What is “Class” ?
What is “Class Warfare” ?
Hmmm… well “Class” is a bit tricky, it tends to mean whatever you want it to mean. It is one of those – self identifying things in large part. Although, not entirely either.
“Class warfare” is a form of civil war – in large part, although not entirely either…
The thing about civil wars is they tend to be the most angry, bitter, vindictive and bloody wars.
But really, so they should be too.
If a “foreigner” lies to and cheats you, that’s one thing.
But when you are lied to and cheated by one of your own tribe, that is altogether different – that is a stab in the back.
The enemy-within, is far more hated than an enemy from without.
When the enemy-within has injured you with malice-afforethough, then you are really talking all the ingredients for a bloodbath. Particularly when all the legal means of remedy are stymied.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable. ~ JF Kennedy.
If there is any good to be had from the coming economic turbulence, it is that the hardships that we will face will (hopefully) steel the working class and prepare the proletariat for renewed class conflict.
That is a quote from one of my Title pages.
Well, if the turbulence and hardships are sufficient, it may stir the proletariat enough that they self identify as a CLASS.
They are certainly being stabbed-in-the-back sufficiently – one would have thought…
BUT – first you have to self-identify – as a (sufficiently) injured party.
Then you need to identify the enemy.
Then you need to be organised sufficiently to be able to act effectively.
If the block self-identifying is large enough, then they can simply with-hold consent, and the old system falls.
But that really rather is the whole point of established power and politics. It maintains the status quo.
The Master Class continue on their merry way – and we the Serving Class, simply don’t identify in sufficient numbers and with sufficient vigour to effect anything.
So what will it take… ?????
The example of our latest national elections here are not encouraging for budding revolutionaries.
The ruling class party was returned handily.
And the opposition class (Labour) were even more degraded.
Obviously the “working-class” can’t get their shit together, and/or don’t care about their situation sufficiently.
Whatever their injuries, they certainly aren’t self-identifying either themselves – or their enemies.
Maybe they need the “right” encouragement, education, and media propaganda.
At least, that’s how it has always been done in the past.
Then, with sufficient mass and resolve, a new power block can force a decision/change/revolution.