Pt.3 Today's Marxist/Communists -- their ways and his ways
The chaos taking place across our land is implemented by admitted trained and untrained Marxists/communists and other type groups. Those who are convinced this is the right way to bring change to the society they live in. Many are active in politics know it destroys democracy.
Who are the people Marx influenced throughout history to our present time
Marx’s transformative ideology had led to the most hideous brutal inhumane acts by dictatorship governing in the 20th century.
In his “Communist Manifesto,” Marx presented to all what Communism is: The overthrow of all governments. To establishment of a communist order. The overthrow of capitalism. The abolition of religion (mostly Christianity). the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property, the abolition of all classes. He even stated, A heavy or progressive or graduated income tax is necessary for the proper development of Communism.” Hmm, that seems to be the direction America is going …
This was his ideology that has become as a way of life, even like a religion to some. A life dedicated to a revolution that takes away, not adds to better the condition of people (look at Cuba, Venezuela, former Soviet Union, N. Korea, China). Everywhere it has been implemented, suffering, misery, and tyranny result. It will not be a success in America where it failed elsewhere.
Believing the highest order of societal evolution is reached when capitalism turns into socialism, and then evolves into communism. Go ask those who live in communist regimes how true this is, you not get any agreement on this but the opposite.
The Communist ideology of Marx and Engels (and others) stops any progress of free men, but they convince them to think they can be better off when they actually are not.
...the 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.
“There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery.” (Manifesto of the Communist Party”, p.40)
Individuality is said to be a social construct of a capitalist society, therefore this is to be removed. Only what they say is allowed is implemented in one’s daily life. In Communism only the state and its leaders have wealth, the people live in squalor, that’s the reality of this system of governing demonstrated today. It is the collective that matters over individual rights.
Let’s look at what capitalism has brought. Beginning through the industrial revolution, which Marx despised what it did, to today’s technological revolution food and goods are made easily available through a free market system. Progress by inventions that can make life easier. The rich have always lived well, but today we all can enjoy what was exclusive to them. We all have access to electricity, refrigerators to store food in (meat), washing machines - clothes dryer, dishwasher, Cars to travel, computers for our knowledge through the Internet and phones to speak to one another. The poor everywhere, have access to the TV, books to read, music, art that were once exclusively assessed by the wealthy for centuries. And what of medicine being made available to all? We spend far less time working hard for a living than those did in the past, and we reap far more benefits.
It is through freedom that a person has the ability to take control of their life. Our “Right to Liberty” ends when an individuals “Right to Life and Liberty” are suppressed by others. To depend on any government to have more control then the individual, control of what we daily use for necessities is to have misplaced loyalty. Again, No governmental system is perfect, because men run it. But which has the least problems, a free society or one controlled by the state?
Now to address the reality of those who do not have the best intentions, even in Capitalism. We find individuals can be greedy in every walk of life, especially in politics. The Bible says all men’s hearts are corrupt, it depends to what degree, or, if they are renewed.
An example, Nicholas Tesla had a far superior method for harnessing electricity, it would have been at minimal cost but because of financial backers the less efficient method of Edison was endorsed for his investors to make more money. This went on to shape the entire world that we now have today.
For Marx the material was more important than the Spiritual (or religion as he called it).
Cultural Marxism has impoverished education, food distribution and so many other necessities for the working class. Look how many die of famine between democratic and non - democratic countries.
If one thinks there are free elections in these Communist countries, their “democratic elections” are an illusion. Ask the people who lived in Communist countries and you get a sober answer.
We need to go under the surface level arguments to ask questions. Should we be allowed to ask questions? In the Communist countries one has a limit to what they can ask or say.
Mao tortured and killed his own people as do all that use this system, and he used the youth to do it. Why are these people so inhumane and violent? This cruelty accompanies the system. Communists oppose those who hold to a moral code, and have loyalty to anything other than the state and government is ‘verbotten’. Those that worship God or hold to ‘any’ Religious beliefs are targeted out for persecution and need to be "re-educated." The former Soviet Union is a good example of these with their gulags.
