Trump, Democrats and the Lumpenproletariat Problem 

The American Democratic Party has a problem with white working-class America–they lost them, or at least large segments of them to Donald Trump’s Republican Party.  Policy reasons may explain part of this.  But a better explanation may be that these voters fit the description of what Karl Marx used to call the Lumpenproletariat–reactionary working class opposed to revolution or at least progressive politics.  Understanding who these individuals are may be critical to Democrats winning in 2020. More

Source: Trump, Democrats and the Lumpenproletariat Problem – CounterPunch.org