Why Marxism Survives

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 6 days ago

Joe Huffman, quoting Sir Roger Scruton.

It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since, as Swift says, it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought.

And we all know the signal pathology of the wicked, right?

Marxism exists because of Genesis Chapter 3 and original sin.


Comments

  1. On July 9, 2020 at 11:00 pm, BRVTVS said:

    From Proverbs, Ch. 1
    If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
    Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
    We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
    Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
    My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
    For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

  2. On July 10, 2020 at 8:46 am, John said:

    There is a second element that is laid out by Edmund Burke.
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
    If “good men” are too busy with their daily lives to do more than watch as the evil takes others;
    If they continue to look without acting, the Black Maria and the 3AM knocks on the door are coming for them all, one by one.
    20th Century history is full of this horror. Why are we letting it happen again?

  3. On July 10, 2020 at 9:25 am, BRVTVS said:

    Compare the Proverbs quote I posted above to poems by Karl Marx: https://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/marx.htm

  4. On July 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm, PeanutButter said:

    John, I’m not worried about the 3am knocks and the waiting Black Maria. At least at that stage, I have multiple targets, plus those back at their base. I won’t go without a serious firefight, and a lot of them won’t report for duty the next day or years afterwards.

    Attrition will win the day for our noble cause, because we can reduce their forces much faster than they can be replaced. And there are tens of millions of us loyal, patriotic and extraordinary well-armed and well-trained Americans. Their side is less than a million who’d show up for that evil duty, if that.

    We are not at that stage yet of the Black Marias. But to our horror, we can see it in the near distance, coming closer.

    Our dilemma is when will the first shots of Liberty and freedom strike their Marxist targets, and most importantly, where?

    We had Lexington, we had Fort Sumter, and we have had Sarajevo, Pearl Harbor, and New York City/Washington to physically mark periods of historic change. We don’t have one yet for this coming necessary conflict.

    But once it happens, we will finish it on our terms. Much like the Spanish Civil War, no quarter will be accepted or given to the Left. Not anymore.

  5. On July 10, 2020 at 7:56 pm, Ned2 said:

    @PeanutButter
    I seriously doubt our side is capable of attrition, based on the last 35 years I’ve been in this country.
    It will have to be learned, and I’m fearful the learning curve will take too much time.
    What I hope for is a total Balkanization of our country, as I think it’s the only way to preserve our culture. Retreat, regroup, learn and only then act.

  6. On July 10, 2020 at 9:42 pm, penses said:

    ” Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”–Orwell

    Just think of all the refugees from totalitarian countries and their children that have come here to be free and now they are seeing the nightmare start all over again. I could only imagine the horror. Some of them could repatriate back to their countries of origin where Communist regimes were overthrown and be freer there.

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