About: The ideal behind "The Prole Star"
Bourgeois and Proletarians
The history of existing society is the history of class struggles.
In the epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.
Our epoch, the epoch of the Neo Liberal bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinct feature: it has simplified class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other — 0.01% Bourgeoisie and the 99.9% Proletariat.
‘The Prole Star’ was founded on the ideal that, as independent proletarians, we are weak and divided. We may have the collective goal, to promote the interest of the ‘proletariat’ class. But as individuals we are oppressed and weak. ‘The prole star’ is a force for Freedom. A force of ideas and thoughts coming together under one banner of strength and unity.
Freedom of the press is the key to a functioning democratic order. Currently only in existence as a professed ideal. But a spectre is haunting England, America and other countries around the world. The oppressor is losing control of the oppressed. Modern social technology is challenging the social and political order of things. Bringing balance between the rival forces of thought within society. As the proletariat class take control of the means of media production. The socialists must now turn their attention chiefly to England, because this country is on the eve of a proletariat revolution.
The socialists disdain to conceal their views and aims, they openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the democratic overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a socialistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. They have a world to win.