Marx had a racial vision that might be interesting to his modern-day black supporters. In a letter to Engels, in reference to his socialist political competitor Ferdinand Lassalle, Marx wrote:
It is now completely clear to me that he, as is proved by his cranial formation and his hair, descends from the Negroes who had joined Moses’ exodus from Egypt, assuming that his mother or grandmother on the paternal side had not interbred with a n—–. Now this union of Judaism and Germanism with a basic Negro substance must produce a peculiar product.
Engels shared Marx’s racial philosophy. In 1887, Paul Lafargue, who was Marx’s son-in-law, was a candidate for a council seat in a Paris district that contained a zoo. Engels claimed that Lafargue had “one-eighth or one-twelfth n—– blood.”
In a letter to Lafargue’s wife, Engels wrote, “Being in his quality as a n—–, a degree nearer to the rest of the animal kingdom than the rest of us, he is undoubtedly the most appropriate representative of that district.”
Marx was also an anti-Semite, as seen in his essay titled “On the Jewish Question,” which was published in 1844. Marx asked:
What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. … Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man—and turns them into commodities. … The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange. … The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.
Despite the fact that in the 20th century alone communism was responsible for more than 100 million murders, much of the support for communism and socialism is among intellectuals.
The reason they do not condemn the barbarism of communism is understandable. Richard Pipes explains:
Intellectuals, by the very nature of their professions, grant enormous attention to words and ideas. And they are attracted by socialist ideas. They find that the ideas of communism are praiseworthy and attractive; that, to them, is more important than the practice of communism. Now, Nazi ideals, on the other hand, were pure barbarism; nothing could be said in favor of them.
That means leftists around the world will continue to celebrate the ideas of communism.
Intellectuals, as always, celebrate and adore power above all: “the more unaccountable, the better!”
Christians are to be wiser than that.
Note the narcissism of small differences: there just isn’t that much between Nazism and Communism, as noted in Gary North’s The Anti-Semitic Fringe of the American Right, quoted below:
Hitler is the most famous of the Left-wing anti-Semites, or would be if the Left had not successfully re-written history to turn him into a Right-winger. He was the head of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) whose popular acronym was Nazi. Wikipedia misinforms us:
The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party, was a far-right political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and supported the ideology of Nazism.
As with all socialist political parties, the NSDAP was a far-Left party. The Left-wing historians’ trick is to identify nationalism with the Right. We can see this definitional trick in the Wikipedia’s list of supposedly Right-wing parties in Weimar Germany. It includes this: “National Bolsheviks — Led by Ernst Niekisch, they combined ultranationalism with social radicalism by claiming to espouse both ‘German’ principles and much of the programme carried out by the Bolsheviks under Lenin.” When historians equate Bolshevism with the Right, we know they are playing word games.
Then there was that other anti-Semite, Josef Djugashvili, aka Stalin. He kept his racial opinions to himself. He killed his Jewish (circumcised atheist) opponents, one by one. The Jerusalem Post lists them.
Lenin’s deputies Lev Kamenev (originally Rozenfeld) and Grigory Zinoviev (born Hirsch Apfelbaum) and his treasurer Grigori Sokolnikov (Girsh Yankelevich Brilliant) were all Jews, as were Karl Radek (Sobelsohn), co-writer of the Soviet Constitution, Maxim Litvinov (Meir Henoch Wallach-Finkelstein), foreign minister of the USSR until his removal so Stalin could pact with Hitler.
This is, of course, besides Trotsky himself, builder of the Red Army and the only Soviet who served as both foreign and defense minister.
The article failed to mention Lazar Kaganovich, the last Bolshevik leader of Lenin’s era. He was a survivor. He died five months before the collapse of the USSR. He oversaw the Ukrainian famine of 1932–33.
Stalin’s last major act was against Jewish physicians. Wikipedia summarizes:
The Doctors’ plot, “doctors’ case”, also known as the case of doctors-saboteurs or doctors-killers) was an antisemitic campaign organized by Joseph Stalin. In 1952–1953, a group of predominantly Jewish doctors from Moscow were accused of conspiring to assassinate Soviet leaders. This was later accompanied by publications of anti-Semitic character in the media, which talked about the threats of Zionism and condemned people with Jewish names. Many doctors, officials and others, both Jews and non-Jews, were promptly dismissed from their jobs and arrested. A few weeks after the death of Stalin, the new Soviet leadership stated a lack of evidence and the case was dropped. Soon after, the case was declared to have been fabricated.
This dates the origin of the accusation too late. It began in 1948. Stalin was ready in 1953 to begin construction of four huge camps to be filled with Jews. The story is presented in detail in this book: Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors 1948-1953 (2003).
Stalin died on March 5, 1953.
The total state types dry up, and fade away.
Only the rising ashes of hell testifies to their futile vision.