Class Warfare

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Class Warfare

In political science, the idea that social classes are perpetually in conflict for more economic and political power. For example, a corporation's management has the incentive to make the most money possible for shareholders, while unionized employees have the incentive to make the most money possible for themselves. Thus, a collective bargaining negotiation will be treated like a zero-sum game, in which one side wins and the other loses. The idea that class warfare is inevitable is not universally accepted, but it is a foundational element of communism and some forms of capitalism.
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He said: "We all know what the Labour Party is trying to do - it is desperately trying to re-enthuse its hard core old Labour activists and they have just gone back to the class war techniques.
Not to mention a thorough history of the class war initiated by the corporate elite in the 1970s, with its pro-capitalist propaganda juggernaut and lavish funding for the institutional infrastructure of the new right.
The people I met in the radical Leftist Revolutionary Movement urged class war in a society that did not want or deserve a war of classes.
I'm accused of class war when I complain Cameron is running an Old Etonian toffocracy but it's a Tory civil war when Michael Gove grumbles about Dave surrounding himself with upper class chinless wonders.
I FIND it sad that for Labour and its supporters, pre-election propaganda is yet again dominated by the crackpot pointless class war, rather than assessing performance.
If Gordon Brown and Mandelson and the rest, if they want to fight a class war, fine, go for it.
Get Me Out Of Here "They are the flat-earth brigade of the modern era" Ed Miliband, Energy Secretary, on climate change sceptics "If Gordon Brown and Mandelson and the rest, if they want to fight a class war, fine, go for it.
If so, I suspect I won't be the only voter who takes exception to what is really a smokescreen and decides to vote for someone who doesn't see class war as a legitimate electoral weapon.
He has wasted no time in subtly reintroducing Labour's obsession with the class war, by stating that Sutton Coldfield and Solihull are being treated better than other areas of Birmingham.
Rejecting bourgeois moral condemnations of proletarian violence, the work as a whole is a call for uncompromising class war and the socialist overthrow of capitalism.
STUC general secretary Bill Speirs yesterday claimed a class war was still being waged in Britain.