Monday, October 20, 2008

Marxism-Leninism Has Not Grown Old and Never Will!

Some folks wrongly say that Marxism-Leninism is "outdated." Boris N. Ponomarev says in the book Marxism-Leninism: A Flourishing Science that:

"Scientific socialism, Marxism-Leninism, is the only basis on which the present deep crisis of capitalist society can be analyzed, and the ways out of the impasse into which imperialism and its ruling element has driven its countries, can be determined...

"Those who maintain that Marxism-Leninism is 'outdated' and that the fundamental ideas of Marx, Engels and Lenin are 'incompetent' may be asked: whose teaching is it that provided and continues to provide solutions to all the agonizing problems facing millions upon millions of people in the capitalist world...

"Why are capitalist countries continually gripped by economic crises, who do the poor there grow poorer and the rich grow richer, why is there unemployment, with millions of people deprived of jobs? Why is ruin the lot of millions of farmers? What are the causes of the first and second world wars? Why are militarization and the arms race being intensified in capitalist countries, and preparations are under way for new wars?

"No bourgeois or petty-bourgeois theory has been able to answer these vital and burning questions. Marxism-Leninism is the only teaching that gives substantiated scientific answers to these and other problems of our time, and shows the ways and means of resolving them." (Boris N. Ponomarev, Marxism-Leninism: A Flourishing Science, 1979, International Publishers)

(Stalin: ’Leninism is Marxism of the era of imperialism and the proletarian revolution. Leninism is the theory and tactics of the proletarian revolution in general, the theory and tactics of the dictatorship of the proletariat in particular. Leninism is the further development of Marxism.’)