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[shortened discussion what followed the announcement placed bellow]
TWENTY ELEVEN IS THE SEASON FOR TREASON
Johnny Mercer Who cares about the monarchy? They have already had their power stripped by the bourgeoisie. They are a side show, one that distracts from class struggle but no more than the campaign against them does. And what’s the 'boss class', most management doesn’t rule the world, they are mostly employed on behalf of the capitalist class to do the dirty work of running the wages system, and as they are 'employed' are essentially workers themselves. In what way will an art strike affect capitalism? As often self-employed, and often on commission, most working artists don't really have much collective bargaining power unless they are employed in some way whether as artists or on the side. Also how do workers just set up councils and take over the means of production without getting rid of the state or "that body of armed men" as Engels called them The state is a class weapon, we need to send delegates to parliament to strip the parasites of their power first, any attempt to simply take over work places would be at best futile and at worst a blood bath. Other than that I couldn't agree more, with the sentiment at least.