Decaying state: more reactionary and fascist

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The economic, political, social, ethical and moral crisis that shook Brazil brought as a main consequence the complete demoralization of its political system based on deceitful elections. Only in the last 15 years, scandals such as “mensalão” and “petrolão”, exposing the viscera of the system, put to the masses the necessity of a deep transformation. This is impossible only with the exchange of governments and the acronyms of the single party - all adhering to the policy of national subjugation. The matter of replacing the old order, through its violent overthrow, is then presented on the order of the day.

In order to prevent a radical transformation, the "guarantors of the old order" trying to make a cosmetic asepsis on top of the political system for the deception of the masses increasingly enraged and unbelieving in their institutions, increasing more reactionary legislation, as it has always been, with the "National Security Law" and more recently with the "Drug Law" and the "Anti-Terrorism Law", the creation of new police forces for repression of the people, such as the "National Security Force" etc. Underneath, placing troops on the streets, increasing the repression on the population both in the countryside, like “Operation Peace in the Countryside”, as in the city, like the occupation of favelas(slums) in Rio de Janeiro and the replacement of the Military Police by troops of the Military (Armed Forces) in actions in Amazonas, Roraima, Maranhão, Espírito Santo, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio de Janeiro. Not to mention the sending of troops to guarantee the accomplishment of the electoral farce.

The semicolonial character of this old State is further evidenced in the management of all the acronyms of the Single Party by accepting the imposition of imperialism to send troops to Haiti and then their decision to use them internally as troops trained in repression to the Brazilian people.


Would the State be a public entity aimed at securing the common good of every society, that is, the authority elected by the majority of the people? Or would it be imposed by a powerful group in which management and political parties compete among themselves? As much as they try to make us believe, would the State be an entity independent of the classes of the society in question, as well as of their interests?

In his flawless work, "The State and the Revolution," which this year completes the centenary of its release, Lenin, discussing the origin of the State as a result of the division of society into classes resulting from the emergence of private property, brings from Engels the basic argument that underlies the true power of the state. For Engels, "The second distinguishing feature is the establishment of a public power which no longer directly coincides with the population organizing itself as an armed force. This special, public power is necessary because a self-acting armed organization of the population has become impossible since the split into classes.... "

Lenin asserts that “Engels elucidates the concept of the “power” which is called the state, a power which arose from society but places itself above it and alienates itself more and more from it. What does this power mainly consist of? It consists of special bodies of armed men having prisons, etc., at their command” and adds “A standing army and police are the chief instruments of state power”.

The historical experience of social relations in the various societies that have succeeded each other after the division into social classes shows the armed force and its derivations fulfilling the role of the backbone of the State as the support of the ruling classes in each historical period. An armed force serving the maintenance of the order of oppression and exploitation of a ruling class over the dominated classes.


As Lenin also teaches us, with the advent of imperialism and the division of the world between a handful of oppressive nations on the one hand and the vast majority of oppressed and exploited nations, the character of the state also differentiates.

In order to ensure the exploitation of colonies and semicolonies, the States of imperialist nations exponentially increase their military forces and, through prey wars or even injurious agreements, establish military bases in the exploited nations by establishing regimes of national subjugation. More than that, the pure strength of its arsenal of strategically scattered fleets and the power of its air force with its weapons of mass destruction alone is already a strong "argument" for other nations to bow to national subjugation policy.

Thus, the armed forces of the imperialist countries, in addition to fulfilling the mission of securing the domination of the ruling classes in their territory, expand their role in securing imperialist domination over oppressed nations, becoming a key player in the inter-imperialist struggle for partition and repartition of the world.

In the case of dominated nations subject to the policy of national subjugation, deprived of their independence and their sovereignty given the semicolonial condition, the Lacanian State has its armed forces transformed into occupation troops at the service of imperialism, as well as dogs of Guardian of the dominant vassal classes.


Imperialism as the upper and rotten phase of capitalism seeks survival, therefore, through a progressive process of reactionary-ization, both in the internal relationship in their countries and in international relations, extending this process to the semicolonies.

In order to cover up its reactionary-ization, the worn-out clothes of the old democracy, in fact, bourgeois dictatorship, renting nicknames like "Democratic State of Law", "free elections", "human rights", etc. Meanwhile, power is increasingly concentrated on the executive for the practice of plundering oppressed nations and exploiting their own population.

If we consider the end of World War II as milestone, with the victory of the Red Army and the progressive forces of the whole world, imperialism loses much of its influence, mainly in Europe and Asia.

In order to restore its domination completely, yankee imperialism has taken from fascism (in particular its Nazi modality) all its arsenal of evils in order to become not only a hegemonic power, but a single hegemonic superpower. Exacerbating its bloodthirsty fury, it caused great disturbances in China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Central America and the so-called Middle East, among many, and reaped great defeats.

He also called for the "Cold War" on the basis of which he established the "National Security Doctrine" and forced the semicolonies to implement military regimes, officializing the role of their armed forces as a troop of occupation, including training in techniques of torture as a method of obtaining information in the fight against anti-imperialist struggles and national liberation, as was demonstrated during the existence of the "School of the Americas."

As the center of the "National Security Doctrine", the armed forces of the semi-colonial countries were trained to fight the "internal enemy", being directed to face different targets, but to fulfill the same objective of occupation troops. At first the "internal enemy" was the communists, but later, with the "fall of the Berlin Wall" and the defeat of Soviet social-imperialism, it focused on "drug trafficking", "narcoguerrilha" and more recently "terrorism" In a desperate strategy to stop revolution and, in particular, the struggles for national liberation.


Thus, Lenin's statement that "The standing army and police are the chief instruments of state power" is proven, as well as revealing how the military is increasingly assuming the role of maintainer of the old order when the Political system came into sharp decomposition.

The lesson we can draw from History is that, in the process of confrontation between the backward forces and the progress forces, the reactionary, sooner or later, were defeated.

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