Politics and the Church – The Church and the Liberal / Progressive / Communist Threat [Part 24]

This week we will look at the last two fallacies driving Communist theories.  We will get to see just how out of step Communism is with human nature.  We will also see just how Communism is counter to God’s plan for humanity.  Then we will venture into the negative approach Communism takes to solve mankind’s problems.  This  approach totally ignores God’s part in our lives and replaces men…selected men…as the gods we need to look up to for our existence.

Fallacy 24 – The Communist theory assumes that under the suppression imposed by the Dictatorship of the Proletariat men will lose or completely smother their instinct of acquisition.  Marx and Engels expected the Dictatorship to get people in the habit of not owning property or even wanting to own it.  What happens when the stateless society is inaugurated and a whole new generation arrives on the scene that has no memory of the merciless suppression which gave their fathers the habit of observing the simple, fundamental rules of everyday social life in common?  Suppose large numbers refuse to do the kind of work or the share of work expected of them, so that they are adjudged guilty of not “producing according to their ability”?  Or suppose they demand from the classless, stateless society more than is believed to be their share?  What will happen if they organize themselves, secretly equip themselves with weapons, and rise up unexpectedly to seize the wealth which the classless, stateless society refuses to give them?  Will it not be necessary to immediately set up the Dictatorship of the Proletariat all over again to suppress this opposition?  Could it be that this instinct of acquisition will be more difficult to suppress than Marx and Engels imagined?  With the knowledge we have of the past several thousands of years of human behavior, it is likely that Communism will never get past the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

Fallacy 25 – Finally, full Communism promises that even in the absence of ordinary work incentives the classless, stateless society will produce greater quantities of goods than any existing system can produce today.  Under this theory it is intended that Communist production will somehow reach a state of absolute saturation where all human needs will be satisfied.  Supplies are to be stockpiled and distributed according to the needs of every person.  Services are to likewise be made available at central depots and are to be available in such quantity that all elements of competition among consumers will be eliminated.  Thus, Communism promises to do away with markets, money, and prices.  Think about this.  Do we today see an effort to eliminate money with some sort of computer generated coin?  Bitcoin?   Who will decide what is a fair share for each person?  During World War II the Soviet Leadership lived in palaces or nice homes, while those asked to die for ‘Mother Russia’ lived in shacks or  crowded ‘group’ apartments.  Think about it!  Time and again Communist writings promise sufficient production to eliminate the element of selfishness which leads to class struggle.  Such a system would require many times more government machinery than free-enterprise capitalism, and the prospect of producing goods and services in such quantities as would be required for the state to wither away defies both reason and experience.

     We might conclude this discussion on basic Communist fallicies by looking at a summary comment on the most significant fallacy of them all…this is the Communist doctrine that problems can be solved by eliminating the institution(s) from which the problems emanate.  Take, for example, the problems of government. According to Marx and Engels these problems could be solved by working for the day when they could eliminate government.  Problems of morals could be solved by eliminating morals.  Problems growing out of religion would be solved by doing away with religion.  Problems of marriage, home, and family would be eliminated by doing away with marriage, home, and family.  The problems arising out of property rights would be resolved by not allowing anyone to have property rights.  The problem of equalizing wages would be resolved by abolishing wages.  Problems connected with money, markets and prices would be solved by doing away with money, markets, and prices.  (We already see an attempt to do away with money or to make it almost worthless.)  Finally Marx and Engels would solve the problems of modern society by using revolution to destroy this society. (We see the attempt today to divide our nation into opposing groups.)  Communist hope can only arise from the bowels of the earth through the ashes of all that now is.  Communism must be built for one purpose…to destroy.  We know whose purpose it is to steal, kill and destroy.  The Communists leaders ask humanity to endure the conflagration of revolutionary violence, the suppression and liquidation of resistance groups, the expropriation of property, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat which they themselves describe as ‘based on force and unrestricted by any laws’, the suspension of all civil liberties…suppression of free press, free speech and assembly, the existence of slave labor camps, the constant observation of all citizens by secret police, the long periods of service in the military, the poverty of collective farming, the risk of being liquidated if discovered associating with deviationist, and finally, the tolerance of an economic order which promises little more than a life of bare subsistence for generations to come.  And by the way, don’t dare to question the living standards of the ‘leaders’.

     More than 80 years have come and gone since Communist leaders first seized a nation to demonstrate to a curious world what marvelous wonders it might wrought. From that one nation they have expanded their grip until one-third of the human race now bows to their iron-clad dictates.  Those who have escaped their tyranny bear witness that ‘Marxist Man’ has produced a political monstrosity containing the collected relics of practically every form of human degradation and torture invented by the mind of man since the dawn of history.  While claiming to foster the ‘rights of the common man’ the Marxist has butchered his fellow citizens from Kulaks to aristocrats in numbers that baffle rational comprehension.  Discerning men have described Communism as reversing and negating history.  It has turned man against himself.

     Other than Satan himself the church has no more potent enemy than Communism.  We hear the evil of Satan preached from the pulpit but hardly a word about Communism.  Oh, I forgot, politics doesn’t belong in the church. Or is that just an excuse used by some church leadership in an effort not to offend anyone?  Well, news flash, I and I believe many more are offended by the silence.  Satan and the Communists find the silence very pleasing to their ears.  It’s time to wake up.

     Because of what we can see going on in the world today, next week we will start to take a look at what the foundations of a Communist revolution look like.  It will be up to the reader to compare those foundations with what we see going on in the world.  

-Bob Munsey

“People have enough to live by but nothing to live for; they have the means but no meaning.”  Victor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor 

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