“Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.”
~ Mao Tse-Tung
In the words of Karl Marx, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” Being said, as long as class division remained, society would forever be poisoned by the wealthy. The Communist Manifesto was to serve as the blueprint for a better society freed from societal divisions and as a unified working class. The Communist Manifesto is one of the most popular, yet controversial political manuscripts of all time. It highlights and exposes the many flaws in society that result from the deep divisions of social classes as it tears apart the wealthy class of the society. Although it provides much insight into the problems in society, it lacks in strong direction and the steps that should be taken for the reader. A loud complaint is being made, but neither answers nor a lead is taken in order to solve the laborers problem.
In the industrialized nations through out the modern world, society is broken up into several societal groups, topped off with the wealthy that none the less reap the benefits of the hard working laborer. Marx splits up society into two main classes: the Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. The Bourgeoisie consisted of the wealthy and the Proletariats are the laborers. Although in a capitalistic society one cannot live without the other, Marx demands that the Proletariat must overthrow the Bourgeoisie. As industries began to thrive and spread throughout the industrialized world, Marx viewed this as a monopolization of the Bourgeoisie. As their wealth and power grew, the division between them and the laborers grew more and more apparent. Along with the division between these two classes, the laborers within the factories also began to divide amongst one another, being that they were now each other’s competition.
Along with the gain of wealth and power of the Bourgeoisie came political power...