Workerism is a term that refers to the supporting of industrial labourers over other modes of labourers. The over-rewarding of labourers who create the capital, economy, nation and material over other labourers can be an element of workerism. In its social context, it’s a sexist ideology by fetishizing the muscly labour and distancing female wage-labourers and feminine workers. In terms of Marxism, Karl Marx had rediscovered the term Work Capital I, The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof “On the other hand he has a presentiment, that labour, so far as it manifests itself in the value of commodities, counts only as expenditure of labour power, but he treats this expenditure as the mere sacrifice of rest, freedom, and happiness, not as at the same time the normal activity of living beings”. The outlying difference between Labour and Work was further propagated by Friedrich Engels “The labour which creates use value, and counts qualitatively, is Work, as distinguished from Labour, that which creates Value and counts quantitatively, is Labour as distinguished from Work – Engels”. In its historical context, workerism has it places in moralism with the Christian’s in the 19th century practicing an element of it in the creation of churches and slavery. The search for crucial fractions within the proletariat, whose struggle is privileged, reveals a hierarchical perspective held by the workerist. And from this capitalist ideology, they treat those who take down an external path that isn’t manual with the absolute disdain. The consequences of the workerists plan of action within the programme and proletariat structure had been decoded by Amadeo Bordiga “The degeneration of the social-democratic parties of the Second International and the fact that they apparently became less revolutionary than the unorganised masses, are due to the fact that they gradually lost their specific party character precisely through workerist and “labourist” practices.” As communists, our goal isn’t to create a workers state; as the concept of classes are completely abolish under socialism in terms of Marx stating in Poverty of Philosophy “The condition for the emancipation of the working class is the abolition of every class, just as the condition for the liberation of the third estate, of the bourgeois order, was the abolition of all estates and all orders” and Vladimir Lenin “Socialism means the abolition of classes”. As communists, we must abolish the concept of work. Therefore, we must constantly echo and harshly attack workerists within our philosophical implications and proletariat plan of action. The Councilists, Syndicalists and Stalinists can pronounce their pathos, ethos, and logos of supporting the working class; while not acknowledging the fundamental trend of re-organisation, moralism, democratic, spontaneous and workerism. The famous council communist, Otto Rühle can articulate that “Only in the factory is the worker of today a real proletarian… Outside the factory he is a petty-bourgeois…”, while ignoring the stratosphere of the degeneration of the individual from the capitalist ideology of workerism. We can conclude however that workerists therefore play the blind man’s game. Meaning, the workerists will be running to the hills in the realisation that the proletariat has the outmost certainly to abolish workerism capital and itself, but come to foresee that the proletariat has no fucking limits.
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