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Communism, Socialism, Ideologies, and History

The reader might wonder why we require this conversation to understand our world today.
Quite simply, it is at the root of the ideologies on the present political left.
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Communism, Socialism, Ideologies, and History

The reader might wonder why we require this conversation to understand our world today.
Quite simply, it is at the root of the ideologies on the present political left. All things we're
seeing relate to Marxist theories of dialectical materialism, relative morality, critical theory
and many other thought disciplines that sprung forth from Marxist theory itself. All of it
pushed by the Comintern until Stalin dissolved it. Communist theory is about world
domination, pushed by Marxists, Stalinists, Leninists, Trotskyists, Socialists, and other fellow
travelers (globalists) the world over.

Where did Communism start? Where did it first take firm root? Did the Communist uprising
really follow Marxist theory as many present day historians would have us believe? Who were
the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks? Were either really a true majority? Did Communism
really do what Marx suggested it would do? What are the true aims of Communism? Does a
centralized Communist controlling body still exist today? Do Communist nations still exist? If
Communist nations till exist, then is the global threat of Communism still relevant?
Communism comes from Karl Marx's ideologies relating to dialectical materialism and his
Communist Manifesto. In his views, he blames the plight of all individuals on external factors
while ignoring the consequences of individual decisions. For example, if a person is poor then
that person is poor because of abuse by the haves. Marx often refers to the “haves” and “have
nots”, suggesting control of the “have nots” by the “haves”.

Marx's ideas to fix the woes of the common man relate to a redistribution of both power and
finance. Through this, he believes the proletariat should rise up against the bourgeoisie. To
simplify understanding, the proletariat is the working class while the bourgeoisie is the
controlling class. In Marxism, all things become a class struggle instead of a moral struggle.
To facilitate this struggle and ensure success, Marx set about creating a moral relativism mind
set. His first aim was to erase God and diminish all moral feelings related to belief in a higher
power. In Marxism, man is the god of man, and henceforth only man decides what is moral or
not. Through this process, he creates a moral vacuum for the newfound communist influenced
mind to settle. If you are man, and your own god, then doing what your mind suggests is
always within morality through your own views. Anything can be justified through this mental
moral relativism. If you've questioned the decline of the church, then this might help you
understand why.

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Beyond this, according to W. Cleon Skousen in The Naked Communist, Marx required two

“First, the total annihilation of all opposition, the downfall of all existing governments,
all economies and all societies. "Then," he wrote, "I shall stride through the wreckage a
creator!" The second thing he needed was a new kind of human being.””[1]
In essence, as Skousen explains it, Marx, through his vision of the perfect society, set about
creating it through his ideologies. It's a vision where a constructed great human colossus, with
Marx as the brain and builder, used serving men as the ears and eyes, hands and feet, mouth
and gullet conforming to Marx's dream of a perfect society. Skousen's further observations of

“He visualized a regimented breed of Pavlovian men whose minds could be triggered
into immediate action by signals from their masters. He wanted a race of men who
would no longer depend upon free will, ethics, morals or conscience for guidance.
Perhaps, without quite realizing it, Marx was setting out to create a race of human
beings conditioned to think like criminals.”[1]

What kind of man creates such an ideology? To understand that, we must first take a look at
Marx himself as related by those who've studied him and his ideologies.

Marx came from a distinguished family of outstanding scholars and distinguished rabbis. His
father broke religious and professional ties by withdrawing the family from the synagogue,
joining the protestant faith, and becoming a practicing attorney.

Marx had few friends during his younger years and the relationship with his father frequently
suffered emotional explosions. Letters reveal proof of this situation. In those letters, his
parents complained about his egoism, lack of family consideration, his constant demands for
money, and his failure to answer many of their letters.

In 1843 Marx entered the University of Bonn to pursue a career studying law. His studies did
not go well. Poor grades, drunkenness, rioting and a dual forced his expulsion by 1836. From
there he went to the University of Berlin, maintaining his law studies, but secretly becoming
an avid student of philosophy. While there, he favored Epicurian materialism.

While at the University of Berlin, he associated with a group of Hegelians aligned with the
ideologies of German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Hegel. During that period, the group
wished liquidating the ideas of Christianity. To that end, they decided to publish a Journal of
Atheism. The concept never matured as financial capability prevented it.

Marx obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Jena in April 1841. His
dreams of teaching in Germany came to an abrupt halt when his revolutionary writings
received heavy scrutiny. Prussian officials assured him he would never teach at any German
University as the result.

