A Communist regime demands a Communist consciousness. All forms of life, morality, philosophy, and art must be re-created according to Communist principles. Without this, the subsequent development of the Communist Revolution is impossible.
In their activities the cultural-educational organs of the Soviet government show a complete misunderstanding of the revolutionary task entrusted to them. The social-democratic ideology so hastily knocked together is incapable of resisting the century-old experience of the bourgeois ideologists, who, in their own interests, are exploiting the proletarian cultural-educational organs.
Under the guise of immutable truths, the masses are being presented with the pseudo teachings of the gentry.
Under the guise of universal truth – the morality of the exploiters.
Under the guise of the eternal laws of beauty – the depraved taste of the oppressors.
It is essential to start creating our own Communist ideology.
It is essential to wage merciless war against all the false ideologies of the bourgeois past.
It is essential to subordinate the Soviet cultural-educational organs to the guidance of a new cultural Communist ideology – an ideology that is only now being formulated.
It is essential – in all cultural fields, as well as in art – to reject emphatically all the democratic illusions that pervade the vestiges and prejudices of the bourgeoisie.
It is essential to summon the masses to creative activity.