There are three groups of people in the world: those who don't know of Karl Marx; those who do and think he was a genius; and those who know he wasn't because they've actually read the Communist Manifesto.
Despite the fact that wherever it's been tried Marxism has spectacularly failed, and directly lead to the deaths of millions of people, its is on the rise again. Group two (those that champion Marxism but have never read his work, rely on Group One's even greater ignorance to continue the lie. Marxism is the dominant ideology on student campuses right across the west now, with Millennials indoctrinated into it with such ease that other death-cults must surely view with envy.
But it's not just college campuses that have been infected, far from it, the public sector and consumed by it, and it has now got a stranglehold on Corporate America, with multinationals all sporting Pride flags, BLM flags, or pro-Palestine flags.
Karl Marx wasn't a champion on the common man, nor was he some sort of intellectual heavyweight. These are myths created by left wing academics attempting to rehabilitate the image of Marx to each successive generation of gullible pinheads.
Those who deny (cultural) Marxism exists will take a detail such as Trans rights and point out that Marx never mentioned anything about Trans people, or the climate or.. fill in the blank. This is a false dichotomy spouted by idiots. They are the problem, and why Marxism didn't die at the end of the nineteenth century like it should.
Karl Marx: Lazy, Drunk, Narcissistic, (and smelled really bad.)
Marx was a lazy, drunk, narcissist who spent the first half of his life living off the family's wealth, and the second sponging off Engels, co-author of the Communist Manifesto. Marx was no economist either, look through the Communist Manifesto or Das Kapital and you won't find a single monetary equation anywhere. All you'll find is the incoherent ramblings of an upper-class German drunk who scholars say was a narcissist consumed by jealousy. Marx looked an behaved like a tramp, would spend most of his time drinking, smoking and gambling. His personal hygiene was so bad that it is said on more than one occasion he was thrown out of accommodation for smelling attrocious.
Marxism: The perfect excuse for every blue-haired chubster.
Despite all this Marxism still appeals to millions of people today because it absolves them of any personal responsibility for their own life. Marx gave every blue-haired chubster, every pathetic beta male the perfect explanation for their life's disappointments; It wasn't their fault, it was the fault of their oppressors; the Bourgeoisie.
A 19th Century Death Cult
Those who peddle this bollocks today take what was a revolutionary political theory specific to the class struggle of the nineteenth attempt to apply it to the world today. All of a sudden, they're not a weak-willed loser, they're an oppressed minority. All of the nonsense we see being peddled today can be traced back to Marx doctrines: From Black Lives Matter to Just Stop Oil, they have their roots in the same death cult ideas.
But it is only when you read the Communist Manifesto that you really see just how toxic, how utterly demented, the ideology really is. Take a look and see for yourself:
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c
Other passages in the Communist Manifesto include:
By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labour. By proletariat, the class of modern wage labourers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labour power in order to live. [Engels, 1888 English edition]
'Unconscionable freedom – Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.' 'The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connexions everywhere.'
"Cosmopolitan character in every country"
'The bourgeoisie has through its exploitation of the world market given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country.'
"drawing all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilization"
The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilisation, and has thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life.
'The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.'
"Abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man’s own labour"
'We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man’s own labour, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence.'
'You must, therefore, confess that by “individual” you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle-class owner of property. This person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible.'
"Bourgeois will vanish with the vanishing of capital"
'The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.'
"Abolition of the family"
Abolition [Aufhebung] of the family! On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based? On capital, on private gain. In its completely developed form, this family exists only among the bourgeoisie. But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution.
But these Socialist and Communist publications contain also a critical element. They attack every principle of existing society. Hence, they are full of the most valuable materials for the enlightenment of the working class. The practical measures proposed in them – such as the abolition of the distinction between town and country, of the family, of the carrying on of industries for the account of private individuals, and of the wage system, the proclamation of social harmony, the conversion of the function of the state into a mere superintendence of production – all these proposals point solely to the disappearance of class antagonisms which were, at that time, only just cropping up, and which, in these publications, are recognised in their earliest indistinct and undefined forms only. These proposals, therefore, are of a purely Utopian character.
"factories had to close for producing more than was needed"
Big industry created in the steam engine, and other machines, the means of endlessly expanding industrial production, speeding it up, and cutting its costs. With production thus facilitated, the free competition, which is necessarily bound up with big industry, assumed the most extreme forms; a multitude of capitalists invaded industry, and, in a short while, more was produced than was needed. As a consequence, finished commodities could not be sold, and a so-called commercial crisis broke out. Factories had to be closed, their owners went bankrupt, and the workers were without bread. Deepest misery reigned everywhere.
After a time, the superfluous products were sold, the factories began to operate again, wages rose, and gradually business got better than ever. But it was not long before too many commodities were again produced and a new crisis broke out, only to follow the same course as its predecessor.
Communism, Marx demented theory, has been a blight on our world everywhere it has been tried and implemented. In 1999, The Black Book of Communism from Harvard University Press tried to tally up the death toll of Marxist-Leninist Communism in various countries. The figure it came up with was approaching 100 million people.
USSR: 20 million deaths
China: 65 million deaths
Vietnam: 1 million deaths
North Korea: 2 million deaths
Cambodia: 2 million deaths
Eastern Europe: 1 million deaths
Latin America: 150,000 deaths
Africa: 1.7 million deaths
Afghanistan: 1.5 million deaths
The international communist movement and Communist parties not in power: about 10,000 deaths.
Yet despite all this it still keeps coming back. With each new generation told by left-wing academics that it is about 'equity' and favoured by the morally superior. This is, of course, 'the' monumental lie that sustains the deceit. It offers the illusion of equality. Equality that would be achieved by force, often at gunpoint, and ending in murder.
Of course, those blue-haired chumbsters and 'free Palestine' shouting OAPs don't know that they're Marxists. How could they, they're not taught what you've just learned.