On the face of it, an injunction to ‘think for yourself’ could appear to be an endorsement of bourgeois individualism, but nothing could be further
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.
The Communist Party is the only (proletariat) democratic vehicle that is designed to fight for the collective rights of the working class. There are bourgeois
Alexander Werth (Александр Верт – Aleksandr Vert) – b. Feb 4th, 1901, d. Mar 5th, 1969. Occupation: Journalist – Author Son of a Russian railway
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
Engels (and Marx) recognised how the Industrial Revolution in the UK led to millions of peasants migrating to towns and cities to work in factories