If you are budding communist or socialist student looking for comrades in New Haven, today is your lucky day because the people at SocialistRevolution.org are advertising for a couple of events in September—Why We Are Communists: The Revolutionary Ideas of Marxism, and Kick Capitalism Out of Education.
Turns out that Socialist Revolution, which is building a Marxist organization in the U.S., is part of the International Marxist Tendency, a communist organization with a presence in 35 countries worldwide. The group organizes workers and youth for the overthrow of capitalism in order to pave the way for a socialist future for humanity.
Capitalism is on the brink. An entire generation has known only crisis, austerity, and climate catastrophe. Everywhere we look there is war, poverty, and exploitation. And yet, the rich have seen their wealth grow enormously.
People are correctly beginning to draw the conclusion that the root of the problem is capitalism itself. Twenty percent of young people in the US now believe that “communism is the ideal system.”SocialistRevolution.org
Socialist Revolution argues that the capitalist system is at the root of poverty, racism, instability, violence, and humiliation that is faced by the exploited and oppressed class every day. To solve these problems, the group fights for a "workers’ government":
Gee, sounds great, but who's going to pay for all of that?
This same organization claimed that the coronavirus pandemic was a product of capitalism that could only be solved with, you guessed it, communism.
Too bad the folks at Socialist Revolution don't tell you about the downside of communism.
Like the human rights abuses and the millions deaths that were caused by the Marxist-Leninist regime, the Soviet gulags, the Chinese labor camps, or the Cambodian killing fields.
Or about how communism reduces competition so organizations end up stagnating, thereby slowing down the economy.
They don't tell you about the mass propagandizing of millions of children, or how communism limits innovation and creativity.
And they definitely don't tell you about how communism diminishes personal responsibility, ultimately impacting your very own freedom and the ability to take control of your own life.
Because if people really understood that, no one would want to be a communist.