> goal of a stateless, classless society with the theory
> and practice of petty-bourgeois hypocrisy?
p8> With its explicit rejection of communism, anarchism is
> always tres chic.  It remains a perennial pole of
> attraction to the petty bourgeoisie and a staple of
> leftism.  A discussion of anarchism is not important
> because of capitalist interest or lack thereof.  It is
> not important because of anarchist writings; they
> dogmatize the slogans of the bourgeois, anti-feudal
> revolution.  For example, anarchists yearn for freedom
> as if it meant something other than the coexistence of
> slavery.  Chaining workers to the work was despicable,
> but freedom from chattel slavery was not the end of
> servitude by the lower class.  The upper class gained
> the freedom to exploit in all the other ways such as
> land rent, merchantry, and wage labor.  Sowing
> illusions is one way that anarchism is used to recruit
> working-class activists to a great variety of
> pro-capitalist causes.  Anarchist dual-class
> organization is also used to forestall the
> self-organization of the dispossessed.  In the absence
> of a mass, working-class party, it is necessary to
> discuss the many obstacles to working-class unity--one
> of which is anarchism.  Instead of repeating the
> wording and thinking of the petty bourgeoisie, our
> slogans must be:
> This article is the tenth in a series, available at
> http://www.geocities.com/antiproperty
> Please post comments for discussion at
> http://pub135.ezboard.com/bantiproperty
> or mail letters to this address:  PO Box 191341, San
> Diego, CA  92159-1341

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