As an undergraduate I studied Biomedicine, which throughout my time at uni reassured me that the sciences were divorced from the humanities, and that what I was learning concerned the facts and truths of the world – politics and history were on the other side of campus.
I built up my understanding of the world from the workforce, friends and student politics. I began to understand more towards the end of my studies of the struggle between employers and employees, the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, and pharmaceutical conglomerates and the unvaccinated third world.
After coming into contact with Socialist Party, I saw an avenue for directing my energies towards fighting the status quo. After giving a lot of thought towards joining the party, I decided that it would offer me more opportunities to learn. I believe that supporting a party is a necessary part of activism, and the best way to direct the energy of mass movements towards effecting social change.
By Toby Dite