With capitalism in absolute decline, the ruling class is using the crisis they caused to attack industry and services, our whole class. The increasingly corporate state is destroying democracy, local government, the civil service, higher education, the national education service, the NHS, housing and pensions.
It is class war. The ruling class knows this. What does the working class think? What is the working class plan for dealing with this? Is the working class embracing the necessary ideas of a united Britain, of workers’ nationalism, rebuilding industry, opposition to the free movement of labour, leaving the EU, and building the Marxist-Leninist party?
To some extent, and unevenly, they are, but nowhere near enough. As ever, the “ultra-left” assists the capitalist class. It smears as fascist, chauvinist and reactionary these vital ideas.
Too many of us just see and moan about what the ruling class is doing to us. Too many close their eyes and hope it will go away.
But there is a way forward. We can do something about it all. We can take responsibility for our workplaces. We can assert that we have the skills and professionalism to make a difference, to take control.
We can no longer live with a capitalism that is intent on destroying us. To live with any dignity, we will have to go beyond capitalism.