“Without warning he will enter the richest areas of the land. Then he will distribute among his followers the plunder and wealth of the rich–something his predecessors had never done. He will plot the overthrow of strongholds, but this will last for only a short while.”
–Book of Daniel 11:24
Revolution now! Workers unite! Eat the rich! The 1% versus the 99%! Hope and change! Justice and equality! Peace and progress! The “haves” versus “the have nots” … sound familiar? A lot of these slogans are being bantered about by the Left these days. But what does it all mean? What is at the heart of this political philosophy? Well, it all has its roots in Marxist-Leninist principles–communism.
The Origins of Communist Ideology
In 1848, Karl Heinrich Marx and Friedrich Engels published their seminal work The Communist Manifesto. Marx and Engels based their view of human history on the philosophy of materialism–which claims nothing exists apart from matter.
“Communists believe that man is just a material combination of atoms with no other purpose but satisfaction of the desires of the physical entity thus assembled.”
The ancient Greek thinker Democritus was the first to propose the theory of materialism. During the French Revolution, the ideas of Democritus were resurrected. Their intent was to do away with all religious belief. Materialism provided a replacement for religion.
Marx and Engels embraced the notion of materialism with deep conviction. The method of persuasion used by Marx and Engels to promote their materialistic philosophy, among the masses, was dialectics–the theory that the basic law of nature is conflict. This became known as dialectical materialism–a hypothesis maintaining all creation within the universe comes about by conflict. Marx and Engels attempted to interpret the entire history of mankind through the lens of dialectical materialism. Marx wrote books on economics and history, while Engels wrote books on science and philosophy–attempting to make the subject matter conform to the materialistic dogma.
Both Marx and Engels were heavily influenced by the writings of Georg Hegel–father of the Hegelian Dialectic. But the Marxist dialectic and Hegelian dialectic differed in the definition of the actual forces with which the dialectic operated. For Hegel, it was ideas! For Marx, it was economic relationships to the methods of production.
Marx took this further by predicting the capitalist, industrialized West would shortly experience bloody revolutions, as a result of the principle of dialectic conflict. According to Marx, the oppressed masses (“the workers,” “the proletariat”) would rise up against the capitalists and seize power, after which a utopian, communistic society would be established that promised “justice and equality” for all.
In a pure communistic society, Marx and Engels believed there would be no place for family or religion–only the state. But how does one replace the deeply-held religious beliefs of so many around the world? Although Marx and Engels attempted to explain human history through the distorted lens of dialectical materialism, how would they explain the origin of all living things–creation itself? There had to be a materialistic answer to the all-important question.
Enter Charles Robert Darwin. Darwin claimed in 1859 that all life came about through a series of coincidences in his famous work The Origin of Species. He proposed that this series of coincidences was brought about by conflict. This lined up nicely with Marx and Engels’ belief that all creation is the result of struggle and conflict–God-expunged thought.
Prominent scientists of the time found no scientific basis in Darwin’s work–only a hypothesis. Although, Darwin, a devout Catholic, did make important scientific observations and meticulously recorded them.
Shortly after Darwin’s publication of The Origin of Species, Marx and Engels corresponded in letters praising Darwin’s work. In one letter, Marx wrote:
“These last few weeks, I have read all sorts of things. Among others, Darwin’s book of Natural Selection … This is the book which contains the basis in natural history for our view.”
The theory of Darwinian evolution was–and is–the scientific foundation for Marxism. Many communist posters of the time featured the books of Darwin and Marx together.
Interestingly, one of Chairman Mao Zedong’s greatest influences was Chen Duxiu, who was himself an ardent believer in Darwin’s theory.
In summary, the Marxist ideology has no place for even the concept of creation; and that all human beings are, in reality, just animals; and all human development is brought about by conflict.
The First Marxist Insurrection
At the end of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, the Imperial Administration of France had been overthrown–creating a serious power vacuum within the capital city of Paris. The confusion and chaos would provide fertile ground for the first experiment in radical social change as prescribed by the tenets of Marxist philosophy contained in the Manifesto.
The Marxists, along with other smaller socialist groups, provoked an uprising within the Paris. They established a Commune–an administration based on communist principles. Under the new regime, a policy of terror was implemented throughout Paris. Churches and government buildings were vandalized, torn-apart and destroyed. Barricades filled the streets. Religious men were hunted down and shot on the spot by the Communards.
