Friday, April 27, 2007

Hope for Marxism (middle class unite and fight)

I missed this in the paper, but that's what blogs are for. TWP posted on a report from Britain's Ministry of Defence outlining the threats we face in the future:
"The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx," says the report. The thesis is based on a growing gap between the middle classes and the super-rich on one hand and an urban under-class threatening social order: "The world's middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest". Marxism could also be revived, it says, because of global inequality. An increased trend towards moral relativism and pragmatic values will encourage people to seek the "sanctuary provided by more rigid belief systems, including religious orthodoxy and doctrinaire political ideologies, such as popularism and Marxism".
Soundtrack for this post: "Middle Class Kid" by Pelle Carlberg (mp3 from Polaroid)

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