The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Two Different Roads, Both Lead to Hell!

Oct 15, 2012

The Republican Party is so evil it could make you puke!

It’s not enough that it would condemn women to death because they are trying to appeal to the right wing fanatics who oppose abortion.

Not enough that they brag about their readiness to go to war.

Not enough that they try to foment anti-immigrant attitudes.

Not enough that they use barely coded words to make it clear they would condemn the black population to a second-class status.

Not enough that they oppose unions, workers’ rights to organize and strike.

The Republicans also make clear that they stand 100% with the wealthy class that owns the productive forces of this society and the banks that control the very life blood of the economy.

What workers, thinking about their own class interests, could imagine voting for them?

The only problem is, who to vote for?

The Democrats present themselves as the defender of women’s rights, of immigrants, of the black population–and the workers’ friend.

But in four years in office, Obama extended and expanded the policies Bush had started–including following Bush’s timetable for the Iraq war and actually expanding Bush’s war in Afghanistan, which has become one more military disaster–for us, for those who served in the armed forces, for the people of those countries.

He sent through, once again, the Medicaid prohibition on abortion that condemns poor women to back alley abortions or to unwanted pregnancies and births. He presided over the expulsion of more immigrants than Bush ever did. He has pushed through policies aimed at weakening teachers’ organization, policies which condemn inner city children to an ever worsening education. He didn’t send through one single measure to address the special problems produced by racism.

But he certainly did side with the capitalist class. Look what he did for the banks, for the big auto companies, for the big agricultural combines. He gave them everything Bush gave them, then he doubled up on it–at the expense of workers and ordinary farmers.

So how do you choose?

The unions and other popular organizations tell us we must choose, even if it means choosing the “lesser evil.”

Why? Choosing between two evils is just like choosing a more pleasant or less pleasant road leading to hell.

Either way you go, you end up damned.

We should face the real significance of this election, which is that neither party represents the interests of the working class. Neither party is a defender of all those especially attacked by capitalist society: black people, immigrants, women, poor people.

We should draw the obvious conclusion, which is that, no matter which party wins, we are going to have to fight to defend ourselves. Don’t let both parties drag us down to hell!