What is the goal of this association? Of this Adaptive Communist Alliance?
Our goal is simple: to find means of achieving a communist society adapted to our own particular economic and social climate. But how are we going to accomplish this? The first step is to define communism in the most general of terms and scope as to give us a wide foundation to build upon.
Strictly speaking, communism is a socio-economic theory which aims to explain the capitalist method of exploitation and its eventual fall, which will result in the rise of communism. Marx sought to explain - in a scientific and empirical manner - the relationship between capitalism and the estrangement and alienation of man, and the inevitable rise of socialism.
What does this mean to the average person? Communism is a system in which man is free to practice, broaden, and enjoy his species-being.
But that begs the question, what is species-being? According to Marx - and Fauerbach, from whom Marx borrowed the term – species-being encapsulates those qualities that define man as a species and as an individual being. In short, species-being is that collection of both communal and individualistic traits which allow for the fullest extent of human happiness, activity, and association.
Which qualities, in particular, fall under species-being? Man's communal nature would be the most obvious quality and one of its most important; man's undeniable urge to associate with his fellow man, his natural urge to form ever more complex social organizations. The liberty to freely associate, interact, and exert your sovereignty is one of the main tenets of communism. In fact, communism demands that society and its outward form, government, be democratic so that man can be truly and effectively free to pursue the social aspect of his species-being.
The other important quality would be man's propensity for activity above and beyond that which is necessary for survival. According to Marx this is what differentiates us from all other species. We, as conscious and free human beings, are capable of creating beyond what our instincts demand for mere survival: we are capable of conscious life-activity. Our ability to create when we are not hungry, when we are not lacking shelter, and when we are not held hostage by need is what makes us human. This is what communism seeks to protect and enable; it aims to protect our humanity from the ravages of private property and profit-driven exploitation.
With that being said, how can we find ways to broaden our species-being and achieve a communist society?
The first step, as has been said, is to define communism and create a realistic goal consummate with our state of society. It is only by properly seeing what we are and what we have been that we can ever hope to create a new and sustainable society. The second step is two-fold and essential for the planning process; an in-depth study of both the economic and social realities, and their history in order to ascertain which specific path communism must take. The next step draws from the previous one and requires us to develop alternate political systems and philosophies for the varied and definite groups of peoples; these systems must mesh with their cultures and ideas or else they are doomed to the same state of despotism we are forced to endure now.
These steps are not linear nor are they meant to be set in stone, they should serve only as a rough beginning guide. Communism is not a dogmatic ideology which requires blind obedience to arbitrary rules and traditions; it requires an open mind and the belief that it must be built upon the will of the people and the realities on the ground. It is our duty as a free and conscious people to unite and learn so that we may build a more harmonious world for ourselves.