Wednesday, August 01, 2007



The following was submitted by comrade Hug Yue as a contribution to the discussion on the communist position on Iraq....

...In her Junius Pamphlet, Rosa Luxemburg quoted Fredrich Engels as saying

  • “Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism.”

She goes on to say,

“[T]he triumph of imperialism leads to the annihilation of civilization. At first, this happens sporadically for the duration of a modern war, but then when the period of unlimited wars begins it progresses toward its inevitable consequences. Today, we face the choice exactly as Fredrich Engels foresaw … either the triumph of imperialism and the collapse of all civilization …. or the victory of socialism, that means the conscious active struggle of the international [working class] against imperialism and its method of war.” Today we are in the period of “unlimited wars” and now stand at that crossroads—the victory of socialism or world-wide death and destruction.

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