Comrades, many May Day speeches over this past year have welcomed the intensification of the class struggle, but how many will say what that struggle is for? How that struggle is won?
A struggle must have sides, a winner and a loser.
If we were winning, the government would be tied up fighting us, instead of spending £100 million on this farce down in London, crowning a half-wit. While at the same time, they tell us to exercise “wage restraint.”
I don’t want to talk about the coronation. It’s an embarrassment. The fact that we have this pageant that celebrates wealth and exuberance, while at the same time millions are being plunged into poverty in this country.
But when so few are talking about it, we must disdain to conceal our aims.
Today we openly declare that our aims will only be met by the establishment of a Worker’s Republic, and the forcible overthrow of the capitalist state.
And we must talk about what is necessary to achieve that.
Many talk of socialism these days, but who will say how the socialist state will survive the corruption and the undermining from a regrouped capitalist class?
I will. We will.
There’s only one way that we can do that and that’s through the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Now what is the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’?
Well comrades, today we live under the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. That means if you try to take food from a place where there’s lots, to where there’s little, you will be arrested. If you try and take empty homes and empty mansions, and give them to the homeless, you will be thrown in jail. If a community tries to get together to prevent a family from being evicted, the Police will step in and make sure that eviction takes place.
Capital rules people.
But tomorrow, with the dictatorship of the proletariat, it is the other way around. The people rule capital.
Those who pay starvation wages, to bloat their profit margins, will be arrested. Those who hoard empty mansions, while thousands sleep rough, will be thrown in jail.
And those who send energy prices soaring while at the same time spending billions to prevent any real climate action, they will face a people’s court.
Why pretend they won’t?
We are not here to pay lip service to a hundred liberal campaigns that are sponsored by some aspect of the bourgeoisie. That can be celebrated with a cartoon on Google, or a colour scheme in the supermarket.
We have one aim, one goal. We speak directly to the working class, and promise them justice.
Instead of consumer choice, or an identity crisis, we will offer a world of loyalty, or pride, and of discipline. A lifetime of meaning and of sacrifice.
Comrades, the communists today are a small but growing movement – and we are growing because we say openly that class war is not a figure of speech, but our intention.
We want our fellow workers, and our enemies, to know that too.
Because we won’t live to see a chemically poisoned, barren Britain, slipping into the rising sea; freezing in winter, scorched in summer – still ruled by a monarch in 50 years’ time.
We will spend our lives fighting-
Until we die –
Or until the final victory!
Young Communist League of Britain