Government troops finally put down the first Marxist insurrection in Paris, but only after lengthy and heavy fighting. The first Marxist revolution left 18,000 dead and a wake of destruction in its path.
The famous German scientist Rudolf Virchow took to the floor at a Congress of Naturalists following the Franco-Prussian War to warn those who wholeheartedly supported Darwin’s theories:
“Be careful of this theory. For this theory is very nearly related to the theory that caused so much dread in our neighboring country.”
Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
Marx might be quite surprised to learn the first place to implement Marxist-centered government would be Russia. Almost overnight, an entire society was destroyed and replaced with one of the most radical social experiments ever seen–communism. Lenin promised “peace, bread and land” to the Russian masses. But the most radical social experiment in history failed and millions were killed.
After the Tsarist government in Russia was toppled, a major power vacuum existed in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg)–then capital of Russia. Once again, this provided fertile ground for Marxist-style revolution.
Following the arrest of the Tsar and his family, the Menshevik Provincial Government was set up under the leadership of Alexander Kerensky–a democrat. The provincial government would attempt to implement democratic policies, but the “Imperial War” would continue with the Germans.
The Russian people began to set up local councils known as Soviets. The Soviets were institutions set up to represent their values, their interests, and to begin to defend them. Factories set up committees; army regiments set up committees–direct democracy at its best and worst. The Soviets were separate entities from the Bolshevik Party, but followed similar aims and goals, or so they thought. There was great excitement among the Russian people at the chance of experiencing something akin to freedom for the first time in its long and tortured history as a nation. But there was considerable disagreement as to how to go about it.
The Russian unrest against the coalition government began in the spontaneous July Days riots when workers and soldiers started to flood out into the streets. The Russian Army had also been embroiled for three years in a stagnated war with the Germans during WWI. The war was hugely unpopular with Russian peasants, soldiers, and the working class. Around two million Russians were killed at the Eastern Front during World War I. The Bolsheviks rubbed raw the resentments of the people. The wheels were coming off the cart for the Kerensky regime.
The pro-Western Kerensky government decided to allow Lenin back into Russia from exile in Switzerland–bringing his Marxist ideals. On the way, Lenin writes his Ten Principles. The April Theses basically boils down to two things: 1) all power to the Soviets–which means no confidence in the provincial government; 2) and down with the “Imperialist War” on the Eastern Front. When Lenin arrives in Petrograd, he works to influence the Bolsheviks and Soviets to give no support to the provincial government; and begins to work on his own Bolshevik revolution.
“The demands which the workers and soldiers took to the streets with in the July Days were influenced by the Bolshevik Party. ‘All Power to the Soviets’ and other slogans put forth by the Bolsheviks were taken up by the workers and soldiers on the streets. The demonstration was organized by the Bolshevik Military Organization without authorization from the Central Committee after pressure from rank and file soldiers. During the afternoon of 3 July the Central Committee with the support of Kamenev, Trotsky and Zinoviev decided to take action to restrain the developing situation.
Under the pressure of what seemed like a developing mass demonstration of workers and soldiers in the streets, the leadership of the Bolshevik Military Organization, the Petersburg Committee and later on the Central Committee, reversed their decision, coming out in support of the street demonstrations. Both Trotsky and Zinoviev persistently argued that the street protests remain peaceful. After this decision, the Bolshevik Military Organization actively organized and supported the demonstration, mobilizing reinforcements from the front lines and dispatching armored cars to capture key posts including bridges and the Peter and Paul Fortress.
No public record was ever made of the internal debates of the Bolshevik Party around the July Days. There were some within the Bolshevik Party who advocated an intensification of activity on 4 July. Most prominent among those were Nikolai Podvoisky and Vladimir Nevsky, leaders of the Bolshevik Military Organization, V. Volodarsky, a member of the Petersburg Committee and Martin Latis of the Vyborg District Bolshevik Organization, who was highly critical of the Central Committee’s decision to hold back the masses. Others in the Bolshevik Party, including V.I. Lenin were split on what to do. On 5 July at two or three o’clock in the morning, after the Provisional Government dispatched a number of loyal troops from the front to the streets of Petrograd and won the support of a number of previously neutral garrisons of troops, the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party decided to call off the street demonstrations.[...]“
Following the failure of the July riots, Lenin was forced backed into hiding in Finland. But continued involvement in the war on the Eastern Front by the Kerensky government was proving to be untenable. Kerensky then made the fateful decision to arm the Soviets (i.e. Bolsheviks). The Bolsheviks continued to exploit and incite the masses against the government.
