What is Marxism ?

  « 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).

 

 

195th

Birthday of Karl Marx

 

5th of May 1818

Long live the 195th anniversary of comrade Karl Marx!



May 5, 1818 – May 5, 2013


Today, we celebrate the 195th anniversary of comrade Karl Marx, the first Classic of Marxism-Leninism. At a time when capitalism was still in ascension and its monopolist and imperialist character were still in an embryonic stage, comrade Marx understood and explained its true nature with inescapable scientific accuracy. Indeed, one of comrade Marx’s greatest merits was to prove not only capitalisms’ inherently exploitative and oppressive character but also that socio-economic laws of production absolutely demand that socialism and communism are not only mere possibilities but historical necessities. Moreover, comrade Marx’s role as co-founder (together with comrade Engels – the second Classic of Marxism-Leninism) of the First International witnesses his work as one of the greatest proletarian internationalists that ever lived.


For all these reasons, comrade Marx’s infallible teachings are an authentic guiding light for all those who follow the path towards world socialist revolution, world proletarian dictatorship, world socialism and world communism based on Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism. In truth, to uphold and defend comrade Marx’s revolutionary and proletarian legacy is to also uphold and defend the revolutionary and proletarian legacy of all Classics of Marxism-Leninism as a whole.



Long live comrade Karl Marx – the 1st Classic of Marxism-Leninism!


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


Long live proletarian internationalism!


Long live world proletarian and socialist revolution!


Long live world proletarian dictatorship!


Long live world socialism and world communism!


Long live the Comintern (SH) – the only authentic defender of comrade Marx’s revolutionary and proletarian legacy!







 

 

Karl Marx - 18 years old student

 

birth place in Trier

 

 

Karl Marx - pictures

 

 

Vladimir Lenin

Speech At The

Unveiling Of A Memorial To Marx And Engels

November 7, 1918


Lenin’s Collected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Volume 28, 1974, pages 165-166


We are unveiling a memorial to Marx and Engels, the leaders of the world workers’ revolution.

Humanity has for ages suffered and languished under the oppression of a tiny handful of exploiters who maltreated millions of labourers. But whereas the exploiters of an earlier period, the landowners, robbed and maltreated the peasant serfs, who were disunited, scattered and ignorant, the exploiters of the new period, the capitalists, came face to face with the vanguard of the downtrodden people, the urban, factory, industrial workers. They were united by the factory, they were enlightened by urban life, they were steeled by the common strike struggle and by revolutionary action.

It is to the great historic merit of Marx and Engels that they proved by scientific analysis the inevitability of capitalism’s collapse and its transition to communism, under which there will be no more exploitation of man by man.

It is to the great historic merit of Marx and Engels that they indicated to the workers of the world their role, their task, their mission, namely, to be the first to rise in the revolutionary struggle against capital and to rally around themselves in this struggle all working and exploited people.

We are living at a wonderful time, when this prophecy of the great socialists is beginning to be realised. We all see the dawn of the world socialist revolution of the proletariat breaking in several countries. The unspeakable horrors of the imperialist butchery of nations are everywhere evoking a heroic upsurge of the oppressed and multiplying their strength in the struggle for emancipation.

Let this memorial to Marx and Engels again and again remind the millions of workers and peasants that we are not alone in our struggle. Side by side with us the workers of more advanced countries are rising. Hard battles still lie ahead of them and us. In common struggle capitalist oppression will be broken, and socialism finally won!

 

 

"Karl Marx the Man"
An Appreciation
by Eugene V. Debs

 

In Commemoration of the Marx Centenary

1818 - 1918

Published in St. Louis Labor, whole no. 900 (May 4, 1918), pg. 1.

 

In his biographical memoirs of Marx the elder Liebknecht says:

 

"Marx, the man of science, the editor of the Rheinische
Zeitung, one of the founders of the Deutsch-Franzoesicher
Jahrbücher, one of the authors of the Communist Manifesto,
the creator of Capital — this Marx belongs to publicity, he
stands before the whole world, the target of criticism,
challenging critique, not hiding the smallest wrinkle to a
searching eye — were I to attempt writing about this Marx, then I should be guilty of a reckless imprudence indeed, for
that is not feasible in the short minutes I can filch and wrest
from the unavoidable work of the day and hour."

