Vol.1-No.6

May 1, 2008

PROLETARY PRAVDA

VOL. 1 – NO. 6

May 1ST, 2008

On my way back from Kenosha, another useless attempt to gain a few dollars to buy groceries with – I was forced to drive through downtown. Mexican immigrants were protesting for rights on Seventh Street, and I could help but to roll my eyes. Here, in a city, where legal residents rarely have the means to sustain quality life – immigrants and illegals are rallying for the little resources that the city has to provide.

In an ideal world, we’d all be able to use the same resources. But this is no ideal world. Racine residents stand in the midst of economic depression, forced to stare at illegals rallying for rights. They expect the working-class of Racine to just “deal with it”. Well, look at it from the working-class’s perspective – over half of the city’s population is unemployed, working-class people can barely afford the bare necessities (heat, electricity, water, clothing, food, etc.) and often spend several months or years without those bare necessities. I know this and I have been forced to myself with the conditions in this city. No one of working-class background wants to hear about illegals/immigrants. We can barely find work for ourselves- the city barely has enough resources for its own citizens – why should we give foreign people access to these resources?

In this time, arguments about “human rights” are laughable. The richest residents of every community complain about the working-class and blame workers for the condition of the city – while they do not live here and don’t have to deal with the difficulties of every-day life. Women have babies to get welfare because they have no choice. Don’t ask the working-class to eat rotten meat and just “deal with it”. Women have babies to get welfare because it offers them the little they have, for years, been unable to obtain. Children in the inner-city often have to get food from pantrys that is often rotten and not fit for consumption. Don’t ask the working-class to eat this crap after they have gotten sick from it and had no choice but to go without food for a few days. The rich demand the working-class to “shut up”, but we won’t. No one wants to hear a well-off business man tell them to “shut up”.

The working-class also does not want to hear liberals from the suburbs yelling about “human rights” when they have no rights. No working-class person will argue in favor of granting a rich man the individual right to consume the resources of a large city, all on his own – and they certainly will not support the exploitation of the entire working-class for one money-bag’s profit.

Immigration will not be an option until the entire United States is re-industrialized and socialist society has been attained to its greatest extent. There are not enough resources for the American proletariat right now and there will not be until socialist society has been entirely secured. There are no spare resources for illegals/immigrants at this time, so there is no reason for immigration. We can’t offer immigrants anything.

Instead of complaining about “human rights” and arguing on behalf of them – let us fight for the overthrow of the bourgeois apparatus which exploits the working-class. Let us fight for the establishment of dictatorship of the proletariat. Let us work to re-industrialize the United States and secure a pathway to socialism.

The establishment of a true worker’s state is the only means of attaining true democracy. For this, we must seek the extermination of the bourgeois apparatus – its ruling class which seeks to exploit the working-people. If we fight for the establishment of socialism and we work hard to secure it, immigration will be a reality. Until then, we must strive to construct socialism in our own country and better the conditions of our own proletariat. Socialism must be established in one country before being established in any others. This does not mean that it cannot be established in any others – but that it must, most importantly, be secured in one country, before revolution can take place anywhere else.

Let us fight for the construction of a true, Marxist-Leninist state, for the establishment of socialism, to better the conditions of the American working class. Once socialism has been secured in the United States, then we can open our borders and welcome in foreigners.

Now, on the first of May – let us celebrate past socialist revolutions. Let us celebrate the achievements of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Hoxha – let their achievements inspire us in the fight for socialist revolution today. We shall honor the success of Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries and work to further the success of Marxism-Leninism.

vol.1 – no.5

April 28, 2008

PROLETARY PRAVDA

VOL. 1 – NO. 5

April 28TH, 2008

Every city in the Midwest is filled with forces of inner-city regression. Detroit, Michigan is now a ghost-land, no more than a few people living per every block. Chicago is much like Milwaukee, only the regressive forces occupy more space. Just as Milwaukee has nearly ten times as many blocks as Racine, Chicago is about twenty times larger than Milwaukee. Racine’s population is 79,592, while Milwaukee’s is near 596,974, and Chicago’s is approximately 2,896,016.

