Attacks against the U.S.A. :
Only the revolutionary Class’ Struggle against Capitalism will end the bourgeois Terror and Massacres
(«Proletarian»; Nr. 1; February 2002)
The attacks which destroyed both giant skyscrapers in New York City and a wing of the Pentagon have been immediately defined as fundamentalist attacks against the defendor country par excellence of «freedom», «democracy» and «civilization». These attacks, mainly directed against spectacular civil objectives with the intention of provoking thousands of deaths, had probably the aim of demonstrating that the US super-power is not invulnerable, bringing to its land the despair, horror and sufferings that US bombs have spread all over the world for decades.
Their immediate effect has been to push all the political forces, from left to right and in practically all countries, to unite to call for the national union of all the citizens to defend the established order against some formidable «evil forces». From the very beginning, the US leaders led the anger of their population against they who, after the disappearance of the Soviet «evil empire», have been chosen as n°1 enemies of the West (Afghanistan, Iraq). In France, implicitly and explicitly, it is the Arab immigrant workers and the unruly youth of the suburbs who have been pointed out as the potential enemies, while the militarization of the country through the «vigipirate» plan has the aim of creating a feeling of intimidation towards all who would risk entering into conflict against the misdeeds of the capitalist system and of its State.
THE NUMBER ONE ENEMY OF HUMANITY IS CAPITALISM!
An unprecedented campaign of propaganda and mobilization of minds is on course in most of the big countries to unite all classes in the population around their leaders and their States in the name of the defence of freedom and of democracy: but democracy menas nothing for the bourgeois but the defence of the capitalist mode of production, which is based on the exploitation of workers, on social inequality, on permanent economic and military violence, on the rule of the planet by the big capitalist powers which plunge most of humanity into extreme poverty, hunger and suffering of all sorts.
These terrorist attacks, so spectacular and so perfectly organized as they are, even if they were not the fruit of interbourgeois rivalries as is the case at the present time, cannot modify this tragic reality: only the international proletarian revolution, involving in the struggle hundreds and hundreds of millions of victims of capitalism, can brave and defeat this inhuman system which plunged humanity into two World Wars and countless local wars and is preparing yet some new ones.
The USA, the biggest imperialist power in the world, which has military bases all over the globe, which has at its disposal the most powerful and the most organized means of security and information, has been struck in the depths of its own territory, as it has have never been hit before: New York City’s business district, centre of the US and worldwide finance, the beating heart of international capitalism, has been struck hard together with the Pentagon, symbol of the US military all-power – on the decision, it seems, of terrorist hidden in the Afghan mountains!
The US leading circles, through Bush’s voice, considered these attacks as a military attack against their country and declared that it was the beginning of the «first war of the XXIth century»; within the terms of NATO’s agreements, they asked the diplomatic, economic, financial and military implication of their European allies – and these latter obeyed immediately!
From this moment, things changed, and not in favour of the proletarians of the developed capitalist countries, not in favour of the underprivileged masses from Africa, Asia and Latin America, nor in favour of the poor countries.
The changes are in favour of the most stubborn defence of the most predatory imperialist interests, represented by the USA, truly the planetary police constable of capitalism. The USA has shown its vulnerability; and the biggest imperialist of the world, which never suffered war on its own soil (since its Civil War, one and half centuries ago), cannot admit to a lesser rank in security terms than any other imperialist power of Europe or Asia, because it would be implicitly admitting the end of its uncontested leadership of these allies-copetitors and acknowledging a terrible vulnerability with regard even to weakly States or to handsfuls of determinated people! The US bourgeoisie will take revenge, and those who will «pay the price» will be the workers of the weakest countries, but also the American workers who are already ear-marked for sacrifices.
Once more the workers are called upon to put their own defence interests aside, immediately, to defend the interests of the bourgeois system, of this «democratic» order which has never stopped the horrors of war, of extreme poverty and of hunger for the big majority of humanity. The democratic deception has never been any other than the veil of the most dreadful injustice, mother of all violences: exploitation of human by human, the exploitation more and more frantic of labour required by capital which means accumulation of wealth and profit in a few hands and extreme poverty for the majority.
Under the pretext of the terrorist attacks – which are themselves bourgeois in nature – the reformist parties and organizations act with a renewed energy to get the proletarians to believe that they have the same interests as their class enemies, the super-terrorists that the great imperialist countries and the bourgeois of all countries are; they endeavour to make them accept the capitalist economical demands and to make them surrender all idea of struggle, to make them accept the laws, Justice and the repressive forces which regulate their slavery, and they call them to struggle against some supposed subversives, to emphasize the divisions between national and foreigner proletarians, waiting for tomorrow to mobilize them in a war against the future «enemies of their native country».
The workers – exploited to the bitter end in peace-time, cannon-fodder in war-time – have no interest in defending the constituted bourgeois order, so «democratic» that they claim to be. On the contrary, they have got to realize the trap in which the bourgeois want to lead them and to refuse the mortal union with their exploiters in the name of the «struggle against terrorism»; conversely, they must to unite on a class basis with theworkers of all countries to engage without hesitation in the resistance struggle against capitalism which will lead later to the Communist revolution.
NO TO THE SACRED UNION WITH BOURGEOISIE!
NO TO THE SURRENDER OF THE CLASS STRUGGLE!
NO TO THE INDUSTRIAL PEACE!
YES TO THE UNION BETWEEN PROLETARIANS OF ALL RACES AND ALL COUNTRIES!
YES TO THE INDEPENDENT PROLETARIAN ORGANISATION AND TO THE RENEWAL OF THE CLASS STRUGGLE!
YES TO THE INTRANSIGENT STRUGGLE FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE ONLY PROLETARIAN INTERESTS!
16/09/2001 (Leaflet Supplement to « Le Prolétaire » n° 458)
International Communist Party