The Third International after Lenin

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What the 2016 U.S. election revealed


....Trump’s demagogy about the problems facing working people did absolutely nothing to advance class consciousness. To the contrary, everything he stands for aims to keep workers divided and weak — a danger to the working-class and labor movement. Like Obama, Clinton and the Democratic Party, he talks about the classless “we” in order to paper over the irreconcilable conflict between the interests of working people and those of the capitalist rulers.

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1 comment:

  1. it's a great article. there are only two things in the entirety of the piece i don't quite understand. the first is the assertion that corporate profits are on a downward trend. they're not. by virtue of ongoing 'cost-cutting,' businesses are sacrificing longterm production growth as a means to continue profit growth. certainly it's a process that will end at some point, but it hasn't yet.

    and the second is suggesting that the infrastructure rebuilding program of the new administration won't solve anything. the SWP has been calling for just such a massive building program for years now. why the reverse?

    otherwise the analysis is spot-on, and yet another example that the SWP is almost alone among leftist groups in properly understanding the motivations and feelings of working people in this country.