i pose this question to Aftwydd , how do you anticipate change arising if you already dismiss the possibilty of workers being capable of understanding and desiring socialism/anarchism due to brain-washing and manipulation by the media?
I see the pulling down of the propaganda empire as the first stage of a possible revolution. I'm actually surprised that there aren't more direct attacks on that empire. After all, it's clear that without propaganda, it would be far easier for socialism to spread.
(And what made you so different and special that you aren't a victim of it?)
Nothing. The only difference between me and most people I know is that I stumbled onto information thanks to the internet. I wasn't attacking anybody; it's not the fault of the majority that they are brainwashed by propaganda. When you're working forty hours a week and dealing with other matters in between, you don't have the time to spend hours on the internet reading articles unlike students such as me.
I think leaving the control and command centres of the coercive elements of the state in the hands of the state without even challenging the legitimacy places the workers in an even worse position.
And it can't be challenged without MPs?
And has not every revolution ended up with that masses demanding elections, In 1917 it was for the Constituent Assembly. As James Connolly said when the IWW jettisoned the political action clause , just try and stop workers from taking it.
Nobody is advocating the abolition of democracy.
Yes socialist ideas will overspill into the military. Or are you saying that a soldier is something less than other workers.
I said that there will still be an element of opposition within the armed forces, not that the armed forces would be insulated from the ideas.
Haven't you over-looked the sailors of 1918 Hamburg , or the Kronsdadt, or all the "Red Army" councils.
Please, no psychological profiling that the mentality of a worker in uniform is fundamentally and qualitatively different for a whole host of other occupiations.
The mentality of people whose job it is to murder on behalf of the state is different. Nothing to do with uniform.