The communist movement needs to learn from Lenin's opposition to imperialism and opportunism.
Two great videos on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqVDLK1ROSk&t=2shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm4Ybyw7DOk&t=5s
Also, I will post my response to the leftists Russia white-washing par excellance, the article of the opportunist CPRF against the KKE:
Is Russia Fighting Neo-Nazism in Ukraine? NOhttps://cprf.ru/2022/05/in-ukraine-russia-is-fighting-neo-nazism/
A) National wars in the era of imperialism
The CPRF rightly calls for a concrete analysis of concrete conditions of the war, but does not fulfil to this need.
In his article "Under a False Flag", Lenin responds to the opponents of Bolsheviks who, ostensibly in the name of proletarian internationalism, called for the proletarian movement to join the ranks of one or the other bourgeoisie during the First World Imperialist War. They cited as an example the attitude of Marx-Engels (ME) in favor of Prussia, which was pregnant with revolutionary-democratic processes, against the dynasty of Napoleon III during the Italian War of 1859. In other words, they "confused" the time when the progressive bourgeois-democratic movements were at the forefront of history with the era of monopoly capitalism, where the capitalist class is now parasitic. Even then, however, the position of M-E did not emerge from the current geopolitical correlations, but was in support of the then progressive-popular, today reactionary, national liberation bourgeois movements against feudal absolutism, with the prospect of their permanent, long-term radicalization. The mechanistic transfer of this position to today, where the capitalist class fully controls the state apparatuses and its national movements, as well as their "democratic" form, have for class content the expansion of their spheres of influence and the conquest of markets, is the definition of opportunism, it is dragging the labor movement behind tail of the bourgoisie.
The method of M-E consists in evaluating the objective class content of a historical process at a specific time. With conventional and moPost too long. Click here to view the full text.