Translated by communist-ml.ru
The fight against corruption — this is a very important and essential political sign with which we have to deal.
Followers of anti-corruption rhetoric adopt “the politics of small affairs”. They gather the broadest segments under the slogans of struggle against the abuse and theft of state apparatus in order to benefit in the political struggle. Finally, the legal bourgeois politics comes to the elections, so Navalniy’s and Ashurkov’s followers work for the next elections masses’ leg-pulling. Today they scream about the particular theft, particular devastation in the housing and public utilities, stupidity and narrow-mindedness of officials to put forward their political candidates tomorrow. This is a normal event in any developed bourgeois democracy. The competition, which they create, must serve as an illusion of choice for masses.
If to dig the political program of the anti-corruption struggle a little deeper into the “small business”, there will appear the old liberal trash. Ideological baggage of anti-bribetakers is so poor that it can be reduced to ideas about the necessity of “political competition”. The only thing Navalniy and Co. could say in the hot days of 2011 (protests were at the peak of activity): “We need a registration of all parties and we have to go out as millions”. In other words, all the things, that a conglomerate of liberal anti-bribetakers does can be briefly expressed by the necessity to prevent the Navalniy’s followers to the state apparatus. This is a necessary “political competition”.
Fuss about the abstract requirements of bourgeois-democratic liberties has sputtered out a long time ago. Liberals quickly lost out to patriots. A great result of the protest shows the fight against the regime in the “little deals” without a special political sign. Navalniy looks as a man of real work, and he is really fighting against corruption. But decisive political attack against the results of parliamentary and presidential elections was made when Muscovites went out the streets. But it failed quickly because of opposition triviality, indecision and ideological impotence, which “jammed” a petty-bourgeois protest rise. Navalniy scored on the rise lots of people under his anti-corruption projects and thus has turned out a good political capital. The rest of the opposition received their awards from Western capital and continue to chat about the regulation meetings in the Coordination Council.
So what corruption means? Usually seems that corruption — it is something extremely negative and it cramps a human existence. But then we remember how often we use the services of corrupt officials and bribe-takers. The problem is that corruption can not be regarded outside the social system. The subject of corruption is an official, who controls a power of the bourgeois state. The monopoly bourgeoisie dictates its will to the government machine, thus enforcing its economic and political policies. The main requirement for officials to remain loyal to the bourgeoisie. So, as capitalism — is the highest form of commodity society, it is obvious that the main measure of capitalism are money. They measure everything: power, time and human relationships. They express all the richness of humanity and opportunities to exist in this society. By way of being corruption — is a projection of commodity relations, anyway — it is an exchange.
The meaning of corruption lies in two ways to ensure the loyalty of the state apparatus’ power relating to the bourgeoisie: direct bribery or order and hierarchy on the basis of high official income.
Direct bribery of official is typical for the period of classical capitalism. In the Russian Federation in the period of initial accumulation in the 90-ies of XX century, just the whole apparatus of state power was presented on the market. Any successful bourgeois could buy the necessary functions of the state as Western monopolists bought a part of the governmental apparatus.
Order and hierarchy of officials formed during the state-monopoly capitalism. In the struggle of petty and middle bourgeoisie gradually welded a large group of entrepreneurs who seize a monopoly position in the economy. They begin to demand a monopoly position in politics. It takes the form of reduction of policy of the State, the “vertical power structure” and so familiar to us the central ideas of putinism.
“But what about the corruption under socialism?” — will ask the reader. Was the corruption in the USSR? In the Soviet Union there was corruption and it still remains under socialism, but only because the socialism — this is a society of old anti-bourgeois class and new communist relations without classless. So, the corruption is a dangerous form of commercial relations.
We Communists aim to build a new communist society. And considering any question, any environmental phenomenon of social life, we always remember that it should be evaluated, used or conquered only in the context of our goal. This means that no one issue can be discussed in isolation from all real relations in which it is raised. Thus, we must be for the corruption of bourgeois apparatus and against the corruption of socialist apparatus.
Moreover, the slogans of calling for a fighting against corruption of the bourgeois state — is the fighting slogans for its reinforcement. Capitalism is fundamentally unable to do without corruption, competition and anarchy of entrepreneurs’ fighting creates a fertile ground for corruption decomposition. We can’t consider a corruption as an evil, hostile to the working class of the state. That’s why any struggle against corruption should be considered not only as useless in the framework of capitalism, but also ideologically harmful. We can not allow the working class had been deceived about the nature of corruption, capitalism and the bourgeois state.
Fighters anti-bribers create the illusion of legal injustice. Any corruption mess they announce as harmful for workers. Although if to think how many resources will be spent to restore and maintain the order, it will be clear that corruption is much cheaper for proletarians. They say us that medicine, education, housing and utilities should work without corruption. And how much time will it take? The anti-bribers forgot to tell about it. Mildly speaking the proletariat should very carefully treat the struggle for bourgeois order. Each orderly movement will be paid out of his pocket, and perhaps will require the additional charges – fee-for-service-medicine, fee paid education, increase in housing and utility tariffs. And with that, the fight against corruption will strengthen the position of monopoly bourgeoisie in the class struggle against the proletariat.
We tell you that this system is flawed and we should break the dominance of commercial relations, private property and capital with help of revolution. Only than on the basis of scientific planning, we will get rid of corruption forever.
We must fight for communism!