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October 14, 2012

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  1. […] railing against the industrializing bourgeoisie that had once raised the status of all women. (See http://clarespark.com/2012/10/14/reality-and-the-left/, partly about Judith Butler, their […]

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  2. [...] Multiculturalism, the dominant ideology in progressive reformism, its purported “inclusiveness” operates on the same racialist assumptions as the more overtly völkisch Hitler approach. If you read the multiculturalists, you will see that “there is no truth,” nor any possibility for communication between races or ethnicities, for all knowledge is “local.” Even hip postmodernists hold to this wacky “historicist” viewpoint and warn us about “the pastness of the past,” the terra incognita where none dares venture.  (See http://clarespark.com/2012/10/14/reality-and-the-left/.) [...]

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  3. I am no fan of marxist-leninists, but what is the evidence that they are anti-semitic??

    Comment by btraven — October 15, 2012 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

    • Even if you dismiss anti-Zionism as not being associated with antisemitism, there is the influence of J. A. Hobson’s theory of the International Jew that was such a powerful influence on Lenin. In general, the Leninists identify “finance capital” as the primary enemy of the people, and “the money power” has ever been the target of populists of every stripe. But for a glossary of antisemitism in all its sources and variants, I recommend this attempt of mine to organize the sources of Jew-hatred: http://clarespark.com/2010/11/14/the-abcs-of-antisemitism/.

      Comment by clarespark — October 15, 2012 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

      • @btraven: In 1856, Marx wrote a book called The Jewish Question, which Richard Wurmbrand discussed in his book Marx and Satan. From my entry on excerpts from Chapter 3 of Wurmbrand’s work are his citations from Marx. This is the quote from The Jewish Question:

        ‘We know that behind every tyrant stands a Jew, as a Jesuit stands behind every Pope. As the army of the Jesuits kills every free thought, so the desire of the oppressed would have chances of success, the usefulness of wars incited by capitalists would cease, if it were not for the Jews who steal the treasures of mankind. It is no wonder that 1856 years ago Jesus chased the usurers from the Jerusalem temple …’

        Yet, Marx (raised as a Lutheran), also wrote in favour of Jews in other works. In The Capital, Volume I, under the heading ‘The Capitalist Character of Manufacture’ he wrote, ‘In the front of the chosen people it was written that they are the property of Jehovah.’

        That said, Marx didn’t have much time for anyone outside of his immediate circle, it seems. He railed against fellow Europeans, the Chinese and blacks. Wurmbrand observed, citing Marx:

        ‘”Germans, Chinese, and Jews have to be compared with peddlers and small merchants.” He called the Russians “cabbage-eaters.” The Slavic peoples were “ethnic trash.” He expressed his hatred of many nations, but never his love.

        ‘Marx wrote in his new year’s roundup of 1848 about “the Slavic riffraff,” which included Russians, Czechs, and Croats. These “retrograde” races had nothing left for them by fate except “the immediate task of perishing in the revolutionary world storm.”

        ‘Marx identified black people with “idiots” and constantly used the offensive term “n—–” in private correspondence …’

        More here: http://churchmousec.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/richard-wurmbrands-marx-and-satan-chapter-3/ and
        http://churchmousec.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/richard-wurmbrands-marx-and-satan-a-recap/

        Marx was not the ideological cover page ‘man of the year’ or centrefold many of us, myself included, thought he was.

        Comment by churchmouse — October 15, 2012 @ 10:42 pm


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