Discontent is mounting. Every day people in Britain are more repelled by the present political, economic, and social order. The old claims about the virtues of capitalism don't convince any more; in fact, they're not really even made. Instead we're offered the grim assertion that, however bad this might be, there's no alternative. And that, it seems, does convince. So people relapse into cynicism and disillusionment: no point joining a party, no point voting, no point demonstrating, don't worry about the unemployed, don't worry about Afghanistan, just try to keep your own head above water.
But there are alternatives. A social order isn't something natural, like a weather pattern; an economic crisis isn't something natural, like a hurricane. The current system is a set of relationships between people. It has historical origins, and it can be replaced. In fact, it's crying out to be replaced. The generalized discontent we all feel is on some level a recognition that the basic institutions of our society have run out of steam. For the first time in generations, we're not being sold even the imaginary vision of a better, but still capitalist, future. The ideologists of the ruling class are obsessed with visions of degradation and decline. People on the left inevitably spend a lot of their time talking about single issues, and perhaps the core point doesn't come across clearly enough: capitalism has outlived its usefulness, but it won't just fade away of its own accord. It needs to be abolished.
The goal is communism—a society with no private property, no class system, and no state.
The Communist Corresponding Society is a group of people who have come together to take part in the difficult work of developing and publicizing a communist programme that will resonate with what people are feeling today. We aren't a political party, and we don't claim to be; we know others are also working in the same direction, and we don't pretend to have all the answers ourselves; we participate, in good faith, in the organizations and campaigns of the working-class, anti-imperialist, and popular movements.
People interested in the C.C.S. are invited to contact us.
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