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You may still be working class (I am 72 and retired at 54 with a
modest Teamster pension) but it’s entirely possible that you can make
enough money where you can afford to put a couple kids through college
(AFTER this ridiculous college loan shakedown is fixed), buy a new
modest car every 4 or 5 yrs and have a modest home for your family
that you can afford with your “working class” wages.
So what? You are still working class. Your teamster penson is a but
modest gain from the class struggle. In many cases that struggle
resulted in broken heads and gunned down workers.
It is a social relationship to the ownership of the means of production
and distribution. It is still relatively impoverished in relation to the
collective wealth workers worldwide produce.
Why should workers who produce all of the wealth have to then budget to
buy a ration of it back, while a parasitic owning class of 5-10%, need
not work and yet have more wealth than the bottom 60% combined?
Poverty relative or absolute is an inevitable reproductive concomitant
Don’t forget also the two world wars caused by competition over trade
routes, raw materials, markets and expansion of geopolitical advancement
caused by capitalist competition.
War is also an inevitable reproductive concomitant of capitalism.
Which is why the ideological reinforcement and reproduction, via the
edcation system of ‘patriotism’, and great men historical narrative
nonsense and so on, takes place, to provide for potential cannon fodder
for the future as well as stunting critical faculties within dominant
It is not about ‘good guys’ versus ‘bad guys’. The ‘good guys’ conducted
the war science of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Workers have no country to live or die for and a world of free access
without frontiers to win.