As a ‘science’ opposed to a faith-base religion, utopian Socialism or sets of superstitious beliefs, the Scientific Socialism of Marx and Engels, provided an ‘objective’ observation of the material world (in its socio-economic and political-cultural manifestation), whilst operating a predictive model of changes yet to come, premised firmly upon concrete existential conditions.
It is often left-leaning capitalists in the UK that criticise Communist China. This type of bourgeois often supports the Labour Party, and whilst living within, and supporting the capitalist system – openly attack non-European countries that have thrown-off the capitalist yoke. My view is that this is anti-Chinese racism as manifested on the left of the political spectrum.
Religion as it currently exists (even its good manifestation) keeps humanity at a certain level of thought, and does not allow any progress beyond this point. The working class, simply for evolutionary purposes, must progress beyond the limitations of theology for the betterment of the psychological and physical health of humanity.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels founded the First International Workingmen’s Association in the UK that lasted from 1864-1876. Marx eventually dissolved this movement because he