[Marxism] Class status of the military?

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue May 31 10:55:44 MDT 2005



Carl Webb wrote:
> 
> One of the disputes within in the anti-war movement is how to relate
> to the military.  There are some that advocate the line "Support The
> Troops" which is an
> idea some of us reject.  Some of us consider people in the military as
> part of the reactionary anti-working class.  Are they to be considered
> workers in unifrom(an idea I reject) or just part of a reactionary
> class?

They are certainly part of the working class. If you want to put a nasty
label on them (though I don't think that is useful) call them scabs.

Carrol




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