Marxist IQ: The science of society

BY:Communist Party USA| August 7, 2019
Marxist IQ:  The science of society


As mass media and political demagogues throw the  words “socialism, “communism,” and “Marxism” as epithets,  let’s take some time looking at some fundamental principles to help to make Marxism a science of and for society.


1. Marxists see the working class as:

a) Unified in its class consciousness;
b) A class defined essentially by its relationship to or lack of ownership of the means of production;
c) A class stratified along job lines without any class consciousness;
d) A class that is no longer of any importance in post-industrial society.

2. Marxists see the capitalist class as:

a) A class of stakeholders in an ownership society;
b) A class united by greed and divided by groups that support different political parties;
c)  A class that owns the means of production and the profit produced by the production and exchange of commodities;
d) A class that is  no longer important in post industrial society.

3. Marxists see the “middle class” as:

a) The foundation of society;
b) The only important class in modern society;
c) A revolutionary class that can lead the working class to socialism;
d) A class of small business owners, managerial supervisors,  self-employed or highly paid professionals whose real  numbers decline as capitalism develops.

4. Marxists see the capitalist class as different from  previous ruling classes:

a) Because it is  divided between liberals and conservatives;
b) Its  production of goods for exchange in markets rather than for use for themselves as tribute makes its  exploitation potentially global and unlimited;
c) It seeks to raise living standards so it can sell more goods;
d) It supports democracy to advance free markets.


5. Marxists see Marxism itself as:

a) A broad science of society based on the historical  development of systems  of production and class struggle  that offers both a framework and guidelines to understand the  past, present, and future and changing present and future;
b) A set of immutable principles which can be applied at all times and in all places;
c) A discourse or conversation whose purpose is to advance and understand communication, not to provide answers to social questions;
d) A  specific blueprint for socialist revolution and construction.


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