Link: “At the brink of a new world system: imperialism, race and caste

Original post found at: https://mronline.org/2021/08/15/at-the-brink-of-a-new-world-system-imperialism-race-and-caste/

I don’t agree with 100% of this (particularly not the holding up of Stalinist states as models of democracy πŸ€”) but the most important point I do. The “liberal” part of the ruling class is using modern, “woke” ideas to divide the working class – blaming the white working class for racism instead of themselves and their own damn institutions that keep systematic racism going. This promotes sectarianism among ordinary people that keeps us weak and divided, less able to unite together in our common cause to truly democratise our societies and improve our social structures, our living conditions, our lives. There’s also a part comparing the caste system in India to ancient European slave-owning societies like Greece or Rome.

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