Communist Eschatology: A Christian Philosophical Analysis of the Post-Capitalistic Views of Marx, Engels and Lenin – Part 2

reveal all their potential qualities, in order to create the necessary conditions for merging them into one common culture with

one common tongue … In this lies the dialectical quality of the Leninist way of treating the question of national culture … "291

This means exactly what it says. And from a similar statement from Stalin's 1930 Political Report of the Central

Committee. to the Sixteenth Congress of the All-Union Communist Party of the U.S.S.R., it is again quite clear what Stalin

there meant by his references to "we the supporters of a fusion of national cultures in the future," who wish "to create

conditions for their fusion into one common culture with one common language in the period of the victory of socialism in the

entire world," and who would ourselves promote "their fusion into one common socialist (in form as well as content) culture,

with one common language, when the proletariat is victorious in the entire world and socialism is adopted."292

6. Post – Leninistic Communists on Future Nationlessness

It only remains to see what has become of this Marxist-Leninist policy of the socialization of the nationalities in the post-

Stalinistic era.

Khrushchev, in his 1959 Speech at the Leipzig Ninth All-German Conference of Trade Union and Plant Officials,

remarked that "all the peoples of the union of autonomous republics of our country are united by their common vital interests

within a single community and they are advancing together towards one goal, communism. Therefore, the borders between

the union and autonomous republics integrated within the Soviet Union are gradually ceasing to mean what they used to

mean. As our country moved toward socialism, the borders between its individual republics were, in fact, vanishing, as it

were. This process gained momentum as the gap between the development standards of the national republics was

narrowed. If you ask any Russian, Ukrainian, or Byelorussian today whether the administrative boundaries of their republics

are of any typical interest to them, I think most of them will be puzzled by this question … In these circumstances, earlier

concepts of frontiers as such will gradually become outdated. With the victory of communism on a world-wide scale, state

frontiers, as Marxism-Leninism teaches, will die off. Probably for the time being only ethnographical frontiers will remain, and

even those will apparently only exist conditionally. Obviously, along such frontiers-if they can be called frontiers

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