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  « Marxism is the science of the laws of nature `s and society `s development, the science of the revolution of oppressed and exploited masses, a science of socialism `s victory in all countries, the science of building the communist society» (I.V.Stalin).

137th Anniversary of the Death

of Karl Marx

 

14th of March 2020

14th of March 1883

Marx was laid to rest in Highgate
Cemetery on Saturday, March 17 1883, in the
same grave as his wife, Jenny, buried 15 months
earlier.

 

The Comintern (SH) greets all comrades across the world !

Messages of Solidarity

Message of the Comintern (SH) on occasion


of the 137th anniversary of Marx’s death day




March 14, 1883 – March 14, 2020

 

 

Today we commemorate the 137th anniversary of Karl Marx's death.

The legacy of Karl Marx is immortal.

He will live forever in the minds and hearts of every worker and every true communist.

Marx is the first classic of Marxism-Leninism and with Engels founder of scientific communism, founder and leader of the First International.

On occasion of the 137th anniversary of death we are publishing the following article:

 

 

Karl Marx and the Coronavirus

 

This article is about drawing conclusions from the teachings of Marxism to fight the coronavirus, more precisely, to fight those who are responsible for the production, spread and catastrophic consequences of this biological weapon of war - the world imperialists!

 

It is true that the focus of Karl Marx's scientific work was in the field of political economy. However, the teachings of Karl Marx do not confine itself on political economy. He also dealt with natural science which was one of the essential fields of science of Friedrich Engels.

Karl Marx's interest in the problem of the natural sciences was neither by chance nor temporary. Starting with the letter from the young Marx to his father (dated November 10, 1837), in which he informed him of his scientific studies, up to the last years of his life, in which Marx, for example, wrote independent works on mathematics. All this proves how his natural science studies expanded and deepened.

How high Marx considered the role of the natural sciences can be seen from his remark in the preparatory work on “Capital” from 1863 that the natural sciences are the basis of all knowledge thus also that of political economy. While Marx did more research in the field of applied natural sciences, Engels was more concerned with theoretical natural sciences.
The most important stage in the natural scientific studies of Marx and Engels began in 1873 and continued until Marx's death in 1883.

Marx was eager to study science in his late years, but was unable to fully integrate his new knowledge into capital. Karl Marx researched on the dialectic between natural sciences and political economy, how far one depends on the other and interacts with one another, especially under crisis conditions (especially in the field of agriculture).

Marx left a number of notebooks on science. If we look at his economic manuscripts and his science notebook, we can learn from Marx how to develop ecological criticism of capitalism in the 21st century. Even if Marx could not know the exact causes of today's global environmental problems, he pointed to the environmental problems in his time. Until the last moment of his life he was very interested in gaining new knowledge from the natural sciences. He could not fully achieve this goal, and capital remained incomplete. But his criticism of capitalism points the way to the foundations of an ecologically compatible mode of production in World Socialism.

Karl Marx denounced the environmental degradation caused by capitalism already 150 years ago.
Marx describes capitalism as a break with the natural laws of life:

"On the other hand, large landed property reduces the agricultural population to a constantly falling minimum, and confronts it with a constantly growing industrial population crowded together in large cities. It thereby creates conditions which cause an irreparable break in the coherence of social interchange prescribed by the natural laws of life. As a result, the vitality of the soil is squandered, and this prodigality is carried by commerce far beyond the borders of a particular state (Liebig)." (Marx, Capital, Volume 3, Part VI, Chapter 47. Genesis of Capitalist Ground-Rent - last page)

"The ultimate reason for all real crises always remains the poverty and restricted consumption of the masses as opposed to the drive of capitalist production to develop the productive forces as though only the absolute consuming power of society constituted their limit." (Marx, Capital, Volume 3, Part V, Chapter 30. Money-Capital and Real Capital.)

Here Karl Marx already points out the global problem of environmental destruction. And this also applies to the current crisis that is developing with the spread of the corona virus.

