World is not yet civilised

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LIFE is more like a nightmare for the vast majority of people in the world today.

It is claimed that the present way society is organised is ‘civilised’ and ‘humane’.

A society that has more than two billion people going to bed hungry every night, cannot make the claims of being civilised nor humane.

A society that has hundreds of millions with no access to clean water or sanitation, cannot make the claims of being civilised nor humane.

A society that allows tens of thousands of children under five to die every day of starvation, or directly attributable disease, cannot make the claims of being civilised nor humane.

A society that can allow less than 100 people to own more accumulated wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion, cannot be seen as sane, rational, nor indeed civilised nor humane.

These obscene figures and others, are why myself and the Socialist Party are so vehement in our opposition to the present way society is organised (capitalism) and why we are just as vehement in pressing the case for a different way of organising society.

One based upon the ‘common ownership and democratic control of the means for producing and distributing what we, as human beings need to live’.

Where the Earth and everything in and on it, will belong to all people, equally, without distinction of race, sex, age or any other of the false divisions that capitalism throws up, to cloud the real issues!.

Where the watchword ‘from each according to ability, to each, according to need’ will be the overriding principle.

Steve Colborn,

The Socialist Party

Ivy Avenue,

Deneside, Seaham,

Co-Durham.