Socialism Aims to Dethrone God, Always Kills People
By Jerry Newcombe , CP Op-Ed Contributor How many people have to die before the world, including many Americans, realizes that socialism never works, always fails, and kills people?
Look at the unspeakable tragedies that continue to unfold in Venezuela right now. People are scrambling just to get food to eat. Armed guards have to protect stores and trucks with food from being looted. Stories are emerging of people eating zoo animals and of Venezuelans feeling less safe than war-torn Syrians.
Karl Marx, who died in 1883, spooks us even to this day from his grave. A headline a few months ago by Yuan Yang in Financial Times (6/1/16) declared: "Chinese students 'brainwashed by western theories,' say scholars: Professors call for more Marxism in economics courses."
So the Chinese authorities are calling for more Marxism, not less, despite the deaths of tens of millions of human beings killed there in the 20th century due to Communist policies?
Everywhere Marxism is tried, it is found wanting. Why? Because it goes against the laws of nature and of nature's God, and it goes against the laws of human nature.
Yet Marxism flourishes to this day, especially in academia and among the down-and-outers who don't realize they've been had.
What do the Marxists have to show for it? They can't feed the people, despite some of the richest natural resources in the world.
But here's the tragic thing: We have millions of young people in this country who were holding on to virtually every word of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. They were following the siren song of socialism. Sanders articulated well many of the angst people feel today because of the view that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
When it doesn't work, then comes the taxes and punishment by the state (which at the end of the day boils down to force). When that doesn't work, under a totalitarian system, next comes the violence. It's happened over and over and over to force on people something they don't want.
Joshua Muravchik, former leader of Young Socialists, told our viewers that Marx and Engels, the co-authors of The Communist Manifesto (1848), were seeking first to dethrone God and then to attack capitalism.
Muravchik told me, "The Communist countries did prove to be the greatest killers of all time. We don't have even to this day exact numbers."
When I think of the repeated failures of Marxism, I'm reminded of British poet Steve Turner's line: "History repeats itself. It has to. No one is listening."
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