We have already said … that the theory of Marx and Engels of the inevitability of a violent revolution refers to the bourgeois state. The latter cannot be superseded by the proletarian state … through the process of ‘withering away,’ but, as a general rule, only through a violent revolution.
According to the founding fathers of communism, the final overthrow of capitalism will be violent. Friedrich Engels said future revolutionary wars will result in the extermination of whole classes and races of people.
As Lenin explained, “The panegyric Engels sang in honor of [revolutionary violence], and which fully corresponds to Marx’s repeated statements … is by no means a mere ‘impulse,’ a mere declamation or polemical sally.” The founders of modern communism relished the idea of exterminating the world bourgeoisie.
“Revolution alone can ‘abolish’ the bourgeois state,” said Lenin, who did not believe in the peaceful politics of a democratic republic. “A democratic republic is the best possible political shell for capitalism,” he noted. And capitalism must be eradicated. This is the underlying impetus of the Marxist revolutionary dogma. Democracy is a fraud because — Lenin argued — it establishes the power of the capitalists “so securely, so firmly, that no change of persons, institutions or parties in the bourgeois-democratic republic can shake it.”
Lenin therefore believed in smashing democracy and capitalism at the same time. But he did not stop there. Lenin believed in leveling all institutions — the family, the church, private property, etc. This campaign of eradication would bring mankind to communism; that is, a modern technocratic form of communism.
Lenin’s creed, of course, is a creed of destruction; for the Promised Land of peace and plenty will never be found. In the end, Marxism’s revolutionary violence can achieve no positive results. In practice, communism always delivers war and poverty. Communism is a system of the psychopaths, for the psychopaths, and by the psychopaths. The form of state which they have perfected — in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, etc. — is geared toward the favored weapons of the psychopath; that is, the weapons of mass destruction.
The criminal rulers of the “socialist bloc” are always building nuclear and biological weapons. They are always dreaming of the day when these weapons will be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. A philosophy of revolutionary violence and extermination animates communist leaders.
The communist ruler wants to be God. He wants to flip creation on its head. His revolutionary theory begins with the grandiose premise that the bottom should be on top, that the creature should usurp the Creator, that destruction somehow deifies the destroyer.
“The necessity of systematically imbuing the masses with … this view of violent revolution lies at the root of the entire theory of Marx and Engels,” wrote Lenin in The State and Revolution. To imagine a peaceful or “democratic” transition to socialism is, according to Lenin, “opportunism”; that is, the sin of selling out the revolution for a piece of capitalist pie.
The emphasis on violence, mass murder and plunder, is intrinsic to Marxism. Please note: Marx, Engels and Lenin taught that the state is an instrument of violence. It consists of police and soldiers and prisons, said Lenin. These are always used by one class against another. Thus, in Lenin’s view, the bourgeois state exists to oppress the workers and the workers’ state exists to oppress — then finally destroy — the bourgeoisie.
Given this destructive impulse, a biological war should be an irresistible temptation. Capitalism accords with all the norms of social cooperation, economic optimism and free association. A deadly communicable disease derails the market system as it pulverizes economic optimism. Fear drives investment away. Terror strengthens the socialist state and the socialist revolution at the same time. Global Health Governance becomes the subversive slogan of the hour.
Given the communist thirst for power and inclination to destroy, a nuclear war is not altogether unattractive. This kind of war makes a nation dependent on top-down authority. And what could be more intoxicating than the power to incinerate cities, fleets and armies with hydrogen bombs. The planet will tremble. The human race will submit. The gods of socialism will be exalted.
There is also the logic of numeric progression: Stalin killed 30 million, Mao killed 60 million — why shouldn’t Xi Jinping kill 120 million? The ambition is all; for the World Revolution has many agents, and many useful idiots. Behind them are the missiles of the new communist bloc.
When the virus has done its work, and America’s financial power bleeds away, Lenin’s disciples will begin their destructive war. If they succeed, they will dictate peace terms to other countries. Beijing will decide the demography of Asia, the Pacific ring, and the lower 48 states. Russia will rule Europe, Alaska, and parts of Canada.
The victory of Moscow and Beijing, if they achieve it, will signal the socialist eschaton — the “end of history” as envisioned by Marx, Engels and Lenin. About this Eschaton Eric Voegelin wrote:
The eschatological interpretation of history results in a false picture of reality; and errors with regard to the structure of reality have practical consequences when the false conception is made the basis of political action.
The dictator states cannot build a new world on violence and lies. Any victory they achieve will be temporary. Their revolution “is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Marxism, as a whole, — in all its politically correct manifestations — is a doctrine of counter-principles which are opposed to the principles of existence. It facilitates a time of dying. Nothing more.
To every thing there is a season, And a time to every purpose under heaven; A time to be born and a time to die.
The present self-defeating cycle of politics will bring about new conditions and a new beginning. Whatever happens, spring will come again.
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