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Wednesday, March 04, 2015


By Domenick J. Maglio Phd.,  Traditional Realist

The Communist Manifesto was written in 1848 by Karl Marx from the drafts of Friedrich Engels . It was a political theory, which became an ideology believed by millions. It is based on a philosophical wish list of events what would culminate in a utopian world where all would prosper in a classless society.

In order to arrive at this final stage, Marx stated there would inevitably be a stage of repression to deal with class divisions, which would be transcended into a final state of true communism. This admission of oppression is the closest Karl Marx gets to being concerned with reality. The rest of his fantasy is devoid of dealing with human nature.

“From those according to their ability to those according to their needs.” People inherit certain inclinations and abilities to do things. This fundamental tenant of Marxism is absurd. People produce to enjoy the fruits of their labor not to be a slave to others. These abilities are perfected by their striving to become more effective and efficient at doing what they choose to do to enhance their existence.

Redistributing the assets one creates to others is an obvious disincentive. Most people lose motivation to labor when they are given what they need by the government. Producing more than they need, would not work to get what they want because it would be taken from them “for the common good.”   Private property would be abolished meaning money, housing, land, farms, machines, factories, inheritance, would be confiscated to be used by the government.

Revolution is encouraged by the communist party when it pits one interest group against another. This fomented chaos paves the way to a dictatorship of the proletariat. Any resistance to the state confiscation of earned assets and crushing of individual freedom would result in either, “re-education”, incarceration or death to millions. This has occurred throughout the history of communism.

Any spark of individual freedom would be snuffed out by any means including political correctness, ”truth squads,” and outright censorship. The means justify the ends. People’s allegiance would not be to family or community but rather to the state. All resisters would be herded together and annihilated. Religion of any sort would be stifled or abolished.

This results in total governmental control. All means of production, all media communication, all education, health, and all individuals, including one’s children, would be controlled by the nameless agency bureaucrats for the “common good” of the government.

The established communist totalitarian government eliminates opponents for the good of the state. Stalin killed 20-40 million people. Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party “cleansed” millions. Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” murdered 40 million people in four years. Recently Castro, Chavez/Madero, Ho Chi Min and Pol Pot demonstrated ruthless disregard for freedom and individual life.

It is ridiculous to think that a utopian existence would be created through evil acts.
People would always remember the horrors committed losing even the thought of freedom. Only by stripping people of their spirit and crushing their souls would they submit to totalitarian rule.

This stage of total indoctrination and submission does not transcend into a utopian existence. It extinguishes the people’s desire for freedom. They fall into emotional despair losing any hope of a better life. The choice of clothes, food and goods becomes drab and scarce. The excitement for living is drained by the party’s oppression.

People survive day-by-day without a shred of hope for the future. All lies and unfulfilled promises for change conditions them not to believe anything the state says. Mental illness and dullness is the best way to muffle the pain of living under this system.

Whenever a person is controlled by another individual or political system, individual freedom is suffocated. This is inherently evil for God created man in his own image with the freedom to make personal choices. He should be able to think, feel and do things, to be self-reliant and join with others of similar inclinations.

Communism at first pretends to be a lamb, at the end it shows its true brutality.  It uses force, thought control and even murder by the millions to play god in the lives of others. The end of a so-called utopian world justifies vicious acts: the means, of obtaining the goal of total domination of the people. This destruction of the free will of the people is the essence of evil.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at

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