Occupier former union president calls for communist revolution, overthrow of capitalists

Here is a video taken at an Occupy DC meeting. Kudos to the folks who got into the meeting to take it.

In it is Mike Golash, former President of the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union Local 639.   Mike was also Occupy DC’s “librarian”.

Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19.  “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”

The “Progressive Labor” Mr. Golash refers to is the Progressive Labor Party. What is the Progressive Labor Party? According to their website:

Progressive Labor Party (PLP) fights to destroy capitalism and the dictatorship of the capitalist class. We organize workers, soldiers and youth into a revolutionary movement for communism.

What do they believe?

Only the dictatorship of the working class — communism — can provide a lasting solution to the disaster that is today’s world for billions of people. This cannot be done through electoral politics, but requires a revolutionary movement and a mass Red Army led by PLP.

What would that “lasting solution” look like?

Communism means working collectively to build a worker-run society. We will abolish work for wages, money and profits. Everyone will share in society’s benefits and burdens.  

Communism means abolishing nations and nationalism. One international working class, one world, one Party  [comment added- ein Reich, ein volk, ein Furhrer!-sorry couldn’t resist the add]

Communism means that the minds of millions of workers must become free from religion’s false promises, unscientific thinking and poisonous ideology. Communism will triumph when the masses of workers can use the science of dialectical materialism to understand, analyze and change the world to meet their needs and aspirations.

Communism means the Party leads every aspect of society. For this to work, millions of workers — eventually everyone — must become communist organizers.

Does it strike anyone how much of a cult this sounds like?

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