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Violence in the class struggle

Published 05/04/2008

Richard Montague asks where in Marx one finds an association with 'nationalist movements or acts of political violence?' (Write Back, April 1).

Marxist communism is characterised by the 'class struggle' which implies that society is founded on violence. Within this perspective, any reference to ethical requirements calling for courageous and radical institutional and structural reforms makes no sense.

Participation in the class struggle is presented as a requirement of charity itself. The desire to love everyone here and now, despite his class, and to go out to meet him with the non-violent means of dialogue and persuasion, is denounced as counter-productive.

Let us hope that one day we will see on the horizon a new wave of freedom from the tyranny of Marxist communism.

PAUL KOKOSKI Ontario, Canada

Belfast Telegraph

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