The Marxist Dialectic — From Lenin to Obama [Video]


By: Brent Parrish
Hat Tip: Noisy Room

I found the following interview fascinating, since it corroborates a lot of prior research I’ve done based on the work of former Soviet citizens, dissidents, defectors, and the like—as well as ex-communists and socialists from numerous factions.


Alexander G. Markovsky is a Russian émigré who holds degrees in economics and political science from the “University of Marxism-Leninism” and an MS in structural engineering from Moscow University and now lives in Houston, Texas. His recent article, “From Lenin to Obama,” argues that Obama is acting like Lenin who declared, “Our task, is to utilize every manifestation of discontent, and to collect and utilize every grain of rudimentary protest.” Markovsky is the author of “Anatomy of a Bolshevik” and his forthcoming book is titled “Liberal Bolshevism,” with the subtitle, “America Did not Defeat Bolshevism, She Adopted It.”

One thing, in particular, that has always greatly bothered me concerning Barack Obama is the fact I’ve heard from more than one ex-communist that they believe Obama is, in fact, a Marxist-Leninist. As one ex-communist, Mike Vanderboegh, said, “If I were a Marxist-Leninist president, I doubt I would be doing anything different than what Barack Obama is doing now.”

That’s a strong charge. But, like they say, the proof is in the pudding.

One of the points Markovsky emphasizes in his interview with Cliff Kincaid is the Marxian notion of “historical inevitability.” Hearing Alexander Markovsky mention the concept of historical inevitability in the Marxian context reminded me of some of the points Cleon Skousen made in his book The Naked Communist (1958) on how Marxists view the world.

Karl Marx believed the view of history needed to be changed, as Cleon Skousen writes (emphasis mine), to “a fixed, undeviating, pre-determined course of progress which could be charted in the past and predicted for the future on the basis of a single, simple criterion—economics[1]—hence the “historical inevitability.”

For example, the insistence by global warming alarmists that the “science is settled” and the massive, global redistribution of billions and trillions of dollars is simply inevitable. Nothing can be done to stop it. Markovsky also uses the example of gay marriage legislation. Once again, the proponents of gay marriage focus on the historical inevitability aspect—”it’s just a done deal” … “human progress demands it” … and so on.

Conflict is such an essential element that Marxism would cease to exist without it. This whole concept finds its roots in how Marx & Engels viewed the origin of life itself; they believed they could boil the origin of all life down to their “three laws of matter”—namely, the Law of Opposites, Law of Negation and Law of Transformation. Cleon Skousen’s book The Naked Communist covers these topics in greater depth than I can here in this article. But I would like to include a snippet from Skousen’s book concerning the Law of Opposites that helps shed some light on the whole notion of Marxist dialectics, and its inseparable relationship with conflict:

This, then, introduces us to the first basic observation of Communist dialectics. The word “dialectics” has a very special meaning to Communists. It represents the idea of conflict in nature. The beginning student of Communist philosophy can better understand the meaning of dialectics if he substitutes the word “conflict” each time “dialectics” appears. [2]

The Marxist’s penchant for confrontation and conflict might explain why Barack Obama and his administration seem quite eager, even enthusiastic at times, to gleefully spread rumors the Republicans are actively seeking the immediate impeachment of the president. Like Markovsky points out in his interview with Cliff Kinkaid, the Democrats would have to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president in order for the maneuver to succeed politically in the GOP’s favor, otherwise it sets up the us vs. them confrontation the administration wants, and feels confident they can win.

The best way to combat the Marxist-Leninists is to constantly expose their process and strategy. Alexander Markovsky is attempting to do just that. I hope enough of America is listening.

  1. Skousen, W. Cleon (1958). The Naked Communist. Ensign Publishing Company.
  2. Ibid.


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