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(en) Brazil, Uniao Popular Anarquista - UNIPA - Causa do Povo #68 - Reaping what you sow: authoritarianism, anarchism and non-partisanship (pt)[machine translation]

Date Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:17:14 +0200

A recent document PSTU, titled "Anarchism and Socialism: the individual and the collective in mass mobilizations," tries to be a "defense of democracy", a critique of anarchism while an analysis of youth movements and protests. The document is not a serious analysis of anarchism and even less the protests of Brazilian youth. ---- It shows as well the contradictions of Brazilian reformist Marxism. Despite being PSTU, the document could be signed by almost all the communist and socialist parties of Brazil. He puts the contents of anarchism is the "liberal-individualism" and in this sense, is a text TACAN ho the history of the labor and socialist movement. Anarchism PSTU the accused is not anarchism that exists in Brazil, the Bakuninism or even eclecticism. He ignores these expressions and reduce anarchism to a mere ghost out of their individualistic delusions. Ignores much of the world was built by unions and socialist collectivist anarchists. This attitude is typical of Marxist historiography: the only party begins by constructing denying the plurality of the history of the labor movement. In this respect, they design in their view of history that claim to fight authoritarianism: for these, the history of the labor movement is the story of one thought, Marxism. This narrow-minded analysis, that any amateur historian knows nowadays that does not match the reality, the roots of this invention is an evil which the text seeks to combat.

There is a sense of denial of the political system, political parties and their reactionary role? Yes, we said. The analysis of bourgeois elections we conducted show that. The null votes and abstentions are not necessarily a sign of depoliticization, but a profound break with the political system. It is an indication that the masses reject the bourgeois political parties and elections, distrustful of it.

What are the roots of this antipartidário feeling? The bourgeois parties are mafias, the people look at these parties as gangs of criminals and looters. But what said parties of the working class? These, PT, PCdoB, SoL and PSTU, which has planted? The reformist and Marxist parties (with rare exceptions) have an instrumental relationship with pluralism and democracy. Democracy serves to express the positions of the party when in the minority. When the majority, that democracy contradicts the positions of the party and gets hit unceremoniously. And here is one of the roots of "non-partisanship" they intend to fight. These parties have been disrespectful and authoritarian extramente relations with the bases in the student union movement. They trample the bodies and systematically betray the causes and struggles of categories.

It is possible that this critical feeling presents itself as a deviation from the right? Everything is possible. But the emergence of antipartidarismo and its expression in the demonstrations is only a first stage in the formation of this mass movement process. The political debate is just beginning. And it's far from a sense of right. There is a conservative discourse that attempts to depoliticize through antipartidarismo? Yes But there is also another conservative discourse that attempts to depoliticize partidarizando it, as if the mere existence of parties was a sign of democracy and politicization. If so Brazil would be the most democratic country in the world. But it is not. Anyway, this presents an opportunity rejection of reformist critically reassess their bureaucratic practices at the risk of being caught by the popular movement, with banners and everything.

Ie, the authoritarian reaction of wanting to suppress the participation of the parties is proportionate and inverse reaction to the work that these parties have done in recent years to suppress the action of the masses, to safeguard and prosecute this action (the right wing parties, as PSDB , PMDB, and the reformists too). That this belief is primarily expresses an authoritarian manner, is not surprising. Thus, the reformist parties are reaping what they have sown: authoritarianism. Are now bearing the legitimate reaction that or do not want to accept the reformist guardianship and the eternal decisions from the top down, so the taste of bureaucracies. What it generates is not anarchism, but the decades of authoritarianism, bureaucratization and betrayals of entities and directions.

What is the solution effectively anarchist? Bakunin, Makhno, Durruti always been defenders of freedom, but they were also staunch defenders of decision making power bases. An example: the anarchists have always been staunch opponents of the Church and religion. But a part of the anarchist revolutionary program for religious freedom. The same happens with the Freedom Party. It is true that everyone should have freedom of expression in the popular culture. Everyone should have the right to carry their flags. This is a necessity: the authority is fought with freedom, authoritarianism will not lead to revolutionary politics, but the reformist and reactionary. The authoritarian method of imposing non-partisanship to try to combat reformism, anarchism relies on the method of combat libertarian reformism, by theory, program and form of revolutionary mass organization. The action itself will weed out recalcitrant conservatives.

How to fight authoritarianism and peleguismo reformism? Self-organization and direct action class. In this sense, mass actions as attempts to seize the national congress and ALERJ serve to differentiate. But this fight can not begin or end on the street. It has to happen on the streets and in everyday life, the workplace and study. Where youth must fight the positions of reformist parties and their authoritarian authoritarian feature without using weapons, ie without back against authoritarianism authoritarianism? In the base assemblies in workplaces and associations and manifestations. It is the suppression of the right to bear flags that fight authoritarianism and reformist bureaucracy. But is performing direct classist and combative action that makes the difference. Struggling to maintain power bases of workers and students, with the revocability of mandates and collective leadership. Fighting the bureaucracy of the Congress workers and students fighting bureaucracy and authoritarianism in everyday life.

That is why we call on activists and working class youth to build a class and internationalist trend, only vaccine against the union bureaucracy and reformist party. The masses have taken a big step: rediscovered direct action. Now it appears to the heat of the battles the self-organization of a class and internationalist trend by creating oppositions base.

Neither authoritarianism, not reformism!

Self-organization of the working class and youth!


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