The Proletarian Center for Research, Education and Culture (Prole Center) seeks to provide political education and to spread class consciousness among the working class – also known as proletarians. We are the vast majority of the U.S. and the world. We are both blue-collar and white-collar workers; intellectual workers and manual labor workers. The bourgeoisie are the affluent middle and upper classes who exploit our labor while producing little or no real wealth themselves. The upper class capitalists are little more than money managers and investors who use their inherited wealth to make even more money; their middle class lackeys generally make six-figure salaries to assist with planning and management; basically they should be seen as overseers in the service of the capitalist masters. In the U.S. the capitalists are the infamous 1%, but their petty bourgeois disciples represent approximately 15 – 20% of the population.
This site will provide you with the knowledge and political tools necessary to fight back and eventually win a better world for ourselves and our children. There are several different components of the site. They are: Class War Chronicle, Worker Council, Consumer Council, Political Activism, Blast from the Past, and Real Heroes.
Class War Chronicle
This represents the bulk of the site. The Class War Chronicle will feature blogs that deal with Leftist (socialist or communist) political theory. These entries will also include news and commentary on current events and historical lessons. The main purpose is to act as an information clearinghouse for Leftist news and opinion.
This part of the blog will deal with the labor movement. If there is something important happening in the struggle for worker rights, you will likely find it here.
The consumer council will release periodic consumer tips for saving money, avoiding toxic products, consumer empowerment through do-it-yourself projects, and finally, in order to starve the capitalists, as much as possible, of their profits at our expense; in other words, a general consumer boycott of sorts.
From time to time we will suggest a variety of political tactics that might contribute to dismantling the current system and the building of a better one based on human values.
Blast from the Past
This section contains writings from historical figures – philosophical and practical knowledge from the past still relevant today.
The celebrities, businessmen, statesmen and professional athletes adored by the dominant bourgeois society do not deserve our admiration. This part of the blog will highlight proletarian, peasant and progressive heroes from past and present that we can look up to – not to fetishize or worship as the bourgeoisie do, but rather to learn from and emulate.