Blog 1: Communist Manifesto

Marx describes a few of his ideas in the Manifesto. In so many words, he tends to express his idea that capitalism is an unstable environment, and that the two-party system is worthless. He says that a revolution is an inevetiable event that is bound to happen, but, since the upcoming revolutions will have to do with class, private property ownership will slowly make its way out, along with social classes themselves. Karl Marx attempts to describe class struggle, and how different classes will try to manipulate eachother, specifically between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. Basically, communism is pro-revolution, and they believe that through these revolutions, change will become more and more realistic.

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One response to “Blog 1: Communist Manifesto

  1. You correctly identify revolution as the key theme of the Manifesto. But be sure to think through what this concept means, in a sociological sense. The final sentence states: “Basically, communism is pro-revolution, and they believe that through these revolutions, change will become more and more realistic.” More accurately, communism necessitates revolution and revolutions ARE social change, systemic social change. The assumption is that communism, which implies the abolition of private property, would never be “voted in” through an election because any electoral system (not only a two-party system) in a capitalist society will be dominated and controlled by capitalist elites, whether it’s called a democracy or not..

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