Then in October of 1917 Lenin struck–smuggled in a boxcar with thirteen supporters– taking money from New York–Lenin was able to subvert the Kerensky Menshevik revolution in Russia that toppled the Czar. The Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace–the center of government in St. Petersburg. Contrary to Soviet propaganda, it was a relatively silent coup, so to speak. Less than a hundred people stormed the palace–only five people were killed.
What happened next can only be described as the greatest hangover in history.
The Winter Palace stored in its cellars one of the largest collections of vintage wines in the world. Russian sailors fighting on behalf of the Bolsheviks began to hand out bottles to the citizens. Thousands and thousands of bottles were consumed. Drunken mobs began to fill the streets. Inebriated Russian sailors began to use well-dressed citizens (i.e. Bourgeoisie) as target practice; thus, beginning a descent into incomprehensible suffering and violence that would last for many years for the inhabitants of Mother Russia.
After consolidating his power, Lenin and the Bolsheviks began to attack troops still loyal to the government. A brutal and incredibly vicious civil war began, which lasted for three long years. Unlike the static fighting on the Eastern Front, the Russian Civil War was a fast-moving one that swept across the Russian countryside via armored trains and horseback. Those who opposed the Bolsheviks were known as the “Whites.” The Bolsheviks became known as the “Reds.” The Red Army was officially established, with Leon Trotsky set up as its head.
Unspeakable brutality was commonplace during the Russian Civil War, on both sides. But Lenin’s internal security apparatus (the Cheka) was particularly known for its barbarism against any who challenged–or even questioned–the Marxist-Leninist Bolshevik revolution. The Cheka was led by the notoriously brutal and sadistic aristocrat-turned-communist Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky. The Checka was Lenin’s instrument of terror. Dzerzhinsky was Lenin’s right-hand man. It was the Cheka, under Lenin’s order, who executed the Tsar and his family. Tragically, around nine million Russians were killed between 1917 to 1922 in the bloody civil war that plunged Russia into yet more chaos.
Lenin wiped out entire villages and sent out orders to execute, en masse, if need be, any who opposed the communist regime. The Russian writer Maxine Gorky wrote of horrific examples of Bolshevik sadism during Lenin’s reign of terror. But for the brutalized people of Russia the savagery had just begun.
The majority of the Russian population lived in villages. They were barely able to eek out a living for themselves. The fierce Russian winters played havoc on food production. But, in 1918, Lenin ordered the confiscation of all private property. Lenin employed his feared Cheka all over Russia to round up peasants, property and livestock at gunpoint. Quotas were drawn up by the communist regime. Every peasant was required to meet the quotas. This usually required the peasant to give the state everything they had. Peasants who failed to meet their quotas were treated to incredible cruelty by the Bolshevik authorities.
Lenin was enraged when he learned that the quotas would not be filled. Any region that had resisted his requisition were punished by not only confiscating their grain and property, but by also taking the seed grain that is required to produce a new crop. In other words, the peasants would have nothing to eat. This led to a famine. Some 29 million Russians struggled with starvation. In the Ukraine, some five million starved to death between 1921 and 1922.
In Lenin’s view, the Povolzhye famine had many “positive” and “useful” aspects. He theorized it would crush the belief of the masses in God and religion–forcing their worship toward communism. It would also more quickly usher in the era of socialism–the next stage after eliminating capitalism. On March 19, 1922, Lenin wrote to the members of the Politburo:
“The present moment favors us … With the help of all those starving people who are starting to eat each other, who are dying by the millions, and whose bodies litter the roadside all over the country, it is now and only now that we can–and therefore must–confiscate the church property with all the ruthless energy we can muster…. Our only hope is the despair engendered in the masses by the famine, which will cause them to look at us in a favorable light, or, at the very least, with indifference.”
In October, 1919, Lenin payed a personal visit to the world-renown Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov–famous for his conditioned reflex training on animals (see Pavlov’s Dog). Lenin wished to employ the same reflexive conditioning methods on the whole of Russian society. Lenin explained, “I want the masses to follow a Communistic pattern of thinking and reacting.” A shocked Pavlov asked Lenin, “Do you mean to say you would like to standardize the population of Russia? Make them all behave in the same way?” Lenin replied, “Exactly. Man can be corrected. Man can be made what we want him to be.”