Culture-war workings of the Communist left agitators of change
The Universities have been the breeding ground for leftist policies because of their Marx leaning professors. Marxist principles are being taught without using the term Communist to identify them, thus it becomes a hidden agenda of the teachers. To customize their words and concepts to hide the meaning is employing trickery, deception, to implement their poison.
As Abraham Lincoln wrote “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
This has all proven to be true. Our children are our future resource and they have been targeted by activists that hate what America represents, claiming we who sought freedom for all and to form a more perfect union are the evil in the world, not any of the other countries who have employed communism.
Lincoln stated Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.”
Where and when did this change begin?
In 1935 while teaching at Columbia University John Dewey (known as the father of modern education) listed the twenty-five most influential books since 1885. Number one on the list was Das Kapital by Karl Marx. Six years earlier John Dewey traveled to the former Soviet Union with others from the NEA and studied the communist education system. Those who invited Dewey approved of his work, they translated his books into Russian. John Dewey’s progressive introduction into education system caused a permanent damage by his change of direction.
What’s the solution? Freedom! Return to the truly diverse, open investigation and debate that distills the best of the past ideas and practices. In terms of Policy: School Choice, Competition, mixing public, private, home, religious, community, online, onsite schools. It may take a while, but overthrowing oppressive Cultural Marxism will lead to greater education and happiness. By: Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon https://genzconservative.com/cultural-marxism/
Dewey co-authored and signed the ‘Humanist Manifesto’ in 1933 which does give insight to the state of education today, as it says "There is no god and there is no soul. Hence, there is no need for the props of traditional religion.” Dewey also supported Darwinism.
The way of today’s Marxist
Marxism is for the most part a political sociological cult that is using many people to rebel and force change on society. Instead of approaching this with intellectual honesty, their style is abusive, intimidating, refusing to show any rationale or logic in their answers or actions. You see this incoherence in congress. They have a goal and nothing will deter them from reaching it (this is their revolution). This is why they forbid certain debaters on campus. So the youth cannot hear the others side of the issues. Lectures and debates on campus’ are prevented as they silence the voice of dissent. They can’t refute sound, logical arguments that agrees with reality.
Appealing to frustration, unfairness the Marxists enlarge wrongs and offer a solution to the problems in society and the world; Communism, which is anything but fair. That is unless you want equality at the lowest common denominator and have everyone be stagnant in their living. To make all people economically equal is to seek the lowest common denominator where individual progress in life is no longer a possibility
.The same mechanics are at work, Hegel’s dialectic is their first tool for change - an appeal to the human heart that is fallen in nature that excludes the mind where critical thinking is formed. From their method a conclusion is made without including or questioning the facts or statistics. Any appeal to reason is seen as compromising their objective.
Progressive socialism is not stagnant it marches forward to the goal of Communism. They are not fighting for the people but their own place of power, and they always want more.
Let’s look at modern politics
The following 45 Goals of Communism were read into the Congressional Record back in 1963.
On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. of Florida read a list of 45 Communist goals into the Congressional Record. The list was derived from researcher, and former FBI Agent, Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.” This should be read to have better insight into the thinking and strategies of what we see today.
Whether they see themselves as Marxist, “Alinskyites, Stalinists, Communists, Democratic socialists, or progressives, they all have similar goals. See Keywiki
In spite of Marxist’s/Communism grisly historical track record all over the world, Marxists are often seen as fighting for a righteous cause. This is because they draw attention to the obvious exploitation and oppression of certain people. They also generalize. But their pointing out the problem does not mean their solution works? In fact it has been proven not to. But to them there is only one way to find out, Marx’s followers say: ‘Give them control, destroy the existing social conditions and start over.’
