Karl Marx & Frederik Engels – Communist Manifesto (1948)
Purpose – To educate the people (not defined by countries) about the truth behind communism, not the negative image that is being propagated. To reach across EU, as it has under gone industrial revolution. "To publisize the aims" - Sparknotes
Origin – Marx does not invent communism, is an existing “spectre”
Bourgeois & Proletarians
By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.
Thesis – In all the history of time there has been class struggles. Social rank – oppressed & oppressors.
As the proletarians undergo development they advance politically. (World market & modern industry)
“The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the instruments ofproduction, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations ofsociety.”
“The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property.”
Competition in production – social & political
Epidemic of over production “there is too much civilization, too much means of subsistence, too much industry, too much commerce.”
Bourgeois creates crises that proletarians deal with consequences
Proletarians are an appendage of the machine
With developments bour. are always victorious, and the prol. are growing in mass, their victories are minor and short lived (ie. Union riots)
Mentions ten hours bill’s passing*
We are liiiving in a material world and London's a material girl.
"History is shaped by economic relations alone" - Sparknotes
Everything is about self interest, via economic worth, currently (post industrial revolution UK) and this is the final class struggle according to Marx.