The bourgeois alternative to the
continuation of capital accumulation
In the margin of the reformists victory in the presidential election of Iran
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When Iran’s Interior Ministry announced the successful presidential election, and the victory of the reformist candidate, Hassan Rohani, the Bourgeoisie held a carnival of triumph and joy. Instead of green, this time the color purple symbolized the reform movement. This victorious applause and fanfare caused Tehran’s stock exchange to prosper, and the value of the Rial, the Iranian national currency, increased against foreign currencies. The ideologues and journalists of the bourgeoisie focused on the victory of the reformist candidate. Politicians from around the world expressed their hopes for the reform process in Iran and even sent congratulatory letters. Despite being unstable and temporary, the reformist victory is a victory for the whole bourgeoisie. Understanding and evaluating the context of this bourgeois triumph and its consequences is important for the working class and the class struggle.
As we've already announced, for its survival capital needs the accumulation of capital, without which capitalism is meaningless. The capital according to the circumstances of time and history can take the form of different political superstructures such as Nazi ideology in Nazi Germany, social democracy in Western Europe, Stalinism in the Eastern Bloc, Maoism in China, Islam in Iran and so on. But what they all have in common is that the capital does not know God, democracy, Nazism, but only the accumulation of capital, because as a living organism, if fresh blood does not come into its life cycle it dies.