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In June 1843 Marx married the daughter of a German aristocrat named Jenny von
Westphalen. At the time, Marx was unemployed. This is a recurring situation throughout
Marx's life. Rather than work, Marx was content to write and study. He did this even at times
his family was near starvation. According to Skousen:

“As a result of these personal characteristics, Marx never did acquire a profession, an
office, a regular occupation or a dependable means of livelihood.”[2]

"Regular work bored him; conventional occupation put him out of humor. Without a
penny in his pocket, and with his shirt pawned, he surveyed the world with a lordly
air.... Throughout his life he was hard up. He was ridiculously ineffectual in his
endeavors to cope with the economic needs of his household and family; and his
incapacity in monetary matters involved him in an endless series of struggles and
catastrophes. He was always in debt; was incessantly being dunned by creditors.... Half
his household goods were always at the pawnshop. His budget defied all attempts to set
it in order. His bankruptcy was chronic. The thousands upon thousands which Engels
handed over to him melted away in his fingers like snow."[2]

To place stark reality on the man known as Marx, Skousen further offers the following:
“At one point in this bitter existence there seemed to be a sudden ray of hope. During a
particularly desperate period when Engels could give no relief, Marx made a trip to
Holland where a prosperous uncle generously handed him one hundred and sixty
pounds. This was enough to put Marx on his financial feet, pay off his debts and give
him a new start. But with money in his pocket, Marx decided to take a tour of Germany.
He visited his mother in Treves, preceded to Berlin, undertook a number of drinking
excursions with his old friends, had himself photographed and generally played the role
of a gentleman of leisure. Two months later he returned home. Frau Marx welcomed
her tourist husband thinking that now bills could be paid, clothing and furniture could
be purchased and better rooms rented. She was horrified to learn that practically
nothing remained of the hundred and sixty pounds.”[3]

To provide clarity, one pound in 1800 is worth 84.31 pounds today. Based upon that figure,
160 pounds would be worth 13,028.80 pounds today. Despite the fact of the sum of money
and monetary value of that money at the time, Marx chose to squander it rather than provide
for the needs of his family.

Is it any wonder a man who lived off the contributions of others would write such ideology? Is
it any wonder a man who's egoism reigned supreme would write a philosophy to redistribute
money and power? It becomes quite clear why Marx ideology so emphatically demanded
things he didn't work for and blamed everyone else for his own plight. In this light, Marx

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becomes the belligerent, impetuous, forever child he was, but they don't teach this side of
Marx in colleges or schools. Do you see any similar qualities in leftists today?

To understand the root ideology of Communism, let us first break down some terminology.
Let's start with Communism – Commune ism, and Communist – Commune ist. What is a
commune, or what is communal living? According to Wikipedia, as of September 24, 2020:
“A commune is an intentional community of people sharing living spaces, interests,
values, beliefs, and often property, possessions, and resources in common. In some
communes, the people also share common work, income or assets.”

“In addition to the communal economy, consensus decision-making, non-hierarchical
structures and ecological living have become important core principles for many
communes. There are many contemporary intentional communities all over the
Many Americans are familiar with the concept of communal living for our elderly population.
Some might remember the hippy communes of the 60s. Others might think of monasteries or
nunneries as examples of communal living. Some might recognize the kibbutz used in the
Jewish culture. These are all examples of voluntary communal living. These are localized

The Communist takes these principles to all new levels. In the Communist scheme, it is a
forced global enclave with an iron fist rule. It is an excuse for global dominance of all nations
where people no longer volunteer. They are coerced, bludgeoned, and manipulated into some
bastardized idea of global community where the dictator and big government controls the
lives and livelihood of all. It is a global nanny state. It is the majority rule over the minority as
opposed to the protection of individual rights. It is antithetical to freedom as our founding
fathers envisioned.

Long before Communism engulfed Russia, Marx and his sidekick Engels attempted to stoke
the fires of revolution in other nations. They tried in France, they tried in Germany, and failed
both places. They even tried in England, and failed. Their focus, as would be the focus of all
Communists after, was upon the various worker and labor unions. Remember, the goal of
Communism is the rise of the worker class over the controlling class. As such, worker and
labor unions are always their first stop in the expected revolution.

Now that we've established the motivation of Communism, and the root ideology, let us turn
our view to the various flavors of it. When we talk of flavors, we're talking about those
involved in the implementation that put their various spins on it in Russia. In this, we have
Marxism, Leninism, Trotskyism, and Stalinism. To be clear, these are all Communist

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ideologies because they stem forth from the originator of Marxism. Because we are looking at
the origination, we will ignore things like Maoism until later.

