In the Left it’s sometimes said we have too many white men.
The USA has 100 million white men. At least 60-80% are working class.
We need to recruit a lot more.
The USA also has 100 million white women.
That’s 200 million white people, at least — if you don’t count Hispanic whites, who increasingly just assimilate themselves, undermining the narrative that the USA is going to become brown. Like the Irish, the Hispanic are just going to amalgamate into the American white majority as much as their skin tone allows — so that means possibly there are about 250 whites out of 320 million Americans. That’s 78% of the US population. Damn.
Try having a revolution or a mass socialist movement while calling 78% of the US population privileged. Meanwhile only six men have wealth equal to half the world, and in the USA as of 2015 only 20 people have wealth equal to half the country, and the number has probably shrunk since then. What are you smoking?
The overwhelming majority of these white men, and the overwhelming majority of these white women, say 60-80%, are working class.
Even those who are middle class still have good reasons to align against capitalism and join a socialist coalition.
I never want to hear that a group has too many white men.
And I never want to hear that a group is too white.
Maybe it could have more of another group. That’s okay — that’s probably a good point.
It’s also the case that often the way to address that is not through identity politics but by addressing the class issues that actually resonate with oppressed groups.
But the USA needs a revolution, or a mass socialist movement.
We’re talking on the scale of 320 million people, we need a vast majority out of 320 million people to effect change, we need to be able to shut down and re-open production, we need to be able to reconstitute a new social order based on socialized production.
We need to win over enough people to our cause that they will disobey the old social order and create a new one, organized and run collectively and democratically by themselves, the working class, and we need enough people out of 320 million people on board with this.
At least 200 million out of those 320 million people, probably more, are white.
People have told me Philadelphia is a black city.
In reality it’s more like 50/50.
We don’t have too many white people. We don’t have too many white men.
We don’t have anywhere near enough.
Let’s not say we have too many white people, too many white men.
We need more of everyone. A lot more.
A hundred million more. Hopefully more than that.
Get back to me when we’ve got that.