It is important to understand that, the area while regressive force dominates very much depends on the area which the city occupies and the population of that area, i.e. in larger cities such as Chicago it may seem that inner-city regression is more common, but only because it is larger.

Milwaukee is affected by the same conditions; however its population is 2.8 million less than Chicago’s. Racine is different from Milwaukee in that most areas of the city overlap each other, so there isn’t a “gap” or “fringe neighborhood” between the inner-city and the downtown area.

There are “moderately effected” blocks, but usually they are surrounded by inner-city neighborhoods in all directions. A good example would be that 6TH Street begins in Downtown Racine and within a few blocks intersects with Racine St. Once you go over the bridge above the Root River, it turns into W. 6TH Street and intersects with N. Memorial Dr. This area is a “fringe neighborhood” because it lies west of downtown, southwest of the “Luther-King” district and northeast of the neighborhood nearly landlocked by two cemeteries (Mound and Holy Cross).

There is very little “distance” between downtown and the river, but once you cross the river this distance seems greater, not because it actually is “far away”, but instead as a result of regressive lumpenproletarian culture. Once you cross the Root River a second time, to the Southwest, the racial tension becomes more and more self-evident.

The further west you get of the cemeteries, you realize this tension has somewhat “disappeared”. Well, let me give you a hint here, you have reached the area that was annexed by the city. The only reason this area can be considered part of the city is its use of city resources (water, waste removal, police and fire department).

This area occupies a large amount of land between the former city boundary and the Village of Mount Pleasant. Now, you realize why this area looks so much like the village – aside from seeing Racine DPW, police and fire department vehicles and drinking Racine water! This is the only reason that the mayor can argue that Racine is “improving” – to annex parts of towns and villages so the city looks less decrepit! The same issue exists north of Goold St., where the city annexed the neighborhoods south of 3 Mile Rd.

This has been the only way for the city to “progress” – as actual city neighborhoods are dominated by abandoned factory buildings, warehouses, junkyards, seized properties and decrepit inner-city homes / apartment buildings.

The only way to eliminate the problems faced by the city is reindustrialization, along with the elimination of suburbs, townships, villages and “halfway neighborhoods” between them which drive the locale into massive economic depression. City resources need to be used in the city! Enough of the funding of luxurious homes of the richest .0000000000000001% – reconstruct the city itself. Otherwise this problem will be twice as bad in a few years, looking at the damage that just a little over a decade of this exportation of resources caused. No about of ignorance displayed by the ruling class can eliminate this problem. It is a problem that can only be “fixed” through the elimination of the bourgeois ruling class, through the seizure of its apparatus, and through the establishment of dictatorship of the proletariat under the Marxist-Leninist doctrine. Until then, no problem can be “solved”.

vol. 1 – no. 4

April 25, 2008

PROLETARY PRAVDA

VOL. 1 – NO. 4

APRIL 25TH, 2008

It’s the end of April in post-industrial America. The unemployment rate is rising, yet all the bourgeoisie can find the time to do is complain about income taxes, which were due nearly two weeks prior. But their words are meaningless, when a mother of five is standing at the bus-stop – holding a garbage bag full of the remains of her former home.

Faced with foreclosure and eviction, state checks fail to provide them with the basic necessities for their own survival. The victim of great mockery remains the poor men, women and children living on government checks – not the richest .000000001%, who spends the day consuming the resources, great enough in quantity to support 79,000 people. Yet, the only people granted use of these resources is the richest .00000000001%, and they don’t even live within city boundaries.

Yet, the worker, who has been without employment since the industry shutdown of 1994, is considered “worthless” for being unable to keep a permanent residence and gain income through legal means. Certainly, having shelter is always a preferable option to living on the street. Unemployment has forced the working class to take refuge is seized or condemned properties, even if they are deemed hazardous to public safety. It is a much better option than sleeping on the porch of a lumpen-dominated building.

The bourgeoisie get away with bitching about the quality of private schools! Quit complaining! Working class children have to attend schools in buildings which have been deemed hazardous to public health and safety! These buildings lie in decrepit inner-city neighborhoods, where shootings occur across the street from the school grounds. Alcohol and sex are hardly as much of a problem as gangs, violence, rape, drug dealing, prostitution and theft. Bourgeois children don’t have to attend schools that are infested with rats, mice, cockroaches, or have asbestos problems.

