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reality “ all power emanates from the capital ”.
The Western representative democracies are nothing but plutocratic oligarchies camouflaged as parliamentary systems . People ’ s rule and genuine democracy cannot last long unchallenged because capital , which by definition and practice rules the world , cannot be voted out of its grip on society by majorities . Until today peoples ’ governments were always and everywhere fiercely fought right away by the oligarchic upper class .
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On Nations and Nationalism
The “ nation ” has been imagined to back up ideologically the modern bourgeoiscapitalist state , to define the borders of its domestic markets and the range of its political and legal dominion . Nationalism is the most prominent ideology to disarm the peoples and to make the lower classes modelling clay in the hands of an economic and political establishment .
Again and again the majority got talked into a narrow-minded , collective , national “ WE ” ( WE Britons , WE Germans , WE Frenchmen , WE Poles , Italians , Spaniards , Danes , etc .). The mendacious “ WE ” pretends social unity of equals . But there cannot be national companionship between capitalist employers and dependent employees , financial elites and propertyfree populations or equality between surplus dissipating upper classes and value generating workforce .
� “ WE ” working people of all countries ,
� “ WE ” by globally operating concern bosses transnationally exploited labour force ,
� “ WE ” by a nuclear power lobby crossborder threatened populations ,
� “ WE ”, the global population , that has to suffer from the damage to the environment and climate caused by a vanishingly small monopolistic band of finance and economy lords and their political stooges , WE belong together and WE all stand on the same side of the barricades , irrespective of nations , continents or states .
On European Capitalist Crises
Ignoring this global reality Yanis continuously propagates his central political and economic aim “ to save European capitalism from itself ”, to stabilize capitalism , to repair , control and regulate it . This comes close to an ordinary , only too well-known , social democratic reform program .
The policy paper “ Modest Proposal for Resolving the Eurozone Crisis ” by Yanis Varoufakis , Stuart Holland and James K . Galbraith is their program to stabilize European capitalism . The proposals concerning the state debts crisis , banking crisis and investment crisis turn out to be typical professorial policy counselling , an economic panacea which will never save anything from itself .
On Diem Strategies and Tactics
DIEM25 distinguishes immediate activities , medium term priorities , and the longer term goal : Transparency of the Brussels administration , stabilizing anti-crisis economic policies , and a European constitution in order to transform Europe into a fully-fledged democracy .
For me these plans are a brainchild of intellectual academic contrivers without connection to current peoples ’ movements and needs . DIEM25 is no “ Democracy in Europe Movement ”. They are chas-
reality “all power emanates from the capi- tal”. The Western representative democracies are nothing but plutocratic oligarchies camouflaged as parliamentary systems. People’s rule and genuine democracy can- not last long unchallenged because capital, which by definition and practice rules the world, cannot be voted out of its grip on society by majorities. Until today peoples’ governments were always and every- where fiercely fought right away by the oligarchic upper class. On Nations and Nationalism The “nation” has been imagined to back up ideologically the modern bourgeois- capitalist state, to define the borders of its domestic markets and the range of its po- litical and legal dominion. Nationalism is the most prominent ideology to disarm the peoples and to make the lower classes modelling clay in the hands of an econom- ic and political establishment. Again and again the majority got talked into a narrow-minded, collective, national “WE” (WE Britons, WE Germans, WE Frenchmen, WE Poles, Italians, Spaniards, Danes, etc.). The mendacious “WE” pre- tends social unity of equals. But there cannot be national companionship be- tween capitalist employers and dependent employees, financial elites and property- free populations or equality between sur- plus dissipating upper classes and value generating workforce.  “WE” working people of all countries,  “WE” by globally operating concern bosses transnationally exploited labour force,  “WE” by a nuclear power lobby cross- border threatened populations, 3  “WE”, the global population, that has to suffer from the damage to the envi- ronment and climate caused by a van- ishingly small monopolistic band of fi- nance and economy lords and their po- litical stooges , WE belong together and WE all stand on the same side of the barricades, irrespec- tive of nations, continents or states. On European Capitalist Crises Ignoring this global reality Yanis continu- ously propagates his central political and economic aim “to save European capital- ism from itself”, to stabilize capitalism, to repair, control and regulate it. This comes close to an ordinary, only too well-known, social democratic reform program. The policy paper “Modest Proposal for Resolving the Eurozone Crisis” by Yanis Varoufakis, Stuart Holland and James K. Galbraith is their program to stabilize Eu- ropean capitalism. The proposals concern- ing the state debts crisis, banking crisis and investment crisis turn out to be typical professorial policy counselling, an econo- mic panacea which will never save any- thing from itself. On Diem Strategies and Tactics DIEM25 distinguishes immediate activities, medium term priorities, and the longer term goal: Transparency of the Brussels administration, stabilizing anti-crisis eco- nomic polici ̰ɽѥԴ)ѥɑȁѼɅ͙ɴɽѼ)ձ䵙Ʌ)ȁѡ͔́ɔɅ)ѕՅɥٕ́ݥѡ)ѥѼɕЁϊdٔ)̸́%4ԁ́q)Ʌ䁥ɽ5ٕӊtQ䁅ɔ