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Moment of Truth: Third Wave Class Consciousness – Part I

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Why isn’t Xi Jinping working for Foxconn in Shenzhen? He’s part of the dictatorship, why’s he not a proletarian? Is he too good for it? Or is he some kind of representative, like an elector in the Electoral College? Or is the time just not right to give workers the power? I mean, clearly the time isn’t right, because capitalism’s hegemony puts constant deprivatory and military pressures on the few nominally socialist states left. But still the question lingers: the Soviet Union was viable, productive, scientifically advanced, culturally vibrant (when it allowed itself to be), and self-sufficient by at least capitalist standards. Why couldn’t they have just brought about workers’ rule?

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen hammers the history of class-consciousness into shape.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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