- Monday, April 20, 2015
- Socialist Appeal UK
As the general election approaches, there is little enthusiasm among ordinary people for any of the main parties and the program of austerity that they share. Meanwhile, the mood among the ruling class worldwide is one of deep pessimism, as the global economy splutters and stagnates and the establishment lurches from one scandal to another.
In contrast, the mood among the Marxists is one of revolutionary optimism—optimism about the radicalization taking place in society and the mass movement breaking out across the world, as workers and youth look for an alternative to the permanent crisis of capitalism.