The Lumpen: In The Imperial Core (Lumpen-Proletariat Class Analysis)

The Core Lumpen Classes

The Homeless

  • The Prisoner — Not much better off than the ‘social scum’ that is The Homeless, but “at least prisoners get free food everyday”.
    The caged human being imprisoned like a 1600’s peasant for stealing an apple.
    The prisoner is a statistic guaranteed to emerge out of the capitalist privatisation of all necessary means of human survival (water, food etc).
    Prisoners can go decades at a time being completely and utterly detached from the culture, society and crucial personal connections that humans need for the preservation of their humanity, a purpose in life and to feel included in the goings on of the world. Instead, technology develops and improves freely as these victims of the hoarding of resources literally lose all sense of time as even the Sun & Stars are a hoarded resource, made into a graceful reward the ruling class can grant prisoners if they should be successfully institutionalised and serve their poverty-inflicted sentences by the modern hangmen known as magistrates. Prisons breed criminals.
    Prison life is an unimaginably violent one.
  • The Chronically Unemployed — Again, this is a class that capitalism relies on their being as ‘surplus labourers’.
    If a capitalist wants to open up a Mcdonald’s or a trendy store, there must be a surplus level of unemployed workers willing to be wage slaves for minimum wage — these can be made up of temporary workers of the gig-economy, or highered purely to cover seasonal peaks.
    The chronically unemployed are also composed of a class of people who are unhirable or simply do not wish to be a wage slaves. Regardless of their lack of work-ethic or opportunity to actually be permanently employed, this is a class of able-bodied proles live on a full-time workers weekly wage over a period of a month.
    The life of the chronically unemployed is a perpetuatingly boring one, consisting of nothing but TV, social media & a weekly drink/smoke funded by a group of friends. They barely have a means to survive while at the same time not having enough money to socially empower themselves with clothes to go out clubbing, for a meal in the City, let alone invest in personal interests. The chronically unemployed are some of the most insecure, weak, embarrassed group of people in the world. They are often seen as scruffs for not having the latest fashion on their skin or a decent pair of trainers, let alone multiple clothes and footwear so things like dating are much harder in a society where a saying is “you can tell a lot about a person by their footwear” Well, I myself have had holes in my shoes etc and felt that insecurity no doubt millions of others do too.
    Many children who grow up within a chronically unemployed family are those who would be hospitalised due to malnutrition with over 4 million close to the same fate, affecting even workers as the British population needs to spend 40% of their income to get close to RDA of nutrition.

The Criminal Elements

  • The Lumpen Worker — These are full-time career criminals who make a living from thievery, drug dealing and (can’t think of a 3rd right now).
    They are often very well connected with other lumpen workers, supporting each other as much as possible by trading black capital (drugs for example) at good prices between each other and are as such heavily invested socially to their reputation. Reputation is lumpen-capital. The streets are mean out there, ‘mans hungry’! So you don’t wanna be getting robbed like some dickhead or have nobody want to trade you the latest merch, so you need a good, violent reputation to ensure that the petty lumpen only trades with cool people as well as the the drugs they have traded(often on credit) will be paid for and will be advertised to other potential buyers.
    Generally, the lumpen worker lives a better life than most working class people because of their income. Working often from 12pm-10pm, they can afford to fly abroad multiple times a year for festivals, holidays, have no problems getting a partner because they have more pairs of footwear alone than many unemployed or working proles have outfits and also these lumpen-workers are not scared to fight for themselves or defend their ego — in fact, as I said it is an economic necessity to fight for your image, reputation and to protect your ego.
    As such, they are ridiculously sensitive, vulnerable and frankly pathetic in this regard because their need to defend their ego is a desperate attempt to not look weak, but their need to not look weak is inself laughable. It screams insecurity and I have personally mocked them repeatedly for this and have pointed out that their actions and words are not their own (lumpen-realism), but are a desperate attempt to protect their ego and respect within the gang they depend on to facilitate their getting black capital and trading it for profit (living time).
  • The Petty-Lumpen — Not only are these actually part of the petty pig-class, but they also represent similar class roles as the petty-bouj proles in common Marxist analysis.
  • Lumpen-Capitalist — I’m confused at the time of writing because I struggle to separate the roles of petty-lumpen with lumpen-capitalist. I have limited experience with what I would consider “lumpen-capitalists” so i’ll leave what I have written for now
  • The Joey/Drug Runner — These can often be teens as young as 13, even younger! You ever seen all those kids running around pickpocketing motherfuckers for that fiend on Oliver Twist?
    There is always the role of Runner for the unemployed or unemployable to fill as the runner for a Lumpen-Worker or Petty-Lumpen.
    Simply put these are those who drop off, deliver, pick up and do all the customer/punter-face to face work for money while the WL or PL sit back and exploit their labour as much as they can physically get away with. There are no trade unions. If you want better work conditions, you have to fight for it. Not as in the cringe worker “fight for better rights” I mean, they must physically enter combat to not be exploited as bad — but, the lumpen-worker have of course gang members so you’d never fight one pussy, you’d have to fight a gang of them.
  • The Sex Worker — A class which I think maybe some may disagree, by their increasingly loud message (you’re welcome) that they are in fact workers. This is a class analysis, not an Op-Ed so I will not elaborate.
    However, I do know some accept their place in the lumpen-strata. Again, I consider the criminal element to be trade outside the TAXable “legal” capitalist economy.
    Sex workers are a class composed of all genders, naturally. To me, I would say the sex work industry is similar to the male-dominated drug dealing industry, where instead it’s dominated by females. I believe this is because it’s easier for toxic masculinity to sell drugs just as it’s easier for females to sell their sexual labour. Thus, all power to those who don’t want to live on a benefits system that is an extended starvation, in favour of a life where you can enjoy some of the better things in life, while affording nice clothes, holidays and pursuing personal interests.

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