World capitalism is incompatible with the material conditions for sustainable world production, in which private ownership of the means of production is eliminated, i.e. profit, i.e. any private appropriation of the surplus value produced by the worker. The capitalist global elite and world capital themselves know that a world socialist mode of production is incompatible with the laws of capital accumulation. World socialism means death of world capitalism, means elimination of the world bourgeoisie. That is why the bourgeoisie fears and hates Karl Marx. That's why the world bourgeoisie fears that its own "crisis management" of "combating" the coronavirus (which it has produced in its own [!] labs) could slip away from its own hands into the hands of the world proletariat, into the hands of the masses. And this is just what the Comintern (SH) demands. Health care of the peoples into the hands of the peoples instead of its privatisation in the interests of the capitalists.

It is becoming ore and more clear today that mass production and consumption under capitalism and war production have an enormous impact on our planet and can trigger ecological crises and, like now, a pandemic. Marxist theory must react to this situation by not only propagating the necessity of the world socialist revolution, but also by providing theoretically sound foundations for the formulation of practical solutions and demands, with the aim of creating a sustainable society in future world socialism. Our task is to create a global revolutionary health care program of the world proletariat.

Marx critically analyzed the destructive power of capital and argued that disturbances in the universal metabolism of nature inevitably undermine the material conditions for free and sustainable human development. The predatory character inherent in the capitalist development of the productive forces does not mean progress, but destruction of the existence of nature and man.

Marx wrote:

"Capitalist production therefore only develops the technology and combination of the social production process, while at the same time undermining the springs of all wealth: the earth and the worker." (ibid)

In a very far-sighted forecast, Marx warned that the constant modernization by capitalism will intensify this process of destruction. The overexploitation of nature and humans is driven by profit maximization. This creates a huge gap between the logic of capital appreciation and nature's metabolism, which in human interaction with the environment creates unavoidably breaks in natural metabolism.

The capitalists have now realized that they benefit more from overcoming the environmental catastrophes (that they cause by themselves !) than from the overexploitation (that they cause by themselves, too !) . Environmental "protection" in the hands of the capitalists means profit and can therefore only mean a further exacerbation of the environmental catastrophes. This also applies to the consequences of the coronavirus, which capitalists promise to "overcome" but for the only purpose to open up new sources of profit. The principle of maximizing profits is: "First destroy everything and then rebuild it". This was the case with conventional wars and has now become a fact with their biological warfare, too.

Who pays for the consequences of the corona virus? The propertyless masses, the majority of the world population. And the rich get an “unlimited” amount of credit as a capital injection. They benefit from the corona virus and can thus shift the burdens of the economic crisis (which theay caused by themselves!) upon the back of the world proletariat. If Marx were still alive, he would have dealt with the economy of today's capitalism. That what lives on is Marxism , and so it is up to us Stalinist-Hoxhaists to prove scientifically that capitalism can prolong its life through its so-called “crisis management”, but that its historical overthrow by socialism is inevitable.

Stalinism-Hoxhaism teaches that the longer global capitalism postpones its downfall, the more thoroughly and sustainably the transition to world socialism will take place, because with each new “crisis management” the antagonistic global contradictions between capital and labor increase and lead to the world revolution all the more consequently.

In all of his scientific work, Marx focused both on the materialistic relationship of the outside world of man and on the active role of human society in further developing of this world and man itself.

Today's bourgeois social order is in a deep all-round and hopeless crisis. Under these conditions, their ideologues and media use all sorts of "arguments" and "theories" to justify the maintenance of this order, to disguise its real causes, to polish it up to confuse human thought and to prevent it from doing anything revolutionary, namely for getting rid of the evils of capitalism.

What can accelerate the spread of the bourgeois ideology of biologism, xenophobia, racism and nationalism more than the spread of the corona virus can? All this is needed for the ideological preparation of a new world war. However, this also means strengthening of the solidarity and mutual help of the peoples, means organized resistence and revolutionalization of the class consciousness of the world proletariat.