Bourgeois children also don’t have to worry about getting their lunch money stolen, because their mommy or daddy will provide them with “replacement money”. So you get $100 stolen, mommy or daddy will give you it right back. In other words, bourgeois children are spoiled rich kids who don’t have to worry about anything.

A note to bourgeois money-bags: If you hate looking at the end result of capitalism, than stay in your suburb, don’t cross the city boundaries, and don’t attempt to justify the conditions here (or argue that they simply “do not exist”) – that doesn’t work anymore. Try telling that to the man who lost his job ten years ago during the factory shutdowns, only to find him and his family evicted by the Johnson Corporation because they wanted to build a corporate park for the bourgeois money-bags to eat their lunch in. It won’t go over so well. One bourgeois money-bag is not entitled to all the resources of the city.

Honestly, do you wonder why, that when you have a statue built in your name, that it is nearly instantly covered in graffiti, trash or urine? No multi-millionaire deserves more respect than a worker, and the working class is beyond enraged by this mere act. We don’t want to look at a plaque dedicated to the Johnson family. What good have they done for us? They forced the working class from their homes and replaced their homes with a bourgeois-owned park. Now, if we even step on an inch of the property, we get arrested for trespassing. It used to be our land – our home. That is why. It doesn’t take a genius to understand the minds of the working class, only the workers themselves. The exploited proletariat recognizes the chains it has yet to break free of, despite the ignorance of the bourgeois money-bags fleeing the cityscape.

VOL. 1 – NO. 3

April 22, 2008

PROLETARY PRAVDA
VOL. 1 – NO. 3

April 22ND, 2008

COMRADES,

Today is April 22ND. The 138th Anniversary of Comrade Lenin’s birthday. For Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin), we shall hold our highest honor, in fighting on the notion of the working class struggle, for socialist revolution, and the establishment of a Marxist-Leninist state.

It was Comrade Lenin who gave the revolution its strength, and brought forth that strength to every comrade and party member, in every time of struggle. He was the leader of the Communist Party and the leader of the socialist revolution.

Comrade Lenin fought for the emancipation of the proletariat. His strength brought forward the construction of socialism. His ideas provide us with the strength, in our hearts and minds, to fight, in the name of the revolutionary struggle – for the establishment of a true socialist state.

With the highest honor, we will uphold his efforts, achievements, and by all means, carry onward the international communist movement. To fight for the establishment of dictatorship of the proletariat, and spread such revolutionary potential across the world, with the highest honor.

We must not forget, however, that it was Comrade Stalin, who fought with every bit of his strength, to uphold the achievements and success which Comrade Lenin made possible.

As we continue to uphold the revolutionary accomplishments of Comrade Lenin, we will be honored to carry forward the proletariat in the revolution.

Long live Comrade Lenin!

Long live Marxism-Leninism!

VOL. 1 – NO. 2

April 17, 2008

PROLETARY PRAVDA

VOL. 1 – NO. 2

The Bourgeois Bureaucracy

It’s 9:00 in the morning. I’m on my way to Kenosha, in hope to pick up some valuable items in the trash piles outside bourgeois homes. The rich can buy themselves new homes, new cars, new clothes – while the working class is dragged further and further into the inner city wastelands, lying in the far distance of the cityscapes. It’s a feeling that is nearly impossible to describe; the past is swept behind you, allowing you to forget all but the hardship faced.

Every hour of every day and every day of every week is spent coming up with what was needed last week. It is no longer what is needed today, or what was needed yesterday – but what was needed a week ago; the little money I needed to somehow come up with to pay back the massive debts I have accumulated. Yet, I find myself in the same place as I was in January – at JP Morgan Chase Bank.

The rich complain that the working class is “poor” – they mock them for not having property, for not having money, and for not being able to pay their bills. Yet, they do not understand the difficulties which the working class continues to face – on a daily basis!

One of the largest difficulties I have faced as a proletarian (worker) is keeping my checking account open. I have not been employed for quite a while. The bank is aware of this. They are aware that there is little work to be found. Yet, I am charged a lovely fee every time I fail to meet the minimum balance. The bank charges me a fee for not having money in my bank account. Why is this?

