On the Origins of Class and the Class Relationship
Authoritarians don’t understand the origins of classes, defined as groups composed of individuals with unified interests. They arise out of power struggles, with a dominating and a dominated class in the relation. Without one, the other cannot exist. Another necessity of the class relationship is perpetual conflict between said classes. So is the same with the citizens and ‘their’ government, as well as the aforementioned bourgeoisie and proletariat. The interests of the state, today, align with those of the bourgeoisie, as lobbying is a prevalent practice, and with money comes power. Although, this couldn’t be said about a socialist state, as one theoretically advances the interests of the proletariat. As can be witnessed universally throughout history, power enables groups of individuals to pursue the things that benefit them and they tend to do do, such as the larger rations that were allotted to state officials in the early USSR under Lenin. So, as we established, classes arise out of power struggles, and in order for this struggle to exist power must as well. Then, the relationship of the citizen, or proletarian, to ‘their’ government, or party, is one of antagonism in every situation. With party members using their political power to advance their interests, and cement their perpetual rule. This perpetual conflict, of both classes asserting their interests over each other's, is not in the interest of the citizen, as it manifests itself in tyrannous practices. Such as, the censorship of speech, the withholding of arms, police repression and brutality, the restriction of movement, the hoarding of resources by state officials, etc.
In regards to the relationship between the bourgeoisie and proletariat, the same, obviously, holds true. The power struggle being the opposed interests of workers and employers. With the power possessed by the bourgeoisie obviously being money. The conflict manifests itself, in our bourgeois democracies of today, through state legislation in favor of bourgeois interests, like low tax rates and a corresponding lack of social services (healthcare, UBI, homeless services, etc.) cont