Marx and Engels, who welcomed Darwin's theory of evolution as the “natural history basis” of her worldview and defended it against various attacks, were equally vigorous against any biological misuse of Darwinism in social theory. They exposed the class roots of Social Darwinism and demonstrated its unscientific nature. In contrast to Social Darwinism, Marx and Engels uncovered the real specific laws of movement in human society and the roots of social inequality. They demonstrated that the social inequality of people, that antagonistic social classes and class struggle, that human exploitation by man correspond historically to certain stages of development in production based on private ownership of the means of production.

Social Darwinism served at first free competition capitalism and then later monopolism for the ideological struggle against the labor movement and scientific socialism. Its purpose is to cement the subordination of people to capitalist conditions and paralyze the struggle of the working class.

Social Darwinists developed barbaric racial programs to reestablish "strict selection" in society by abolishing all social care for the sick and the weak, and to perfect it through "conscious selection". Representatives of heredity hygiene complained above all that the "excellent effect" of periods of hunger, tuberculosis, cholera and typhoid epidemics, child mortality, which had always "eradicated" the "sickly" and "vulnerable", was severely hampered by social achievements. All of this is part of the fascist ideas, which are widespread today and anew nourished by the spreading of the coronavirus .

The corona virus makes no distinction between classes, but the chance of survival is bviously much greater for the rich than for the poor. It is known that today's unequal health care in the world is based on class society. The imperialists alone are responsible for the fact that they produced corona virus as a biological weapon. What began with Hitler's Zyklon-B is continued today by the world imperialists - namely to sacrifice mankind to world capitalist rule. The poor do not have effective technological and financial means to protect themselves from the catastrophic consequences of the corona virus. So the struggle for survival of mankind is clearly part of the increasing class struggle of the world proletariat.

Only with the help of Stalinism-Hoxhaism can the capitalist world dedicated to death be transformed into a healthy world, into world of socialism. This is impossible without a revolutionary destruction of capitalist ownership. The spread of the corona virus proves that the only way to save humanity from capital exploitation and oppression is the violent world revolution, the elimination of capitalist production relations and, instead, the establishment of socialist relations. It is impossible to cure the evils of capitalist society by regulating human relationships within the framework of capitalism. Real protection of world health can only exist under the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

How can a health care system protect humanity from diseases if it is based on a profit-oriented principle?

Without socializing the means of production, in particular the means of production for medical care, the medical care of the exploited and oppressed majority of the world population cannot be guaranteed in the least. As long as medical research remains in the hands of the monopoly bourgeoisie, it will only serve profit. To safeguard the health of the world's population, the world's bourgeoisie must be violently stripped of its power over medical production.

In their theoretical works, Marx and Engels analyzed the inner mechanism of capitalist society. They penetrated its innermost secret and discovered that capitalist order inevitably tends to disintegrate and destroy, and that this destruction is not the work of the corona virus, but that of those who produced it. But the ruling class, which can no longer protect the exploited classes, is annihilating itself. The global spread of the corona virus is aggravating class contradictions and globalizing the class struggle, thus accelerating the approach of the world revolution. The world proletariat is the gravedigger of world imperialism.

And only world communism creates the conditions for harmony between nature and man. Mastery of nature was understood by Marx and Engels as mastery of the laws of nature, their application as a basic requirement for the progress of society and not the subjugation of nature to capital - as practiced by the world bourgeoisie.

