In contradistinction to the class warfare and collectivist ideology marketed by Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto and Barack Obama in his never ending political campaign, the United States of America was founded in an ideology rooted in the balance of power aimed at protecting individual freedom as expressed in the words of James Madison
It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. Different interests necessarily exist in different classes of citizens. If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure. There are but two methods of providing against this evil: the one by creating a will in the community independent of the majority -- that is, of the society itself; the other, by comprehending in the society so many separate descriptions of citizens as will render an unjust combination of a majority of the whole very improbable, if not impracticable. The first method prevails in all governments possessing an hereditary or self-appointed authority. This, at best, is but a precarious security; because a power independent of the society may as well espouse the unjust views of the major, as the rightful interests of the minor party, and may possibly be turned against both parties. The second method will be exemplified in the federal republic of the United States. Whilst all authority in it will be derived from and dependent on the society, the society itself will be broken into so many parts, interests, and classes of citizens, that the rights of individuals, or of the minority, will be in little danger from interested combinations of the majority........James Madison Federalist Paper #51And for comparison's sake: From The Communist manifesto:
The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments
All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority. Marx and Engels - The Communist ManifestoA brief background of Karl Marx, cribbed from Wikipedia
The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Karl Marx From Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts, 1844
“He is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. He is going to put y'all back in chains." Joe Biden spreading the Marxian class warfare for the Obama re-election campaign- USA 2012
Karl Marx was born into a wealthy middle class family of Jewish ancestry who owned a vineyard. Both Marx's paternal and maternal grandfathers were rabbis' but Marxs' father Heinrich Marx was the first to receive a secular education. Marx's father was a lawyer. As Jews they had inferior legal and social status and so Marx's father's converted to the Lutheran religion, after a Prussian edict denied Jews to the bar.
Marx's mother Henrietta Pressburg, was a dutch Jew, whose family later founded Philips Electronics. Her brother, Benjamin Philips , was a wealthy banker and industrialist, who later lent money to Marx when he was exiled to London and his family was living in abject poverty while Marx founded the Communist league and was involved in various socialist political activities. Marx identified himself as an atheist.
Marx became an unpublished author of fiction and poems but soon gave that up. His college thesis The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature, according to Wikipedia, has been described as "a daring and original piece of work in which he set out to show that theology must yield to the superior wisdom of philosophy"
Marx then pursued a career in journalism and political activism.
I'll stop my short history of Karl Marx here- you can continue reading on Wikipedia. The point is to show the background of the main personality responsible for the class warfare ideology that has spread like wildfire throughout this state and country in recent years with the help of Marx's ideological descendant, Barack Obama. Like Marx, Obama has a legal education. While Marx never entered the legal profession, Obama's main claim to fame is as a community organizer- a kinder and gentler term for political activist- and specifically in Obama's case- a political activist for radical racist anti-American causes. While Marx's grades were poor. Obama's grades are under lock and key. Marx engaged in drinking, Obama tried cocaine and both men share an interest in socializing, marketing, and the media - Marx as a journalist and Obama as a manipulator and an author of books whose true author is speculated by some to be Bill Ayers.
Marx's famous description of religion as the "the opiate of the people", underscores Marx's view that the people can be collectively manipulated through mind control. Those that study the esoteric basis of religion will understand that religion is dependent on the individual's ability to receive transcendent knowledge. Such knowledge cannot be conveyed by man over man as Marx's description suggests. Marx's description is more apropos to marketing than it is to religion. The phraseology popularized by Marx deflects its' hidden questions- Who is the administrator of the opiate ? and What is the religion? Since esoteric religion is a relationship between a higher power and man, the description of religion as portrayed by Karl Marx is just a political description, that of the power that man can wield over man. An atheist is one who recognizes no power higher than man and can there by never have a real understanding of the genuine esoteric basis of religion. By self definition, atheist are precluded from such an understanding. Since Marx's description is a political description - one of power of man over man- the religion to which he refers must be atheism- or secular religion- a term that can be applied to almost anything, excepting esoteric religion, including the power of marketing- which is what Marx and his ideological descendent, Barack Obama are really about- and why both are proponents of a collectivist society- or a society in which "the immense majority" can be easily manipulated through mass mind control- a pursuit that the Communists have been at since Marx and Engels first produced the Communist Manifesto. That secular religion can wear any garb including the clothing of an esoterically founded religion. It is very common for the radical left to conceal their true identities in the garb of the "other". The concept of using religion as a power of man over man is an atheist concept. To the atheist, politics- the power of man over man- is the highest power that exist.There is no other power in their delusions.
Marx was never a financially successful man in his own right. Both Marx and Engels were the beneficiaries of the class that they sought to over throw through their political activism- i.e., the private property owners, which Marx and Engels refer to as the bourgeoisie.
Marx and Engels were not members of the laboring class but took it upon themselves to be the voice of that class,("self-appointed authority" - to borrow from James Madison in the quote above) - as if to say that laborers needed the academic class to create, articulate and express their views for them, which in its self betrays as much a hidden disregard for the laboring class as Marx and Engels express disdain for a private property owning class from whence Marx and Engels derived their capital means to speak as the voice of the laboring class. Marx and Engels were of the academic class and that perhaps explains why the long planned communist "fundamental transformation" of the USA began in our educational system - what better vehicle for mass mind control?
To be continued.