Have I ensured that a world socialist revolution will never happen?
A book by Steve Wallis (www.socialiststeve.me.uk)
This book is partly an autobiography, and later chapters will provide a lot of information about my life so far. This chapter briefly justifies my argument that I am the only person capable of leading a world socialist revolution, so that if I fail to lead such a revolution one will not happen. [As stated in the preface, I have identified 12 key allies in the world who are also playing vital roles, but I am playing more of a role than any of them.]
So what makes me unique? I am by no means the only person with any of these attributes, but nobody else has all of them:
1. A vital prerequisite to be taken seriously as a socialist leader – I have a record of struggle. I made my first serious foray into politics when I saw the potential of a campaign making a real difference, and it certainly had a big impact – that campaign, which I joined when it got going in Manchester in early 1989, was the mass non-payment campaign that defeated the poll tax (a flat rate charge for local services) and brought down British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. I have been involved in many other campaigns including ones against wars and sanctions (particularly on Iraq), deportations, police violence, racism and fascism, the Criminal Justice Act, ID cards, ID fraud, the oppression of Palestinians and the closure of the hospital I was born in (Withington Hospital in Manchester). I have taken a particular interest in anti-capitalist protesting – I have taken part in such protests in Genoa, Barcelona and Edinburgh, and launched the initiative of a worldwide general strike in the run-up to the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, in 2005.
2. I have a record of involvement in a serious revolutionary socialist organisation – the Militant Tendency that led the anti-poll tax campaign, which I joined during that campaign (in June 1990) and stayed in for eight and a half years, as it became Militant Labour and then the Socialist Party. I was the only person from England or Wales to speak in support of Scottish Militant Labour (SML) launching the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) during the debate at the 1998 European School of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI, which linked the Socialist Party and SML to similar organisations around the world).
3. I have a record of involvement in broad socialist organisations that have attempted to unite socialists of different hues together. The most significant of these organisations is the SSP and I have encouraged moves towards a similar party in Manchester via the Socialist Alliance, Respect and the Democratic Socialist Alliance (which I helped launch out of the old Socialist Alliance Democracy Platform). I am planning to intervene in the Campaign for a Marxist Party, urging it to rename itself the Campaign for a Revolutionary Socialist Party, with the aim of launching a party in the whole of Britain (although I am lukewarm about its potential in Scotland in the presence of the SSP and Solidarity). They want it to be organised like the SSP with platforms linking together people with particular viewpoints. I am encouraging Paula Mitchell, who is on the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party with responsibility for all the London branches to launch a bid for leading the Socialist Party and CWI, and want her to participate in that campaign to link revolutionaries together on a principled basis.
4. I analysed capitalist society by expanding Marxist theory, considering the presence of many conspiratorial organisations that infiltrate the left and other organisations in society.
5. Having now rejected Marxism, I have developed my own set of coherent post-Marxist ideas of how our brains work and how that affects society, based on the struggle between GOOD and BAD forces (as outlined in the preface of this book). This analysis leads to strategies for changing the world, hopefully resulting in very democratic socialist societies based on proportional representation (where everyone is in control rather than just the working class as Marxists advocate).
6. I have musical talent at both singing and songwriting, which I intend to put to good use in a band (perhaps called Galaxia or Red Day) that I’m setting up in Glasgow. I also seem to have a natural ability at the drums and want to play them in the band (although a woman called Alana Murray who has had a lot of experience of the drums may play them on some tracks and help teach me how to play them well). An early incarnation of the band performed a version of a song of mine called The Revolution Starts Now! in 2005, which contains so many important political points that I’ve written a chapter of this book on it (chapter YYY).
7. I am the main designer and only implementer of a computer simulation language, incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, called SDML. I suspect my language has been used (and may still be being used) for important modelling of the world by conspiratorial organisations, and intend for my own such organisation, the Foundation for PR-based Socialism, to use it. It is also useful because it gives me more insight into how such modelling can be done and thereby influences rational thought mechanisms in my mind.
8. I have a large internet presence. In order to influence current and potential future activists nowadays, it is necessary to utilise the World Wide Web and discussion forums (some of which are web-based, some which use email, and some such as Yahoo! Groups that can be used either way). As well as having several websites, I have created dozens of forums myself, mainly at Yahoo! Groups so that anybody searching for sets of important political keywords at that website ( ) has a good chance of coming across one of mine. Most other activists limit themselves to posting to a small number of forums, but I have regularly sent messages to hundreds. I have a long record of activity going back to the early days of the internet, pioneering the CWI’s use of that medium, running its internal mailing list for several years and providing it with an unofficial website for two or three years before an official one was set up. My Foundation for PR-based Socialism, with a website ( ) and discussion forum, is a particularly important use of the internet, conspiring to create a specific kind of socialist world involving proportional representation.
9. I have been persecuted by the state, incarcerated as a political prisoner in psychiatric wards of hospitals on numerous occasions since the summer of 1998. This does not prove I am important, but it would be extremely unlikely for anybody to lead a revolution without enduring such persecution.