Objective Conditions Are Right for a Classless Society

For a long time, objective conditions have been right for a new classless, non-exploitative, cooperative society to emerge in which the people who work are also the owners of the means of production.

It is the subjective conditions that have held back such a new society, have delayed its emergence. The subjective conditions are simply that oppression continues. [And] it continues only because of the rigidity of distress patterns.

Only the distress patterns that have been installed on working-class people permit them to continue to tolerate oppression, promote their disunity, condition them to cooperate in the oppression of each other. Only these patterns of submission permit the tottering, collapsing oppressive society to continue to function at all.

Harvey Jackins

From page 475 of “The Working Class, the World, and RC,” in The Benign Reality

(Present Time 193, October 2018)

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