Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Tax the Rich": Provocation, not Progress

Greetings, Comrades! I hope the weekend is treating you well!
I'm sure you've heard from other Socialist/Communist organizations the rallying cry "Tax the Rich!". With 2% of the population owning more than 60% of the country's wealth, it sounds like an admirable goal to get behind and an adequate rallying cry. As enticing as it may be to go out a random weekend holding "Tax the Rich" banners with your friends, in the end there is no change. The rich will not be taxed. If you're lucky to have a job, you'll return to it and work aimlessly for a paycheck with less and less ability to handle our rising cost of living. If you don't have a job, you'll continue to collect unemployment (if you're lucky) or hopelessly pursue a job in a market that just doesn't have them.
V. I. Lenin once said "The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency." This is a good idea if the ones who are hoarding the currency don't have the control over the stability of that currency. In the end, it is not currency or tangibles that change policy and politics, but the masses breaking the silence of the night air in one voice, crying out against oppression. From this come representatives that, through the support of the people and actualization of the current system, make lasting changes that affect the lives of those who put them there. This is how this system should work, but it doesn't. We are now confronted with a system that trades monetary gain for public accountability and every elected official has a pricetag. Unfortunately, our cost of living is so high, we can't afford one.
I wanted to take this moment to remind you that the goal of the Lucas County Communist Party is first the support of the working class of Lucas County through direct assistance to local unions and groups and, second, the endorsement of political candidates that have chosen to side with people instead of monetary gain or political pole position. With representatives of the people elected to public office, we can finally offer lasting change to the lives of the working class and contribute to the revitalization of this country.
Remember, "Tax the Rich" is not political policy, it's a provocation; and not a suitable alternative to active pursuit of change. Let us instead use as our rallying cry "To Victory!". 
Yours in Solidarity,

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brothers and Sisters -

Welcome! We are the Lucas County Communist Party. We're here to serve you, the Workers of this land, in the capacity of inciting beneficial change for good.

This community has always been a union-based, hard-working example to Ohio and the country of what rewards should be reaped for sweat on the brow and a hard day's work. Whether you work in a factory or behind a desk, in a call center or behind a cash register, you are the mechanism by which this community functions and thrives.

The Communist Party is, first and foremost, a party of, by, and for the people. We cannot have true Communism without a focus on community, Socialism without a focus on society, and we can do without a great deal of Capitalism, as we know what happens when we concentrate too much on capital. Too much of it goes to too little of us and the institution creates an environment that is uninhabitable by those at the bottom struggling to get by.

It is our desire, our passion, and our purpose to offer political, economic and social changes to Lucas County and Ohio, and to support those who wish to do the same. We wish to see not a state-run government, but a people-run government. And we cannot do it without you. Your support, through your time, your talents and your treasure, will bring about a social change that will resonate throughout the world for years to come.

The Party of the Worker continues to function by the Gifts of the Worker. Please use the button to the right and donate to your party so that we may better exercise the will of the people through empowerment, education, and elected officials.

To Victory, Comrades!

-Dustin Perkins
 Lucas County Communist Party