May 14, 2022 by Dan Mitchell
Early last year, I shared a video explaining that Karl Marx was a despicable human being. Today, let’s look at a video that further examines him and his hideous ideology.
(Editor's Note: The video below is not all that special, but the video linked above is excellent. RK)
This raises an interesting question of picking the most offensive feature of Marxism.
- The totalitarian brutality in nations that (so far) have murdered and starved 100 million people?
- The economic illiteracy of a system that has anywhere and everywhere produced misery and poverty?
- The moral abomination of an ideology that assumes individuals are abjectly subservient to the state?
The the video above is from the Ayn Rand-inspired Atlas Society, I suspect they might emphasize answer #3.
And that certainly is correct, but the best answer is “all of the above.”
I’ll close with the observation that Marx was a bad person, but he’s not nearly as bad as modern-day Marxists.
That’s because Marx was guilty of coming up with a bad theory. Today’s Marxists, by contrast, not only believe in that bad theory, but they hold to those noxious views in spite of 100 years of evidence that communism is a failure of practice.
Though maybe today’s Marxists are simply big fans of very strict diets?
P.S. To see the difference between a good person and a bad person, here’s a comparison of Marx with another person from central Europe.
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