Marxist IQ: The Communist Manifesto

 
BY:Communist Party USA| September 7, 2018
Marxist IQ: The Communist Manifesto

 

This Marxist IQ focuses on the Communist Manifesto. How much do you remember? You can find a copy here.

1. What does world history until now consist of?

(a) Struggles of kings and emperors for domination;
(b) One damn thing after another;
(c) Class struggle;
(d) Religious wars and struggles for freedom.

2. What is responsible for the establishment of the world market (what we call “globalization” already existed in 1848 when the Manifesto was written).

(a) The growth of colonialism and imperialism;
(b) The international banking system;
(c) Modern industry;
(d) The entrepreneurial spirit.

3. Modern capitalist society created by the bourgeoisie (capitalists), who control the means of production and distribution has basically turned workers into:

(a) Slaves;
(b) Free masters of their fate;
(c) Commodities to be bought and sold;
(d) Members of the middle class.

4. The only revolutionary class capable of building socialism and ending capitalist exploitation is:

(a) The left section of the bourgeoisie itself;
(b) The working class;
(c) The peasants allied with the working class;
(d) The middle class.

5. Capitalism cannot exist without wage labor and wage labor exists exclusively on the basis of:

(a) The ability of capitalists to hire;
(b) The competition of the workers with each other for jobs;
(c) The capacity of banks to underwrite investments;
(d) The expansion of capitalist markets.

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    The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.

    But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.

    We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

Comments (9)

John Jaros | September 19, 2018 at 7:24 PM

You say that you are a communist party but your statement of what you stand for says: “We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.” Socialism is NOT communism!!! Clearly, you are NOT a communist party and you don’t even know what communism is!!!

    Joe Sims | September 20, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Communism is a free society of the future, where classes and oppression no longer exists. There is no government existing over people but rather communities of self-governing people where production and distribution is based on need. Socialism we believe is a working class led state and economy that precedes communism. Here again workers determine what is produced and how it is distributed. Large industries are publicly owned and small business along with medium sized business remains in private hands.

      Red Achtman | September 27, 2018 at 8:43 PM

      So you’re saying that socialism is system where the majority (the working class) controls the government and the economy?

        Joe Sims | September 29, 2018 at 5:44 AM

        Yes. The challenge is insure that happens in practice and not just in name.

          Red Achtman | October 01, 2018 at 5:12 PM

          But how is that different from democracy?

          Joe Sims | October 02, 2018 at 2:50 PM

          All democracy in our view is based on class. socialist democracy is form of democracy where workers are in charge of the state and government.

Samuel Ludke | September 08, 2018 at 4:54 PM

America needs to break free from the oppression of poverty and racial inequality. Now is the time for us to become a great nation through dedication to the sick and needy! Now is the time to act!

    Kyle | September 10, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    Solidarity!

    mister | September 13, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    helll yeah

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