I read Marx and Engels’ The Communist Manifesto when I was 17, and I got detention for it. Actually, I got the detention for reading it in class, and then got a lecture for being interested in its subversive un-American content by the assistant principal while I was
All well said, Todd. I think that, at the core, is naivety or, even, outright ignorance. The brainwashing that has gone on in the school system is appallingly apparent when speaking with most youth. And, they speak with such vigor and certainty. They even get angry if you question them. The propaganda has been insidious and going on for a long time. And, it starts early. Awhile back, I saw a coloring book with a picture of Hitler in it. The depth and breadth of the scheme is mind-boggling.
Enjoyed reading your thoughts on this. Thanks very much.
If you read the Communist manifesto with a half-asleep mind it can be totally seductive. If you read it with a more awake mind you will notice that he literally calls for the destruction of all morality. He is a fricken sicko. The weird thing is many people when they read it don't notice that he advocates for the general destruction of morals. He somehow writes in a way that puts people's critical thinking to sleep. It should be widely read by everyone, but with the destructive parts highlighted in bright red. I will try to get my kids to read it when they are older but make sure they understand what he is really saying.
Wow “Skeksis” I used the link! That’s an awesome explanation of our current warlords(globalists)
I was (sometimes) a smart-aleck in high school and would argue that communism was just everyone sharing everything and no one having more while his neighbor did without. Of course, I knew that mankind is incapable of actually putting the idea into action, and communism as it was being manifested was nowhere near that, but it really annoyed people when I said it Lol
It’s amazing how quickly these things creep up on society once the groundwork is laid. We kinda deserve it. Look at how long the signs have been ignored, because no one wants to have to do anything about it
I've read Friendly Fascism by Bertram Gross and Marx and Satan by Richard Wurmbrand. They explain a lot.
I look forward to your posts more more than about any of the great minds I follow on Substack. It's like my mind is being read, while new dimensions of thought are also being sparked. And we clearly have both had it with nornie sheep lol. I lost my patience for them many years ago. No sympathy here. They are bringing down the ship of Western civilization voluntarily, as all good useful idiots do. Keep up the inspired work, good doctor. You're appreciated.
Whether it was Mark Twain or not, the aphorism "history doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes" is apropos of your wonderful piece. I think that's how they fool the sheep, generation after generation. All of the post-modern, settler colonialism and DEI nonsense is just Marxism repackaged. Add social media to the mix, with the need for "likes" and fear of being cancelled, and you have a deadly cocktail that will mean the end of freedom as we know it.
I was the weirdo in university who read Ayn Rand and rejected Marx back in the early 1980s when the indoctrination was just beginning. Critical thinking was still appreciated by most professors, though not all. I both fear for the younger generations and am at the same time furious with them for uncritically swallowing the BS. There's a reason the average age of shrews is probably over 60 (maybe even over 70!). The re-writing of history (see the recent TikTok trend re: Osama Bin Laden's letter to America) and butchering of language will ensure the death of the West and usher in a return to feudalism. I'm just hoping to squeeze out another 10 or so good years before the world is even less recognizable than it already is.
Out of sheer necessity, I have found it more and more necessary to reduce things to the simplest possible principles that I can extract from complex problems and ideas.
Are prophecies of doom inevitable events or avoidable forewarnings?
It looks to me like, according to Judea Christian texts, Choice exists.
"Choose life," is the antidote, it seems to me, one that the suggests (to me), we are death-oriented, by nature, must consciously realize it, and choose to DO otherwise.
Perhaps the whole thing doesn't have to wind up a charred, curling roller-blind of flames.
Speaking of the Devil...
Meanwhile, I will carry on exploring Luciferian, artificial light, in my light lab and artificial Eden.
Wrapping my head around light.
Trying to understand it as physically as volumes of water or air.
To reduce it to a simple, foolproof formula, requiring no thought.
Like using a watering can, only pouring out light, and doing it frugally, economically, environmentally friendlily.
But when I look into fig lore, light and symbolism, well, there's a lot more going on than I am able to comprehend.
Thank you, Todd, for your brilliant light!
Communism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, New World Order, Agenda 2030, the "Great Reset" and the climate scam - all one and the same as they are all about controlling the populace. So sure, why not as it is no different. Linking today @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
Well, how about this scenario:
The DotB (Dictatorshiip of the Bureautariat), is your parasite, only this one, already massively and morbidly bloated, devours the host, causing self-annihilation and extinction, returning personal and social autonomy to our lives by default.
