Bourgeois academics, media pundits and figureheads of the counter-revolutionary ‘left’ continue to sow confusing and superficial ideas about class. This propaganda campaign has been so effective as to destroy not just class consciousness and solidarity amongst many workers in Britain, but also the very idea of class itself.
To be effective in building a revolutionary movement in the face of ceaseless efforts by our minority rulers to divide us against each other, it is important to know who are the working class and, having identified them, to know where their most revolutionary sections are to be found. We must also learn to identify both our enemies and all those who could potentially be allies in the struggle for socialism.
Having done so, we will be better able to resolve all those contradictions amongst the people that have been so carefully nurtured by the ruling class, and to build a united struggle against the capitalist system.
A vital read for communists to understand class in Britain today.
By Ella Rule