Well, you may be intelligentsia .. but you don't seem to be an apparachnik. I am an apparachnik. So was Cavebear. I would love to stamp your paperwork, with a two-by-four, right between your eyes ;-) Most of the people here are "tres artiste". So-hos.
I don't see life as a class struggle. Studied Marxism in my youth, along with 4 years Russian in HS. Could see the flaws in all positions. Ape men ... want another shiny banana?
I have never met anyone attuned to me, but I have been a moving target for over 6 decades. This is why my intellectual circle is inclusive, not exclusive. I have stood in the cell where Socrates died .. no man is alien to me. Yes, it is a one way conversation when you talk to interesting dead people ... but there are always seances ;-) Identity is more interesting to me than unity ... I am not into sadism. But that is just the Western in me, giddy-ap little doggie!
I'm just a college educated socialist proletarian/musician/carpenter, like Jesus and just like Marx wanted. Yay. I know not of these of these fucking weird words you throw out there that nobody's ever heard of. "Apparachniks"? And maybe I dont wanna know.
You may not "see' the class struggle, but you are in it, were born into it, and will die in it when the mortician takes your last penny. The class war is going on all around you, and the lower classes, except for a few noteworthy instances, have alway been the "losers". When your Bossman fires you, it is class war, when the POS landlord evicts you, it is class war, when they shut down your electric and heat in the winter, it is class war. When you have to eat crappy hot dogs while shitheads like Tramp eat filet mignon, its class war. When you have to serve the useless bourgeoisie, its class war. When they unilaterally tax you, its class war. When they send you to die in their imperialistic wars, its class war. Etc.
I basically dont feel "close" to most Americans anymore--for about 40 years now, lol. A), because they are all brainwashed anti-commie capitalists, even though they mostly are wage working stiffs, they defend the Bosses and capitalism that continually fucks them, blah blah, its insane and only in 'Murica does the working class think and behave like that. B), The American mainstream "culture" has gone completely into the gutter, so I feel isolated about everywhere--it's so bad. Bad food, bad music, bad politics, bad medicine, bad religion, bad movies, bad MSM, bad bad bad.