Morphological analysis of the conditions of a revolutionary situation

Y. B. Karasik,
Thoughts Guiding Systems Corp.,
Ottawa, Canada.
e-mail:karasik@sympatico.ca

The marxist definition of a revolutionary situation is that the upper classes are unable to rule in the old way and the lower classes do not want to live in the old way. Let's subject this theory to the morpological analysis. Consider the following morphological box.
A B C D
1 the upper classes are unable to rule in the old way, the lower classes do not want to live in the old way. the upper classes are able to rule in the old way, the lower classes do not want to live in the old way the upper classes are unable to rule in the old way, the lower classes want to live in the old way the upper classes are able to rule in the old way, the lower classes want to live in the old way
2 the upper classes do not want to rule in the old way, the lower classes are unable to live in the old way. the upper classes want to rule in the old way, the lower classes are unable to live in the old way the upper classes do not want to rule in the old way, the lower classes are able to live in the old way the upper classes want to rule in the old way, the lower classes are able to live in the old way
3 the upper classes do not want to rule in the old way, the lower classes do not want to live in the old way. the upper classes want to rule in the old way, the lower classes do not want to live in the old way the upper classes do not want to rule in the old way, the lower classes want to live in the old way the upper classes want to rule in the old way, the lower classes want to live in the old way
4 the upper classes are unable to rule in the old way, the lower classes are unable to live in the old way. the upper classes are able to rule in the old way, the lower classes are unable to live in the old way the upper classes are unable to rule in the old way, the lower classes are able to live in the old way the upper classes are able to rule in the old way, the lower classes are able to live in the old way

As usual with morphological analysis, most combination do not have any sense or trivial. But some combinations seem to be promising. For example, A3, when both upper and lower classes do not want to live in the old way. Are not these the conditions of a peaceful revolution ?

And what is about C1 when the upper classes are unable to rule in the old way but the lower classes want to live in the old way ? Would it lead to a revolution or to a degradation of the society ?

The situation A2 when the upper classes do not want to rule in the old way and the lower classes are thereby unable to live in the old way was discusssed in our other article.