>>99205>Is revolution closer than we think?
Yes and no. The situation is very promising, but prepare for it to get worse before it gets better. We're moving in the right direction, but we need an international popular workers movement, and that's yet to emerge. I find it very likely that the reactionary moment we've been living through will intensify, but ultimately fail. The fascists are slaves to capital and the global economic order, and so far have achieved nothing but their usual thievery wherever they have taken power. Freak shows similar to the one in Brazil will play out all over the world, and rot away what little credibility the right wingers have.
The next logical step for the porky would be WW3, but I'm extremely skeptical as to whether they're even capable of pulling that off. WWI was possible partly due to the populations being completely detached from the reality of industrialized war, mostly having idealistic and romantic conceptions of what it would be like. Now the situation is the exact opposite, and porky can't really get the population behind even a much smaller war like Iran or Venezuela. Trying to get Amerilards or Europoors into some World War that's almost certain to end in nuclear incineration will more likely spark an immediate rebellion. All this leaves the porky with no real winning move.
The revolution is not as close as we'd like, but it's certainly closer than the doomfags think. The problem is that the revolutionaries of the 21st century will not look like those of the 20th. The socialists of our era won't be marching in formation, carrying pictures of Lenin and Stalin. They probably won't talk about the dictatorship of the proletariat or sing Internationale. The 21st century will give birth to its own movement with its own icons, rallying cries and revolutionary jargon. The Yellow Vest of the French proletariat has already risen as a symbol of the working masses, much like the red flag did in the 19th century, and it has proven extremely resistant to any reactionary attempts to appropriate it for the right.
Our great challenge now is to recognize the opportunities as they come, and translate our theories and experiences to the contemporary situation in a way that will speak to the contemporary working masses. But that too will happen.