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.