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This strips communism of all the modern political rhetoric and gives a compelling look at the historical heart of the movement that is so demonized today. Marx and Engels weren't devils incarnate, they were bleeding heart optimists who dared to believe in a world where men with less aren't slaves to men with more. It's an ideology not fit for our imperfect world, but it's still nice to dream.
The theological secular horror of our time. CIA Director John Brennen voted Communist. This should tell you something about the United States but you will only understand the current chaos of the US if you read the Manifesto, then read it again, and then reread the Manifesto. Annihilate all morality and all religion, establish Free Trade, Centralized all communication by the government, establish Democracy, annihilate Justice, Liberty, and Freedom all to support the New Jerusalem and monopoly of the World Market. Eliminate nationality, family and eliminate borders. Overturn and destroy the existing state of things! In the Manifesto the proletariat becomes more and more 'equalized', meaning reduced to nothing, powerlessness, silenced, in the scripted struggle. This is the real meaning behind the lie of Utopianism Marxist try to sell to people. No one person has more power than the other. You are all silenced and equalized. Think about that for two seconds and ponder the horror. Who has say in the Communist Marxist system? Only the bankers. Not even a billionaire like Trump cannot change the system in the US, so now you have some perspective your Marxist Neo Liberal professor did not give you. Marxism is based on One Totalitarian Government. Communism is a theological creation sold in a secular package to ideologues who don't read or understand Marx's theology.
I read this book front to back trying to dissect and understand each word looking for the evils I’ve always heard of and struggled to find any. I find it hard to believe that anyone that left a negative review actually read this book.(Unless it was about the quality of materials.. but you can blame capitalism for that.) I don’t see the evil in not letting capitalists exploit you for a profit and to have a system work in harmony for the common good instead of in competition with each other. By the way the state won’t be the state we currently have. It will be a state of your fellow workingmen. And when you say communism failed because it killed 100 million people.... how many people die in the name of capitalism daily... And that’s without western influence trying to make you fail..