This is a post derived from ‘notes’ I compiled during a number of conversations with a Russian friend over a few weeks (recently). My friend
The left argues (and for good reason) over the nature, direction and practice of dialectics. Dialectics are the basis of all rational thought and modern
To put it quite simply, the class that holds power through the ownership of the means of production, decides what the State decrees as ‘truth’
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.
Charles Darwin was of the opinion that consciousness differs only in degree from one species to the next, and not in essence. He was
‘The seventh party congress (March 6th-8th, 1918), which decided to ratify Brest-Litovsk, also gave effect to the proposal made by Lenin a year earlier in