Many are aware of the Bolshevik uprising in Russia that birthed Communism to the world,
but few are aware of exactly how the Bolsheviks accomplished their task. It might surprise
some to know that the Bolsheviks were not really a majority, and although it was their
ideology that brought about the fall of the czar, it was not initiated by the Bolsheviks initially.
In point of fact, the Mensheviks opposed the Bolsheviks concerning political ideologies in
Russia, and the rural vs city areas also had differing and opposing views of what Russia should be.
According to The Black Book of Communism as it relates to the Bolsheviks, who numbered no

more than two thousand the beginning of October 1917:
“Since its founding in 1903, the party had remained outside the other currents of social
democracy in both Russia and Europe, chiefly because of its will to break radically with
the existing social and political order and because of its conception of itself as a highly
structured, disciplined, elitist avant-garde of professional revolutionaries. The
Bolsheviks were thus the complete opposite of the Menshevik and other European
social-democratic parties, which allowed large memberships and widely differing
points of view.”

“World War I further distilled Leninist Bolshevism. Rejecting collaboration with all
other currents of social democracy, Lenin became increasingly isolated, justifying his
theoretical position in essays like Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. He
began to argue that the revolution was destined to occur not in countries where
capitalism was most advanced, but rather in countries like Russia that were
considerably less developed economically, provided that the revolutionary movement
was led by a disciplined avant-garde of revolutionaries who were prepared to go to
extremes. That meant, in this case, creating a dictatorship of the proletariat and
transforming "the imperialist war" into a civil war”.[5]

At this point it is clear, the end intention of moving a nation from another political philosophy
to that of Communism relates to a necessary civil war. This was not the only time Lenin
mentioned civil war and the need for them to drive towards it. In 1916 he also made the same
claims. Lenin was the Bolshevik leader. This is where Leninism entered Russia leading to the
eventual implosion of czarist control and an explosion of full Communist Leninism controlled

We should also note that those within the party that didn't follow Lenin's dogma completely
were termed Mensheviks. The party was very fragmented between those with a Leninist view

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and those that still wished for more socially acceptable norms relating to freedom and
democratic processes. Lenin felt that the time to seize power by force was the appropriate way
to go. The rest wanted to leave the process to the people for decision through democratic

If the Bolsheviks were such a minority of the population, then how exactly did they gain power
and control in Russia? The answer is more simplistic than most would realize. They had
leadership control of the military. They had leadership control of many worker's unions. They
had leadership control of the PRMC (Petrograd Revolutionary Military Committee). And they
had control of the SNK (Soviet Council of People's Commissars). Through these leadership
controls, and their intelligentsia, they produced propaganda to convince the people they were
the majority, and where that failed, they used brute force to coerce the population into

Communist Russia under Leninism was brutal, and the brutality showed in the many purges
of society. In all actuality, the purges were not only of society in opposition to Lenin's
interpretation of Marxism, they were also conducted against political opposition to purge the
body politic of any resistance to Leninism as well. For example, during the operation of the
PRMC, it promulgated six thousand orders.

Some of those orders were simply to strengthen the dictatorship of the proletariat. A sampling
of these orders included closing all 7 capital newspapers, controlling radio and telegraph
stations, and the requisitioning of apartments and private cars. Government decree soon
followed to legitimize the actions.

At this time, the Bolshevik leadership encouraged "revolutionary spontaneity of the masses."
According to The Black Book of Communism:

“the task at hand is to break up the old order. We, the Bolsheviks, are not numerous
enough to accomplish this task alone. We must allow the revolutionary spontaneity of
the masses who are fighting for their emancipation to take its course. After that, we
Bolsheviks will show the masses which road to follow. Through the PRMC it is the
masses who speak, and who act against their class enemy, against the enemies of the
people. We are here only to channel and direct the hate and the legitimate desire for
revenge of the oppressed against their oppressors.”[6]

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Many think the fall of the USSR was the end of Communism and their penchant for world
domination. Unfortunately, most forget, or never realized, there are far more Communist
strongholds than the USSR alone. Many such strongholds still exist. With the end of the cold
war came a relaxation of vigilance in opposition to the Communist threat against peaceful
nations. Some say the devil's greatest accomplishment is convincing the world he didn't exist.
The same is true of the Communists and their global endeavor for a Communist world.
We know so much about Nazism and so little about real Communism.
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