[Marxism] On Sweden

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 5 17:35:15 MDT 2010


(Forwarded from Anthony Brain.)

The polls shows a class polarisation within Sweden.  Polls
for the centre left show a massive working class and elements
of a middle class radicalisation.  If the Fascists hold the balance
of power for the centre right it could escalate class tensions
further.  It could also destroy them with by being involved with
increased austerity measures.  This is what happened to the
right wing Austrian populist Freedom Party from 2000 to 2005.

Despite dangers of the Fascists holding the balance of power it
is not elections which  ultimately determine the balance of class
forces but battles in the streets.  If the Fascists threats accelerates
it could provoke a deeper revolutionary upheaval by workers not
wanting their mass organisations smashed.  Sweden is split right
down the middle with class polarisations in which revolutionaries
coud influence events.





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