millions to their graves as failures

I don’t think I’m a nihilist communist, since I believe that consciousness has a role in revolution, but I really like their preamble, “this is the definition of class hatred.” They really sum up the ponderings I had as a child that drove me toward politics, thanks to an early brush with death:

The structure of the world was built by the dead, they were paid in wages, and when the wages were spent and they were dead in the ground, what they had made continued to exist, these cities, roads and factories are their calcified bones…

They had nothing but their wages to show for what they had done and after their deaths what they did and who they were has been cancelled out…

This is the definition of class hatred. We are no closer now to rest, to freedom, to communism than they were, their sacrifice has bought us nothing, what they did counted for nothing, we have inherited nothing, we work as they worked, we make as they made, we are paid as they were paid. We do not possess either our acts or the world that conditions us, just as they owned nothing of their lives.

The class war begins in the desecration of our ancestors: millions of people going to their graves as failures, forever denied the experience of a full human existence, their being was simply cancelled out…As our parents die, we can say truly that their lives were for nothing, that the black earth that is thrown down onto them blacks out our sky.

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