If I’m unemployed, I have not a dollar in my bank account, how it is logical, on any basis, to expect me to pay the fee – or to somehow deposit enough so they do not charge me? If I don’t have money, I can’t pay it back. It’s entirely logical, right? Yet, they continue to charge me. Every month I wait for the day when I have to pay my bills and rent, because I know that either one or both is likely: my check will either bounce or when it goes through my account will be empty. I will either be charged for bouncing a check or I will be charged for not having any money left in my account. Now, which is worse?

Throughout my lifetime, I have been forced to accept this as mere fact. I have been forced to decide in most every circumstance – which is worse? I have never been able to ask myself, “Which is a better option?” What it ended up coming down to was, “Which is the utmost necessary?” and “Which is not?” Most of the time there was no “better” option and I was forced to act upon my knowledge of which is more difficult to live through, or more difficult to overcome.

I have been forced to put everything before my health, my happiness and my life. It is not something I chose. It is not something any proletarian chooses. We do not choose these conditions. If there was another option, we would take it. But what the bourgeoisie (richest .000000001% of the populous) suggests we do is not possible through any existent means. We can’t just walk into a university and get a degree (despite popular opinion).

Actually, getting a degree, in most circumstances, does not guarantee you a career. In this era, the mere fact is that they deny all workers employment unless they meet a certain criteria. If you or anyone of your immediate family was part of a union, they can choose not to hire you. There are very few employers who will operate on another basis. Multi-millionaires can pick and choose – working class people cannot.

They tell us we have the “right” to choose, but that “right” is non-existent unless you have the means of obtaining that “right”; i.e. we may have the “right” to work – but we only gain that “right” if the employer considers us of value. We have the right to be employed, but if they don’t want to hire us we will not have employment. Therefore, while we have the right to work, the multi-national corporations have the right to deny us our own right to employment, so we really do not have that “right” at all.

We are all workers, regardless of pay. We don’t own corporations. We don’t have any control over how much we are paid, if we are paid at all. We don’t have any control over the hourly wage. They implement it. If they can get around paying us, they will. They’ll find the cheapest labor and the cheapest resources, regardless of what it costs the working people. If we cannot afford the bare necessities, they tell us we created such horrible conditions for ourselves. They tell us if we “got educated” we would someday become capitalists – while we have no means of educating ourselves!

The richest .000000001% complains about the working class. They want to cut welfare and attempt to convince everyone that those who rely on welfare are “scum” – while they demand that minimum wage remains $6.50/hr and every post-industrial city remains in ruins! They force us to work more than two jobs to survive. If they don’t to pay for welfare, then they should support raising minimum wage. Yet, they do not.

The rich prevent the majority of society from obtaining the same standard of living as they do. Yet, they dominate all state operations for their personal benefit. The public schools, state prisons, jails, laws, local police force, function for the benefit of the bourgeois ruling class – not the working class majority. If this was not true, than why is it that when someone commits a crime and has millions of dollars in their possession, that they never have to serve any time in jail (or at most only a few days)?

Profit dominates everything. There’s no justice when criminals run free. Why does it matter whether a criminal is the wealthiest member of society or is unemployed and has less than $100 to their name? The reason is simply that money = power in every capitalist society. If this weren’t true, than there would be state officials without a million dollars tied to their name.

Why is it that when the poor are robbed the police make them wait for hours at the police station, while when the rich are robbed the police make every effort to protect their property? The reason is that the police do not employ themselves. They are employed by the wealthiest members of society. If there was no expensive property to protect, the police would be out of a job. They are workers, too, their role is simply much more authoritative in regard to keeping the system intact.

The fact of the matter is, if a worker is shot, the police could care less. If a capitalist is shot, they will make every effort to lock up the person guilty for their lifetime. If they didn’t, they would lose their job, and then they would be in the same position as the working class. However, they consider serving the interest of the wealthiest .00000001% to be much more in their interest than not, as it allows them a certain standard of living that they proletariat does not have. As long as they continue to serve bourgeois interest, they will sustain this standard of living.

