Karl Marx and Class Struggle

While discussing the class struggle, Marx didn’t focus on CLASSES (parties) but on the STRUGGLE. According to marx, classes don’t only struggle to make history, but it is the struggle let classes to recognise themselves. Struggle leads to conflicts. Through CONFLICT classes develop sense of themselves and without conflict there is no such thing as class consciousness.

“Workers of the World, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains.”

These were not mere words by Karl Marx but a imperforate philosophy which shaped the world we live in today. Proposition of Marxism was not only an economic system but an alternate discourse of thinking. Thinking against the materialistic, capital driven and profit oriented world. It was the idea of marx ‘class struggle’ which helped us to understand it will always be thoughts vs capital, workers vs capitalists, proletariats vs bourgeoisie and romantics vs realists. Progression of marxist thoughts requires higher level of conciousness and freedom of mind, as marx argued

“Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.”

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2 thoughts on “Karl Marx and Class Struggle

  1. “… thoughts vs capital, workers vs capitalists, proletariats vs bourgeoisie and romantics vs realists…”
    Do you think they are always against each other? There is criticism on Marxism of putting workers on the opposite side of capitalists. But if a boss treats the employees well and they all get along well, are there really any Marxist cnflicts between them?

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