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(en) Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation - A3 #44: Demonstrations are not enough [machine translation]

Date Sun, 27 May 2012 09:50:12 +0300


Maybe more than a hundred thousand people in the streets. It has not been here long. 21st April held a massive demonstration in Prague, which convened some trade unions and civic initiatives. When the march and subsequent rally in Wenceslas Square was: "Stop the government!" ---- How much louder the call, the more it was a government deaf. Arrogant politicians live up to its reputation as a voice of one of the biggest demonstrations not a bit neglected. Finance Minister Kalousek even an hour after the demonstration mockingly said that the government has nothing of his intentions and does not intend to change if it depended only on him, the government's reforms would be even harder. ---- There is no doubt whose interests they defend government policy. The interests of ordinary people certainly are not.

With that in fact can hardly meet the receptions, the golf or tennis when, for lunch with businessmen, it is difficult to hear through the glass windows of their cars and their well-furnished offices. Only that Kalousek sometimes wants to go among mad people that laughed at him and tore at each media attention. Those from whom we let rule, does not know what it really is to live a few thousand and fear, come to an unexpected expense. They have no idea what it is to keep yourself pedaling at work in fear of losing work. He has no idea what it is skimp to Christmas gifts for children. They live in a completely different world than we do and the only thing they fear (most of them maybe not even that) is that it is time to elute the media if they had been caught taking bribes on.

Demonstrations of discontent aimed at the right targets, ie those who can really behind the deteriorating social situation of most ordinary people are fine. They can at the same time give strength and hope. In the following days but can also bring the opposite - frustration. Despair of being a hundred thousand people with the government move.

It is important to ask but, why would the political and economic elites had a great weekend demonstrations somehow move. If this is the peak of all, what is working, unemployed, students, pensioners, the disabled and others can accomplish, they can more powerful in perfect peace to promote their anti-social reform and calculate profits. If you already a year in a row after each trade union leaders threatened a demonstration that this is just the beginning and their actions will escalate - and where nothing was nothing, then the elite champions remain in their own way without a fight.

Political and economic elites hand in hand with its efforts to enrich himself by the most public money shall bring out to the private sector. And politicians in one hand and corruption threaten other ointments on her pocket.

If we want to take our government's irritation at least a little seriously, we must take care of it. When a deaf ear buzzing wasp, ignoring her. When he stabs, he knows about it. Our buzz in the streets of the government was not enough, you need to stab. Until the class of those who are politically and economically dominate, we will not feel the sting, will carry on Business as usual, which leads in one direction - to fulfill its own interests. As long as people are dissatisfied accedes to the steps that will hurt the elite, nothing will change.

As it is we who make the real value of his works from which benefit the bosses and owners, we can reduce the profit. And restrictions on profit is it painful for the elite. The possibilities are countless - indefinite strike, minor sabotage, work slowdown, absolute compliance and methodologies ... During the demonstration just politicians and bosses leave for the weekend, perhaps to some exotic destination, and shall be completely unaffected. Far more angry is empty or damaged paint on the wheels of their car or expensive shit in their pool. Imagination has no limits. Just think, what most upset your bosses (though it was when you had thrown away).

Politicians are lackeys of the vast majority of economic elites, so the government will no longer be able to ignore the angry people. Maybe even harder, they will (as indeed it already do) try to build individual underprivileged groups against each other and the media will play off against us, click its rich advertisers. However, it is necessary to persevere, after all terms of our social situation, dignity and future generations to come. Mainly to keep in mind that the fight against anti-social reforms the government is just fighting to avert the worst. What forms of social injustice, it is encoded in the very capitalist system.


21-05-2012 | A3 |

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* No. 44 May 2012 ISSUED BY: Publishing House of the Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation (CSAF)






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