Saturday, 7 May 2016
Lies and Distortions about the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea
Looking at the headlines on google news I could see that the capitalist media were full of lies , distortions and slanders about the 7th Congress of the great Workers' Party of Korea(WPK . The 7th Congress is a congress of victors and will chart the road to a new higher stage of the Korean revolution , this is why it is attracting such bile from imperialist lie machine .
First there is ongoing speculation and guessing about a nuclear test with no real solid evidence other than supposed 'satellite images '
Secondly , there a lot of nonsense about a "coronation " ? How on earth can a Congress of a ruling workers party in a socialist country
be compared to the crowning of a monarch. Isn't this just plain stupid.
The WPK congress is being attended by 3 467 delegate representing people from all walks of life . The WPK is a genuine mass party . Of the delegates 786 are basic hardcore workers , this 22 per cent of congress delegates . A further 719 are service personnel. Also attending are some anti-Japanese revolutionary war veterans and long term unconverted prisoners(held in south Korea) . Electing people to the Central Committee and to the top post will be a democratic decision reflecting the will of the Party members and people. In the run up to the Congress regional party conferences were held to elect delegates. The process is democratic from start to finish, no comparison can be made to monarchy.
The politically and ideological BBC (aka the British Brainwashing
Corporation or the Bourgeois Broadcasting Company or the Boring Banality Clique ) run a report on a DPRK co-operative stating that the farmers are paid according to what they produce and this is capitalist !!!. First the BBC distorts the process . The farmers actually receive a share of produce and a cash share based on the number of work-points . These are determined fairly and democratically by the Union of Agricultural Working People of Korea . Second, the BBC clearly have no understanding of socialism . Marx himself recognised that there was a lower and higher stage of communism nowadays we call the lower stage socialism . Marx pointed out that
" What he has given to it is his individual quantum of labour. For example, the social working day consists of the sum of the individual hours of work; the individual labor time of the individual producer is the part of the social working day contributed by him, his share in it. He receives a certificate from society that he has furnished such-and-such an amount of labour (after deducting his labor for the common funds); and with this certificate, he draws from the social stock of means of consumption as much as the same amount of labor cost. The same amount of labour which he has given to society in one form, he receives back in another. " (Marx "Critique of the Gotha Programe) So basically under socialism it is "from each according to his ability , from each according to his work " . People are paid according to the quality and quantity of their work. Thus the DPRK is in line with Marx's theories and the practice of existing socialism . Also capitalism does not mean people are paid according to what they produce , the workers under capitalism receive a portion of the value they create the rest is taken by the capitalist . This kind of piffle from the BBC is intended to smear and besmirch socialism in the DPRK and create confusion, misinformation and confusion