I hope they do bring back some of that manufacturing stateside. From what I understand, the exporting of jobs overseas has really screwed over the workers here, and has screwed over workers overseas through additional exploitation and theft of their national resources.

AMD has made big moves against Intel in the CPU department, so I’d like to think they’d do the same against Nvidia. Handing over most of the GPU market to Nvidia is pretty shit overall. Hadn’t really even considered Intel making GPUs, and now I’m wondering why they haven’t really attempted to make moves in that department. Would’ve thought that with the growth of machine-learning tech, they would’ve at least started R&D for that kind of thing.

I mean I’d prefer they not do so. Because I want the communist power (China) to win and American workers are basically bought off and moving manufacturing back here won’t cause a revolution. The best hope for American revolution is not fetishizing the post-war boom years which didn’t at all produce communism in this country (even before suppression the communist movement in the US never had much wide-spread support, those labor unions that did exist were of the compromising and anti-communist type by and large).

Besides to do so would indicate a plan by the bourgeoisie to immiserate and impoverish vast amounts of Americans to create a pool of suitably cheap manufacturing labor. That or to fill the prisons even further (most made in America stuff at this point is made by prison slave labor). The kind of worst case end result of the abortion ban situation going around with tons of unwanted kids, no futures, desperation, etc. It doesn’t make a ripe situation for revolution.

Frankly the only way you get revolution in the US, the imperial core is for it to be completely crushed. I don’t mean workers alone crushed, I mean the bourgeoisie, the military situation, the financial situation. Yes, workers will suffer but well they’ve chosen to have the blood of billions on their hands for their tiny sliver of the pie the American bourgeoisie hands out to them and have been happily making that deal for a century. The brainwashing is intense and I feel only a complete failure of the system, a collapse of dollar hegemony, a collapse of the financial controls over the globe by the west, a collapse of control over Africa. A collapse over having any kind of market dominance anywhere will bring about the kind of situation where Americans are finally amenable enough to communism to seriously question some of the best brainwashing on earth.

And when it does it won’t be manufacturing workers who bring it. It will be retail workers, it will be service economy workers like in restaurants, it will be “gig” workers who will likely start it.

Frankly the idea of re-industrializing the US is a pipe-dream that could only be brought about through the working of countless horrors on the rest of the world and those in the US leaving us with little hope for a future or revolution.

There is a tendency among some to fetishize the image of the factory worker, to fetishize the notion of manufacturing workers, steel worker men, stereotypical stuff like that as being the vanguard and this idea that without that image existing in some quantities you can’t do it. Well the US missed that train in the 20s, 30s, and again in the 50s and ever since. Development-wise other than the whole slavery and low wage exploitation undercutting prices in the developing world/China the only real way to do it would be heavy automation which wouldn’t provide significant jobs and would probably come along with bribes from the bourgeoisie in the form of a universal basic income to urge the proles into VR pods to work mining NFTs or some other nonsense. It’s honestly horrifying to think about.

What has screwed over workers here is a lack of class consciousness, is a lack of solidarity, is the allowing of neo-liberalism, Reagan, etc to destroy unions and worker bargaining power, to atomize our society further and further, to use cheap red meat division tactics in the liberal political arena to viciously divide people and drive them away from unions, standing up for worker rights, etc. What has screwed over workers here frankly is accepting the anti-communism and viciously upholding it among themselves.

What has screwed them over is accepting the vicious, murderous plundering of the global south by this nation so they can live a little cushier lives off the corpses and bloodied fingers of children.

Bringing back manufacturing to the US would not bring class consciousness. It would not bring back unions. It would not do anything to help US workers and certainly nothing to help global workers long exploited and brutalized by the US empire.

Agree Amerikkka is a truly disgusting thing. The sad attempts by liberals and conservatives to whitewash it and spread idealist lies are useless. Glory to the balkanization and the brutal crushing of our ruling class.

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