"There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc., that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience."
Karl Marx
(1818-1883) Prussian-born philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist, father of Communism, co-author of the 'Communist Manifesto'
The Communist Manifesto, 1848.
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Marx knew exactly what he was advocating. He understood that his "philosophy" was a contradiction to nature's law and natural existence, and that it was entirely immoral. His philosophy of Communist tyranny was (is)a crime against humanity, and it is no less a crime when it is given the softer title od "Socialism". After all, Communism is Socialism...at the end of a gun. And that's why the NWO gangsters don't want you to have one.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Back in the 1920's and 30's many from Amerika went to the Soviet Union to study communism. It would have been better for us if they had just stayed there.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    J and cal, right again.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Im confused, is this quote about the current admin?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     -- Kimo, U S A     
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    Just goes to show that Marx knew what he was advocating while today's followers know nothing of 'socialism's' true intent. This is referred to as 'progressive' -- progressive destruction of identity, of culture, of morality, of all underneath the boot of totalitarianism, sometimes referred to as 'equality.'
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Marx's 10 planks have superseded the Bill of Rights--this is not debateable with the 1st 3 planks being income, real estate and inheritance tax ILLUSIONS. Taxes cannot be real when all that we have in banks is numbers but the EFFECT of taxation is certainly real. The object is to regulate the ratio of production to consumption to insure that the monopoly money (pank #5) does not become useless money, See those 10 planks at: www.morpix.biz/x4 and if you have seen them before, give special attention to plank #8 that has a better explanation than most others give. You will also see two other site in the link shown.
     -- William Dell, Houston     
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    Actually what Marx says here makes sense if you live in an Ant Bed or Beehive.
     -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    It is very accurate that communism does operate for a time as a criminal activity contrary to truth, other religions (it being a totalitarian religion), human nature, morality, natural law, inalienable rights as well as all else that is liberty, freedom peace and posterity. What is not accurate is, communism acts in contradiction to all past historical experience. Communism is just another destructive totalitarian tyranny run by an oligarchy of demonic malefactors.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I wish you would have brought this Marx's quotation while Communist ideology was still very much alive and supported in the former Soviet Union - you could have been, like millions of others - too busy ass-licking...!
    Thank you anyway
     -- Victor Martin, Arvada, Colorado     
    This is perhaps the most simple, succinct and accurate description of the progressive 'liberal' left today.
     -- Denise, Durango     
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    Right on , Denise , Durango.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    The pathetically parasitic and despotic Karl Marx would have greatly desired to abolish all eternal truths, all religions, and all morality.
     -- Mary - MI     
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