Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx, Engels, and Babeuf College

The Marxist communist ideology is possibly one of the most misunderstood political dogmas of modern times. It is a theory in which, through the historical events and practices of his time, Karl Marx had predicted the next steps towards communism in a capitalist society. This transition is spoken of in great detail in the first chapter of the Communist Manifesto, as Marx lays down the elements of a capitalist society: the bourgeoisie, who run the factories and own vast properties, lands, and the means of production; and the proletariat, who form the majority as the working class. A capitalist society will, inevitably, reach a class conflict, [1] since "The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part."[2] The establishment of the bourgeoisie's rule over society was ground-breaking in its own sense. Not only did it remove the major monarchical influence that chained society, but it had also done away with religious influences to the rule. Such religious manifestations of rule through the Church, for example, had hindered European society during the Middle Ages.

In the words of the Communist Manifesto, the bourgeoisie had "put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations." and "torn asunder the motley...

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