A Crack In The Facade
I last wrote, in the context of the protests in Wisconsin and Republican efforts to crush unions, about whether the American working class might be about to wake up from its stupor and begin resisting the Neoliberal, Reaganomics assault it has been subject to for 30 years now. I said that the main impediment to this happening is that the American working class does not see that it is in the struggle together. There is not a "working class consciousness," to put it in Marxist terms.
That could be changing, according to a new poll released today showing broad support for public sector workers struggling to retain their collective bargaining rights against a group of Republican governors who are giddily doing everything they can to help their rich masters turn the American working class into serfs.