Páirtí Poblachtach Sóisalach na h-Éireann spokesperson Jason Nott responds to Enda Kennys speech threatening welfare claimants.
Mr Nott continues “Enda Kennys speech yesterday was a felon setting exercise in which he tried to blame the long term unemployed and other welfare claimants for everything that is wrong with Ireland today, Kenny said “We can’t have a situation where there is a perception, an understanding or an acceptance that everything is for nothing in this world”
“Reasoned and calm political analysis is getting harder and harder in this country as the news reels get more and more infuriating by the day. The phoney campaigns for ‘jobs and growth’ and the mask of ‘all in this together’ is starting to slip as Kenny and co. are about to launch a blistering attack on Welfare recipients ahead of the next budget. Once again the poor are being blamed and punished for a crisis not of their making and by the sounds of Kenny’s latest threatening outburst; the poor here are now being publicly blamed for their own poverty.”
“Kenny is of course acting on behalf of his own class interests and those of the class immediately above him, the Irish bourgeoisie, owners of most or all of the Land, Property and Capital in the country. While the working class for the time being remains somewhat mute and passive in face of the current aggression against it, mainly due to poor organisation structures and treachery within the traditional agents of working class power such as Trade Unions, it is worthwhile to take note of a revolutionary forecast by one of the last century’s greatest revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg.”
”The modern working class doesn’t carry out its struggle according to a plan set out in some book or theory; the modern workers’ struggle is a part of history, a part of social progress, and in the middle of history, in the middle of progress, in the middle of the fight, we learn how we must fight…”
Pertinent words indeed from Rosa as isn’t this precisely the position the workers movement finds itself in today, and is the task and process not the same also? We must learn lessons from previous periods of struggle and learn and re-learn how to fight and struggle against those who oppress us.”
Mr Nott finishes “For those feeling isolated or hopeless in the face of the vicious onslaught of the Bourgeoisie and the savvy sophistication of its media and polished performances of its political parties and puppets, strength, passion, hope and the raw human will necessary for the fight required are found in the wise words and steely determination of Rosa Luxemburg.
”Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital also is an historical necessity, but, so too, it’s grave digger, the socialist proletariat.”