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(en) alternativa libertaria fdca: THE BIG BLUFF (it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:49:24 +0300


At certain times, which are usually the forerunners of the great historical events, of the great triumphs of humanity, everything seems to be advancing at a rapid pace, everything breathes strength: the intelligences, the hearts, the wills, everything goes in unison, everything seems to be gaining new horizons. Therefore it is affirmed in the whole of society as an electric current that unites the most distant individuals in the same feeling and the most disparate intelligences in the same thought that gives everyone the same will.[...]But there are other dark, desperate, fatal times, in which everything breathes decay, prostration and death and which manifest a true eclipse of public and private conscience. It is the ebb and flow that always follows the great historical disasters (M. Bakunin).

And then there is us, this period of banal indifference, seasoned with repression and economic recession and that more than following proceeds in big steps towards radical social but also ecological and environmental worsening that we already see on the horizon.
Who knows the 5 stars right now if they think back to when they could incriminate Salvini for kidnapping and they didn't do it in the name of governability (and maybe even something else)!
That he has fled to avoid paying the bill, or that he has hoped to capitalize on a consensus that is too volatile to last, perhaps he does not change too much: we will soon know what will happen. Whether we go to a technical or legislative government, to a reshuffle, or to early elections but not too much, it is certain that the only element of invariance will be that of defending the interests of the various sectors of the national bourgeoisie, perhaps more or less hidden behind the mask of populism.
Salvini looks like one of those joker characters and a little dandy who after having feasted very well in an excellent restaurant, and having sipped a couple of good bottles of wine, found the excuse petr dileguarsi, trying not to pay the bill. Yes, because the bill is coming, but not for him and the class that really defends: the increase in VAT, which, as we know, is an odious measure that affects workers, pensioners and the unemployed, cutting costs for health and education, and a probable restriction on pensions paid out, are all measures that will hit the less well-off.
If we then add the government's desire to cut taxes on the rich, as promised, the disaster is over. Salvini simply knows that with this very expensive bill even the lies of the reactionary yellow-green government would have had the hours counted, and he chose the bluff, in case the almost desperate revival he is putting into effect succeeded if he pretended to count on a center-right who , in an unlikely case of estate, would have allowed him to complete the design of institutional changes in an authoritarian key towards which he proceeded at a great pace.
Others, of the opposite sign, will most likely take charge of making us pay the bill: realists, in the name of good governance, and always willing to support the social policies of the financial oligarchy, will not hesitate to further hit the workers on wages and rights. And we have no doubt that even these will not even come to mind to remedy the negative policies of previous governments and the liberticidal, racist and security laws on which this government has based its fortunes, and which today pretend to tear up the clothes.
The political and social framework is grim, too gray to see a near credible horizon of social and political redemption through struggles and participation, but this does not mean that we anarchist communists abdicate the role we have given ourselves, the revolutionary one.
We are convinced and we are aware of what is at stake, we will never stop denouncing and fighting for a libertarian and open society, with all our strength we will place ourselves sideways in every process of authoritarian restructuring.
But we cannot help but recognize in the puppets that in the parliament the face of those who pull the threads to make them dance and to charm "people and plebs" as in an old nineteenth-century novel.
Our struggle is against capitalism, against real power, which determines economic policy lines and defines its field of influence in inter-capitalist struggles, what is called imperialism.
We are not willing to take sides for any part in the service of capital, and this does not mean that we run away from our political responsibilities, if there are elections it will be yet another proof of a rigged game in which the winner is already known.
We will have to ask ourselves and ask ourselves why not only in Italy, but everywhere we turn our attention, we discover the same dynamics of power with the same results.
It is therefore important for us to understand and analyze the phenomena, at the same time it is even more important to coordinate the activity of the political organization, which in these historical situations assumes an even greater importance, to avoid unwanted and harmful dispersion and fragmentation, and to find patiently, a common political line also on the political contingency offered by changing situations.
This society is engulfing itself, it is indispensable for us to return to discussing power relations, the social consequences that the new forms of capital accumulation have and how the urban and social fabric of the planet is modified through these. It is essential to strengthen class unity and revive the struggles and mobilizations to counter the design of capital that wants to make its contradictions pay, as always, to the lower classes. We give and we will always give our political and militant contribution to these struggles, to these mobilizations.
Alternative libertaria / fdca.it
http://alternativalibertaria.fdca.it/wpAL/blog/2019/08/21/il-grande-bluff/
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