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“Marxism is the science of the laws governing the development of nature and society, the science of the revolution of the oppressed and exploited masses, the science of the victory of socialism in all countries, the science of building communist society. As a science, Marxism cannot stand still, it develops and is perfected. In its development, Marxism cannot but be enriched by new experience, new knowledge — consequently some of its formulas and conclusions cannot but change in the course of time, cannot but be replaced by new formulas and conclusions, corresponding to the new historical tasks. Marxism does not recognize invariable conclusions and formulas, obligatory for all epochs and periods. Marxism is the enemy of all dogmatism.”

J. Stalin

My ambition was to liquidate communism, the dictatorship over all the people. Supporting me and urging me on in this mission was my wife, who was of this opinion long before I was. I knew that I could only do this if I was the leading functionary. In this my wife urged me to climb to the top post. While I actually became acquainted with the West, my mind was made up forever. I decided that I must destroy the whole apparatus of the CPSU and the USSR. Also, I must do this in all of the other socialist countries. My ideal is the path of social democracy. Only this system shall benefit all the people. This quest I decided I must fulfil.

I found friends that had the same thoughts as I in Yakovlev and Shevernadze, they all deserve to be thanked for the break-up of the USSR and the defeat of Communism.

World without communism is going to be much better. After year 2000 the world will be much better, because it shall develop and prosper. But there are countries which shall try to struggle against this. China for one. I was in Peking during the time of the protests on Tienanmen Square, where I really thought that Communism in China is going to crash. I sternly demanded of the Chinese leadership that I want to speak to the protesters, but they did not allow me to do so. If Communism would fall in China, all the world would be better off, and on the road to peace.

I wanted to save the USSR, but only under social democracy rule. This I could not do. Yeltsin wanted power, he did not know anything about democracy or what I intended to do. We wanted the democratic USSR to have rights and freedom.

Then Yeltsin broke up the USSR and at that time I was not in the Kremlin, all the newspaper reporters asked me whether I shall cry? I did not cry, because I really managed to destroy Communism in the USSR, and also in all other European Socialist countries. I did not cry, because I knew that I fulfilled my main aim, that was the defeat of communism in Europe. But you must also know, that communism must be defeated in Asia also, to make the transition quicker to democracy and freedom in the whole world.

The liquidation of the USSR is not beneficial to the USA, since they have now no mighty democratic country (the former USSR) which I wanted to call the Union of Independent Sovereign Republics. I could not accomplish all of this. All the small countries now are thanking the USA for the help. I wanted the USA and the former USSR to be partners without the scourge of Communism, these could have been the ruling countries of the world. The road towards democracy will be a long one, but it is coming very quickly. The whole world must now defeat the last remnants of communism!

(This is from an interview by newspapers with Gorbachev in Ankara, Turkey where he was a guest at a seminar at the American University. It was published in the ‘Dialog’ newspaper in the Czech Republic. Courtesy: ‘Northstar Compass’, Toronto, February, 2000.)

My Comments:

I am not sure if Gorbachev really said this or its a cooked up story! As far as Gorbachev is concerned, he is an idiot and knows nothing of Communism and even Social Democracy (A form of capitalism), which he loves and wanted to establish in USSR!
USSR, which disintegrated, was an imperialist capitalist block; the process of capitalist restoration had started long back by his ancestors, viz, Khrushchev and gangs!
In a way, Gorbachev did right thing to destroy the veil of socialism that USSR wore. Yes, the multi-polar world changed into single-polar for a brief period and the working class had to suffer more than before.
The revolt against capitalist exploitation is palpable and Stalin is rising again, the proletarian revolution is not far in the future!!

“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; ….”
(From World’s 8 Richest–All Men–as Wealthy as Half of Humanity: Oxfam http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Worlds-8-RichestAll-Menas-Wealthy-as-Half-of-Humanity-Oxfam-20170115-0025.html)
There are enough evidences of this widening gap between the super rich and the poor! The poverty is rising absolutely and relatively! Private property has seized to exist in hands of 99% in a cohesive manner, with which they could hire labour power & usurp ‘surplus value’! Fine, we all know that but what next?
Keep cursing the super rich and ‘advise’ the government to tax more on them, stop corruption and ‘distribute’ it among the poor?
Let us not be philistines! Such talks of “good” have been in place since centuries but results are in favour of the rich!
We had an example in Soviet Union, where this gap was diminished, no but even the erstwhile production relation was changed, the master class was abolished and all were made “equal in production as well as in distribution”!
Yes, they were destroyed by the Khrushchev & cliches, the saboteurs & renegades!
But has the wheel of the history stopped? Are we not for another series of revolutions for a Socialist society? Unity & struggle to eradicate the rising beast in form of capitalism, which is threatening the very survival of mankind!
To eradicate this inequality, which is threatening the very survival of our society, we must seek the solution in production relation and not merely in distribution, in the symptom of the disease!

