Hatred or disapproval are bourgeois responses and are unsuitable attitudes for Marxist-Leninists to hold with regard to religions and religiously minded individuals. Yes, religions can be dangerous, as can science in the wrong hands, or indeed political ideology. I am not condoning thousands of years of Church oppression, violence or murder in the West, (or any religiously motivated tyranny in the rest of the world), but I am acknowledging the fact that historical (cultural) forces manufacture religions and religious followers – and this is not the fault of the individuals concerned.
Most of the time, the Trotskyites tend to ignore my criticisms of their hero Leon Trotsky, or my continuous exposure of their philosophical and historical
As I journey through the hinterland that is ‘social media’, I inevitably come into contact with various shades of rightwingism, fascism and neo-Nazism. This situation
This title originates with Paul Robeson (1898-1976), and is a question he asked whilst facing hostile (and racist) interrogation at the hands of the House
The CPB (quite rightly) advises Members (if possible) to join a union and show Solidarity with the working class. As an academic, I joined Unite
‘I would like to put it on record that I have never been able to dislike Hitler’ (George Orwell: Review of Mein Kampf – March