Murderous Communism

From the Introduction to The Devil and Bella Dodd:

"This book is about conversion and recovery, about hope and redemption.
It is about overcoming evil, about looking for a flicker of faith beyond the
cold walls of a school of darkness. It is about one person’s dramatic break
from what fellow ex-communists called “the god that failed.” That god was
no angel. It was a fallen angel.

It is the story of a clever organizer who lived in a false utopian dream
and, hearing faint rumblings in the dark, finally awoke and jumped up. No,
none of it was true—what she saw, what they said. Their faux reality was a
nightmare. It was always nighttime in their world. And morning never
came. Her life changed drastically. She had finally put all the pieces
together and had to tell others the truth. Describing it was the next part of
her journey, draining the lies and hatred from herself. She had to tell her
country and the world.

Hers was a struggle with the Communist Party, with comrades, with
the media, but ultimately with herself. Because she learned acutely that, in
the end, communism is more than a crime against a country; it is a crime
against the soul, the human spirit itself. It is a battle against the supernatural
dimension of man, the spiritual element that makes each of us most human
in the eyes and image of God—the God that does not fail. Sadly,
communism totally rejected this belief in God, as it was a philosophy of
pure materialism. Being trapped in communism, like being trapped in
quicksand, makes extrication seem impossible, unless there is a helping hand to save you.

This book is about a woman named Bella Dodd."
 
Poetry of Karl Marx - from The Devil and Karl Marx by Paul Kengor

“Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited,
I know it full well.
My soul, once true to God,
Is chosen for Hell.”
—Karl Marx, “The Pale Maiden,” 1837

“Look now, my blood-dark sword shall stab
Unerringly within thy soul.…
The hellish vapors rise and fill the brain,
Till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed.
See the sword—the Prince of Darkness sold it to me.
For he beats the time and gives the signs.
Ever more boldly I play the dance of death.”
—Karl Marx, “The Player,” 1841
 
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"There isn’t a clearer example of a man who chose Hell for himself, and then designed and promoted living hells for others. While many think the danger of communism has passed, The Devil and Karl Marx proves otherwise. In this book, Paul Kengor brilliantly describes the demonic nature of communist ideology and how it still exists in our world.
In his book, Kengor covers all the things you need to know about the present danger of Marxism, including:
  • Karl Marx’s influence historically
  • The Bolshevik war on religion and the Church’s response
  • The Church’s teachings on Atheism and Communism
  • The way Marxism has infiltrated and manipulated members of the Church
  • The way communism influences radicals today
Kengor shows that the problem of Marxism is not really about economic or political concerns, but the eternal problem of spiritual warfare and good versus evil. It is dangerous, and intellectually dishonest, to separate the many evils of communism from the demonic inspiration of Karl Marx. Many have attempted to excuse the countless deaths caused by Marx’s theories, but Kengor demonstrates that this is exactly the reason we need to condemn Marx."
 
From the very outset, well before Bolshevism seized Russia, no institution foresaw the scourge of atheistic communism like the institutional Roman Catholic Church.
Quite remarkably, the Church’s scathing condemnation of communism preceded even the publication
of the Communist Manifesto in 1848. A preemptive strike was delivered two years earlier by Pope Pius
IX in 1846, as Karl Marx conspired under the shadow of St. Michael the Archangel in Brussels toiling at
his revolutionary catechism.
In November 1846, Pope Pius IX released Qui Pluribus, affirming that communism is “absolutely contrary to the natural law itself” and if adopted would “utterly destroy the rights, property, and possessions of all men, and even society itself.” If ever it seemed a man had held a crystal ball … Few statements were so unerringly predictive of what was to come.
Qui Pluribus stated that communism was a “dark design” of “men in the clothing of sheep, while inwardly ravening wolves.” “After taking their captives gently, they mildly bind them, and then kill them in secret,” this encyclical somehow knew, or foreknew. “They make men fly in terror from all practice of religion, and they cut down and dismember the sheep of the Lord.” The writings of communists, Pius IX stated, teach “sinning” and “widespread disgusting infection.” They are “filled with deceit and cunning” and “spread pestilential doctrines everywhere and deprave the minds especially of the imprudent, occasioning great losses for religion.”
Qui Pluribus continued, “As a result of this filthy medley of errors … We see … morals deteriorated, Christ’s most holy religion despised, the majesty of divine worship rejected, the power of this Apostolic See plundered, the authority of the Church attacked and reduced to base slavery, the rights of bishops trampled on, the sanctity of marriage infringed.

