What if the counter revolution defeated the working class, and now the bourgeoisie has defeated itself?
Does that proposition even make sense? If so, might the ruin of the working class be reversed? Obviously the bourgeoisie still has political and economic power...
EDIT i think that, maybe, the working class would be unstoppable (i.e. communism inevitable) given that they freely associate.
Which was how I read Mattick, though clearly the bourgeoisie had a lot more life in them in 1936. Perhaps the moral is that in place of communist theory, we need, as the catalyst, communist solidarity.