Who are people’s representatives? Those whom the people elect? Incidentally, in India, there is nothing like ‘free and fair’ election, be it through EVM or ballot paper.
Yes, they were ‘elected’ by the people, but now they are in service of the big capitalists. Even the Parliament or Assembly has turned into a mockery of our democracy. People’s representatives, the lawmakers, are in reality, criminals, corrupts, murderers, rapists, rioters and open agents of capitalists. They work for high pay, pension, perks, a seven-star lifestyle, Z-Security and much more, which we do not know and neither do we have any means to know. Their connections and source of income are not only national but international.
The Judiciary and media have openly bowed down to the capitalist class, without any shame and limit. Other state machineries are behaving like occupational forces, be it the police, army, EC, IT Department, RBI, etc. In any capitalist country, there is nothing like people’s representatives. For the people, by the people and of the people is a rhetoric, which now no one quotes.
The only hope for the labourers and farmers are they themselves, who are protesting in millions in open for over four months. More than 50 have died in the present adverse climate, or we can say have been ‘murdered’. There may not be a revolutionary party to educate, unite and lead them towards a successful revolution, but the situation is ripe to join the mass resistance and defeat fascism.
A revolutionary scenario resembles a social, economic and political situation where the ruling class becomes helpless in ruling and, controlling the oppressed working class in ordinary ways through established constitutional networks. The ruling class is forced to unmask its ‘democratic’ face. Further, the oppressed class revolts against the existing oppressive conditions and refuses to live in an inhuman condition. The working class, including the farmers, oppressed people need basic subsistence — employment, food, education, health services and shelter — but end up losing everything due to economic crisis, let alone getting more. Thus begins a revolt en masse.
Unable to provide basic needs to the people (they have the wherewithal, in fact much more than required but it is not meant for the working people; this is capitalism) or pacify the revolting people, the ruling class uses force, violence, sabotage against the masses, and attempts to divide them on the basis of caste, colour, religion, nationality or gender. Depending upon the situation, the capitalist class, through its political influence and even its state machinery, suspends the Constitution, letting fascism takes over. Fascism is another form of capitalism, albeit the most rotten and violent of the forms.
And this is a revolutionary situation. However, this is not enough for revolution. We need a revolutionary party, whose task is to educate the masses, unite them and lead them to a successful revolution. Today, revolution means that the oppressed class — which is more than 90% of the population — becomes the new ruling class. But this new ruling class does not rule any other class to exploit and live like parasites, because it is a working class after all, and remains so till society becomes classless.
Not a time to remain inert. Remaining apolitical is aiding the enemy class, the exploiters or the oppressors. In any case, if you are neutral to the movement, wanting to be on the safer side, be sure that you are equally vulnerable and will to be sucked into the vicious circle of ‘production and distribution’. Capitalism needs profit and even a beggar is not free from the system’s exploitation, especially during a crisis. Think, educate yourself and others, unite and struggle.