A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Rosa Luxemburg was a leading Polish-German Marxist theorist and revolutionary activist. She led the Spartakusbund, the anti-imperialist wing of Germany’s socialist movement, during World War I, and was co-founder of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were executed by the capitalist state during the January 1919 Spartacist Uprising in Berlin.