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

CEOs, Trump and Profit

Aug 21, 2017

Executives of some of the biggest companies bowed out of Trump’s executive councils after Trump’s news conference on Charlottesville.

Does anyone really believe that the executives are appalled by racism? They have long presided over big financial empires based in a capitalist society whose every pore exudes racism.

They aren’t appalled by that; nor by the conditions under which workers toil in the companies they direct; nor appalled by the poverty-level wages they pay; nor appalled by the unemployment their drive for profit creates.

No, the CEOs have no “social conscience.”

They were just worried about their bottom line, their profit. If tomorrow, they believed their profit could be increased by stoking racism, they would do it.