Answers to Correspondents [Democracy and Organisation]

E. WALTERS (Holloway).—We fail to see how organisation is incompatible with democracy. Rather we would say that true working-class organisation is impossible without it.

Democracy means everyone having an equal voice in affairs. Those appointed to carry out the wishes of their electors are but delegates, and only become dictators if you let them.

Our August issue deals with the question and its connection with Anarchism.

J. B. (Manchester) — (1) Government passes away along with the State when the working class institute Socialism. It is replaced by “the administration of things and by the conduct of processes of production.” We have to convert the powers of government from agents of oppression into agents of emancipation. The latter function will be the last act of the Government (or State).

(2) We do desire to obtain Socialism immediately. The economic forces are ripe for Socialisation and it but waits upon the conversion of the workers. Parties with programmes of “immediate demands” do not help us, since Socialists must be recruited for Socialism, and not for these ” immediate demands.”


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