The ghost of solidarity fetishism | 28.06.2011 16:13 | J30 Strike
Class struggle anarchism was just waiting for their moment when the balance of class forces would mean their ideas would be relevant, and accessible to ordinary working class people.
Given most class struggle anarchists work in the public sector, and J30 is a genuine (i.e. universal) class conflict where the fuck are all the class struggle anarchists?
Do they exist? Are they a kind of inverse black bloc - they only come out when there is not class conflict to be seen on the streets? Where's the propaganda? The outreach? The organising in our workplaces? The communities of resistance?
Now should be the perfect opportunity for class struggle anarchists to stake a claim in the real world. And yet it is the lifestyle activism of UK Uncut who have ingratiated themselves with the trade unionists, with the media and with anybody who actually gives a shit about June 30th.
We say to the class struggle anarchists: WHERE ARE YOU? Stand up. Identify yourselves, make an impact, make some noise, you're not going to get a better opportunity.
The ghost of solidarity fetishism