The Communism of Idea: Revolt, Rebellion & Revolution
Communism, through its demand for a classless society that retains the right to equal opportunities, is often deigned a godless political thought by many. Although atheism is irrevocably tied up with the ability to secure equi-opportunism, I believe that the concept of god itself has less to do with the establishment of classes within the society, wherefrom, truly, does spring the localisation of profit. The sweat shed by a man in a day’s work is what makes or breaks the value of money. It is the work of an individual, physically and mentally, with an inherent acceptance imbued of the consequences of his actions, and the decisions he makes as part of a society as regards those consequences, constitute the most fundamental cogs of the industry. By the introduction of money (as a commodity in itself), one form of labour became comparable against another, and the importance of the labouring paled, whereas, simultaneously, the ‘class’ of the labourers emerged. Classes, thus, were born from the moment man began to differentiate between different groups of people, and thereby began to classify them, based on the quantity of money that flowed in and out of their hands as compared to the most prevalent amount. Money, therefore, had replaced the sweat on a man’s brow and the skill of his fingers with just a mathematical figure; with the advent of such differentiation, quality became a subject of comparison and consequently dwindled. This apparent desecration began to, in the eyes of the citizens of the state, obscure justice itself. Now, in the event that when a man desires for an object, which may be of any form or function, and when another specific intention, on behalf of anyone else, hinder his path towards the acquiring of that object, then he will, based on his personal experiences, deduce that something is wrong, and whatsosever it may be, will call for a protest in order to make the wrong known, as well as to right the wrong. In the event that the act of wrongdoing masks the effective functioning of such an organ as the state (in the form of the unbiased justice it promises), the act of protest will eventually snowball into a collectivistic movement – with, necessarily, greater organisational skill – leading to revolt and rebellion. The basis for such an action lies in the sense of betrayal that, in turn, arises from conflicting decisions of the state. Although the consequences for a society that has chosen to build itself upon the sensible judgement as to the quality of a man’s work, and not upon such a thing as money, may be construed as Utopian, the rebellion itself will represent the quest for an Utopian world if ever the cause demands it. In such a case, if the rebellion is succesful, it also poses the risk of evolving (or, perhaps, decaying) into a revolution that has both cause and effect centered around Utopian ideals. I say decaying because if a revolution seems intent on justifying Utopia, it will by no means rule out the justification of atrocities in order to attain such a goal. The moralities involved in such conjectures will be left destitute of reason and logic. Subsequently, in the case of a tyrannical revolution, morals lose a greater chance of being abandoned in favour of the pursuit of illusory visions. Whether these morals are constructed via pragmatic experiences or via religious beliefs doesn’t make a difference. Therefore, in the rise of communism through a struggle, religious beliefs play no role whatsoever – in other words, communism cannot be employed as a mask to offend religious sentiments, nor can anti-communist thinkers use the political thought to defend them. The only place wherein communism can be considered godless, however, is in the case when, in demanding for a classless society, man demands for a god who is equal to all and does not, inherently, abide by the classwise division of the peoples, nor by the forsaking of opportunities to a few and shelving them for the more blessed. It is only because of the absence of such a god that communism maybe considered atheistic.