The coronavirus pandemic – the main danger is not the coronavirus but the virus of capitalism!

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The coronavirus pandemic – the main danger is not the coronavirus but the virus of capitalism!
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The coronavirus pandemic – the main danger is not the coronavirus but the virus of capitalism!

                                                    Internationalist Voice

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In recent weeks, in addition to the problems directly caused by the atrocities of the barbaric capitalist system, the spectre of a new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been casting a shadow over society. Coronavirus has spread across the globe. We no longer feel safe in the workplace, in the classroom, at home, in the street or anywhere. Noisy cities like Paris and New York have become ghost towns because of the virus. The most vibrant cities evoke the tranquillity of the cemetery. For the first time in human history, most countries have closed their borders.

This is not the first pandemic in the disgraceful history of the barbaric capitalist system. In May 1918, a flu outbreak in Spain became known as Spanish Influenza. A third of the world’s population (500 million people) were affected at the time, and 50 million became victims. The number of Spanish flu victims was higher than the number of World War I victims.

Can such pandemics and events like this be controlled? Are such incidents due to the bad management of dictatorial and corrupt governments like China, which have failed to control the spread of the virus and have enabled it to spread to other countries? Should like the right and left of capital require better management of the coronavirus pandemic by capitalist governments?? On the contrary, we believe that the coronavirus pandemic and other natural disasters are the product of capitalist savagery and an integral part of capitalism’s metabolism – a system in which the goal is neither to satisfy human needs nor promote human welfare but to maximize profit at any cost. It is only by eliminating the virus of capitalism that catastrophic events like this pandemic can be overcome; until such time as the aim of production and services ceases to be profit and becomes the satisfaction of human needs.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What are the origins of coronavirus?
  • Ecosystem changes
  • The hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie
  • Increasing the military budget while reducing the health budget
  • It is not the coronavirus but capitalism that kills people
  • Health also has a class stamp
  • Coronavirus and the workers
  • Science at the service of capital
  • Crash of the stock market
  • Corona and bourgeois morality
  • Corona and peripheral capital
  • Corona and imperialist rivalries
  • Capitalist virus
  • Notes
  • Basic Positions: