What Co-operative Socialism Isn't
On another page, a comrade and friend asked:
Thanks, John. I think not many of us in Momentum will disagree with any of that. Some of us, though, might wonder what the difference is between Co-operative Socialism, and Socialism? I'm certainly confused.
Well, the largely-understood definition of socialism is, in the US, what-ever went on in Russia, Eastern Europe, etc, North Korea, now.
Here, socialism is seen (or explained) as centralised State control and direction.
Neither of those Authoritarian, top-down schsmes is was true socialism is.
True socialism is horizontalist and noncoercive.
Which is what I/we hope that the plan for Co-operative Socialism aims to achiEve.
I/we therefore hope that Momentum will join Labour Action for Peace, Bromley Co-op Party and Occupy London in adopting and promoting the plan for Co-operative Socialism . . .
Starting with a local Momentum group . . . !