The importance of these factors lies in recognizing that their existence depends on the existence of the capitalist class – which is why the only means of eliminating the difficulties caused indirectly by the police and banks requires eliminating the cause for their existence, i.e. to overthrow the bourgeois state apparatus and replace it with a proletarian state apparatus, which the proletariat (the working class majority) will dictate. Until violent revolution is carried out, the working class will continue to face exploitative conditions and suffer from unemployment and inner-city regression.

The only means of eliminating these conditions are through seizure of the state apparatus and the establishment of dictatorship of the proletariat, which the proletariat dominates state power. Unless the proletariat has control over the conditions it is to live under, they will remain subject to exploitation inside and outside of the workplace.

March 29, 2008

PROLETARY PRAVDA

VOL. 1 – NO. 1

 

In Response to Bourgeois Reaction

 

It was 11:00 in the morning in downtown Racine. The workers were repairing utility pipes on Sixth Street after a long winter. Three or four blocks were expected to maintain closed for the remainder of the month, however expensive cars continued to race down the city streets, as the multi-millionaires leave the corporate office and rush back to the suburbs, stretching as far as Interstate-94. The workers tried their hardest to block traffic, one being brave enough to stand in the middle of the blocked-off intersection to prevent a car from entering the work-zone. The angry man honked at him, rolled down his car window and yelled profanity at the worker, as the worker continued to direct construction vehicles into the zone. As soon as the intersection was once again clear, but still closed, the man grew angry and put his foot on the accelerator, while the worker still remained in front of his vehicle. He happened to brake hard enough so that he avoided hitting the worker, managing to stop his vehicle, leaving only a very few inches between the worker’s body and the front of his car. The worker continued directing the DPW trucks through, and the capitalist was stuck waiting at the intersection.

 

Unfortunately, multi-millionaires fail to realize that it is the workers who provide them nicely paved streets to drive on and repair their utilities. There is not a capitalist, not any multi-millionaire (or multi-billionaire), owner of a large or multinational corporation who would even think of laboring on busy city streets where they risk getting hit by ignorant capitalists who have no regard for the workers on the roads.

 

There are many, MANY workers who suffer injury or death from being hit by cars on busy highways or city streets merely because ignorant drivers could care less if they hit them! There are many, MANY thousand more workers that are injured or die than you hear about on the news. The reason is the media, which is owned by the multi-million dollar corporations (multi-billion is more accurate), does not see the importance in reporting the deaths of workers. Why is it more important for us to hear about the death of a multi-millionaire than the death of a worker?

 

Hell, why is it more important to honor multi-millionaires than the working people? Why is every statue (aside from Martin Luther King Jr.) dedicated to a multi-millionaire who owned a large corporation?

 

Why do we, when buildings are built, dedicate them to the rich? Why not put all of the names of the workers who helped construct that building on a plaque, instead of the one, multi-millionaire, who happens to possess the greatest amount of capital in the entire city? Certainly, the bourgeoisie would not have constructed that structure with their hands – with their own labor. The only reason they appear on the plaques of every structure is because they owned capital – massive amounts of it. They did nothing honorable, unless it is honorable to exploit the working people and hoard capital for their own use, when they have such a large amount of excess that when they die, they will only have used .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001%.

 

The only solution is violent revolution, to seize the bourgeois state apparatus, to establish a Marxist-Leninist state (dictatorship of the proletariat), to liquidate the bourgeoisie, their capital, their property – everything, so that it is handed over to the proletarian state, and the entire working people gain access to it.

Proletary Pravda No. 1

March 29, 2008

Racine.WI-00007PROLETARY PRAVDA

VOL. 1

I.

THE PROLETARIAN STRUGGLE

It’s tough being an exploited proletarian when the proletarians themselves don’t realize they are exploited. This is especially true in cities such as Racine, where the factories began to shut down over 14 years ago as a result of various merges of corporations and later, the monopolization of local industry. As time passed, the availability of employed decreased as a result of thousands of job cuts. The factories continued to shut down, until about five or six years ago when the last one finally closed – leaving working class people with nowhere to work.

