The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

A Vicious Boss, Not an Outsider

Jul 18, 2016

Donald Trump pretends to be an outsider to the political world. But Trump is no outsider. As he loves to brag, he has been buying and selling politicians, partying with them, vacationing with them, and getting them to do his bidding for decades. No, he is no outsider–he is the worst kind of vicious boss, the sworn enemy of the working class.

He built his fame around the catchphrase “You’re Fired!” He relished uttering it, taking pleasure in ruining someone else’s life, just because he could, because he was the boss. Every worker confronted with a boss like that can recognize him for the enemy he is.

And Trump seems to take as much pleasure from spreading poison among workers as he does in firing them, blaming immigrants and foreigners for the problems facing the U.S. working class, pitting white male workers against everyone else, putting women down every chance he gets. Like any vicious boss, he knows that if the workers are divided, they’ll never be able to mount an effective fight.

The Democrats and Republicans are both parties of the bosses–and Trump is no different, just more open about his viciousness. There is no way out of this impasse–until the workers build their own class party, a party based on all parts of the working class. And Donald Trump and his ilk will have no place in that party!