Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Violence in the class struggle

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

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz