Tom Trottier, editor of Socialist Revolution, discusses the 2018 midterm election results at the Northeast Marxist School in New York. In his talk, he examines that the real issues facing the working class were ignored during the campaign, while Trump and the two major parties focused on finding scapegoats for the problems brought to us by the capitalist system.
It is clear that old and formerly respected institutions of capitalist rule—from the Constitution to the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court—are losing their grip on the minds of the masses. The working class is starting to view these institutions as those of the ruling class and this is a big step forward in class consciousness. At the same time, the election of self-described socialists to Congress is a sign of the growth in popularity of socialist ideas.