I was yet again thinking about consciousness and the working class today and wanted to pose a question. We always talk about working class consciousness vs. bourgeois consciousness, communist consciousness vs. capitalist, immediatist perspectives vs. far sighted approaches. But what we never seem to talk about is what the consciousness of the working class actually is to workers themselves. What the workers discuss among themselves on a day to day basis, etc.
Imagine for a second if we had a way to clue into all of those discussions, the ones workers are currently having right now, and this information was searchable and sortable and repliable? Well we kinda do! It's called the internet!
Why does the ICC not take more time to interact with workers on their channels, on topics that interest them the most? Does it somehow feel all discussion beyond the shop floor just serves to convolude the communist perspective in some manner? Instead of discussing the maturation of consciousness, as if it were a fine wine we had been cultivating for years, maybe it would be more useful to understand the discussions workers are having today, on the socio/cultural level. I don't think working people are as shallow and simple as they are made out to be by certain groups. There has to be substance to their interaction with the world beyond being at work and coming home and being brainwashed by the spectacle. If we had a effecient way of catalouging, analyzing, and discussing what the talk of the town in the working class is in a given time period than maybe we could more clearly see which directions the class is moving towards.