The individual was simply an animal to be conditioned and trained, according to Lenin. There was nothing sacred or divine about humanity–only the state was truly divine in Lenin’s mind. Lenin’s mentor, Marxist theoretician Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov, wrote Marxism is “Darwinism in its application to social science.” To Lenin and his followers, whole human societies were little more than herds of animals–worthy of slaughter if need be–to be made the slaves and oxen of an all-powerful state apparatus.
Toward the end of Lenin’s life, Lenin began to worry about who would succeed him; and what would become of his beloved Bolshevik revolution. Although there was no love lost between Lenin and Trotsky, the emerging power of Stalin greatly concerned Lenin. Stalin was seen as cruel and rude by the inner-circle of the Bolshevik Party. Lenin preferred Trotsky over Stalin. But Lenin had created a monster.
Stalin’s Reign of Terror
If the Russian people thought it couldn’t get any worse under the reign of Lenin and the dreaded Checka, they would be profoundly let down under the rule of the psychopathic and heartless Joseph Stalin.
In 1934, Premier Stalin plots to remove all opposition within the Party. Stalin confides to his inner circle:
“To choose the victim, to prepare the blow with care, to slake an implacable vengeance–then go to bed … there is nothing sweeter in the world.”
First to go in Stalin’s reign of terror are Lenin’s closet associates–the heroes of the October Revolution. Zenoviev, Kirov, Kamenev, Radek, Bukharin, Piatakov, and others, are all arrested and executed per Stalin’s orders. Leon Trotsky was forced into exile in Mexico with his family. But Stalin’s vengeance was later carried out when Soviet agents poisoned Trotsky’s son. Soviet agents in Mexico then hunted down Trotsky and killed him with an ice pick. Prior to Trotsky’s murder by Stalin’s henchmen, he had warned the world regarding the Kremlin’s next step: “The creation of an American and European, and subsequently an all-international commission, who incontestably enjoy authority and public confidence.”
Stalin employs slave labor by setting up labor camps all over the Soviet Union–125 camps with ten millions slaves. Stalin declares the Kulak (the independent farmer) an enemy of the state. Entire villages are uprooted; six million farmers are liquidated; 25 million farms are erased. Stalin forces farmers into huge collectives, and food production dramatically declines. Once again, as under Lenin, famine becomes the rule of the day.
Stalin’s reign of terror of continued in the notorious purges of the Red Army. Some 43,000 professional officers and Red Army personnel were liquidated. Never in military history has an army been subject to such persecution by their own leader. As if the ruthless purges were not enough, Stalin employed the NKVD to police the military.
The dream of the Soviets (local councils) providing a measure of freedom to the Russian people was effectively crushed by Stalin’s highly centralized state and one-party system.
When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, the decimated Red Army was left without competent leadership. There were simply no trained officers to lead the Red Army in battle. The Soviets suffered almost one million casualties in the first few months of the war against Nazi Germany.
Before the Nazi invasion of Russia, Stalin had signed a Non-Aggression Pact with Hitler. Stalin benefited economically from the agreement–receiving machinery and other goods from Germany in exchange for food products and raw materials. Stalin saw Hitler as “a man who knew how to get things done.” Both Hitler and Stalin despised the Jews. They were both more than willing to use brutal force against their own people to further the cause of their respective state machines.
When the Nazis smashed through the Soviet defenses and invaded Russia in June of 1941, Stalin was stunned. Stalin believed, at the time, that all the “work” he had done to further the revolution would be lost. For 10 days, Stalin hid. He would not answer any phone calls. During the Soviet Union’s greatest hour of crisis, Stalin was absent. Stalin, more than likely, probably surmised that after all the terror and purges he had inflicted on the Red Army he would be deposed, arrested and executed. Instead, a delegation was sent to Stalin’s residence to urge him to head up the War Committee and plan the nation’s defense.
Stalin’s infamous Order 270, for all intents and purposes, was a declaration of war against his own troops. Soldiers were placed into penal battalions or labor camps for the slightest infractions. Many times they were just executed. Even after the war, Stalin stripped many veterans of their Soviet citizenship, because Stalin believed they had been deceived by the opulence of Europe and were no longer trustworthy.
Like Hitler, Stalin focused great energy on the young. The Komsomol, the Young Communist League, was designed to indoctrinate Russian youths and link every step to the training and education of youth to the class struggle–the victory over the non-communist people of the earth. Families ties were discouraged. The state is supreme. Stalin follows Lenin’s instruction to teachers: “Children must be taught to hate their parents, if these are not communists.” Military training began early for Soviet youth.
