Sometimes I wonder if Marx & Engels are arguing for or against the bourgeois, "The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations," isnt an end to patriarchal feudalism bad, and were they really idyllic?
I have a post-industrial mindset towards this text, and I am constantly thinking about "who are the bourgeois of our society; who are the Proletariat?" Am I the bourgeois, & am I soon to become a member of the meritocracy elite?
I find it incredibly interesting that I can relate to this document still. The words "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" are true.