The objective of the
proletariat, and thus of communists, is (as already formulated by the League
of Communists' statute 1847): "The overthrow of the bourgeoisie, the domination
of the proletariat, the abolition of the old bourgeois society based on class
antagonisms and the institution of a new society, without class and private
property". Or, as Engels confirmed: "the programme of our party... is not only
socialist in general, but directly communist, that is to say a party whose final
goal is the suppression of all states and thus of democracy."