By the way, I tried Mein Kampf, but couldn't read it. Odd, the way things work.
Larken Rose pointed up that reading "The Communist Manifesto" and "Mien Kampf" helps one understand the seductiveness of the Narratives that captured nations. And the vast majority of N. Americans believe they are different from 'those people'. Sigh. Thank you, T.H.
If they ever succeed at going cashless, how will all of those cardboard carrying, tax evading street corner bums do their gig.
The worst suffering of all will be the money laundering falsely elected idiots that couldn't make it as a real lawyer. They won't be able to hide how a negative net worth switched to millionaire in a few short good ole boy years
There is a real satisfaction in having a job and completing it skillfully that those on the receiving end of gimmy will never know. There is also a disgust in working and being robbed with a pen that the gimmy more crowd will never feel.
Our middle class is getting hit hard while the real rapists dictate, steal and handout.
Over taxing big corporations that provide middle class jobs caused many to pull up stakes and shut down in the non communist countries and move to the communist slave labor countries.
Socialism is just a sweet sounding name for communism giving birth.
Some of its biggest promoters are the same families that grew wealthy on the backs of unprotected laborers and did it before somebody dreamed up income tax. Some of them even own banks.
A good form of revenge is throwing their credit card application in the trash and obtaining one from a non political bank. Check out their politics and origin.
You are describing quite the experiment by our wannabe future masters on the whole human race.
My own "meme" for this 'novel' form of the "C" word, I call "The Dictatorship of the Bureautariat."
That's one thing.
As a teenager, I also read some Marx -- after my dad, affecting a Scottish accent, called me a "bloody little marxist" --including Vol 1 of of Capital. I read Vol 2, as well, and owned Vol 3, but skipped it, each successive volume more and more like a Capitalist accountant's ledger.
Difficult as it was to get into, once it got rolling, I was amazed and impressed, probably more than any book I'd read.
In fact, I was dogmatically affected by it. After reading it, I felt the concealed, true history of western civilization had be revealed, unlike anything I'd taught in public school. I still think it is a remarkable and enlightening book -- if you can even read it. I tried a second time, as an adult, and can't get past a couple pages. Not sure how I managed the first time 'round. However, my view of it changed. Now, I regard it as a work of profound satire. And, I am not alone in that regard. ...in, Edmund Wilson's "To the Finland Station," damned if I can now find the quote... never mind, you'll have to trust me on that until I find and append it.
Fortunately, my high school history teacher nudged me out of my increasingly dogmatic thinking with suggestions of books by William Manchester and Barbara Tuchman, for example.
The only book that affected me mor than Capital, was "The Bible." I read it long after Marx.
Seems to me like Early Christianity strongly resembled communism. A couple Christians, a husband and wife, I believe, found out the hard way, when they held back on sharing. Damn!, can't find that one, either. My recollection is foggy.
Now, I think of anarchy as the best solution -- I define and meme anarchy simply to myself merely as "voluntary cooperation."
My interpretation of recent events is that the Chinese won an unmentionable victory in an unspoken, undeclared war, the new type of war, or newest variation. The victor determines the spoils, owns the past, and writes the future.
However, there was a problem in the transfer of power and administration.
That will all get worked out.
Just a few glitches.
All I can say now, is, it looks to me like China won, like it or not, want it or not.
Hi Todd - interesting & thought provoking argument. The issue I’d have with it is that while the arguments you make are, indeed, compelling - I’m not sure any of it is, necessarily, true. I’ve read a lot of posts about this great communist takeover of Western governments - but, almost to a fault, they fail to give any examples of it in action. In Britain, for instance, we are still seeing the devastating effects of 13 years of austerity, a period during which our national debt has gone from 65% of GDP to 98% - while concurrently hollowing out the welfare state to the point that it barely functions anymore. That doesn’t strike me as something that’s occurred within a communist framework. Meanwhile, in the US, you don’t even have a welfare state. A lot of the things that you say are true - that our freedoms are being eroded. But is it not just as likely (or, indeed, more) that what you’re describing is late stage capitalism, a societal framework which encompasses everything to such an extent that it, eventually, becomes subsumed by it?
I lived through the time when the USSR was collapsing. That was an exiting time. The feeling of hope was in there air. The shit hit the fan after it collapsed, gangsters on the streets and gangsters in the corridors of governmental buildings. The hope of a better future turned in to despair of the present. Communists became Catholics praying in the churches in front of TV cameras and Catholics became greedy businessmen looking for the next opportunity to steal. Nineties were weird times in the post Soviet world.