During this time period, the working people were forced into the inner city. The amount of foreclosures increased, properties were seized and families were forced into apartment buildings in the worst areas within city limits. Children were forced to wait for the bus to take them to school on the same corner where drugs are sold. Single mothers were forced to work two or more jobs to keep a steady income to support their children and provide them with the bare necessities.

II.

EXPLOITATION, INNERCITY SLUMS

AND FURTHER CLASS DIVISIONS

Around the time of the millennium, retail became a major source of employment for former working class people. While the downtown area became vacant, the suburbs were filled with chain stores, restaurants and coffeehouses. The suburbs spread from the area surrounding the city all the way out to small towns near the interstate (I-94).

Soon, there was nothing occupying any of the buildings downtown. They were boarded up and remained that way for several years. Literally, the only five buildings that remained in use were the Racine Library, Court House, Fire Department, Police Department, and City Hall. Everything else was completely gone. Competitive capitalism decayed but the bourgeoisie sustained power through its domination of the local government apparatus.

This was the same time period that the Johnson Corporation planned a massive construction project. Homes of the working class on all bordering streets were torn down. The people received small amounts for the value of their homes. However, the only reason these people avoided foreclosure for so long was that they had paid off their mortgage. Their home was all they had to their name. They had little additional property, many didn’t own cars. If they did, they were often vehicles they received with little money, repaired themselves, or inherited when their parents died. These cars were usually in poor condition and were not worth a whole lot in material value.

As time went on, all of the jobs in the suburban towns were filled. However, a large portion of the working class remained unemployed. The struggle to meet their own needs, along with the needs’ of their children, caused them to fall to the regressive nature of local lumpenproletarian culture. Proletarians became hopeless when the bourgeois state refused to provide them with welfare checks of great enough value to sustain a decent quality of life.

The children of unemployed workers were affected greatly as a result of the hardships present in their lives from an early age onward. By the time they reached adulthood, they had no means of finding employment or obtaining the bare necessities for their own survival. They could not afford a university education. Nevertheless, it was often considered too great of a risk as a college degree could not even guarantee the working people the opportunity of future employment.

As a result, young people felt the need to abuse the welfare system. The state would provide welfare checks to single parents who were unable to find employment and provide for their children. Many young people had babies as a means of obtaining welfare checks. The more children, the more checks – this strategy continues on today, as the children of the working class grow older and realize the difficulties of finding employment and sustaining a quality life.

III.

INNER CITY REGRESSION

AND THE LUMPENPROLETARIAN CULTURE

The economic instability present within the city caused the working class people to relocate to areas of severe regression as a result of the presence of lumpenproletarian culture. In these areas, theft-for-resale, drug use/sale, alcoholism, gangs, violence and prostitution are major problems. As working class people were forced into inner city neighborhoods, they were forced to deal with these problems. Many were victims of armed robberies, gang violence, and resorted to drug/alcohol use as a means of dealing with the difficulties they faced.

Aside from the struggle to find employment and provide for their children, they often faced far worse difficulties – such as being robbed of the little they had to live on. One of the worst problems was car theft. If you car was not stolen, then it was broken into and certain valuables within it were removed. The most common items stolen were car radios. Most of them time someone attempted to steal it, they would break most of the car windows in the process. The majority of the working class people could not afford to pay for repairs, which resulted in the majority of cars owned by proletarians to be in very bad condition. Most of the time when a proletarian had their car broken into, they would use plastic to cover the broken window and attach it with duct tape; for a long time it was very rare to come across a vehicle with all of its windows intact.

These problems often resulted in drug addiction and alcoholism, as many proletarians could not deal with the stress any other way. This required them to associate with the lumpenproletariat to receive drugs. The market for drug sale grew rapidly as proletarians contributed to the profit of drug lords.

Racine had already played a significant role due to location in drug trafficking from Chicago to Milwaukee, so most substances were readily available in inner city neighborhoods. However, unemployed proletarians were often unable to pay their debts to drug dealers, which often resulted in violent action against them by gang members.

IV.

THE WORKING CLASS

IN RELATION TO

RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION

Racism was already a major problem, but as the availability of employment decreased, it became common for different ethnic groups to blame each other for the decrease in available jobs. The white people blamed the blacks for “destroying their culture”, while the blacks blamed the Mexicans for “stealing their jobs”. As racism became prevalent in more and more neighborhoods, the blacks came to consider the white people a threat to their freedom.