Most see the world as broken and they are lost in it, for they too are broken. Marx could not understand this as he intended on replacing all with his own utopian goals, what he thought needed to be eliminated or be diminished by his system.
The spirit of Marx lives on through his followers. Or more accurately stated the soullessness of men that have traded the truth for a counterfeit. Today we see halfway Marxists, for Marx would never use big corporations or take finances to do what they do, they are mercenary Marxists. Marxists without a commitment or obligation to the actual ideology, the only thing they agree with is destroying the society. Which is more in line with Alinsky.
Others who want to dismantle everything to start over have been inspired from Marx in the same manner as Saul Alinsky. In the opening of his book ‘Rules for Radicals’:
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
If that is not enough to make plain what this is all about, he also says in his Prologue "The Revolutionary force today has two targets, moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, 'Burn the system down!' They have no illusions about the system, but plenty of illusions about the way to change our world. It is to this point that I have written this book."(underline mine)
Throughout his book one sees the Marxist influence by both his words and concepts. Saul Alinsky wanted the same things that Karl Marx wanted, a revolution to replace Capitalism with Socialism; a Communist order. Again, you can’t reason with those who want to burn it all down!
Why not choose to move to another country, if you don’t like the government you are under? Instead they want to force their ways on others who want to keep their freedom.
Bottom of Form
Marxists have a tenacity, they won’t give up. Their rules are whatever they want them to be to arrive at their goal. They can change whenever and for whoever as they see fit. It’s about seizing power and deciding how others live. Names and terms matter, this is why they change them to achieve their goals. Marxism succeeds by convincing people to be divided into “special interest” groups that will oppose the others and continually fight one another.
The belief system called secular humanism, (atheism) requires trusting and depending on man, who replaces God. They affirm God does not exist even though they cannot prove it. If what they claim of religion is true they would not be fearful or violent toward it, since they believe it is fantasy. Furthermore it is a logical inconsistency to have made up your mind before examining all the proof. With people like this, there never is enough proof, for it always produces more questions and objections for them to be comfortable in their rejection.
Marx’s ideology failed for himself and his family
His correspondences with his father shows him squandering of large sums of money on pleasures. At 25 you would assume being educated and an intellectual that he was mature enough to undertake the responsibilities of being a husband and father to his children.
He said of the Jews What is his worldly God? Money. … Money is the jealous god of Israel. So the Utopian goal of his Communism was a society where money would be abolished (among other things). The Historical problem with Communism is that the elite class controls the money (and food), the worker is still in wanting.
It is said of those who have further researched Marx’s life, that he came from a well to do family, (Both Marx and Engels grew up in wealthy families). Karl Marx later argued that the family was an evil influence on Mankind and should be abolished.
Marx surmised the bourgeoisie has torn away from the family its sentimental veil, and has reduced the family relation to a mere money relation. But it is the love of money that produces greed, not money itself. It is the love of power that produces dictators that bring nations to ruin.
Marx’s protest against the rich was juvenile as he took money his wife inheritance and continually asked for funds from his own father. So what is he talking about? Marx took money from anyone he could. He even spent his wife's inheritances from her mother and uncle, nearly causing financial ruin to his family for years. He never physically worked a day in his life but instead wrote against what he disagreed with, because he thought to highly of himself as an intellectual.
His lifelong friend, Friedrich Engels was his enabler for spending money treating it as if it is all free. His family was often harassed by creditors. When Marx received a gift of 160 pounds (about $500), he neglected to pay his rent and bills, or provide food for his family that was starving at the time. Rather, he went on a two-month drinking binge with his intellectual buddies while his wife and infant children were evicted from their apartment. This continually drunk man was to become the lefts genius for their new order of Government.
His message championed the exploitation of man but he lived exploiting those closest to him. Marx hypocrisy was seen by his sympathy for the workers, men who worked in factories, calling them slaves. Ironically, the money he received from his close friend Friedrich Engels, came from the Engels family interest in a factory. These 'slaves' Marx spoke of were supporting the Marx family while Marx wrote of them.