Friedrich Engels famous quote says:

"Thus at every step we are reminded that we by no means rule over nature like a conqueror over a foreign people, like someone standing outside nature – but that we, with flesh, blood and brain, belong to nature, and exist in its midst, and that all our mastery of it consists in the fact that we have the advantage over all other creatures of being able to learn its laws and apply them correctly." (Friedrich Engels, The Part played by Labour in the Transition from Ape to Man, 1876)

Today we are still helplessly exposed to the corona virus, but humanity will learn to control it despite capitalism. Even more: we will even learn how we can use it for the benefit of society. When people have finally become masters of their own global socialization, they are at the same time becoming masters and protectors of nature. (Friedrich Engels)

But the same Friedrich Engels warns us:

"Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, in the first place brings about the results we expected, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only too often cancel the first." (Friedrich Engels, The Part played by Labour in the Transition from Ape to Man, 1876)

And Stalin teaches:

  "Marxism regards laws of science -- whether they be laws of natural science or laws of political economy -- as the reflection of objective processes which take place independently of the will of man. Man may discover these laws, get to know them, study them, reckon with them in his activities and utilize them in the interests of society, but he cannot change or abolish them. Still less can he form or create new laws of science.

    Does this mean, for instance, that the results of the action of the laws of nature, the results of the action of the forces of nature, are generally inavertible, that the destructive action of the forces of nature always and everywhere proceeds with an elemental and inexorable power that does not yield to the influence of man? No, it does not. Leaving aside astronomical, geological and other similar processes, which man really is powerless to influence, even if he has come to know the laws of their development, in many other cases man is very far from powerless, in the sense of being able to influence the processes of nature. In all such cases, having come to know the laws of nature, reckoning with them and relying on them, and intelligently applying and utilizing them, man can restrict their sphere of action, and can impart a different direction to the destructive forces of nature and convert them to the use of society." (STALIN , ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF SOCIALISM
IN THE U.S.S.R.
)

The fact is that all this procedure of averting the action of the destructive forces of a virus and of utilizing it in the interests of society takes place without any violation, alteration or abolition of virological laws or the creation of new virological laws. On the contrary, all this procedure is effected in precise conformity with the laws of nature and the laws of virology, since any violation, even the slightest, of the laws of nature would only upset matters and render the procedure futile.

And with the corona virus, this procedure has been severely disrupted, whether deliberately or accidentally. A number of suspicious facts that have not been refuted so far indicate that it is one of the many secret crimes of the world imperialist state system, namely state bio-terrorism. The Comintern (SH) has never made a secret of the fact that Chinese social-imperialism today is essentially the same as Hitler. So it is not out of thin air that similar crimes against humanity that Hitler committed are also committed by the Chinese social-imperialists. Bioweapons offer today's rulers the global possibility of an allegedly “anonymous attack with a secret victory”, of which Hitler could only dream.

 

Where does the corona virus come from?

The corona virus first came to the Wuhan fish market before it could leave the fish market. In any case, on December 1, 2019 - officially proven - the first infected person "Fall Zero" has never been to the fish market. And whoever tells the truth, like the director of a Wuhan hospital, is either released, imprisoned or in a "natural way" silenced - the usual method of social fascists in China which engendered the rage of the Chines people against its government!

Anyway, 20km from the fish market is China's virus research laboratory, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the only declared laboratory in China [Biosafety Level 4 Superlaboratory] that works with lethal viruses. The institute started its "work" on this weapon of mass destruction in January 2018. The Wuhan Institute of Virology is a military facility that plays a key role in the Chinese biological warfare program (Nanjing Command of the Institute of Military Medicine). It has been come out that experiments were carried out with the corona virus in order to use it as a biological weapon of war, why else?
More than 40 Chinese institutions are actually involved in the production of biological weapons.

China secretly manufactures bio-weapons, thereby violating all international bio-weapons conventions that China has signed, such as the 1984 Biological Weapons Convention.

International Humanitarian Law - UN Biological Weapons Convention 1972

Full text of the convention and list of contracting parties (English).

A biological weapon is a biological active substance (also referred to as a biological active substance, biological threat active substance, biological warfare agent, or biological weapon). This can be in detail: a bacterium, virus, protozoan, parasite or fungus that can be used specifically as a weapon of biological warfare or as bio-terrorism. In addition to these living or replicating pathogens, toxins and biotoxins are also among the bioagents. So far, more than 1,200 different types of potentially weapon-compatible bioactive substances have been described and investigated. The number of unreported cases is more than twice as large. Category A bioterrorism agents (including the coronavirus) means that it can be easily transmitted from person to person, leads to high mortality rates and "causes panic".

