In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in communist society, the present dominates the past. In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
And the abolition of this state of things is called by the bourgeoisie, abolition of individuality and freedom! And rightly so. The abolition of bourgeois individuality, bourgeois independence, and bourgeois freedom is undoubtedly aimed at. (page 84)
You reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so; that is just what we intend. (page 85)
. . . the middle-class owner of property. This person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible. (pages 85-86)
Abolition of the family! (page 87)
The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality." (page 90)
Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality. (page 92)
Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things. (page 116)
Goals of Communism (page 94)
(Note: the above pages reflect the paperback version, 14th printing, April 1976)
Note: the above quotes also reflect the tenets of the religion of humanism.