Marx and communism

In 1989 I was convinced that Marxism was dead. I thought it was a ridiculous ideology that had been exposed, like infants in the Spartan hills.

I was wrong, very wrong.

Marxism is back, stronger than ever, even if in some other guise.

When we watched those walls falling in Berlin in 1989, it wasn’t communism falling. It was a moment when the catalyst of the Marxist Phoenix was born.

David from Alien is the principal character here, at the parapets in 1989 but in truth biding his time.

Marxism is not dead because we baulked when the opportunity arose to terminate it with extreme prejudice.

It is not only alive, but thriving from our weakness. Its ascendency is now assured. All parties have been captured; we are now its slave.

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24 Responses to Marx and communism

  1. OneWorldGovernment

    It is the way of the European Elite and was even before Marx.

    He only wrote what he was hearing from the scum around him.

    I cannot find it but I distinctly recall a photograph of Malcolm Fraser after a meeting of the Fabian Society.

  2. nerblnob

    Cruelty to your enemies, free stuff for you.

    This idea will never go out of fashion.

  3. RobK

    I think centralized control will always be seeking to extend its power to absolute. It’s both a sign of strength and success from the point of view of the powerful. To clad their endevours in a veil of proletarian revolution is a masterful stroke. Not even the West is immune to megalomaniacs.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    It is not only alive, but thriving from our weakness.

    Not correct. We are suffering weakness because of Marxism.
    Don’t mistake enemy action for happenstance.

  5. struth

    Not correct. We are suffering weakness because of Marxism.
    Don’t mistake enemy action for happenstance.

    We are suffering Marxism because we didn’t fight it, when and where found.
    A small minority of sick fercks in the education system started the attack, and when the brainwashing started, hardly a parent gave a rat’s arse.
    When my son went to school I was down there at least four times regarding their shit, but no other parents gave a rat’s arse.

    Lethargy and a disregard for the efforts and sacrifice from previous generations have bought us to these pricks sexually abusing our children with safe schools, run by someone who is left of Lenin, and openly declares it .
    Kids are topping themselves, ashamed of being from a tribe so disgusting, as they are told they are for being white and “privileged”
    And still parents do nothing.
    Marxism succeeds now because the parents of today, are those children already brainwashed.
    Whitlam and those he enabled, and the anti Vietnam hippies and culture he supported, and embedded in the education system, were the problem in my eyes.
    And not a parent gave a toss.
    It all starts in our schools.

  6. Sam Duncan

    You may have heard of a guy called Anatoliy Golitsyn. He was a (reputedly) high-ranking KGB official who defected in the early ’60s. He warned western intelligence agencies (or, at least, claimed later to have warned them) that the then-upcoming Sino-Soviet split was a scam; that the truth was that the Soviets and red Chinese had in fact agreed what he called the “Long-Term Strategy”. Glasnost, perestroika, and the fall of the Soviet bloc were, he said, a con. The communists had recognised that a close association with two major, enemy, powers had given it the air of a foreign threat rather than (as they saw it) a reasonable alternative to democracy and free markets. So it had to be de-fanged, and in a sense, “rebranded”.

    I wrote about him at the old Counting Cats blog, and said at the time that I simply didn’t know what to make of him. There’s plenty of evidence – or suggestion – that he’s simply fantasist, a KGB official certainly, but a Walter Mitty type with a greatly inflated sense of his own importance. However when you look at what’s happened over the last 30 years, the resurgence of pretty hardcore Marxism in the likes of Corbyn in the UK, the emergence of openly socialist candidates in the US, or simply the fact that, more than a quarter of a century after the USSR’s demise, Russia has yet to have a president who wasn’t at one time a member of the CPSU, it’s becoming hard not to wonder.

    The effect of the “fall of communism”, whether planned half a century beforehand or not, has been precisely as he predicted.

  7. Louis Hissink

    Marxism is but another variation of utopianism, the generic belief that tomorrow paradise on Earth will appear in the physical sense. Metaphysically utopia is paradise or heaven in the after-life.

    Marxists extirpate anyone that blocks their path to earthly utopia. A more subtle ploy is to invent the spiritual soul and then kill it metaphorically post death if it follows the wrong path. The most insidious belief is to gull people into self-extirpating for the common good and making that act holy and noble.

    An alternative explanation for 1989 is that the West caught up with the USSR, and hence the walls became redundant. But people remain enslaved, especially to the most subtle prison of all – the belief in utopianism either in the here and now, or the after life – and both are always in the future.

  8. Rohan

    Don’t mistake enemy action for happenstance.

    But LCQ is a retired General. Hes seen plenty of enemy action. As has David from Alien.

    But Marxism is more like a Cyberdyne terminator. A relentless cyborg infiltrator sent back in time focused on one mission: Killing Sarah O’Conner.

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    I think that the successful re-mergence of Marxism in the west, in any of its manifold current guises and philosophies, has been due to the collapse of organised religion, in particular the Catholic Church. The Catholic church was a formidable bulwark against Communism in Europe and its encroaches in places such as South America. However, now the ideology of Marxism, Socialism, Greenism etc IS the new religion. Even the current pope has capitulated. As with Christianity, Marxism promises and promotes a utopian future, a paradise. There is no longer any spiritual block in the west to confront Marxism/Socialism and its many manifestations. And the right, well we have been absolutely pathetic in confronting this Marxist infestation. It seems that after the fall of the wall in Europe in 1989 we simply rested on our laurels. Big mistake. Meanwhile, the left have been infiltrating and corrupting our organisations to the point now, where even large corporates like the one I work for, have departments promulgating ideological leftist bulldust such as SSM, feminism (which should be called Femarxism) and diversity.

