THE UNCOMPROMISING CLASS STRUGGLE!
by M. Sifika wa Nkomo
This is the 21st century that needs an UNCOMPROMISING CLASS analysis in our communities, organizations and leadership interests be it in electoral politics and non-electoral radical organizational alliances.
Electoral politics especially in the United States and South Africa must be used to politically educate African and non-African peoples primary (strategic) and secondary (tactical) political differences of the overall long-term IDEOLOGY of IMPERIALISM (national security) and short term BREAD & BUTTER politics around community welfare, job security, quality education and health care etc.
For example since the political assassinations of JFK, Malcolm, MLK, JFK etc, the last 45 years has a programmatic and conscious ideological efforts and political rhetoric to BREAK THE LIBERAL “SOCIAL CONTRACT” role of the STATE so that it must serve those who OWN and BENEFIT PRIVATE PROPERTY and LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II have made that a SUCCESS IT IS TODAY!
Kwame Ture, H. Rap Brown, Huey P. Newton, Walter Rodney, Thomas Sankara etc and many others alive today knew just like George Soros, Warren Buffet, Rupert Murdoch, Henry Paulson new as early as 1972 what Imperialism and its domestic and foreign agendas was and is still about!
Those who followed Mayor Stokes, Justice Thurgood Marshall into the Supreme Court and Benjamin Hooks in Federal Government professional jobs are no different to those in top judicial, government and legislative in South Africa, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria etc.
We live in more than 192 global bantustan controlled by the World Economic Forum created and based in Basle since 1973! This was a year or so after the US broke from the GLOD STANDARD, preparing for "GLOBAL FINANCIAL SPECUALATIONS" and "DERIVATIVES".
In the same 1970's the IMF/World Bank introduced "Economic Structural Adjustment Programs" to undermine the "SOCIAL CONTRACT" in post colonial Africa and promote a culture of KLEPTOMANIA in all African countries so that they can sabotage themselves like Zimbabwe has done since 1983.
The ZANU-PF should never have accepted CONDITIONALITIES of loans from IMF and World Bank because they knew how DISHONEST and DECEPTIVE the United States and
the United Kingdom ruling classes have been and are still to Africans-at home and abroad and even to so called" white hardworking class" as we see today!
I remember the ZANU-PF and Robert Mugabe in 1983 being falsely and ingeniously praised by the western and South African corporate media that " ..Mugabe has learnt from his 'comrade' and fellow President of Mozambique (Samora Machel) about the failures of Marxist-Leninism" and he is taking a pro-western development path".
As a political strategy to preserve national stability in Zimbabwe there was nothing wrong with selectively work with western imperialism because they had destabilized and destroyed Angola and Mozambique political economy's infrastructure!
But the problem was, unlike in Cuba, the Zimbabwe nationalist subjected the PEOPLES WILL, ZANU-PF, to class interests the GOVERNMENT run by comprador bourgeoisie!
Instead of ZANU-PF calling the shots as a PARTY to make the government accountable to it, ZANU-PF government started acting like a British Labor Party government answerable to global corporate interests who are LIARS!
This is not a personal attack on Robert Mugabe's illustrious individual history of personal and family sacrifice but SUBJECT CLASS INTERESTS OF THE PARTY LEADERSHIP, in the same manner the legacy of Malcolm X and MLK Jr are beign used by corporate charlatans to enrich themselves, cronies and families and similar situation prevails in South Africa.
We need to look at the Cuba as the best example where the PEOPLE ARE GOVERNING though a PARTY that makes GOVERNMENT accountable!
In South Africa the difference is that the Jacob Zuma-faction has used the same principle but for REACTIONARY NEO-COLONIAL & COMPRADOR bourgeois interests as they is NO CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT POLICIES, what THABO MBEKI was doing JACOB ZUMA WILL DO!
When we are involved in ELECTORAL POLITICS, that is transactive BREAD & BUTTER politics, but GRASRROOTS RADICAL ORGANIZING SHOULD BE LED BY IDEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION POLITICS TO BREAK THE POWER OF THE CLASS-based STATE.
In the USA or any other country including the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and South Africa, for example changes has always been bottom up!
What IDEOLOGICAL role are we playing in terms CLASS politics beyond Mugabe, Mbeki and Obama electors politics as Pan-Africanist, because religion and race politics have been exhausted and ONLY BENEFIT reactionaries and liberal reformist into office!
The primary question of the 21st century is CLASS-be it Zimbabwe, United States, South Africa, Haiti, Ghana, Jamaica etc.
Mongezi Sefika wa Nkomo
2621 Centre Avenue, Suite 216
NEO-COLONIALISTS DILUTE THE RACIST CLASS STRUGGLE!
by I. Langalibalele
Black theologians, reactionary "Garveyites" and opportunist Pan Africanists are all uniting to assault the revolutionary theory of Pan Africanism (aka African Internationalism) which calls for a unified African state under scientific socialism. For this reason I have begun scouring the blogosphere not only for accurate analyses of the Nkrumahist version of Pan Africanism, but also for a class conscious critique of neo-colonialism.
Stuff which was ideologically defeated in the Sixties and Seventies has made a comeback. Whereas the Garveyite trend merged with the Caribbean maroon culture to come up with a revolutionary class theory (Black Stalin, Mutubaruka, Lord Invader, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Mike Dred, Hugh Mandel, Walter Rodney, etc.). But US Garveyites fail to recognize this superior analysis and remain stuck in Garvey's 1940s Philosophy and Opinions because they can keep their little club mentality alive rather than liberate the world African proletariat (working class).
Garvey was no crackpot, and he had a class analysis. However, these guys today would never follow Garvey. They dont kno anything about Sobukwe, Biko, Mapetla, FRELIMO, ZANU, Nkrumah, Fanon, Cabral, Castro, Mao, Rodney, Galeano, Huey P, George Jackson, Yeshitela, Nyerere. They are kno-nothings but they have attacked the Black Liberation Movement and its revolutionary class analysis.
I see how they cite Mugabe when it is convenient. However, Mugabe cites Nkrumah. He discusses Nkrumah's theory of neo-colonialism. Yet NEO-COLONIALISM is only the dilution of the racist class struggle. RACISM IS THE CONCENTRATED CLASS STRUGGLE. The class struggle is concentrated within racial politics. That is the simplest and clearest explanation of racism, within the class context. While I am the first one to use that definition, it is only because of the work of our predecessors that I have been able to extend their theory and sharpen our understanding of "race" and class.
It is because of this deepened understanding that the forces of reaction have become more active. They kno Imperialism is in a crisis and it is vulnerable. They kno that a sharpened class analysis will strike the blow against neo-colonialism, which to this point we have not been able to undermine. In defeating neo-colonialism we will downthro Imperialism.
Lots of folks dont want Imperialism to end because they don't kno what to expect when it falls, or else they are reaping rewards for being its defenders. People like the Amexem Moors, Chief Elders and Grand Poobahs, preachers, ministers and other clergy who distort Garveyism, Pan Africanism and other crucial areas of our historical struggle. We must work on international African unity, and purge all contending lines.
IZWE LETHU I AFRIKA!