Thoughts on Communism #1

Thoughts on Communism #1

Thoughts on Communism #1

“The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, the overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, the conquest of political power by the proletariat” (Marx-Engels). I found this quote thought-provoking as who is considered of the proletariat class, and who a bourgeois during the Communist parties revolution. Chapter one of The Communist Manifesto describes the bourgeois as the “oppressor” and the class that spreads their influence “over the entire surface of the globe” (Marx-Engels). In chapter 2 the manifesto describes the Communist as those of the proletariat class who represent the working-class parties “interests of the movement as a whole” (Marx-Engels). Following a revolution, would the dominating force (now the Communist Party and it’s leaders) find themselves in the same power seat and struggle as the exploitation bourgeois class?

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I make the argument as now the ruling (dominating) class would consist of those declared to be proletarians by the external Communist party. As stated above and to the best of my understanding, the Communist party by Marx-Engel definition does not include the entire proletarian class but is distinguished from the rest as “they always and everywhere represent the interests of the (working-class) movement as a whole” (Marx-Engels). With little clarity to who will make up the central authority (enforcer) of the Communist parties will, I could imagine much skepticism to adhering to this political body’s rule of law.

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https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

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