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With its birth begins its struggle with the bourgeoisie.
At this stage, therefore, the proletarians do not fight their enemies, but the enemies of their enemies, the remnants of absolute monarchy, the landowners, the non-industrial bourgeois, the petty bourgeoisie.
It compels legislative recognition of particular interests of the workers, by taking advantage of the divisions among the bourgeoisie itself.
The bourgeoisie finds itself involved in a constant battle.
Just as, therefore, at an earlier period, a section of the nobility went over to the bourgeoisie, so now a portion of the bourgeoisie goes over to the proletariat, and in particular, a portion of the bourgeois ideologists, who have raised themselves to the level of comprehending theoretically the historical movement as a whole.
Of all the classes that stand face to face with the bourgeoisie today, the proletariat alone is a really revolutionary class.
Though not in substance, yet in form, the struggle of the proletariat with the bourgeoisie is at first a national struggle.
In depicting the most general phases of the development of the proletariat, we traced the more or less veiled civil war, raging within existing society, up to the point where that war breaks out into open revolution, and where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletariat.
And here it becomes evident, that the bourgeoisie is unfit any longer to be the ruling class in society, and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an over-riding law.
The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products.
12) Some two weeks later, Frazier completed his critique of La Bourgeoisie Noire, titled in French, suggests Harold Cruse (1967: 154), "no doubt to camouflage his Negro self-criticism.
While there is a worrisome rise in single women petitioning for bankruptcy, it is difficult to conjure up much sympathy for Catherine's use of her student loans to pay her credit-card bills amassed from spending sprees at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus because she wonders, "Why should the bourgeoisie have all the nice things?