From The Devil and Karl Marx by Paul Kengor
 
On December 28, 1878, Pius IX’s successor, Pope Leo XIII, followed with Quod Apostolici Muneris (On Socialism), which defined communism as “the fatal plague which insinuates itself into the very marrow of human society only to bring about its ruin.” He stated, “We speak of that sect of men who, under various and almost barbarous names, are called socialists, communists, or nihilists, and who, spread over all the world, and bound together by a wicked confederacy, no longer seek the shelter of secret meetings, but, openly and boldly marching forth in the light of day, strive to bring what they have long been planning—the overthrow of all civil society.” These men “leave nothing untouched.” These men “debase the natural union of man and woman, held sacred even among barbarous peoples; and its bond, by which the family is chiefly held together. … Doctrines of socialism strive almost completely to dissolve this union.”

From Devil & Karl Marx
 
Still another striking example of the Church’s rejection of communism was Pope Pius XII’s historic July
1949 Decree Against Communism. Issued from the Holy Office, it dealt explicitly with the matter of
excommunication of communists. The decree is very brief and very simple. It presented four basic questions with four clear answers:

1. Is it licit to join or show favor to Communist parties? Response: No.
2. Is it licit to publish, distribute, or read publications that support Communist doctrine or activity, or to write for them? Response: No.
3. May Christians who knowingly and freely commit the acts in parts 1 and 2 be given the sacraments? Response: No.
4. Do Christians who profess, defend or promote materialistic Communist doctrine incur the penalty of excommunication as apostates from the Christian faith, with the penalty reserved so that it may only be lifted by the Holy See? Response: Yes.

Yes, the Roman Catholic Church was so against communism, and against its members joining the Communist Party or promoting communist doctrine, that the pope himself stated that Catholics would incur the penalty of excommunication as apostates from the faith if they were to do so.

From Kengor's Devil and Karl Marx
 
No link. I would point out (as an ardent anti-communist and veteran) that only North Korea, Laos, and (perhaps) Albania or China really meet the label today. And in terms of percentage of innocent civilians slaughtered in the area of concern there are some greater murderers (the Middle Passage, Timur the Lame, and Shoah come to mind).
Albania is a democracy today.
 
Any attempt to address the injustices of history will always get the conservatives in an uproar – hence the desire to ridicule 'woke' and render the phrase meaningless.
Why?

Was there ever anyone more woke than Jesus?

Do peoples prejudices really define them so much?
 
USA was targeted by Marx long before the Communist Party was formed in 1919. Ex-communist Bella Dodd pointed that out in her talk in 1954:

"From 1848 to 1855 was a period in which propaganda was unleashed and unleashed to the intellectuals of Europe and England, but the United States was not to be free of this kind of propaganda.… The first measure was to send Karl Marx to the United States. Karl Marx lectured in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, and wrote a weekly column for the New York Tribune from 1852 to 1862, so this disease is not a new disease. You and your fathers may not have been aware of the same, but the plans were already made for taking over the powers of this world and the execution of the plans is now being put into shape."

From The Devil and Bella Dodd by Nicholas & Kengor
 
Anti-Communist propaganda has not been bound to Anmerica, but America, with the American Christians in first line, has always beeen the champion in it.
Nor am I going to make an incendiary speech here in favour of Communism, but...
Do you know that the early Christian communities were communist in the sense that they shared their property? They did that on a voluntary base, from their faith, and the understanding that they are all brothers and sisters in God.
Do you know that God forbid to take interest? This commandment according to Torah law has been observed by Christians for a very long time. The Jews interpreted it as being only applicable between Jews, and profited from giving credits to Christians, but we see this law confirmed by Muhammad.
Why so?
Because even the atheist Karl Marx was perfectly right in his analysis that capitalism must result in the rich people becoming richer and richer, and more powerful. This is what happened and still happens.
But he was in error in the remedy he suggested. As we know, all Communist revolutions resulted in a system that didn't really work, and where the men were just replaced by pigs (in the image of "Animal Farm").
The intrinsic problem is that those who live in the sense of the community, give alms and share, and act righteously in this world, and don't long for worldly power and merit do not gain power over this world. That's logic.
And now? I don't know a ready-to-use solution that would solve the problem, either.
 
How does all this compare to what the white population in the Americas did to indigenous? I think the estimate was there were 50-100 million here? And it wasn't until 1915 this new country grew to 100 million?

We came, we saw, we annihilated a much larger population and then we talk bad about others who do the same m...almost biblical!
 
This is hilarious....has there ever been a war where they.have not tried to use the latest info dissemination technology to disrupt the enemy....from radio broadcasts to dropping leaflets, to print propaganda to rumor spreading?

Gad...every single thing we see our enemies doing and we whine about is nothing but countering our own similar efforts.

Support peace and love brother!
 
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