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Here at Communpedia, the communist encyclopedia, we are mostly a leftist community. We are Marxist-Leninists, Maoists, Anarcho-communists, Castroists, Social democrats, Luxemburguists, Stalinists, Religious communists, Guevarists, Progressives, Trotskyists, Eco-socialists, and others.

Despite our differences, we all have goals in common: socialism and/or communism. We oppose capitalism and all of its variants: anarcho-capitalism, fascism, etc. Also, we are against racism, so National Bolsheviks are not allowed to edit here.

Common point of view

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Articles should reflect the opinion of the entire leftist community. Articles should not be written from any particular perspective, but should move beyond lowest-common-denominator nonsense. If you wish to write, for example, an article on social democracy from the Trotskyist perspective, please create either an essay or a forum. When writing articles on controversial issues, e.g. anarchist theory, you should provide references to published sources: books, websites, etc. An article on a controversial issue that does not include references may be deleted or frequently vandalised by users who do not share your point of view. Also, even though we are anti-capitalists, we do wish to share our opinion with capitalists who are interested in learning about leftism and socialism. Providing citations when writing statements most capitalists would disagree with, helps readers trust Communpedia. If we only criticize others without giving logical arguments, people might as well think we are a propaganda website and leave, and we would fail in providing the people with facts about our ideology.

However, when writing about political parties, etc. citations are not always needed. See Communpedia:Citing sources#When and why to cite sources.

The relationship of Communists to the proletariat

"The Communists do not form a separate party opposed to the other working-class parties."

"They have no interests separate and apart from those of the proletariat as a whole."

"They do not set up any sectarian principles of their own, by which to shape and mould the proletarian movement."[1]

Reconciliation of social democracy and communism

It was believed by Karl Kautsky, writing in the 1930s, that reconciliation of social democracy and Marxism-Leninism was not possible.[2] That was a reasonable position then, but reconciliation and cooperation is a vital project in the 21st Century.

Templates

  • {{Noneutral}} - template used to warn of content that might not reflect the views of the entire community (not to be confused with the {{Essay}} template).
  • {{Capital-Fasces}} - template used to warn of content that may have an anti-leftist bias. Don't use this for essays made by anti-leftists.
  • {{Unreferenced}} - template used to warn of unsourced potentially-controversial content (see Communpedia:Citing sources).

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