Say No to the Millennium
The most pressing political question of the day is how the proletariat can
extract itself from the farrago of mind bending psychological assaults which
will be passed off as 'celebrating' the millennium. The function of this
great spectacle, which the bourgeoisie has already been preparing for some
time, is nothing short of bolstering their regime in the face of fresh working
class onslaughts which will mark the next ten years.
By staging an event which is to be 'enjoyed by all' they hope to restore
the bonds which link the wage slave to the boss, the disenchanted youth
with the battery of social workers, cops and teachers who police them, and
to reintegrate the pseudo-rebels into mainstream culture. However, things
wont go so easily for the boss class. We will resist. We shall say no to
No Third Reich, No Third Millennium
In the pre-election period, New Labour Führer, Tony Blair, was already
planning how to use his accession to power to gain the same sort of self-aggrandisement
as achieved by fellow social democrat, and late President of France, François
Mitterand. Taking a leaf out of Hitler's rhetorical style, Blair spoke of
having "a thousand days to prepare for the next thousand years".
And when there were just a thousand days left, the event did not go unmarked.
At Greenwich observatory a ritual which included the ignition of a large
number of fireworks took place, and a clock was installed to mark how the
seconds are ticking away. Regular readers of the newsletter will be familiar
with the special place Greenwich holds for the activities of the occult
establishment. The Queen even visited the Queen's House during the eclipse
on May 10th 1994 (see LPA newsletter No. 6, Beltaine 1994).
Even as this is published, the groundwork is going ahead to prepare the
millennium site in the Greenwich peninsular. Recent studies of the alignment
of Canary Wharf have revealed that not only are the buildings aligned with
St Paul's Cathedral and Cuckold's Point to the west, but that it also traverses
the top of Greenwich peninsular to the east. We venture the hypothesis that
this alignment will be used in whatever architectural monstrosities are
erected to overwhelm the projected hundreds of thousands of visitors which
they hope to psychologically process.
However we are not yet in a position to analyse or initiate resistance to
this horror show in spatial terms. Our aim here is to challenge the Christian/bourgeois
organisation of time by which the flawed notion of the millennium arises
in the first place. In fact we are calling on revolutionaries to break with
the Gregorian calendar. We have been promoting the Modern Khemetic Calendar
(which we shall explain in more detail later in this article). However this
does not mean that we assume that the world proletarian movement will automatically
except it. What we are proposing is that an Anti Millennium Alliance is
formed so revolutionary communist groups can participate in the development
of a new calendar acceptable to all. We still feel that our idea seems to
be the best, but if another better proposal comes along, we will be happy
to follow it.
There will of course be some part-time revolutionaries who will moan and
whinge at our suggestion. "Its not important" they wheeze, "why
make an issue of it?". However such shallow reasoning is easily exposed.
Communists are agreed that participation in elections is a way in which
the working class is numbed into accepting the charade of parliamentary
democracy. But such carnivals occur only once every few years. However people
write the date many times a week. Therefore the potential of organising
resistance to the Gregorian calendar is much greater than propaganda against
the election. We create a rent in the social fabric when we fill in official
forms according to our own calendar. It is time for action - and action
now. It is time to break with the Gregorian calendar.
Each day has now been accounted for in the lead up to the millennium, each
day has been contained. Each day functions merely to give way to the next.
As our lives get consumed by the drudgery of wage labour, poverty and social
decay, all that is held out for us is a party to mark the inauguration of
another thousand year Reich. In Zimbabwe, the ruling ZANU party would arrange
local party banquets at which the general populace was allowed the privilege
of watching the party cadres eat - without themselves being invited to join
in. It is exactly the same here, with TV as the media. We are offered the
chance to watch the rich and famous laugh, and drink and gorge themselves
while we look on and are meant to clap. Some have suggested that the occasion
be used to inaugurate a truly proletarian party where we simply take back
the products of our labour which we have been denied. Our response to that
is: why wait. Is it not better to break with the Gregorian calendar.