  10. struth

    Meanwhile, the left have been infiltrating and corrupting our organisations to the point now, where even large corporates like the one I work for, have departments promulgating ideological leftist bulldust such as SSM, feminism (which should be called Femarxism) and diversity.

    How much harder would your company’s existence be made by government if they didn’t implement this shit?

    I tried to get the term Femarxism up and running awhile ago, without much luck.
    I hope you have better luck.

  11. It fits here too!

    How far down the pecking order will the Purge need to go to rid ourselves of this lunacy? And who can we trust to carry it out?
    This is treason most foul.

  12. Roger.

    When we watched those walls falling in Berlin in 1989, it wasn’t communism falling. It was a moment when the catalyst of the Marxist Phoenix was born.

    1989 marked a new phase in the development of Marxism in the West, rather than its beginning.

    If we are minded to set turning points, then 1968 is more significant, since it was the failures of the student revolutions in France & Germany in ’68 and the subsequent political violence that led Rudi Dutschke to propose the “long march through the institutions” of the West by Marxists as an alternative to violent revolution. Dutschke was the first ‘watermelon”, a revolutionary socialist who helped mainstream the Greens in Germany, establishing the template for how environmentalism could be used as a propaganda tool to undermine Western industrial societies. Thus today the UN seeks to “decarbonise” industrial societies under the guise of rescuing the planet from anthropogenic global warming.

    In terms of results, it could be argued that Dutschke is the most effective political theorist of the post-war period. Reagan brought down the Soviet Union and its empire from without, by external pressure, but Dutschke’s long marchers were already ten years into their subversion of Western society from within.

  13. candy

    The Marxism of now though seems different, to me.

    The very people who promote it through the media are themselves of the elite, wealthy and very likely send their kids to private schools, Catholic schools even.

    The journalists of the ABC and Fairfax are exactly these types. They would not dream of “sharing their wealth” or sending their kids to public schools.

  14. Roger.

    The Marxism of now though seems different, to me. The very people who promote it through the media are themselves of the elite, wealthy and very likely send their kids to private schools, Catholic schools even.

    The difficulty for theoretical Marxism was that the working class in the West failed to take up the revolutionary mantle. The theorists therefore began to identify various sub-groups within Western society to take the place of the working class proletariat at the vanguard of the revolution. Thus environmental, race and gender based political movements sprang up (actually the Soviets had already infiltrated the environmental movement in the 1960s/70s), establishing power bases in the universities where they indoctrinate students with neo-Marxism. Students graduate and go as witting or unwitting revolutionaries into the other institutions of society – the media, the law, medicine, the political parties, the churches, the army, etc., propagating the new orthodoxy that cannot be gainsaid by anyone who values their career and/or a peaceful existence in environments where dissent is not tolerated. Welcome to our world!

  15. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Marxism of now though seems different, to me”. You are right Candy, it is different. It is middle class Marxism. Most of the goonish members of Momentum in the UK, the Corbynista fascist movement, are young hipsters who grew up in middle class or even privileged homes. This modern day Marxism doesn’t care about the working class, in fact it despises them. I can’t remember where and when I read it but the British columnist Julie Burchill called out the modern day British Labour party for the effeminate middle class cretinous movement is has become. As she explained, she grew up in a solid Labour home, in a family of men and women who had worked in the mines, who had worked on the factory floor and who knew what economic deprivation was. These modern day Marxist cretins wouldn’t know what a hammer is, let alone a sickle.

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    I tried to get the term Femarxism up and running awhile ago, without much luck“. I didn’t know Struth otherwise I would have acknowledged you. I have been musing for a while now on the diabolical relationship between Feminism and Marxism and the juxtaposition of the two just seemed to work.

  17. Roger.

    “I tried to get the term Femarxism up and running awhile ago, without much luck“

    Narxism: Narcisisstic Marxism.

  18. JohnA

    struth
    #2702797, posted on May 5, 2018, at 7:05 am


    Marxism succeeds now because the parents of today, are those children already brainwashed.
    Whitlam and those he enabled, and the anti-Vietnam hippies and culture he supported and embedded in the education system, were the problem in my eyes.
    And not a parent gave a toss.
    It all starts in our schools.

    Did you not see the establishment of small Protestant Christian schools (non-systemic) and the significant movement to home education which began in the late 70s?

    Followed by the charge of the heavy dragoons (bureaucracies) through the 90s and later?

  19. Jimf

    “Middle class Marxism”. Spot on Cassie. Great post, in 2018 it’s ironically the PRIVILEGED tertiary types who are are the leading voices of socialism.They are about as sympathetic to (their view) the uncouth “common man” as Gordon Gekko.It’s incredible the Left hasn’t shredded itself by now as the modern left leaders are so divorced from the values and reality of battlers. Politically Howard was clever enough to appeal to honest aspirations of the “battlers”. He leveraged the disconnect of the modern ALP. Sadly now we have Malcolm, part of the disease of the modern Liberal Party which has shit itself out of fear at every major turn for years now . They are cowards to the values some of us believe in, and in a two party system here in Oz there is no choice now.

  20. 2dogs

    it’s ironically the PRIVILEGED tertiary types who are are the leading voices of socialism

    Marxism is the opiate of the elites.

  21. André M.

    All Cats and Kittehs should watch this short (15min) vlog/documentary about the pricing and regulation of transport in modern day China.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ydQrBJ8vQ

    I would say it is a superb example of how large scale central planning of anything will usually get it wrong, and the bigger the scale the faster it goes wrong.

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