Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz contends “The left is borrowing tactics from the old Soviet Union in an attempt to bring down President Trump….The charge that Trump is mentally unstable and should be removed from office is similar to what communist and Marxist leaders during the Cold War did to political dissidents they represented.”
It is well known that the communist dictators are hypocrites. They impose great programs of austerity on the population yet they themselves live in splendor beyond any stretch of the imagination.
What is the communism Karl Marx believed in? It is first of all atheism. At the core of its philosophy and conduct is the conviction and often-repeated announcement, “There is no God.” What a folly to the godless. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalms 14:1).
The Ruling Principle
Karl Marx’s foolish ideas of state worship are increasingly being adopted in the West today and Marxism continues to have a profound influence upon its intellectuals. In fact most academicians in Germany, France, England, Canada, and the United States, as well as many other countries, are ideological communists/Marxists in their thinking. Philip Foner in his book, Karl Marx Remembered asserts:
Marxism is today the most influential body of thought in the world. Hundreds of millions live in societies whose fundamental principles–socialism were laid down over a century ago by Karl Marx and his collaborator friend Friedrich Engels. Both were Germans, but they propounded principles that were and remain universal and international.
Marx’s companion, Friedrich Engels, revealed the real Marx. On his funeral, Engels spoke to those to those who were assembled, and his words are considered one of the best presentations of the life and work of Karl Marx:
An immeasurable loss has been sustained, both by the militant proletariat of Europe and America, and by historical science, in the death of this man. The gap that has been left by the death of this mighty spirit will soon enough make itself felt….. Just as Darwin discovered the law of evolution in organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history. For Marx was before all else a revolutionary. His real mission in life was to contribute in one way or another to the overthrow of capitalist society and of the forms of government which it had brought into being, to contribute to the liberation of the present-day proletariat, which he was the first to make conscious of its own position and its needs, of the conditions under which it could win its freedom.
We can therefore conclude that this eulogy represents the way Marx and his work was understood by his followers and the degree of influence he and his cohorts hoped would result in the world outside of their immediate circle.
Revolutionizing the Mode of Production
In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx spoke of the steps by which the communists intended to bring to pass their goal of “revolutionizing the mode of production,” which in the end would destroy Christianity and eventually the family structure.
- Abolition of property and land, and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
- Abolition of all right of inheritance.
- Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the state by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
- Centralization of the means of communication and the means of transport in the hands of the state.
- Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
- Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
- Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
- Free education for all children in public schools.
After these steps were followed, he then promised:
When in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character.
Because of space and time, we can’t repeat all the promises made by Marx in his Manifesto, but let’s try to look at part of his famous conclusion:
The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but chains. They have a world to win! Working men of all countries unite!
The Individual Has no Value
In their scientific works, Marx and Engels were the first to explain that socialism is not the invention of dreamers, but the final aim and necessary result of the development of the productive forces in modern society. All recorded history hitherto has been a history of class struggle, of the succession of the rule and victory of certain social classes over others.
There has been no ideology in history that has caused more bloodshed of its own people than Marxism or Communism. This is because of one core precept of Marxism as stated by Karl Marx in The Capital: “the individual has no value.” Without any religious or moral basis other than the interests of the collective, it became not only acceptable, but a duty to kill as many as necessary to bring about total subjugation to the collective.
Karl Marx’s colleague, Friedrich Engels rationalized this wholesale murder by formulating the doctrine of how life expands by death. He used the illustration of the barley seed, which germinates at its own death to produce many new plants. He wrote, “out of this dynamic process of dying the energy is released to expand and produce many more entities of the same kind.” So the mass murder of millions was justified. This was the basic validation for Lenin’s purges.
False Promises of a Communist Utopia
Before his death in 1924, Lenin announced that the Communist conquest of Russia was just the beginning. Having begun, he said, “Communism would then move out across Europe, Asia, and the United States and would inevitably become the master forces of the world.”
Then government would wither away, police forces would no longer be needed, the family itself would become irrelevant, and the blessed society, the Communist utopia, would come to pass. Perfect happiness would come upon all men as the social contradictions of the world were resolved.
The communists failed to fulfill their promises of a better life to the masses. So bright with the promise of a changed world, there began under Lenin and Stalin who again took it to the next obvious level through the wholesale murder and starvation of over thirty million of his own people. Communism has been responsible for the violent killing of at least 100 million people and has kept hundreds of millions more in the most totalitarian and slavery conditions known in human history.
Under the philosophy of Karl Marx, the communists announced that they were on their way to turning the world into a paradise. But did they keep their promise? Of course not. Instead, millions were slaughtered and his ideas contributed to the development of the prison system Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described as Gulag Archipelago. These prisons worked millions of people to the point of disease, starvation, and even death. Thousands of churches were closed and others burned to the ground. Because individuals have no value, this was not even considered a crime, or evil, under Marxism.
In the following years, Communism conquered Eastern Europe, China, North Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia as well other helpless nations. They had promised a prosperous society on condition that all who resisted and disagreed with this utopia were murdered. Before the world woke up, one-third of the earth’s population was captured and fell under the control of the communist world dictatorship.
Controlling the Masses
Marx and Engels had their dark and perverted philosophy bolstered by the release of Origin of Species by their contemporary Charles Darwin. Darwin’s theory further reduced the value of the individual, making man just another animal species that happened to be a little more evolved.
Darwin’s law of “the survival of the fittest,” made it a natural process for the killing of the weak by the strong, or in the case of Marxism, those in power. It was even promoted as an obligation so that the species would not be corrupted by weakness. This became a key component in Marxist doctrine and was also adopted by the “National Socialist Party”—the Nazis, who also believed that the individual existed for the state, not the other way around.
Marxism is all about the collective and is based on the fundamental principle that the individual has “no value.” Therefore, under Marxism, it does not matter what happens to individuals—it’s all about power and control.
With the best of intentions many Western nations have sought to establish national socialist systems, and many people loved them until they had to use them. There is a lot of truth in the proverb that says, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Absurd as this may sound, none of these Marxists, communists, socialists with allegedly high IQs know the basics of what they are supporting just as many Christians have a superficial understanding of the basics of their own faith. It is significant to note that most people have been brainwashed that their intellectual processes with regard to spiritual, political, social and cultural issues often suggest a sort of mental retardation or apathy.
In the next Video, watch Dennis Prager’s account of communism’s horrific legacy and maybe you will understand why communism has caused more suffering than any other ideology.
The illusion is now being presented to the world that Communism has collapsed, yet what is not clearly understood is that Communism was a test case by the New World Order advocates before setting up a repressive global system which will restrict everybody’s lifestyles and manner of living. George Orwell was right:
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past…. And the most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s book on the Gulag Archipelago not only described history; it is itself history. He is quoted as saying:
Are we prepared to learn from the past? Are people living in freedom able to learn from those living in need? Can the lesson they have learned be taught to the free world? Yes it can, but who wants to learn? Our proud skyscrapers point heaven ward and they say: it will never happen here. But it will happen…. Tragically the free West will only believe it when it is no longer free. To quote a Russian proverb, “When it happens you will know it is true, but then it too late.
Here was Solzhenitsyn conclusion-something of the same may fairly be said of us today:
All you freedom-loving “left-wing” thinkers in the West! You left labourites! You progressive American, German, and French students! As far as you concerned, none of this amounts to much. As far as you are concerned, this whole book of mine is a waste of effort. You may suddenly understand it all someday—but when you yourselves hear “hands behind your backs there!” and step ashore on our Arhipelago.