Published on Global Research.ca, by Walter Crompton and Finian Cunningham, March 23, 2010.
An especially frustrating and destructive facet of being humanitarian in these times is the feeling of hopelessness in damming the swelling stream of lies and ominous news. The proliferation of alternative news media, such as Global Research, is testimony that people around the world can see beyond the veil of disinformation and misinformation, through to the hideous truth of domination by organized anti-social forces. But what good are sharp vision and a good heart if our hands and feet are not brought into the picture? … //
… Heartless imperialist forces still dominate, that is true. But equally a beautiful truth is that it remains uniquely within the power of organized labour to overthrow these self-serving rulers in the name of greater humanity. History often provides moments of revolutionary impulse, as seen today in some South American countries, but without proper leadership, and without global coordination (especially with the working class of advanced economies in North America and Europe), that energy will dissipate, and even result in worse oppression.
The primary task of humanitarians everywhere is thus to become the leadership of a socialist revolution throughout the world, through organized and disciplined political parties. This requirement falls especially upon the workers of the industrial powerhouses. We know what we need to do and why. It is a matter of building political structure that can lead humanity forward. There will be splits and fusions, so each of us must continue to listen, and be open to change as we grow. Still, the starting point is here and now. We must each find a political party worthy of our support, and vigorously advance it. Men and women make history. It is now our time to act. (full text).
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