What is the Goal, the Strategy and the Mission of the LRNA?
Revolutionary organizations are created to solve the principal problem of a specific quantitative stage of history. Today that problem is that the masses are going into battle against the most powerful ruling class ever in history without any consciousness of the cause of the problem they face or the solution. In turn, the rulers are adjusting the form of the state. They are moving to crush any threat to private property.
The League’s Goal
The content of the times— the cause of the problem— is the fundamental change in the economy. New electronic means of production are in antagonism with capitalist private property relations. Capitalism as a system of buying and selling of labor power is coming to an end.
The goal of the ruling class is to maintain private property relations as society changes. The goal of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America is for the workers to achieve political power to free up the socially necessary means of production now owned by the giant corporations and place them in the hands of society.
The League’s Strategy
Strategy arises from an estimate of the situation and from an understanding of the overall revolutionary process.
The League’s estimate is that the introduction of robotic production is permanently eliminating human labor and creating an objectively communist class of impoverished workers who if educated about their historical mission can lead society to a new world.
The revolutionary process is as follows: An economic revolution brings about a social revolution. The first stage of the social revolution is destruction of the existing social order. We see this in the shuttered factories, the disappearance of work categories, permanent unemployment, the declining standard of living and the polarization of wealth and poverty. This social destruction will inevitably bring about a political revolution. As power passes into the hands of the people they will reconstruct society in their interests, completing the social revolution on a communist basis.
The struggle for communism has in the past been ideological. Today, things have changed. Just as the steam engine created the industrial working class that replaced the existing manufacturing class, electronic production is creating a new class of worker. This new class represents a practical movement for communism. It cannot survive without eliminating private property and distributing the social product according to need.
The problem is that this objectively communist class is ideologically anti-communist. Every practical step the new class takes is therefore set back by their ideological backwardness. We cannot get to communism with an anti-communist class. This describes the task of revolutionaries today.
The League’s Mission
The League is going about reaching the tens of thousands of revolutionaries from various walks of life that every battle is causing to emerge. These revolutionaries are trying to educate and arouse this mass. They are scattered throughout the country fighting the devastation but without any clear vision of the solution. The League’s aim is to show them that it is only with a unified core of leaders that the revolutionaries will be strong enough to influence the growing movement.
Therefore, the League is building a propaganda apparatus aimed at reaching these revolutionaries with the purpose of uniting them around the practical issues and on that basis winning them to the communist solution. These revolutionaries, once supplied with the education and perspective that the League can provide, will become part of the officer corps for the emerging revolution. They will play a role in guaranteeing that the movement stays on course and that it is prepared for future stages. Achieving the League’s mission will represent the completion of an essential quantitative stage of the revolution.
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The age-old vision of a world without scarcity, without exploitation, class domination, organized violence, and stultifying labor has been the dream of millenia. The new completely socialized labor-eliminating means of production ... sets the basis for its realization. Now human history can begin, the light of the individual shining in the full brightness of liberated life, that can only be realized within true equality and cooperation: communism, a cooperative society.'Without Vision, the People Perish'
Rally, Comrades ! May/June 2011