Volumes can be written on the monstrous crimes of Joseph Stalin. It is difficult to obtain reliable estimates on the number of people killed under the merciless rule of Stalin, but they range anywhere from 20 million to 60 million. It is difficult to imagine any other population of people in the history of humanity so mercilessly brutalized by their own leaders.
The Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939)
In the late 1920′s, Spain was suffering under a weak monarchy, with an even weaker king at its head–King Alfonso XIII. The instability of the Spanish government resulted in governments and ministers changing seats like musical chairs every few weeks. Just like Paris in 1871, and Russia in 1917, the power vacuum within the Spanish government left open the door for “social change.” Teachers, poets and critics clamored the government for guided social change and government care for all.
King Alfonso was deposed and went to England. The Spanish republic was formed and the national flag was changed. The communist propagandists worked harder–seeing they were near their goal of chaos and anarchy. Instead of “peace and progress,” within three weeks of the elections of April, 1931, a tiny minority of communist agitators had flooded people back into the streets.
The tiny communist group had established such a network throughout Spain that they could burn 300 churches, convents and monasteries in different towns and cities, at the same time, throughout the land. In many cases, fireman were prevented form putting out the fires.
A documentary on the Spanish Civil War entitled “Only the Brave Are Free” describes the Spanish government’s reaction to the mayhem stirred up by the communists:
“In spite of this abundant evidence of the well-organized conspiracy, only three of the non-communist, liberal ‘intellectuals’ elected to a Spanish Congress of over 400 members were brave enough, and honest enough, to raise their voices and call the act for what it was–communist subversion. The rest of the intellectual Left accepted the simultaneous burnings as an unplanned coincidence; and remained quiet in the face of the destruction of their country, and the destruction of their world. They could not bear to admit they had been wrong. Even seeing the communist salutes of the raised clinched fist, and the churches and religious houses profaned, the so-called non-communist, liberal ‘intellectual’ held his tongue.
Noting the instability of the liberal establishment to take truly firm measures, the tiny communist minority pushed even harder; knowing that they were, in reality, a small tail that would have to wag the dog. They agitated constantly to created hatred and fear. They burned and profaned, and rioted. They paid homage to their socialist leaders of the past. As the communists grew stronger, they began to reveal their hitherto hidden hand. Ignorant men and women began to fill their ranks. [...]“
In 1934, the communists attacked the arms and munitions capital of Ovieda–capital city of Asturias. Factories were burned and bombed–bringing production to a halt. Private property was set to the torch. Factories produce nothing and the Spanish currency becomes worthless. No “peace and progress,” only economic ruin. The economy was at a standstill.
The Republic still managed to muster the strength to crush the regional revolt. But the communists bide their time and leave a swath of destruction in their wake. Guaranteed minimum wages and government planning had failed. Riots and street fighting continued. The communists leaped at the opportunity to exploit the chaos and confusion they had helped to create.
“Thus began the new politics of the Left–the United Popular Front–a collection of minority groups. Catalans of the north were promised their own countries. Labor unions and anarchists were promised their slice of the pie. There was no end to the promises politicians made. The communists win elections in 1936. Spain’s reign of terror was set to begin. The clinched fist was lofted … women as soldiers … consolidation of control … the assassination of the right-wing opposition leader José Calvo Sotelo. Other leaders of the anti-communist combine in the Spanish Congress were gunned down in the street. As Lenin had taught in Russia, the prisons were emptied, the incited masses armed. Hatred, vengeance and fear blanketed the land.[...]“
–From the documentary “Only the Brave Are Free”
The Spanish fleet mutinied. Communists arrested naval officers and threw them overboard–their bodies to wash ashore. Executions became commonplace for both personal and political reasons. The Cheka goon squads roamed the streets. Citizens were forced to register and turn in their arms by the Revolutionary Committee (Comite Revolucionario de Asturias). Anyone failing to do so would meet with severe punishment–execution.