China's biological warfare program is believed to be at an advanced stage that includes research and development, production, and weapons capabilities. It is also believed that current inventory of the full range of traditional chemical and biological agents is linked to a variety of delivery systems, including artillery missiles, air bombs, sprayers, and short-range ballistic missiles.

In July last year, a group of Chinese scientists, including Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, as accused of spying in Canada and denied access to the Canadian National Microbiology Lab (NML), which is known to work on some of the deadliest viruses across the world. They probably had smuggled biological material into China, usable for the production of weapons, and were therefore expelled. Why this happened last year ? It is assumed that it was associated with the demonstrations in Hong Kong by which the Chinese bourgeoisie felt threatened. This is conceivable, but not yet proven.

However, the fact is: Frank Plummer - a leading Canadian scientist who also headed the Canadian Virological Institute, is no longer alive. He died in a mysterious way last month. He was the key figure in exposing Chinese espionage. It can be assumed that he was violently silenced (in Nairobi) because he knew too much about the machinations of the Chinese smugglers and their service to certain governmental authorities.

The Wuhan Institute has previously studied coronaviruses, including the strain that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the H5N1 influenza virus, Japanese encephalitis, and dengue fever. The institute's researchers also examined the germ that causes anthrax - a biological agent that was once developed in Russia.
But China has also been working on an antidote (probably connected with the biological material stolen in Canada). Such an antidote in the hands of the Chinese bourgeoisie? That would be an even more powerful weapon than the corona virus itself. If China is the only country in the world to have an antidote, this corresponds to its intentions to rule the world. Beijing is concerned with the establishment of a global health organization led by China in competition with the WHO ( known to be significantly influenced and guided by US imperialism).

One has to know that the world monopoly on the production and trade of medicines is already largely in the hands of Chinese imperialism. The supply of medicines to the world population depends absolutely on China (and to some extent on India). Whoever has the economic power over the world production of medicines also gains the political power. And whoever has the political power over medication can continue this with the utmost means of secret biological weapons for the purpose of getting or maintaining imperialist world domination.

Without its own guided world organizations, China can neither achieve nor maintain world domination. That is clear. But it is also clear that the world proletariat creates its own WHO under its dictatorship, which does not serve the profit and mass extermination by means of infectious viruses.
In any case, China is striving to position itself as the world leader in the fight "against" the corona virus and not as the country in which it originated and which has spread due to the initial suppression of information related to the government outbreak.
So far, no one has been able to refute our questions and assumptions through proved facts. In view of the public news ban, we have to limit ourselves to guesswork and are therefore not free from errors. But this will not hinder us to speak out frankly what we think about the hidden intentions of world imperialism..

It is already for certain, however, that there are thousandfold media-lies about the corona virus, which spread faster than the virus itself.
However, the bourgeois media are not satisfied with keeping the truth secret. They are not directed against conspiracy theories, but are themselves the ones who put these conspiracy theories into the world in order to mislead the public.
Whether proven facts or conspiracy theories, the imperialist powers all blame each other, whether Trump, Putin or all the others. Conspiracy theories are no longer based on this or that imperialist power, but are an instrument of the global system of imperialist exploitation and oppression. World imperialism has material power and therefore not only the power over biological weapons, but also over disinformation on them. Instead of denouncing the Chinese social imperialists' corona crime, the WHO praises their alleged “transparency of information” and “willingness to cooperate”. Whoever protects such Chinese imperialist criminals is complicit! The WHO is nothing but an instrument of world imperialism.
World imperialism can also use social net-platforms such as facebook and the like, which delete the truth from their server in the "Service of Truth". We call that practiced methods of world fascism. And world fascism is needed for maintaining continued exploitation and oppression of humanity by military means.
The corona virus has already achieved something positive: the shaking of belief in the so highly praised "humanistic values" of the ruling imperialist world order.

