Though the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Marxist-Leninist ideology is alive and well. Surely, Marx and Lenin are laughing in their graves (or the latter in his mausoleum in Moscow).
Where in history was there ever such massive redistribution of wealth?
What about the victimization of lower classes?
Having guilt for one’s own past?
Never in history have these things been recorded at even remotely the same level they are today. And I suspect that it’s all a result of Marxist ideology still having a profound influence on many in the Western world today. We call this ‘Cultural Marxism’.
My suspicions were confirmed after reading the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engel. I wanted to get to the origins of today’s left and I thought I’d start at the source. This is a big part of reading. It’s about more than reading what you enjoy, but reading to learn more about the world around you to get a better understanding of how to think and behave.
After reading it, I was blown away. The parallels between the two are clear as day.
The various ideologies of Marxism and its branches (e.g. Stalinism, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism etc.) get thrown around, but for simplicity I like to use the term Marxism as it’s a good umbrella term.
So what is Marxism, and more aptly, Cultural Marxism?
According to the Manifesto, Marxism is rooted in the ideology that:
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.
The examples provided are similar to what is used today to frame the left’s argument:
White police against young black men.
Misogynist, rape-prone men against women.
Xenophobes against immigrants
Christians against gays.
The reason for these narratives that we have today is that the left views the world through this Marxist lens—everything in our society is the bourgeois (the class with power) versus the proletariat (the working class). Although Marx and friends viewed this paradigm as strictly the workers against those who owned the means of production, it has been extended today to anyone who is seen to hold power over another.
The left thus far has been successful at achieving their aims, and have undoubtedly had this narrative penetrate mainstream society. In fact, much of society blindly adheres to it.
But how? How have they gotten the mases to so naively adhere to their view points?
In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels lay out the approach to achieve this. It’s essentially the playbook for today’s Social Justice Warriors (SJW’s) and liberal elite.
But much of this likely won’t shock you—you may even know what’s up their sleeves already. Ask yourself: What institutions is the left attacking today? Think about them—write them down if you want—and compare it to what the Communist Manifesto laid out.
Destruction of Culture
Just as, to the bourgeois, the disappearance of class property is the disappearance of production itself, so the disappearance of class culture is to him identical with the disappearance of all culture. That culture, the loss of which he laments, is, for the enormous majority, a mere training to act as a machine. But don’t wrangle with us so long as you apply, to our intended abolition of bourgeois property, the standard of your bourgeois notions of freedom, culture, law, etc.
Is it no surprise that the left seeks to utterly wipe out Western culture?
The examples are too profound—everything from sexual ‘empowerment’ to today’s modern music and literature.
Western culture is dying a cruel death, if it’s not already dead.
Breaking Up the Nuclear Family
Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists. 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. The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.
The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour. But you Communists would introduce community of women, screams the whole bourgeoisie in chorus. The bourgeois sees in his wife a mere instrument of production. He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited in common, and, naturally, can come to no other conclusion than that the lot of being common to all will likewise fall to the women.
Marxists somehow have convinced themselves that families are a creation of the bourgeois. They believe men view women and children as property (although some may agree with that). There solution is to liberate the oppressed and vanquish the family.
The destruction of our modern family is, oh boy… Where to even begin?
- No fault divorce laws to making dissolving marriage not only possible, but straightforward.
- Promoting gay marriage and other LGBT ideologies to lessen the value of the traditional family.
- Encouraging people to have careers over getting married and having kids.
- Birth control and abortion on demand.
- Extensive welfare to provide for single mothers.
The nuclear family, led by a male patriarch is a tremendous threat to the left. By having a cohesive family unit, people have no need to rely on the state. But when people are independent, shackled with debt and low income, they come crawling to the government for help, thus bolstering the state.
Abolish Nations and Borders
The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality. The working men have no country. We cannot take from them what they have not got. Since the proletariat must first of all acquire political supremacy, must rise to be the leading class of the nation, must constitute itself the nation, it is, so far, itself national, though not in the bourgeois sense of the word.
The reason liberals promote illegal immigration, and often open borders, is because they are a means to end nations. A nation is defined, literally, by its borders. So with large-scale immigration like we see in the southern U.S. border, and the “refugee” crisis in the EU, we are seeing massive overhauls of borders and nationhood.
It should come as no surprise then, that one of the major tenets of socialism is uniting all the workers of the world to create one Communist state.
Additionally, the greatest threat to a powerful Marxist state is nationalism. It’s why men like Putin are feared and ridiculed. The same goes, presumably, for Donald Trump. These are men who have no interests besides promoting what is best for their nation. They are subservient to no one, and this is a problem for the puppeteers lurking in the shadows.
There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc. that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”
Religion poses many threats to Marxist rule.
For one, it advocates traditional family values and a strong culture—two aforementioned threats.
Another reason Marxists wish to abolish religion, is because as they said, it ‘abolishes eternal truths’. What this does is that it allows them to create subjective morality, thus creating a society in any way they please.
Additionally, religious people worship God—this is anathema to Marxism. In Marxism, the state is the highest being and must be put forth before all else—worshipping God stands in the way.
Additional Tools of the Left
Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production. These measures will of course be different in different countries. Nevertheless in the most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.
Abolition of property in land and application of all rentsin land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Abolition of all right of inheritance. [Today’s hefty Estate Tax]
Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
Extension of factories and instruments of 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.
Equal liability of all to labour. 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 equable distribution of the population over the country.
Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour…
Note that many of these have come true today. The main difference between modern Marxist ideology and that of 19th and 20th century Marxists is that less emphasis is put on industry. Perhaps this is because of the powerful influence of corporations.
Why the Left Has Become So Popular
It’s always puzzling to see wealthy and prominent figures, even middle-class yuppy whites promoting Marxism. Here’s why:
Finally, in times when the class struggle nears the decisive hour, the process of dissolution going on within the ruling class, in fact within the whole range of society, assumes such a violent, glaring character, that a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class, the class that holds the future in its hands.
Look at some of the politicians in the Democrat party. They are uber-wealthy. I’m talking 8-9 figure net worth’s. Yet, they promote these ideologies because they want to be in power when these ideologies take hold, which in a way is already the case.
Loud and Clear
Though the Marxist roots are not advertised, the left has no qualms whatsoever about openly promoting their views:
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!
Liberals are openly, and proudly, at war with everything Western Civilization was built on and (once) hold dear. Therefore, as men defending these values, we should have no reservations about openly and proudly pushing back with our views.
Liberal ‘logic’ is not logic at all. They blindly follow narratives set out for them—the Communist narrative being one of them.
I suggest you read this piece of literature, as to get insight into how the left works. Even though I’ve already laid out for you what they’re doing, the manifesto is brief at only around 30 pages. It’s worth a read and is quite eye opening.
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There are quite a few versions of the Communist Manifesto floating around, but I liked this one via Amazon. If you don’t have Kindle or don’t feel like buying a paperback copy (and why would you as it’s only 30 pages) just Google it and track it down.