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How the fuck are we EVER going to organize the white working class!!??

Friday, October 17, 2008

[Update: New Vid]

Even as Hossam points out:

And what’s even more fucked up is this liberal-women-rights-friendly Democrat interviewed at the end, who recites with indignation how his neigbors are insulting him for his support for Obama, even calling him a “Muslim!”

[Hat Tip: Lenin]

  1. Friday, October 17, 2008 10:04 pm

    Thank you for visiting. I was going to link to your blog, except for Blogrolling is still recovering from being hacked.

    For now it is about the ones and twos. Social change occurs when material conditions are right, people are in motion, and proper leadership is positioned.

    A few years ago, talking about workers control in Venezuela was crazy or far off in the future. Things can change fast.

  2. Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:12 am

    Very true, very true. Just FYI I was kinda hyperboleing there but not by much.

  3. Saturday, October 18, 2008 4:30 pm

    I have thrown up my hands in disgust more times than I can remember, but I keep coming back because:
    1.) I’m white and working class, so we can’t be all that bad.
    2.) What am I supposed to do? Become a hippie, wring my hands and whine about the suffering of someone, somewhere, anywhere but where I find myself? The only way forward is to come from a position of solidarity and you have to start where you are. If you’re a white worker with progressive or revolutionary views you keep your head up, your eyes open and you pick your fights.
    3.) White working class does not mean petty bourgeois rural idiot. I work in a union workplace in a big city. The people I work with are sophisticated and well informed, regardless of race. I seriously wonder how many of these people (in the video) are really working class. Joe “The Plumber” might wear t shirts and drive a pickup truck, but he is a small town big shot with real estate investments, small businesses and the ingrained small mindedness of the petit bourgeois. I’ve been in many workplace struggles with white workers who at least understood the value of solidarity. A time or two, when people of color were clearly in the lead, I’ve seen significant numbers of white workers look to them for leadership.

    It’s been so long that I’m not even sure what got me into this struggle in the first place. I can tell you that sympathy and charity have not kept me in it. I have a stake in this thing and I have learned patience. I know that this world we live in cannot sustain itself. How things will shake out is beyond my knowing, but things will shake themselves out and the world will be turned upside down. I’m certain of that.

  4. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:18 pm

    Nice spot u have here, hope u don’t mind the drive by, do chk me out one day

    rawdawgbuffalo and if u like what u read, maybe u will come back, even Blog Roll Me

  5. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9:21 pm

    Thanks Raw Dawg.

  6. jdpooley permalink
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:31 am

    They’re pathetic man…


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