 


Just so I feel when called upon in the press of these feverish and fitful days to write something befitting so majestic a theme as Marx the Man, in commemoration of the day, 100 years ago, that gave this titan to the world.
It seems prophetic of the birth of Karl Marx, on May 5, that the centenary of that portentous event should be celebrated by 100 million of his devotees in the midst of the crash and collapse of capitalism, and in the throes of a worldwide war that threatens the ruling powers with worldwide revolution.
The spirit, the genius, the very soul of Marx are all aflame and incarnate in this greatest upheaval in ancient or modern times.
But it is not of Marx the revolutionary inspirer and leader that I am to write, but of Marx the Man, and in the presence of such a task I may well falter, for what pen or tongue among us could do it justice?
Marx the Man is too great a theme.
As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leads the storm.
Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Marx is almost too big to write about, and this is said with the homage commanded by the majesty of the man, but not with the blind adulation with which unthinking idolators regard the so-called great men of history.
Karl Marx as a scientific and scholarly investigator, writer and author in the field of economic, political, and social research, stands preeminent before the world. As the triumphant awakener of the long asleep and the revolutionary leader of the long-enslaved masses of mankind he towers above us a titan and without a peer in history. But it is in his character as a man
that he stands supreme and challenges the respect and love, the admiration and emulation of the modern world.
Had Marx the Man been weak, Marx the scientist and scholar [would have] never aroused, inspired, and set into motion the masses by his masterly genius and filled the world with the fame of his immortal achievement.
Marx the Man towered even above Marx the intellectual titan of his day.
Stern, inflexible, self-forgetting, and rigidly scrupulous and honest, he presents to us today the inspiring figure of a man.
Victor Hugo began his oration on Voltaire’s centenary celebration with the simple yet sublime sentence: “One hundred years ago a man was born.” And so we say of our beloved Marx today: “One hundred years ago a MAN was born.”
In the world of men there is nothing so rare as a man.


Karl Marx had every ingredient essential to that incomparable thing we know as character; he bore upon his lofty brow the invisible crown of manhood.
There was not a soft spot in his armor and yet his was the tenderest of hearts and he overflowed with tears when he looked upon his own poverty-stricken, agonizing wife and starving babes and contemplated the misery of the numberless victims of the barbarous system his genius had stripped to the skeleton and was sworn to banish from the earth.
What Marx might not have commanded had the moral power of the man not supplemented the intellectual power of the genius?
Had he but consented to negotiate, to bargain, to compromise with the ruling powers he and his loved ones would never have been driven into the desert and compelled to eat in cold and hunger and tears the bitter bread of poverty and exile. But Karl Marx was immeasurably above and beyond temptation; his loft
character disdained all dickering and temporizing, he stood at all times and in all situations inflexible as granite in his moral rectitude, and though he and his dear ones might be thrown into the street and perish of cold and starvation, he would not, could not pervert or prostitute his ideas and ideals, the children of his brain and soul.
Just as the unquenchable passion of Marx the revolutionist flamed out under persecution and exile, so the inherent nobility of his character as a man shown forth in the darkest hour of poverty that enshrouded his humble home and threatened his beloved wife and darling brood with gaunt starvation.
Oh, the awful price that Marx the man paid to give Marx the genius to the world and consecrate Marx the revolutionist to the emancipation of the race.
He loved, aye, adored his beautiful and brilliant wife, the incomparable Jenny of Westphalen, and their brood of little ones, but more precious even than these and dearer far than his own life was the great cause, and for this the immortal Marx, the intellectual path- finder, the moral leader and proletarian liberator, suffered crucifixion on a thousand crosses, sustained by the inexorable faith within him that the hated ideas and ideals he so devoutly cherished would one day
flood the earth with light and rule the race throughout the world.
The moral grandeur and impregnability of the man shine forth in all their matchless luster today and in its splendor we behold not only Marx the Man, but Jenny Marx the Woman, who from first to last was his inspiration, his ministering angel, and his unfailing refuge and support. Her courage and fortitude never
wavered; her loyalty to the cause was supreme; her devotion to her husband sublime.
Karl Marx and Jenny Marx, the adored wife, stand before us today, and with infinite pride and joy we hail them across the first century as the immortal leaders of the social revolution now shaking the earth and destined to destroy despotism in all its forms, and emancipate the race from the slavery of the ages.

 

 

 

In Commemoration of the Marx Centenary

1818 - 1918

Karl Marx
His Life and Teaching.

 

By ZELDA KAHAN-COATES.

 

 

1883 - 1933

The life and work of Karl Marx

Meshcheryakov

Moscow 1933

 

in German language

COLLECTED WORKS

OF MARX AND ENGELS