Towards the mid-1990s, foreign people moved into the same neighborhoods. People from former Soviet nations moved in, along with people from China, Korea and Southern Europe. They became the new targets of ethnic slurs and discrimination. While they constantly relocated as a result of discrimination, when they first moved here there was a lot of “anti-communist” bias.

Inner city regression was blamed on the presence of gangs and drug trafficking. However, the bourgeoisie heavily relied on their presence. Gang violence, prostitution and drug trafficking was an excuse for a strong police presence. The bourgeoisie convinced proletarians that the police would help secure their own property, so they favored it. However, they failed to realize that the police would also function to prevent them from stepping foot on the property of the Johnson Corporation, which was taken from them. Nevertheless, the police do not hesitate to arrest proletarians for trespassing, despite the fact that it was once their property and their homes used to stand in the exact same location.

Despite popular opinion, it is common for black people to be arrested on false charges. While white people are just as often a target, blacks are treated with a lot less respect, as it is often assumed that they are the cause of inner city violence. The police carry out actions according to this assumption, which has caused the rise in hatred of the police among the black community.

The black community continues to believe that “socialism” is bad because of the role which the bourgeois state apparatus plays in their everyday life. “Socialism” has become a synonym for bourgeois socialism. The type of “socialism” that exists in Racine is not proletarian socialism (i.e. a workers’ state) it is a certain amount of policies put in place through the existence of the state apparatus, but to support the position of the bourgeois ruling class. These are policies that enforce class distinction, without any attempt to reverse it.

These policies may advocate “helping the poor”, but that is done without incorporating into those policies concepts of worker’s control over the means of production. Rather, it is the type of policy that grants the state control as a means of enforcing bourgeois ownership and domination of the productive forces (factories, working conditions, wages, etc.).

Furthermore, these policies do not grant worker’s control over the conditions of the environment for which they labor, the wages they receive for that labor and the amount of hours required for receipt of the given wage. However, it does grant the state the authority to act on behalf of the capitalists – which depend on the workers’ labor for the production of commodities for their obtainment of capital.

V.

CONCLUSION

The class conflict existent in bourgeois society (under capitalism) is not a conflict that can be overcome through the existent bourgeois state apparatus. For the conflict to be overcome, it is necessary to eliminate not only the apparatus enforcing the class relations, but the ruling class for which the entire system has been put into existence for and operates on behalf of.

To eliminate only the bourgeois state, without any proper construction of a workers’ state cannot occur. It is not only necessary to eliminate the means of enforcing class relations, but it is also necessary to transform the entire infrastructure for which the bourgeois ruling class (capitalists) dominate – into that which is compatible with classless society (communism). Abolishing the bourgeois state accomplishes only one task. There are many, many more tasks which require completion at this point.

To construct anew, to establish a workers’ state, for which the working class (proletariat) dictates (controls) the state apparatus (i.e. dictatorship of the proletariat) – requires constructing society in accordance to it. In order words, it is necessary to educate the people on their role in this construction, it is necessary to establish policy in accordance to its defense, and it is also necessary for the state apparatus to function towards progression into classless (communist) society. Without this, there is no guarantee of securing the given progress, as eliminating class relations requires the abolition of the social structure which enforces its existence.

That means transferring the ownership of all property, all institutions (private or public), all industry, all enterprise, organizational buildings/structures (churches, libraries, banks, farms, factories, hospitals, etc.) into the hands of the state apparatus – as a means of altering class relations. This is necessity to replace the bourgeois ruling class with a proletarian ruling class, for which the bourgeoisie are oppressed by proletarian (working class) rule. No longer then will the bourgeoisie dictate and the working people live in exploitation, but they will be subject to the centralized organization of the proletariat under the state apparatus.

Only through workers’ control can the proletariat assume state power. If the bourgeoisie is to determine the rights of the working people, than the working people have no rights. Only through abolition of the bourgeois state, of capitalism, and through the founding of dictatorship of the proletariat, through the formation of a Marxist-Leninist state, can the progression into communism be secured.