“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” - VI Lenin
Stemming from the thread on the threat of Imperialist war, there are a number of themes/questions/points brought up that keep appearing in almost any discussion we have with and within the ICC.
1. What is the best way to measure the level of class consciousness in the working class?
2. Is the "subterrean maturation of consciousness" a real phenomenon? Is the dichotomy between subterreanean maturation and open movement from the class a safe one to emphasize?
3. How does the maturation of consciousness (and/or the "search for deeper answers") on the level of individual workers or elements outside of open struggle relate to existing communist organizations?
4. To quote Alf, "Will the existing communist organisations connect with the new generation of 'searchers'?" What type of actions are or should be involved in these processes?
I've got A LOT more reading to do in order to come close to being able to give my own thoughts on these issues. But I'm very interested to see what other comrades think. Please include as many links and references as possible in your comments, if feasible. Thanks!
Bonus question: What's to be said about the recent strikes we've seen popping up all over the world? Have they become more frequent since the late 80's? Is the class, or are elements of the class on the move?