Kurginyan: Soviet Communism collapsed because Bolsheviks forgot about the spirit

06.11.2019, Moscow.

The Soviet communists took care of feeding the people, but they completely forgot about human spiritual needs, and this resulted in the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan stated in the interview with the Literaturnaya Gazeta on October 23.

Communism is the idea of the New Man, who drawing upon the spirit, frees himself from the power of base needs. “But in the Soviet Union, the communists failed to sort the wheat from the chaff and to bring to light the essence of the communist ideology. Therefore, the great communist project collapsed under the burden of its own sins,” Kurginyan thinks.

“They remembered the daily bread, they were trying to catch up and to overtake the United States [in his speech during a meeting with agricultural workers of the regions and autonomous republics of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev promised to catch up and overtake the United States in three years in the production of meat, milk and butter per capita – translator’s note], but they forgot about the spirit. And the whole communist construction began to collapse, and after that, the Soviet Union disintegrated,” the political scientist stressed.

In the post-Soviet era, this problem has not disappeared, but rather it has only worsened. “According to former Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev [served as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation under President Boris Yeltsin from October 1991 until January 1996 – translator’s note], for example, the elite decided to make money the national idea. In other words, the elite literally decided to restore the cult of the golden calf,” the political scientist reminded.

And the Western world faces the same problem, “There are religious people, they believe in the power of the spirit. And what should the rest of us do? Well, someone has earned a huge amount of money, and then what? He has filled his stomach, everything is fine, but how does one fill the spiritual void? This void is what I call ‘the crisis of Modernity’. To put it simply, such a ‘stomach-centered’ approach to being leads to death”

The solution to the problem is of paramount importance, “Today, the question is being put point-blank, either we shall be buried under the strata of ‘the base needs of the stomach’ and die, or we shall restore the notion of spirit and consequently survive. And this is Marxism,” Kurginyan convinced.

In his interview, Sergey Kurginyan also stressed that the vulgar bourgeois degeneration of the Bolsheviks began while Lenin’s was still alive. Despite his serious illness, Lenin attempted to interfere with this process.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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