Dismantle oppression. Deepen democracy. Destroy tyranny.
Posts tagged oppression
About all the questioning: “Is this feminist?” and “what is feminism?”
Can be big questions, but can also be just this succinct
Check out the article
The distinction is sometimes drawn between democracy and Socialism, that is, the socialisation of the means of production and of production, by saying that the latter is our goal, the object of our movement, while democracy is merely the means to this end, which occasionally might become unsuitable, or even a hindrance.
To be exact, however, Socialism as such is not our goal, which is the abolition of every kind of exploitation and oppression, be it directed against a class, a party, a sex, or a race.
We seek to achieve this object by supporting the proletarian class struggle, because the proletariat, being the undermost class, cannot free itself without abolishing all causes of exploitation and oppression, and because the industrial proletariat, of all the oppressed and exploited classes, is the one which constantly grows in strength, fighting capacity and inclination to carry on the struggle, its ultimate victory being inevitable.
Therefore, to-day every genuine opponent of exploitation and oppression must take part in the class struggle, from whatever class he may come.
Karl Kautsky, The Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 1918?
…yeah, that’s right. I just quoted Kautsky. Deal with it.