I have found that the need to assume that the

ruling capitalist class is benevolent is the chief reason for

denying the reality of the abuses of capitalism.  The proletariat

feels that they cannot survive without their capitalist rulers; they

need to believe that someone is shielding them  from evil,

starvation and death — that they are living in an ordered

universe presided over by a benevolent god.  It is hard

for the proletariat to maintain any joy or much sense

of purpose in the face of feeling exploited and abused.

The proletariat’s  craving for denial is an obstacle to revolution!

V.I. Lyuzhin
December 16, 19–
Zurich, Switzerland


Paraphrases from Soul Murder Revisited: Thoughts about Therapy, Hate, Love and Memory by Leonard Shengold.