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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 10:45 AM

8. One thing he gets very well here, although he doesn't say it outright......

Class war is a war BECAUSE it's a zero-sum game. When bosses win, workers lose and vice versa. The bosses realize this and always have. It's time the workers realized it too.

That's why the Dems and the "business union" model of labor relations will never work consistently and over the long term. You can't be all things to all people. You can't be a political party that can be for workers and for the bosses too. You can't run a union on the basis of helping workers AND helping bosses. It only works (and really never works very well) on a temporary basis during the good times. When the inevitable crash comes (part of the capitalist system), any gains are snatched back.

The owners understand this, but will cynically use the good intentions of these "win/win" believers to beat workers and keep the upper hand in the class war. They always have and always will. The sooner the working class understands this, the sooner we'll see the answers involved in actually WINNING the class war.

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