An Autopsy of the New Oath

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

It is with much regret that I report today; I must report that a new Ideological Conflict is upon us and one which will be very difficult for the offices of our state. It has been my intention to not become interested in such conflicts, as many of the points made are well-intended but misinterpret. However, to pursue our policies of defending our common allies, this government and our state have shall make it clear that the 9/27 foreign policy declaration is amended to include the defence of allies and our state.

We must begin at the very beginning of this epic, dating back thousands of years. Indeed, the conflict has been in place for millennia through the birth of markets. However, if one was to say that markets originated at the birth of man, they would be undoubtedly wrong.

The very first example of a sedentary people would be that of Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic town found in the south of Anatolia. Though there are certain parts of it which are left up to interpretation many agree that this site was the beginning of pastoralism, coming out of people being nomadic hunter-gatherers, and some say that these people would have practiced the very beginning of market economics. Therefore, many would assume that this is evidence of the human species’ greed and intent of capitalism. However, if one looks back even further, to the eras where people were hunter-gatherers, one finds that such assumption is inherently wrong. It is a common belief that hunter-gatherers were socialist in nature, some — including members of this government — have even called it proto-socialism, for the simple reason that people must survive. Some would argue, then, that such peoples were barbaric. Indeed, in this era which we are discussing, that which came before sedentary lifestyles, one could easily name them as such. However, we must keep in mind that such hunter-gatherers and nomadic peoples include the Mongols and the semi-sedentary peoples of the Americas, Africa and the Pacific. The former being a driving force of uniting the world and placating wars and promoting the welfare of their states and the latter being captured, executed or enslaved by the same power we are discussing: capitalism.

Of course, some played this game of capitalism well, leading to the richest and the richer becoming leaders of the nation-states of peoples. In the societies of the Indus, the Shang of China, and especially Mesopotamia and Egypt, one can observe that the richest become the monarchs of these nations and the richer their advisors and viziers. Indeed, this is a trend of many market states hereafter, including that of Phoenicia and its later independent-colony of Carthage. And whilst not many in this state are faithful to the Bible, in a piece of evidence within it one can observe the plight of the slaves, which were common in this era; even if such evidence is inherently false, it accurately portrays the plight of any slave and occupied peoples, of which they were numerous in divisive Mesopotamia and expansionist Egypt. Alas, this is the first example of genocides and physical slavery — as opposed to the economic slavery discussed by many modern socialists, though that is not to say such economic slavery did not exist.

As we move on in time, to ancient Greece, we can see the further use of slavery as a means of producing a wealthy estate. It is an era of helots in all Greece and the agoge of Sparta, which systematically executed helots in order to train Spartan men. Even in India at this time, castes had formed the poor of the nation were confined to the undesirable position in both society and the afterlife. However, such atrocities in both killing and the enslavement of men are ignored by those who support capitalism, believing the lie that all genocides and malheursements exist only under socialist states. Even to date, no supporter of capitalism can accurately portray the suffering of the poor in these times and declare with reason and forthright belief that there is a system which will work for the poor. Instead, their rhetoric is aimed at the genocides of socialist states, whose numbers of victims are mere fractions of those of the whole numbers of the genocides and sufferings of capitalism.

Indeed when we taken to Rome, we begin to see the suffering the poor once more. We witness their exploitation under the Republic as the Punic Wars. We witness the flights from Rome of the poor in the early Republic and we witness the further exploitation of the poor throughout the Roman state, which will eventually lead to its division and downfall. And although the plebeians secured some rights from the patricians during the Conflict of the Orders, the rich patricians continued to undermine the plebeians, leading to the rise of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, whose efforts in weakening the aristocratic senate and applying limits on the landownership of the rich caused the flight and execution of both. Indeed, with these two individuals we witness the socialist ideals of the poor throughout this era. And, although the rise of the Gracchi and the flight from Rome by the poor are perhaps the first examples of the poor of the state fighting back against the rich, it is surely not the first of such actions, especially with the slave revolts and riots in Greece and other preceding states. And, yet, despite both Gracchus’ efforts, the rich of this market state of Rome continued to rule the state and their power, both political and economic, was never hindered. Whilst more and more people in declining Rome were subject to Marx’s definition of feudalism which led to serfdom, the lavish lifestyles and the vanity of the rich in Rome did not decline.

