4. The Instrument for Socialist Revolution: the Dictatorship of the Proletariat†††


††††††††††† One crucial instrument for the Socialist revolution is the dictatorship of the proletariat, that is, the conquest of political power by the proletariat after having smashed and displaced the tyranny of state monopoly capitalism. The proletarian dictatorship is a continuation of the class struggle under new conditions. It is the stubborn fight, using necessary forms of struggle against the forces and traditions of the old society. It is the struggle to defend working class democracy and Socialist construction and to suppress all resistance on the part of the exploiters and other enemies of the revolution.


††††††††††† The first step in the American proletariatís fight for its dictatorship is to unite in action against capitalism and reaction and lend its guidance and support to the popular, democratic struggles in all their various forms against the dictatorship of the oligarchy and its neo-fascist state.