"All power to the workers militia"? On workers paramilitary orgs / paramilitias

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Jacob Richter
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Aug 3 2012 04:37
"All power to the workers militia"? On workers paramilitary orgs / paramilitias

To start off, I'd like to ask this question: Is "All power to the workers militia" more feasible for government than "All power to workers councils"?

I ask this because of the precedent set by the Paris Commune's dynamic between the more petit-bourgeois Communal Council and the more proletarian National Guard.

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Aug 3 2012 04:47

The answer is probably more fluid based on the situation, there is no saying either is right, ideally both would be on an equal footing?

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Aug 4 2012 06:41

The revolutionary subject is the proletariat, and not political or military organizations. Only the proletariat can commonly control production for use and abolish itself as a class - nothing else can do it on their behalf. If political or military organizations controlled production rather than the producers then there is no common control, production could not be undertaken for use, the organizations which control production sit atop a class society and oversee the continuation of value production. You can be sure they'd be no closer to the alternative mode of production and a stateless and classless society than we are today.