And yet still are we not done examining the evidence of the ages towards the abuses of capitalism. In the Middle Ages, we see the rise of serfdom and the enslavement of entire villages to the rich lord. Such systems continue to exist until the end of slavery, as in Russia, and the rights of the serfs are continuously violated and depressed to the rights of slaves. And, finally, in the 1500s, we see the beginning of the institutions we are all accustomed to: slavery and colonisation. The abuses of both are often ignored by capitalists when they support their ideal system of “freedom and goodness“; the systematic movement of Africans and the systematic execution of Native Americans on their own lands, the creation of colonial governments which restricted the precious political and economic liberties of the capitalist, and the further exploitation of the poor in the Old World are often ignored. And yet, according to them, capitalism, despite the abuses of the ancient and colonial times, is still the best system. It was during this expansion in which the socialist nature of empires such as the Inca were destroyed by capitalism and although nobility existed, the people worked according to their ability and received according to their needs. The institutions of this social state of the Inca, which promoted peace in the Andes and the betterment of the peoples of the Andes, were reduced in only a few years by the Spanish, perfect examples of a capitalist system that abuses the rights of people and exploits them. And still capitalists declare that capitalism is the best system, rather than any system that works for the people as a whole as the Inca had.

And as our story draws to the modern era, we begin to interpret the contemporary exploitation and colonisation of Africa, which is often viewed as being an abuse unto itself as the others before have been seen as. In fact, I have a rather loose list of the prized genocides and famines, often cited by capitalists of the failures of socialism. From the era of colonisation and slavery to now, only 5 out of a total of 43 of such genocides happened under the course of any such socialist government. Such genocides include, by region: The Americas’ genocides of Native Americans; the genocide of Aborigines in Australia; the chaotic executions during the French Revolution; the genocide of Philippines during the Philippine-American War and thereafter; the genocide of German South-West Africa in today’s Namibia; the genocide of the Irish under the War of the Three Kingdoms and the Great Potato Famine — which is oddly never recognised by Capitalists; the genocide of the Congo Free State; the genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, and Greeks under the Ottomans and Turkey; the genocides under the Third Reich, including the Holocaust, systematic execution of Soviet citizens, the massacres of Italians and Greeks in the Second World War, and the endorsed genocides in the Independent State of Croatia and Ukraine under the Ukrainian Nationalists; the genocide of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic under the regime of Rafael Trujillo; the genocides following the partition of India; the Republic of China’s support of wars into Golug Tibet; the Stolen Generation of Aborigines in Australia; the massacre of Arabs in Tanzania following that country’s revolution against its Sultan; the Guatemalan Civil War following that country’s US-backed coup d’état of its Revolutionary Action Party President, similar to that of the overthrow of Salvador Allende of Chile; the genocide of civilians in Bangladesh by Pakistan due to the Bangladesh Liberation War; the genocides and Burundi and Rwanda spurring from racial tensions between Tutsi and Hutu tribes; the genocide of East Timor under the occupation of Indonesia, as well as a purge by the Indonesian army against communists; the Dirty War of Argentina, an anti-Communist purge by the US-supported Junta; the Sabra and Shatila massacres in Lebanon; the US invasion of Viet Nam and the use of napalm, Agent Orange and unguided bombs which still constitute a threat to Lao, Cambodian and Vietnamese peoples to this day; the genocide of Iraqi Kurds; the massacre of Sikhs in 1970s and 1980s India; the genocide and armed conflict in the Somalian Civil War, violence which remains to this day; the massacre of Azeri peoples in former Soviet Azerbaijan and Armenia and Ossetian and Abhkaz massacres in former Soviet Georgia, along side massacres of Bosnians and Kosovans in former socialist Yugoslavia; and the genocides in Darfur. For all of these genocides and massacres, capitalist states or capitalist tendencies have been the root cause of such genocides or have been complacent or supportive of such actions.

And yet, capitalists continue to proclaim how inhumane a socialist system is, a system which has the intent of working for the betterment of its people. They ignore the economic and political rights of socialist societies and states, they ignore the policies of advancement for the people of such states and focus more on their amount of precious money spent. For instance, in the early USSR, the people of the Soviet Union moved from the mud and grass huts they lived in under the Tsar into proper homes. Furthermore, some capitalist countries have begun to utilise socialist policies, such as Britains’ National Health Service, an example of socialist healthcare, or Sweden’s nationalised mining, rail and banking industries. In fact, if social policies had been implemented in Italy, the region which St.Charlie is located in, it is quite certain that the Costa Concordia would not have recently run aground or that the failure of the crew to have provided safety would not have happened due to the lack of the Italian government to provide policies of safety to marine traffic. And, yet, capitalists continue to attack and defame a rightful system which has the intention and work and power of the betterment and advancement of its peoples, and promote a system with the sole intention of greed by whatever means. Socialist politics and policies have meant the demise of the rich, yes, but it has meant the support of the poor and, therefore, the majority of all peoples.

Therefore, it is this State’s oath to, in the course of defending itself and its allies, defend socialism and our socialist state. It is this government’s policy to defend itself, though this shall not come at the violation of this new amendment to the 9/27 policy or come at the detriment to the advancement of our state. Though it may mean the continuation of this new ideological conflict, a conflict which may be with states unrecognised,

Hasta la Victoria Siempre,
Until the Eternal Victory, 

— Sôgmô Sörgel.