We close today with a link to our second manifesto, as a gesture directed to the DSA. These groups are very important but can’t quite make the transition to a new era of ecological postcapitalism.
Here our viewpoint is slightly different because we are not focus wholly on the working class but the universal class. And this is first and foremost an initiative of refoundation in a version of democratic neo-communism (with market elements), a transitional hybrid that can be radicalized further. The focus on the working class is given the equivalent as the social construction in constitutional means of general equality. The key point here is that we are in the midst of a climate catastrophe and its solution must come first. In fact, the communist pitch to the working class can coexist very easily with our framework save only that we are considering a system that must bring all classes to a common class, create a new economic system that can manage in the context of post-growth economics, a very difficult requirement. We will be lucky to produce a steady state economy that can produce a rough equality of all in a common universal class. In such a system everyone will have a robust set of economic rights but we can hardly hope to replicate current levels of grossly indulgent consumption.