[Marxism] Why are American workers so passive?
sartesian at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 5 09:32:19 MDT 2009
How about this? How about US workers are protesting less than their
European comrades, less than in the past because the US bourgeoisie has been
knocking the snot out of labor ever since 1973?
How about the industrial organizations have been pretty much devastated by
the increase in fixed capital component/decrease in industrial worker
component? When the UAW went on strike against GM in when 1970?, there were
400,000 workers walking out. The recent strike? 70,000.
How about that the increase in numbers of workers, in the work force, has
been centered in lower-paying service sector with labor power provided by
the historically, and currently, more vulnerable sections of the working
class-- namely WOMEN, immigrants, people of color-- all three, and three in
one; people perhaps with less to lose than the traditional industrial
workers but with less resources to even risk the possibility of loss-- the
fact that these workers have been more active, more forthright is a
testament to their great and developing class consciousness?
How about it is one thing-- and that one thing is not "imperialist
privilege"-- RACISM that has so inhibited, and immobilized development of
class struggle, class consciousness in the US?
What these professors, union bureaucrats are all about from beginning to end
is the denial of the actual [recent] history of capitalism.
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