Monday, August 13, 2007

Blue Staters = RED Staters

The Left's Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
By James Lewis


"Everything must be different!" or "Alles muss anders sein!" was a slogan of the Nazi Party. It is also the heart's desire of every Leftist since Karl Marx. Nazism was a deeply revolutionary creed, a fact that is always denied by the Left; but it's true. Hitler and his criminal gang hated the rich, the capitalists, the Jews, the Christian Churches, and "the System". They went through their Leftist phase early in life, and then went on to discover Aryan racial purity as their beau ideal. (As a swarthy Italian, Mussolini preferred to appeal to ancient Roman imperial glory).

Nazism was hatched in the same little intellectual cafes as a myriad of Leftwing ideologies, like social-democracy, anarchism, the Socialist Workers' Party, Trotskyism, Proudhonism, the lot. In the back streets of European cities you can still find the local anarchist or Leninist storefront, with old guys wearing 1900 laborer's caps and big mustaches, and fierce revolutionary posters of Lenin tacked on the walls. You can also find them in Berkeley, California.

"Everything must be different!" is the core psychology of Leftism, and has little to do with reasoned political beliefs. Most Marxists in the English Departments of America have never read Karl Marx's giant tome, Das Kapital, which parades as a work of economics and history, but is in fact a ponderous update of the Prussian philosopher Friedrich Hegel, who is even more unreadable than Marx.

Instead of going to the fount of all Marxist wisdom, our academic "Marxists" have read the 1848 Communist Manisfesto and some hero-worshipping Leftist magazines. They are what Lenin, with magnificent disdain, called "vulgar Marxists" -- that is, proletarian dupes who just don't understand the deep philosophical roots of the real thing.

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http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/08/the_lefts_lust_for_revolutiona.html

5 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

Great piece on Communism etc....

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once ,some years ago at a party in NY with some friends and the woman I was living with at the time I encounterd a young man who called himself a ''committed Marxist''. I had a snoot full(this is when I used to drink) and I said "OH yeah, Marx''? This kid "Yes'', kind of wide-eyed as if he had found a ''commrade''. I said "Which one, Karl or Groucho''? He didn't like that. Everyone else in the room was laughing. Marxism isn't funny though, a more oppressive,murderous , anti-human ideaology there has never been. It should be stamped out like a plauge. Johnnymac

3:41 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

J'MAC--You bad thing! LOL! I betcha curled HIS toes!

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Johnny'Mac-That is a great line, snootful or sober!

tmw

3:59 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Good one JM! One of the defining characteristics of radicals is a LACK of a sense of humor. They're not emotionally healthy enough to possess one of those.

"Everything must be changed" is another way to say "all that exists deserves to fall" or as John Edwards said today, "that's right this country needs CHANGE, thorough and fundamental CHANGE." He's a phony radical, but he certainly knows their language.

Morgan

5:23 PM  

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