Monday, 7 May 2018

Why Marxism?

Karl Marx was born two-hundred years ago this week, and since then many millions have been murdered in the name of his disastrous creed, and many millions more were tortured and starved in the slave states he inspired.

His economic credo, that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” is a myth unsupported by empirical evidence.

And, as Clemson University professor Bradley Thompson explains, Marx's moral credo -- "from each according to his ability; to each according to his need" -- is no less than a call to enslave the able while starving the able and needy equally (the only way in which Marx's slaves are ever made equal). A credo of abject immorality such as this deserves nothing more than to be wiped off the face of the intellectual earth.

So why has Marx's siren song been, and still is, so popular, and not least in today's universities? That's where Thompson begins this commemoration of the millions that credo murdered, asking "Why Marxism? (Evil Laid Bare)"

PS: For those like me who prefer reading to watching videos, a lightly-edited transcript of his talk is here. [Paywall, but worth it.]

PPS: Here's the perfect metaphor ...


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