World War One exposed “the systemic error” of capitalism, and the Bolshevist revolution showed a way to overcome the terrible post-war crisis, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on April 6 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov program on the Russia One channel.
Kurginyan reminded that capitalism rejected the idea of developing Man. Instead, it placed the individual in a strict framework of law. It was expected that competition and the war of all against all would produce more and more material goods, while society would live in peace.
However, World War One with its cruelty and huge meaningless human losses put an end to these hopes.
“World War One resulted in such a terrible crisis of the very foundations of capitalism that one could hardly imagine before,” the political scientist stressed.
The cruelty of World War One exposed the systemic error of capitalism: the rejection of human development combined with continuous technological development leads humanity to a total war of extermination.
“Do you like this? Do you like the gas attacks at Ypres? Do you like the fields of Europe covered with millions of bodies of young men for no clear reason?
Do you like that England essentially lost all its young generation in this war? Do you like Verdun etc.? You do not like it? But what can you do? And what is the mistake itself?” the political scientist recalled the that period’s path of intellectual thought.
Kurginyan noted that the global crisis of capitalism would have become total if the Great October Socialist Revolution had not happened, because the Bolsheviks said that they would create a new Man and ensure his ascension.
The leader of the Essence of Time movement reminded that many distinguished figures in the West, in particular George Bernard Shaw, welcomed the Bolshevist revolution as a “ray of hope” and “light from the East.”
“This tremendous crisis of the end of World War One would have been total if the Bolshevist revolution and all that it entailed would not have emerged inside this crisis,” Kurginyan said.
“We know very well from the statements of the outstanding Western figures of that period that this was ‘Sun rising in the East,’ ‘light from the East,’ and ‘ray of hope.’
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency