But class antagonisms
inevitably start to reappear. The proletariat emerges as a class, as a party,
stronger, firmer, more decided, showing by its very essence that its existence
is only possible by excluding all fronts, all class alliances.
Even at the time of the so-called bourgeois revolution, the proletariat asserted
itself as a class by trying to organise its revolutionary terror and class dictatorship.
In the face of this programme the bourgeoisie, including its most "progressive"
fractions, retreated terrified, resorting to the most "reactionary" sectors
of society to enforce the cannibalism, the terror, of the counter-revolution
It is certainly true that, more than once, proletarian
struggle may have coincided in time and space with some fraction of the bourgeoisie
in its confrontation with the same enemy (struggle against the enemies of
one's enemies, as Marx called it) but only as a partial, limited and political
coincidence, given that the proletariat's social antagonism against its own
exploiters is permanent. This is why this struggle inevitably leads the proletariat
to assert itself as an autonomous force which threatens the bourgeoisie as
a whole, all its fractions taking on a single and identical policy of counter-revolutionary