R48G: working class identity politics…? from working class to universal class…

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=universal+working+class

https://redfortyeight.com/2018/12/31/class-illusions-and-the-feminist-bourgeoisie-socialists-will-have-to-finish-the-job-not-my-revolution/

https://redfortyeight.com/2018/12/31/skip-the-identity-politics-can-women-or-people-of-color-lead-a-movement-of-revolutionary-ecological-socialism-the-only-problem-with-bernie-is-that-he-was-a-fake-socialist/

Our previous two posts are a bit curt on questions of identity politics but in reality our point of view embraces all these viewpoints, and does so almost more comprehensively than the adherents in question.
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 what about the lumpenproletariat?…Trump’s base and Marx’s class bias//Can the (non)Working Class Change the World?

If it can, it should do so, but the evidence is not there that the working class is revolutionary, which is not the same as ‘changing the world’ unless that is what is meant. We have courted the great marxist heresy with a ‘dialectical’ self-debate on the issue and constructed our ‘Red Forty-eight Group’ as either for working class revolutionaries and/or the activism of the ‘universal class’.
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On a Ridgeline: Notes on the “Yellow Vests” Movement – Viewpoint Magazine

The sphere of social reproduction will be central not simply to defining schisms within the movement, but to defining the horizons of the struggle and the multiplication, both possible and preferable, of its sites. The battlefield of social reproduction is one on which we can move beyond the triptych: prices of petrol, buying power, and tax revolt.

Source: On a Ridgeline: Notes on the “Yellow Vests” Movement – Viewpoint Magazine