„Socialism in life demands a complete spiritual transformation in the masses degraded by centuries of bourgeois rule.“

— Rosa Luxemburgo, Context: Public control is indispensably necessary. Otherwise the exchange of experiences remains only with the closed circle of the officials of the new regime. Corruption becomes inevitable. (Lenin’s words, Bulletin No.29) Socialism in life demands a complete spiritual transformation in the masses degraded by centuries of bourgeois rule. Social instincts in place of egotistical ones, mass initiative in place of inertia, idealism which conquers all suffering, etc., etc. No one knows this better, describes it more penetratingly; repeats it more stubbornly than Lenin. But he is completely mistaken in the means he employs. Decree, dictatorial force of the factory overseer, draconian penalties, rule by terror – all these things are but palliatives. The only way to a rebirth is the school of public life itself, the most unlimited, the broadest democracy and public opinion. It is rule by terror which demoralizes. [http://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1918/russian-revolution/ch06.htm "The Problem with Dictatorship" in The Russian Revolution] as translated by Bertram Wolfe (1918)

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