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Apr 30 2018

New York Times Editorial Eulogizes Karl Marx

Confident of big wins in November, drunk on arrogance, Democrats have been letting their mask slip to expose the alarming radicalism at the core of the party. Rather than cautioning restraint, their flagship publication eggs them on by openly idolizing Karl Marx. Actual title of an editorial appearing in the New York Times today:

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

Karl Marx may have given rise to more misery and bloodshed through evil ideas than anyone else in history. His ideology caused over 100 million people to be killed by their own governments in the course of the 20th century. Many hundreds of millions more have been subjected to wretched, meaningless lives as government slaves. In all of human history, only Mohammed could be said to have inflicted as much senseless damage, and his poison has had 1,400 years to work its malice.

Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Marx is far from finished running up his body count and misery index. The Times joyfully proclaims his baleful legacy to be “alive and well.”

What progressives like so much about Marx’s ideology is that it can be used to attack capitalism, which has created vastly more wealth and lifted more people out of poverty than any other system.

Since the turn of the millennium countless books have appeared, from scholarly works to popular biographies, broadly endorsing Marx’s reading of capitalism and its enduring relevance to our neoliberal age.

To the liberal elite, this fiend is a great philosopher, with “an impact arguably greater and wider than any other philosopher’s before or after him.” Some would say that dialectic materialism is downright moronic, but they won’t say it in a prominent editorial in the New York Times.

However,

The key factor in Marx’s intellectual legacy in our present-day society is not “philosophy” but “critique,” or what he described in 1843 as “the ruthless criticism of all that exists…”

True enough, that’s how Marx remains relevant in the West. The Frankfurt School figured out long ago that it won’t be easy to impose communism in a country where blue collar workers are used to luxuries that most of the world can only dream about. That’s why they shifted the emphasis from economics, where Marx had already been proven thoroughly wrong. They created cultural Marxism, to be applied through critical theory.

Racial and sexual oppression have been added to the dynamic of class exploitation. Social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, owe something of an unspoken debt to Marx…

All moonbattery owes a debt to Marx, to the extent that it is intended to destroy the existing society in the name of egalitarianism.

Even if only a handful of Marxist states like North Korea and Cuba still survive, Marx’s evil ideology keeps coming at us like Jason Voorhees refusing to stay dead at the bottom of Crystal Lake. As the Times enthuses,

we are destined to keep citing him and testing his ideas until the kind of society that he struggled to bring about, and that increasing numbers of us now desire, is finally realized.

If you could improve the human condition by wishing one human being out of history and into the cornfield, it should be Karl Marx. If you could improve the American condition by doing the same to one publication, it should be the corrosive, malevolent, and horrifyingly influential New York Times.

On a tip from physicsnut.



One Response to “New York Times Editorial Eulogizes Karl Marx”

  1. […] liberals praise Karl Marx and prepare to impose his ideology on the USA, let’s check in to see how it has been working […]


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