Marx was not a simple or classical philosopher but established the basic laws of the motion of the Universe, Dialectics and of course established Materialism scientifically!
He further discovered “Surplus Value” that makes him an exceptional genius! In politics, he founded the ways for socialism, communism based on Historical Materialism!
Salute Marx and Engels, his colleague for giving a scientific guideline to the working class, the toiling masses!

The Red Phoenix

Marx took the top spot by a wide margin followed by Einstein, Newton, and Darwin, in second, third and fourth places.

Revolutionary writer Karl Marx has topped a BBC News Online poll to find the greatest thinker of the millennium.

The nineteenth century writer won September’s vote with a clear margin, pushing Albert Einstein, who had led for most of the month, into second place.

The top 10 included philosophers Immanuel Kant and Rene Descartes as well as twentieth century scientist Stephen Hawking.

The vote was the ninth of BBC News Online’s monthly Your Millennium series. In October you can vote for the greatest explorer of the last thousand years. […] Karl Marx is probably the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the nineteenth century and one of the founders of communism. […] BBC News Online readers from across the world took part in the millennium poll.

Dag Thoresen…

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Imperialism is the worst monster that humanity has ever seen. It is nothing but monopoly capitalism, the highest stage of capitalism!
Monopoly capitalism does not ‘kill’ the competition but enhances it to even very higher level, where it creates war & terrorism for profit, to monopolise the world market, to keep the opposition under control!
Taliban, ISIS, etc are nothing but part of imperialist capitalism, US/NATO and allies!
Earlier the existence of USSR gave it ‘moral’ ground to create Taliban and now the sharp competition by rising imperialist Russia, China to continue its ugly design!
What is our role? We the revolutionaries, the working class, peasants must unite, work against capitalism at all levels to demolish this last economic relation, based on class division, to free the humanity from bloody war, terrorism, exploitation, religious and national oppression, discrimination based on sex, caste, creed, race, colour, etc!

Full article:
http://awdnews.com/political/assange-released-500,000-diplomatic-cables-which-reveals-how-the-cia-created-isis

Except the last paragraph, its worth reading! Link is here: http://warontherocks.com/2016/05/the-price-of-perpetual-war/?utm_content=buffer37605&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
We must also see the present warfare led by imperialism, is not merely an extension of business but business in itself! Trillions worth arm sells and capturing the natural resources are part of this business!
To give a lease of life to dying capitalism!
Demoralised soldiers, up to middle level ranks, that is, Colonel or even Brigadiers may revolt but not important! Mass revolt by the soldiers is unlikely!
Solution of perpetual war, terrorism lies not with present bourgeois leadership but in Socialist Revolution, ending private property, production for profit!

Its not Jumla! “….  from tax waiver for three years, ending inspector raj (No inspection of new concerns for 3 years to safeguard the interests of labour! ) and a mega fund — to help boost the start-up eco-syst..”! Its outright control of capitalist class over our natural resources, market & public fund, created by our working class and peasants over decades and state itself!
Slaves are clapping with heart choked, eyes filled with tears as if something new is happening! When this ruling class was weak economically, post independence, Nehru/Patel as part of Congress vision, helped them grow with all admin, economic assistance, protecting them against foreign MNCs competition, building railways, road, power, giving them loan! When powerful enough, same Congress, under MMS and BJP’s Vajpayee started open loot in name of ‘Reform” and now the world over, after the longest economic recession, since 2008, these henchmen are busy in “reforms” to exploit the working class maximum; legally and illegally!
Nothing is new as far as nature of plunder is concerned, except that it has accelerated, for the bestial lust of profit!
Its not these financiers, capitalists, parasites, their political & religious puppets who will help the people, farmers to grow but exploit them even more for the profit!
Since independence the GDP has grown more than 55% but the poverty has risen; only white money is calculated!
We need to socialise the national property in all forms; land, mines, water, factories, banks, etc, to bring them under the control of the people, end the rule of parasites for a just society, for people’s democracy!! For Scientific Socialism!!