Kurginyan explains how to keep the communist project from losing steam

10.11.2021, Moscow.

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) degenerated and allowed the collapse of the USSR because it lost steam ideologically, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on November 7 in his video address on the movement’s YouTube channel.

The Bolsheviks who carried out the Great October Socialist Revolution had tremendous energy, intelligence, and passion. They not only brought forth the revolution, won the Civil War, and won the most terrible war in the history of humanity, but they also brought their country from the sixth or seventh position to a steady second position globally, the political scientist reminded.

“Each of these deeds was beyond the possible, and looking at it from the relaxed life we have today one can hardly understand where those people came from, where they took their energy from, why their hearts and minds were full of this self-giving passion, and how they managed to unite and work so many wonders,” Kurginyan said.

However, after this question, he immediately asks another one, “How then could they have so shamefully lost everything afterwards?“

Kurginyan is confident that the CPSU was responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union. During the Great Patriotic War, the Communist Party inspired and organized the people to fight for the Victory, and in 1991 it arranged the collapse of the USSR.

According to Kurginyan, the communists began their retreat by mid 1960s, long before 1991. This was a result of the project “losing ideological steam.” There were many smart, honest people in the Party, who developed the industry, the army, and many other things, but “the prana of fire,” “inner flame” began to leave the great project the Bolsheviks initiated.

“These were no longer people burning with ideological passion. From the great project, its prana of fire, its inner flame began to go away, and it began to cool down. And it completely lost its steam, as I said before, by the end of 1960s,” Kurginyan believes.

According to the philosopher, we need to keep the flame of the project burning. And this is achieved by overcoming spiritual death; in other words, by overcoming the alienation from the human essence that Marx wrote about. Which, Kurginyan believes, is similar to alienation from God.

This overcoming implies “quite major deeds,” which Marx associated with freedom from the division of labor.

“This is something greater than just daring. They had to be courageous to speak about all this and to dream about all this.

Today, the very ability to dream has perhaps been killed, or it is dormant or damaged. On festive dates like this, instead of feeling affected, praising, or blaming, let us ask ourselves: who are we? Do we possess this ability for energized dreaming, for this collective synergy, great passion, and really major deeds? And how should they look like in the 21st century when the darkness is obviously becoming deeper?” Kurginyan said.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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