Karl's wife Jenny, received an inheritance from her aristocratic family and hired a housekeeper, a live-in maid, Helene ("Lenchen") Demuth. His maid was the only working class person he knew personally. She worked for him virtually her entire life, but did not receive pay, that’s how he treat the poor His eighth child, was born to his live in housekeeper, Henry Frederick was Marx's illegitimate son. To hold his marriage together, Karl never acknowledged Henry was his son, instead, he had Engel, who was a notorious womanizer claim the baby was his and paid for everything needed.
Fritz Raddatz, a biographer of Marx writes on this matter, "if Henry Frederick Demuth was Karl Marx's son, the new mankind's Preacher lived an almost lifelong lie, and scorned, humiliated, and disowned his only surviving son. (Karl Marx, a political Biography by Fritz Raddatz 1978)
Until recent years this was not known. “Marx's zeal in covering up his indiscretion was at least matched by historians of the Marxist establishment, who managed to suppress the truth about Freddy Demuth until recent years. Although the truth was known to leading Marxists such as Bernstein and Bebel, the news of Marx's illegitimate fatherhood was only disclosed in 1962 in Werner Blumenberg's Marx. See in particular W.O. Henderson, The Life of Friedrich Engels (London: Frank Cass, 1976), II, pp. 833–4. Some loyal Marxists still refuse to accept the ugly facts. Thus, see the labor of love by the late leader of the "Draperite" wing of the Trotskyist movement, Hal Draper, Marx-Engels Cyclopedia (3 vols, New York: Schocken Books, 1985).
Marx never acknowledged paternity. 12 years after his death Frederic Engels laying on his death-bed revealed, that "Freddy is Marx's son."
Marx did not subscribe to equality for women, he treated them with contempt. He refused to allow his daughters to go to school. It is said he treated nearly everyone with disdain He is described as filthy and smelly because he rarely washed, and was cruel. If the abolition of religion contributed to the happiness of man, why was he so mean and angry?
He refused to get a job to support his family. Marx allowed some his own children to starve to death while still infants. This was not a normality at his time. His wife bore seven children and only three lived to adulthood as a result of their living in poverty. Only three survived to achieve adulthood.
Of the two older girls, Laura (1846-1911) married a French Socialist and had 3 children, all of whom died in their infancy. At 65 she and her husband agreed they had nothing to live for and committed suicide.
Eleanor was emotionally crippled from her father, was troubled to have her own life. In 1898, near the end of her life, Eleanor wrote to her half brother, "I don't think you and I have been particularly bad people--and yet, dear Freddy, it really seems as though we are being punished."
Edward Aveling was her common-law husband, he is described as learned, charming, extremely sarcastic, having a temper, and was incapable of making a living. He too was a Marxist. Eleanor supported him for 15 years until, at his suggestion, she committed suicide
Jenny, Karl Marx’s wife died in 1881, Karl did not attend her funeral. When the famous Karl Marx died fewer than a dozen attended his funeral.
This is the kind of person idolized by the left the Marxists/ communists of today (Much like the attraction of Castro). When a man is this selfish, lazy and willingly allows his own children to die from poverty when he could have done something about it, there is something very wrong. Those who follow and adopt his ways, his ideology; will they not do the same?
Escorts of darkness brought Marx to the gate of no return, as Dante warned, “All hope abandon ye who enter here.''
As far as I’m concerned Groucho Marx made more sense than Karl, he said ‘you can bet your life on it.’ If you follow Karl Marx you will be doing just that.
I suggest those Christians having any involvement with Marx's philosophy take a deeper and more sober look at his statements, his feelings toward Christ and Christianity.
Who really was Karl Marx
Political theory – John Maynard Keyes
An insightful article to help one decide… Socialism’s God—Karl Marx: Was He Stupid, Insane…or Possessed?