What Wolff describes here is laying the foundation for huge class battles ahead. Biden's aggressive posturing with regard to ------Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and anywhere else where US imperialism finds unfavorable ground, losing ground with regard to its main competitor, China----is a product of the weakened influence of US imperialism on the world stage and the crisis of US capitalism at home.
The crisis is a crisis of global capitalism and the Chinese Stalinist regime will be facing huge battles ahead also. There are already hundreds of thousands of protests and confrontations between the state and the Chinese working class both urban and rural. The Chinese working class is hundreds of millions strong.
If ever the time was ripe for a global working class movement against capitalism it is now. We saw a small example of global solidarity among workers and the oppressed in relation to the security state violence that began with the opposition to the murder of black people in the US by the police.
There is, alongside this crisis of the economic system and its political superstructure, a crisis affecting the working classes of the world that delays the global fightback and prolongs suffering and that is the lack of a leadership globally. Yes, I believe leadership matters. RM
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