- Jul 27, 2018
There is no doubt Jeff Bezos and others like him have had their minds warped through the habit of fingering the Capitalist rosary, just as you have clearly had your mind badly warped by your habit of fingering the Marxian rosary.You think there's no conflict between Jeff Bezos and the workers he pays so badly that they qualify for food stamps? And the conflict between the bourgeoisie and the working class is not only about money - it's also about a vision for the world. Look at the conflict between the likes of Peter Sutherland and the Patriotic Irish working class. Bourgeois Sutherland wanted a multicultural Ireland where the Native Gael is just one minority among many. The Patriotic working class see Ireland's future very differently.
But in general, the majority of workers are fairly content with their lot, and their employers treat them fairly, their interests and world-view are fairly aligned. If workers unhappy, they can leave. They can train and work their way up. They don't have to work at Amazon for their entire lives. Regularly the role of "boss" and "worker" are even interchangeable over one's life.
That's in general. I recognise that for some people, they are fearful to leave their job, lose their weekly wage, they have no time or energy to educate themselves. But you have to admit that our present society does facilitate, fund and contribute to improving opportunities in this regard to a quite high degree. There is opportunity.
But anyway your posts on this have made something dawn on me. Is this the reason you decided to come and play to the kind of gallery that you find on this forum? To actually find a "working class" no matter how tiny that fit the mould of your Marxian dogma? And to proselytise to swell its ranks, cynically playing on the fears that you uncovered?