We are living in a day when there is the constant push to purge the USA from the principles that made this nation the greatest nation on earth. The Radical Left are hard at convincing the citizenry that Marxism (socialism) is the economic path to utopia. However, Marxism is a two-sided coin that seeks to not only bring about (1) economic change, but (2) purge society of God. Let us briefly examine this two-sided coin.
Economically the USA has been a capitalist nation. Capitalism by definition is an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition and supply and demand in the free market. Capitalism has resulted in the USA being the richest nation on earth, and the envy of the rest of the world.
In recent years we have seen the push to replace capitalism with socialism, which history has proven does not work and always brings economic collapse. In a socialist system production and distribution decisions are made by the government, and individuals rely on the state for everything from food to healthcare. The government determines the output and pricing of all goods and services. Socialists argue that shared ownership of resources and central planning provide a more equal distribution of goods and services and a more equitable society. Socialism promises much, but delivers misery. Socialism always fails because sooner or later the nation runs out of everyone else’s money!!
The term “socialism” and “Marxism” have become synonymous in our society today. While there are some subtle differences between the two, Marxism has become equated with socialism. Suffice it to say, Marxism paves the way for socialism and if Marxian principles and ideas are carried out to there conclusion, then Marxism leads to Communism. Today in the USA the March toward Marxism is most prevalent, and if embraced the nation is headed for collapse like every nation who has traveled down the Marxian Road.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) was born in Trier, Prussia in 1818. His parents were Jewish who in 1816 converted to the Lutheran Church. While Karl Marx was baptized into Lutheranism at age six, he later became an atheist. Attending the University of Bonn, but because he was constantly getting into trouble, he enrolled at the University of Berlin. There he studied law and philosophy. His rebellious nature found him challenging established ideas on every front, religion, philosophy, economics, ethics and politics.
Marx held capitalism in complete disdain, claiming that it would be the ruination of all societies, leaving them no alternative but to claim socialism as the answer to survival. Marx contended that capitalism would inevitably lead to a revolution by the working class due to the strain that it placed upon what he perceived as oppressed workers. Marx dreamed of creating a society where there was no distinction between rich and poor. Marx was unhappy with the societal climate of his day, and taught in order to change society the economic structure of the country must be changed (socialism). Marx envisioned a revolutionary society in which everyone’s needs are met, and no class divisions exist. His mantra was, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” (Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program, 1875) This system, we equate with socialism, was Marx’s vision for the perfect society.
Interestingly, the ten principles Marx advocated in his co-authored work with Friedrich Engels in 1848, The Communist Manifesto (Chapter 2), are the same ten principles the Radical Left are advocating today. The ten principles are:
1. State control of real property.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of the country’s financial system in the hands of the state.
6. State control of means of communication and transportation.
7. Increase state control over means of production.
8. Equal liability of all to work.
9. Control over where people live.
10. Free education.
The goal of Marxism is the disappearance of all class distinctions and all production being placed in the hands of the state, the citizenry dependent on the state to supply their every need from the womb to the tomb. It is clear to see, this nation is Marching toward Marxism.
Now the other side of the socialistic coin. While the Radical Left paint a bright picture of the state providing one’s every need, the other side of Marxism is not spoken of today….a godless society that has no need for religion or a Supreme Being of any kind…the state is supreme.
The goal of Marxian proponents is to not only change the economic system of the USA, but to rid society of any reference to Deity. Marx wrote in 1841 that he was “against all gods, heavenly and earthly, who do not acknowledge the consciousness of man as the supreme divinity…Religion is only the illusory sun…. Man makes religion, religion does not make man. In other words, religion is the self-consciousness and self-feeling of man who has either not yet found himself or has already lost himself. Religion is the opium of the people…. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness” (Marx, On Religion, 1841, 41-42).
Marx saw Christianity as a barrier to his economic system, and called for its abolition. He believed where Christianity flourished it served as a “superstructure for capitalism.” He saw Christianity as an enemy of the state because the principles of Christianity embraced the individual spirit over the state and each person’s right to work hard, and with God’s help, to engage in producing through entrepreneurial endeavors, create and develop economic ventures (Marx, On Religion, 135).
In Marxism, socialism can’t thrive where Christianity flourishes, because the individual, who has been created in the Image of God and for whom Christ gave His life, takes priority over the state. Marx called for the dissolution of ideas created in society through its history of “views and conceptions” and replace them with revolutionary new ideas (Marx, On Religion, 88). Marxism espouses revolution.
The destruction of monuments we see today are not an accident, there is an orchestrated agenda to radically change America. The Radical Left and all the movements that have attached themselves to Marxism, are not only seeking to change the economic system of the USA, they are seeking to purge society of its history; in the words of Marx to see the “dissolution of the old conditions of existence.” (Marx, On Religion, 88). The current destruction of monuments and statutes is but a prelude of what is coming next. They are next coming after the church’s symbols, monuments and emblems, and to silence the church. That is the progressive advancement of Marxism.
This November is the most important election in USA history. I wish there were better choices, but there is not. The question one must ask, “Will we hold on to what is left of the USA, tattered and torn as She is, or will we head down the road to full-fledged Marxism?” If we choose Marxism (socialism) then we have chosen the road to collapse. It is a godless and economic road of self-destruction.
It is past time we woke up. I pray it is not too late.