Every opposition of the established Institutions of Capitalist Power is disparagingly labelled Communist, though this name is hardly an insult. The very words "Socialist" and "Communist" find themselves met with anger and fear. That repulsion comes not only from the Capitalist Class, who understand the results of a Communist movement all too well, who have everything to lose. That disgust, strangely enough, also comes from the Working Class, those who the Capitalist exploits, those who have nothing to lose and everything to gain, those who would benefit most - a result of generations of Anti-Communist propaganda which has fostered a complete lack of understanding of the ideas of Socialism and Communism.
The Communist does not seek to deprive a society of the ability to appropriate the products of that society, of Wage-Labor. All that Communism does is to deprive the Bourgeoisie, or those that would aspire to Ruling Class status, of the ability to subject another to the conditions of Bourgeois existence - that is to say the exploitation and appropriation of Labor.
Today, we hear lots of talk about the "Shrinking Middle Class", where some of the Petty-Bourgeoisie have risen in status, but exponentially more have found themselves relegated to the Wage-Slavery of the Proletariat. This is the exact and inevitable result of the development of the Bourgeoisie and Modern Industry, and of the Proletariat. This is the only path that Capitalism, with it's unquenchable thirst for wealth accumulation and market expansion, could take.
Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.
The Principle of enlightening and uniting the Proletariat is particularly important to the ultimate goals of the Socialist. But it is equally as important to understand the history and development of the conditions of modern society, so that we may understand the developments still to come. Our efforts here are not to rewrite Marx. Our efforts are to make his ideas more clear and accessible for today's Proletarian.