Lenin’s prophecy on China

Have the Chinese leaders been reading Lenin (again)?

Socialism is inconceivable without large-scale capitalist engineering based on the latest discoveries of modern science. It is inconceivable without planned state organisation which keeps tens of millions of people to the strictest observance of a unified standard in production and distribution. We Marxists have always spoken of this, and it is not worth while wasting two seconds talking to people who do not understand this.

Collected Works, volume 32, p. 334

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6 thoughts on “Lenin’s prophecy on China

  1. Perhaps, they should read the next two sentences of the text.

    “At the same time socialism is inconceivable unless the proletariat is the ruler of the state. This also is ABC.”

    1. And the next, where we encounter the little parable of the two chickens in a steel shell:

      And history (which nobody, except Menshevik blockheads of the first order, ever expected to bring about “complete” socialism smoothly, gently, easily and simply) has taken such a peculiar course that it has given birth in 1918 to two unconnected halves of socialism existing side by side like two future chickens in the single shell of international imperialism.

      However, back to your implied question: do classes – in a proper sense – really exist in China?

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