Hey remember when I talked about the endless circular intra-left discourse about this that never goes anywhere.
It's that, but then someone else posts something about Democrats losing working class to their shame, and around and around.
"Trump didn't win because of the REAL working class, he won because of the car dealers and golf guys."
"Ok, so what should Democrats do?"
"Improve with the real working class, that's why they lost."
And I don't get this because I do not really care what's in The Big Book Of Pre-Existing Marxist Ideas or whatever.
(But it seems to have both "the petite bourgeoisie are the real enemy" and "the working class are radicalized by austerity" so whenever anyone poor or rich does anything you can apply one or the other. But what if there's dispute over whether someone is poor or rich? Which one?)
Well then everyone is scrutinizing the like clothes and bankruptcy records of people who stormed the goddamn Capitol to try to find the easy existing ideological explanation of this incredibly bizarre behavior.
"Ah-ha, his family owns a grocery chain in North Dakota, ergo, petite bourgeoisie, that explains why he painted himself red and broke into the Senate chambers with a fire extinguisher."
"Not so fast, that grocery chain's in trouble because of Amazon, ergo, monopolies explain it."

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