All the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look Was not Hitler a paper tiger Was Hitler not overthrown U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.
Take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own, hold fast to them and translate them into action, and test the correctness of these ideas in such action. Then once again concentrate ideas from the masses and once again go to the masses so that the ideas are persevered in and carried through. And so on, over and over again in an endless spiral, with the ideas becoming more correct, more vital and richer each time. Such is the Marxist theory of knowledge.
The authors have reduced him to a bloodthirsty, power-obsessed egotist, someone who never believed in communism, nor in anything else, and this from the very first pages of the book. I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one's action has to be benefiting others, ... People like me want to satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes.