Message of the Comintern (SH)

on occasion of the

123rd death day

of Frederick Engels’

August 5, 1895 – August 5, 2018

 

123 years ago, Friedrich Engels died.

"Let us always honour the memory of Frederick Engels, a great fighter and teacher of the proletariat!"

Lenin wrote this 123 years ago in his famous eulogy, which the Comintern (SH) has published in 16 languages ​​of the world.

On the occasion of the 123th anniversary of the death of Friedrich Engels and the 200th anniversry of Karl Marx, we like to point to their writings on the workers' Revolution in Paris in June 1848.

Paris on the Barricades

"Order! was Guizot's war-cry. Order! shouted Sébastiani, the Guizotist, when Warsaw became Russian. Order! shouts Cavaignac, the brutal echo of the French National Assembly and of the republican bourgeoisie.
Order! thundered his grape-shot as it tore into the body of the proletariat.
None of the numerous revolutions of the French bourgeoisie since 1789 assailed the existing order, for they retained the class rule, the slavery of the workers, the bourgeois order, even though the political Articles from the Neue Rheinische Zeitung
form of this rule and this slavery changed frequently. The June uprising did assail this order."

The German November Revolution had also touched this order.

As part of the 100th anniversary of the November Revolution, we establish the connection between the June Revolution of 1848 and the November Revolution of 1918-19.

It was Rosa Luxemburg who picked up these words from Marx and Engels about the bourgeois order in her last "Rote Fahne" article (No. 14, dated January 14, 1919). This happened just before her assassination through the same bourgeois system restored with the same blood of the workers on the streets of Paris and Berlin:

"Order reigns in Warsaw!" - "Order reigns in Paris!" - "Order reigns in Berlin!" Thus, the messages of the guardians of the "order" run every half century from one center of world-historical struggle to another. And the rejoicing "victors" do not realize that an "order" that must be maintained periodically through bloody slaughter, is inexorably approaching its historical destiny, its downfall. What was this last "Spartacus Week" in Berlin, what brought it, what does it teach us? Still in the midst of battle, in the midst of the victory cry of the counter-revolution, the revolutionary proletarians must give an account of what has happened, and measure the events and their results on the grand historical scale. The revolution has no time to lose, it continues to storm - over still open graves, over "victories" and "defeats" - towards its great goals. Following consciously the way of the revolution that is the first task of the fighters for international socialism.

"Order reigns in Berlin!" "You blunt henchmen, your" order "is built on sand, the revolution will "rattle up tomorrow" and proclaim to your horror with trumpet sound: I was, I am, me will be!

[ excerpt from: Die Ordnung herrscht in Berlin ]

And in one of her earlier articles on the Paris Commune, Rosa Luxemburg wrote:

"We only need to look to France, to the great experimental field of the modern revolution." How many times one tried to drown the socialist proletariat in the blood? The victorious bourgeoisie of not only France, but also of Germany, and indeed of the whole world, rejoiced and believed that it had destroyed the seed of socialism.Since the June days of 1848, the "red specter" no longer disappears from the public stage - to the dismay of the French and international bourgeoisie. "

Just as the June Revolution of 1848, the November Revolution of 1918 proclaimed the "socialist republic". But in Paris and Berlin the bourgeoisie, in its brutal fury, soaked the revolutions with the blood of the workers. The social-democratic social fascists have brutally murdered the best leaders of the German proletariat - Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg at the peak of the revolution.

Marx and Engels wrote:

"If 40,000 Parisian workers are already so powerful against four times the number of the counterrevolution, what will then bring about the total mass of the Paris workers, if it acts unanimously and in coherence!"

And Rosa Luxemburg wrote:

"Berlin is still isolated from the Reich, although the revolutionary centers in the provinces - in the Rhineland, at the Northern water's edge, in Braunschweig, in Saxony, in Wuerttemberg - are on the side of the Berlin proletariat. But theydo not yet marching in equal step forwards.
The direct commonality of the action would make the advance of the Berlin working class and its fight force incomparably more effective."

So what do both the June Revolution of 1848 and the November Revolution of 1918 teach us?

The June Revolution of 1848 and the November Revolution of 1918 are historically in a global context, as milestones on the way to the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

The world-historical significance of the June Revolution of 1848 is that it was the first revolution in which the proletariat fought for the overthrow of the bourgeoisie and for the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, for the socialist republic.

The world-historical significance of the November Revolution is that it provided evidence that the October Revolution had spread beyond its national borders, elevating the world socialist revolution to a next higher level of development.

To put it in the words of Rosa Luxemburg:
For the time being there is still no immediate lockstep in marching towards the socialist world revolution, no centralized direct commonality of global action. It is precisely the joint actions of the proletarians of all countries that will make the unified fighting force of the world proletariat incomparably more effective, and finally guarantee the victory of the world socialist revolution. Then we exclaim the socialist world republic!

For this Friedrich Engels fought all his life and in this sense we commemorate his 123rd anniversary. We will fight for world communism until it is realized as Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels have taught.

Long live comrade Engels, the 2nd Classic of Marxism-Leninism!

Long live the invincible teachings of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha!

Long live violent world socialist proletarian revolution and world armed proletarian dictatorship!

Long live world socialism and world communism!

Long live the Comintern (SH)!

 

Wolfgang Eggers

Comintern (SH)

August 5, 2018

 

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1895 

LENIN

Let us always honour the memory of Frederick Engels,

a great fighter and teacher of the proletariat!

(1895) 

[ in 16 different languages ]

 

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Friedrich Engels -

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

of

Frederick Engels

on occasion of his

123th Day of Death

05. 08. 2018

in different languages

 

in English language

 

Marx - Engels

June 1848

Paris on the Barricades

The tricolour republic now displays only one colour, the colour of the defeated, the colour of blood. It has become a red republic.

 

 

in French language

K. Marx- F. Engels

La défaite de Juin 1848

 

 

in German language

 

Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels

Über die Junirevolution in Frankreich 1848

(Textsammlung)

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Geschichte der revolutionären Weltbewegung

Bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution in

Frankreich - Februar/Juni 1848

 

in Spanish language

 

 

C. Marx y F. Engels

La derotta de junio 1848

La luchas de clases en Francia

 

 

special website

On Marx and Engels

 

 

MARX-ENGELS ARCHIVE

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Frederick Engels

- 123rd Day of Death - 05. 08. 2018