The Class Struggle In The US: What Point Has It Reached? How To Go Forward?

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The Class Struggle In The US: What Point Has It Reached? How To Go Forward?
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A thumbs up for this article. How about this? "A struggle can be massive and protracted without bringing to the class any fundamental theoretical, organizational gain and without helping the class to strengthen solidarity and class-identity, as in the recent examples from Greece. " I think this must be true - isn't this what happened during the 1980's? - and presenting an actual recent example like Greece reinforces the argument.

"On the other hand, a struggle which on a strictly economic level does not bring even the least of temporary relief,  can foster an important sense of self-identity and confidence, politically much more significant than a temporary economic victory - if any can still be obtained." An example would be nice here, but difficult to provide. If a struggle just hits an economic brick wall, then this must be a frightening and destructive experience. How to feed and educate the kids? How to pay the rent? This apparently insoluble issue can lead to misery, isolation and suicide. A loss of confidence in self. But seeking consolation from others - from those similarly placed, or similarly threatened, or just truly sympathetic - could lead to acquisition of insights and new intelligence about capitalism itself,and provide a hope for the future in a world of despair. We certainly live in terrible times; times which are probably much worse in fact than we as yet know. The solution is talk, discussion, openess of discussion and more and freer talk. This breaks the isolation and fear. It creates solidarity, confidence and a belief in the communist cause which is now the only remaining positive outcome for humanity in a system dying on its feet. More, and more open communication among us all, is a necessity for the communist movement.