I see from my twitter machine feed that wild accusations of the “death” of PD Comrade Gorbachev have been circulating in the mass media. It seems timely to remind all comrades that “death” is an artifact of bourgeois society (and indeed of the agrarian-based feudal economies that preceded it).
Theoreticians will be interested to note that in the animist hunter-gatherer societies that preceded class society, death existed but merely as a form of transformation of consciousness, a process that is analogous to the transfomative power of proletarian communist society in creating a new humanity.
But “death” – as in the cessation of awareness – is quite clearly a false consciousness, existing merely in a superstructural sphere produced by the pathologically conflict-ridden substructure of immature human economies, and has merely been a means for the ruling class to purvey its fantasy afterlife as a means of imposing class control. This is in direct contrast to the scientific Marxist analysis of this question that characterizes a proletarian comprehension of “death”.
It is surely obvious to any critical thinker that in a classless society ‘immortality’ (I hesitate to use the term since its mere existence implies the existence of its antithesis, death, but comrades will forgive me if I lapse into the popular vernacular),
I repeat “immortality” is the normal state of affairs in post-revolutionary society (except of course for enemies of the state, er, class – in post-revolutionary society the two will be inseparable, & comrades will pardon me for blurring the distinction), whose internalization of the belief of the existence of death means that they will remain subject to the reifying “power” of death, i.e. we can still put them up against the wall. Anyone who survives is clearly occupying a psychologically post-revolutionary consciousness and will be welcomed into the new era.
As Marx clearly showed, capital is dead labour, and it follows that only living labour will exist in proletarian society.
Could comrades please reference the above understanding in all future communications with the proletariat or its organs, I am tired of having to make this point again and again, we have been over this many times.
And please can this not be another pretext for starting the whole resurrection debate again, it has been quite clearly proven that even with a new proletarian clock, time is linear, in accordance with the scientific principles of Marxist-Leninist-Posadaist-Mainwaringist thought. I would remind comrades that former-cmde Jesus was expelled for persistently “trying it on” in this field.
Provisional Sub-Cmde Mark