In addition to the previously known characteristics of the world crises, the world health crisis has now been added, and we have already got a bitter foretaste of its devastating effects in the past 20 years (HIV, Ebola etc.).
Medicines, medicine, the entire healthcare system of the world, all of this does not serve the interests of society, but capitalism, which has transformed health of mankind into a commodity that the rich can afford and that the poor cannot buy.
Stalinism-Hoxhaism teaches that the shackles of private appropriation of the world health system, its transformation into an instrument of maximizing profits, can only be smashed by the world socialist revolution.
Let us, we representatives of the interest of the world proletariat, not forget that the current crisis, directly triggered by the global spread of the coronavirus, seriously harms workers in particular.

"Underemployment stems from partial and general crises." K. Marx, Kapital I, MEW 23, 568, German edition).
"The worker should save ... so that in old age, or in case of illnesses, crises etc. come in between, they don't burden the poorhouse, the state, the beggars, and so that the capitalists can reduce their production costs. ”( K. Marx, Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie, 196, German edition).

The corona virus has brought the whole world to the brink of the abyss. The peoples are forced to exert all their strength to cope with their unbearable situation. At such moments, Karl Marx warned of all the "salvation teachings" with which illusions are stoked. Now it is a matter of carrying out the most radical, practically possible measures, because without radical measures the demise, the soon and unstoppable demise of millions of people as a result of the coronavirus cannot be avoided.

More than any previous world crisis, the corona virus has exacerbated the deeply hidden contradictions and brought them to light. It has torn apart all hypocritical shells, eliminated everything conventional and destroyed all illusions of the masses in the supposed "protection" of the world capitalist order. Capitalism doesn't protect us. instead, we have to protect ourselves from capitalism. And ultimately we can only protect ourselves by annihilating this greatest evil of humanity. The corona virus places the question of world revolution, the question of the elimination of the old world order and its replacement by a new world order on the agenda of world history. So far, the world revolution has been slow and sluggish under the conditions where the crisis management of the world bourgeoisie was still able to delay its demise. But if you take a critical look at the results of this bourgeois crisis management back to the 2008 global crisis, you will have to admit that capitalism's self-preservation system has reached its limits. Crisis management is of no value if, despite all the measures taken, uncertainty, tensions and contradictions in the world continue to increase and the world does not come to rest. Now the corona virus has tremendously accelerated the course of world history. With every newly infected person, the bursting of the festering boils of capitalism can decreasingly be avoided, even with the best crisis management. The world bourgeoisie is incapable of revolutionary change, it clings to its power in order to oppose the world revolution.

Indeed, there is no way out for the world bourgeoisie. There is only one way out if power passes into the hands of the revolutionary class, the revolutionary world proletariat, supported by the majority of the world's population. There is no other way out than the world revolution.

Karl Marx is right when he wrote:

"The weapon of criticism cannot, of course, replace criticism of the weapon, material force must be overthrown by material force; but theory also becomes a material force as soon as it has gripped the masses".

Let us continue to fight in the spirit of Karl Marx !

 

Long live Marx, the 1st Classic of Marxism-Leninism!


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


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


Long live world socialism and world communism!


Long live the Comintern (SH)!

 

Comintern (SH)

Wolfgang Eggers

14th of March, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On occasion of the

137th Day of Death of

Karl Marx

the Comintern (SH) publishes the following works in various languages:

 

 

in English

 

50th anniversary of the Death of Karl Marx

ECCI

Inprecor No 13 / 1933

 

 

"Marx and Marxism"

1943

 

Marxism and Democracy

1943

 

in Hindi

फ़्रेडरिक एँगेल्स

Speech at the graveside of Karl Marx

(1883)

 

in German

Karl Marx

 

 

Karl Marx - Aus seinem Leben

 

 

to our special website

on Karl Marx ...