Some on the left, including too many communists, fail to understand that the struggle against Trump and Trumpism (MAGA) is the main form of the class struggle for the foreseeable future. It’s not a detour nor a retreat from class.

More to the point, the defeat of Trump and MAGA will not only open new opportunities to defend and expand democracy. It will also shift class relations in favor of the working class, deepen the pivotal class-democratic alliance of labor with its strategic allies, and give depth and complexity to class politics and consciousness. Not to see this dialectic, this mutual inter-dependency reveals a dogmatic cast of mind, a simplification of class and class dynamics, and a misunderstanding of marxism, including the theoretical and political insights of Lenin.