The international communist apparatus (Comintern) began to fill the ranks of the International Brigade with volunteers from 53 different countries. They disguised their intent by claiming they were “fighting for the republic of Spain,” when, in fact, they were fighting to help Stalin make Spain a Soviet satellite state. It’s noteworthy to point out that there were members of the press in the United States who were sympathetic to the communist cause, as evidenced by the following excerpt:
“By far and away the most important part of the foreign aid sought by the communists was the falsification of their true ‘red’ identity by the forces behind the republic at that time. This camouflage was to be achieved by infiltrating and–or–deceiving the news media throughout the world. From the USA, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos came to write, and Herbert Matthews of the New York Times. This was the same Matthews who would say 15 years later, still with the powerful Times, he ‘could see no red in Mao Tse Tung’–then dictator of communist China. And it was the same Matthews who 25 years later would publish front-page articles claiming Castro to be the ‘George Washington of Cuba.’”
–From the documentary “Only the Brave Are Free”
The Spanish anti-communists had their backs against the wall materially. The U.S.A., France and Great Britain stuck to their official policies of non-intervention, although they did not prevent the formation of volunteers in their countries to go and help the Reds of Spain.
Stalin and Marx posters covered Madrid. It was an impossible for an honest reporter not to see that Spain was to be a Soviet puppet state. Ironically, Mussolini and Hitler offered Franco aid–giving both sides modern arms. Communists stepped up the terror tactics. Monks, priests and nuns were dragged from their homes and shot.
Eventually, the Reds were defeated by the Spanish nationalists at the Battle of De Ebro. Thus ending another bloody chapter in the history of bloody Marxist revolution.
The goal of communism has never changed–world domination.
“Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.
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 a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES UNITE!”
–Printed in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
If Marxist revolutions have one thing in common, it’s fear, terror and death. Whether it was Mao’s “Great Leap Forward,” or Pol Pot’s “killing fields,” or Che’s public executions, or the Soviet GULAGs, it all boils down to the complete dominance and brutalization of entire societies for the express purpose of making the individual a slave of the state. The individual is smashed into dust under the jackboot of communism.
When one studies the history of Marxist revolution in practice, what would make anybody believe that Marxist-Leninist principles are truly good for any society? Where is one example of a Marxist revolution that did not bring intense suffering, death and economic ruin? But, then again, if one has no soul … if one believes that all humans are just animals to be slaughtered, if need be, then maybe it is an attractive form of government to those inclined toward such beliefs.
But it raises a problem for the ardent Marxist, in my mind: if Marxism promises “peace and progress,” “justice and equality,” and the like, how is this possible when humans are really just lowly animals according to dialectical materialistic dogma? How can amoral animals make social utopia when everything is relative and nothing is truly good or bad? Does not this belief in man as a creature of chance, with no divine qualities whatsoever, lend itself to the belief that even the leaders of Marxist-Leninist regimes are just animals marked for liquidation as well? Was that why it was so seemingly easy for Lenin and Stalin to so ruthlessly crush their opposition within their own inner-circles–even their own people and families?
Take the example of the Spanish Civil War: Spain made many contributions to the world-at-large–the discovery of new lands, Salamanca University, the battle and victory at La Ponto, architecture, music, dance, tradition–the best of the Christian Faith. What has the communist world offered the world-at-large? Well … weapons, invasion, war, occupation, terror, hate, rage, death, riots, atheism, propaganda, economic ruin, etc.
Americans hear a lot of Marxist rhetoric coming from the liberal media and the president these days–“the haves versus the have nots,” “shared sacrifice,” “the rich must pay their fair share,” “collective salvation,” “fundamental transformation,” “hope and change,” “peace and progress,” etc. The Left in this country is far more beholden to Marx and Mao than they are to the teachings of Madison or Jefferson, as evidenced by the current Occupy protests, and the tacit–and overt–support they receive from the main-stream media and the Obama Administration.
The Left is following the Marxist playbook to a tee. They agitate constantly to pit one group against the other … to instill a climate of doubt, fear, anxiety and chaos. The Marx-inspired Occupy movement has resulted in over 6,600 arrests around the country. They know, like Lenin and his famine of 1921 in Russia, to not let a “good crisis go to waste.”
Lenin promised the labor unions and anarchists much during the October Revolution, but delivered nothing in the end. They were just his “useful idiots” who helped to further his version of Marxist revolution.
Do any on the American Left really grasp the monstrous crimes that have occurred under the banner of communism? Do they believe they are exempt from the masses under a communist regime? Do they really want to live under a brutal oligarchy that smashes all individuality out of its people? Do they even care? If the answer is “no,” then we have a major problem, Houston!
Obama Marxist Quotes
The Truth About Communism
Narrated by Ronald Reagan
Only the Brave Are Free
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