Originally Posted by Vortex
nor were they exactly champions of communism
To the extent Marx and Engles viewed capitalism as oppression of one group over another, yes it certainly parallels well with any group that see itself facing an injustice.
It’s good that you are reading the source material, you may find it to be a little different from how communism has been labeled throughout history and how it is still thought of today, but as they say, “to the victor, goes history”
I have indeed found the writing to be very different from the labell communism has in popular talk.
Did you know that In the Communist Manifesto is outlined:
The right to Vote
The right to a jury by peers
The right to own firearms
The right own shares of stock in a manufacturing company
The right to education
My point is, Unless you have read it recently, all you know about it is what others want you to know about it. It is a historical treatise of oppression that reads and elements of social restructuring. Much of it reads like the Republican party line