The revolutionary is a lost man. He has no interests of his
own, no affairs of his own, no feelings, no attachments, no
belongings, not even a name of his own. Everything in him is
absorbed by a single, exclusive interest, a single thought, a
single passion - the revolution.
In every depths of his being , not just in words but in deeds,
he has broken every tie with the civil order and the whole
educated world, with all laws, conventions, generally accepted
conditions and morals of this world. He will be an implacable
enemy of this world, and if he continues to live in it, that
will only be so as to destroy it the more effectively...
He despises public opinion; he despises and hates existing
social morality in all its demands and expressions. For him
moral means everything that facilitates the triumph of the
revolution; everything that hinders it is immoral and