Cardinal Marx Praises His Namesake Responsible for 150 Million Deaths or More

Cardinal Marx Praises His Namesake Responsible for 150 Million Deaths or More

Posted by Tantumblogo on 5/3/18 in asshaterycultural marxismdisasterepiscopateerrorGeneral Catholichorrorrank stupidityRevolutionscandalssecularismsicknessthe struggle for the Churchunadulterated evil

Cardinal Marx is the primate of Germany and longtime head of the German episcopal conference.  He is also one of Francis’ closest allies and the man responsible for numerous heresies and errors emanating from Germany, including the recent sin-nod that gave Francis cover for extending reception of Communion to adulterers.  He is also a driving force behind the upcoming sin-nod to extend sacramental roles to women, including the probable creation of women deacons and women cardinals, all setting the stage for the ultimate goal, priestesses (just as our good protestant leaders and guides have done for years).

So it is probably little surprise that a man so morally lost and so abjectly destructive would praise the author and founder of the most deadly system of errors of modern times – the always anti-Christian leftist utopian fantasy called communism (h/t occasional reader JB):

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’ birth, Cardinal Reinhard Marx gave an interview in Germany in which he claimed that Marx unmistakably influenced Catholic social doctrine, adding that he was “impressed” by the Communist Manifesto. Karl Marx has often been referred to as the father of Communism, a political theory linked to the deaths of millions.  [I respect the author of this piece, Maike Hickson, very much, but communism is not “linked” to the death of millions, but is the direct, unavoidable cause of their deaths.  It is a system that requires mass death and suffering in order to survive.  I cannot stress enough, to understand the purblind evil of communism, the infinite depths to which it always causes humans to sink, being founded on that most destructive of sins, envy, to read The Gulag Archipelago by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.  Even if you already hate and loathe communism, if you have not read The Gulag Archipelago, you still do not have a proper appreciation for its endless cruelty and cause of human suffering.]

Cardinal Marx, one of the council of nine cardinals chosen by Pope Francis to advise him, is at the forefront of pushing what is being hailed as a “new paradigm” in the Church that departs from previous Church teaching on sexual morality (herehere, and here) and marriage.

As the news website of the German bishops Katholisch.de reports on 30 April, Cardinal Marx, the archbishop of Munich-Freising and president of the German bishops’ conference, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that the Communist Manifesto “quite impressed” him. That declaratory document had been written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and promulgated in 1848. [Fifty million corpses lie dead in the Soviet tundra]

In another recent interview, Cardinal Marx admitted to finding the writings of Karl Marx “fascinating,” adding that the Communist Manifesto has “an energy” and “a great language.” “One only has to read Karl Marx without prejudice, then his power will surprise,” the prelate explained. “There is an inspiration, a revolutionary impetus,” he stated. [And a hundred million corpses molder in Chinese soil]

According to Vatican News, Marx also said in his interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that Karl Marx “can be very helpful” in light of the current conflicts, revolutions and wars which very well might have their roots in economic injustice. “Human rights without material participation remain incomplete,” the cardinal said. Cardinal Marx – who himself was once a professor of social ethics – also called Karl Marx “the first serious sociologist.” [But it is capitalism – as many problems as it has, and as much as it may aggrieve many traditional Catholics – that has raised more people out of poverty than any other economic system in history.  Indeed, according to some sources, an astounding 300 million people have escaped poverty in the last 10 years alone,and that didn’t happen in “socialist” states.

Quoting yet another news source about the same interview, Marx also said about Karl Marx: “Without him, there would not be any Catholic social doctrine.” [Well this is simply an outright lie, and reveals the papolotry at the heart of the Church today. There is an extensive Catholic social doctrine extending back to the earliest Church.  Indeed, many Church Fathers, and even the Apostles, wrote about Catholic social doctrine.  That is the, or a, primary point of the Catholic Epistle of Saint James. What he means is that popes started writing encyclicals about socio-economic matters in response to the threat posed by communism.  But that is not at all the same thing as saying no Catholic social doctrine existed prior to the advent of communism.  What a fuol error that is] Moreover, he made it clear that Karl Marx is not responsible for the crimes of Stalinism, even though the cardinal admitted that “there is to be found [in Marx’s writings] here or there a totalitarian thought,” such as the collectivism which disrespects the individual person. However, added the cardinal, one may not put Karl Marx into a “direct connection” with the later political Marxism-Leninism, nor even the soviet prison system and work camps.

Cardinal Marx related the little story that Pope John Paul II used to call him playfully “nostro marxista” – “our Marxist.” [In spite of JPII’s appellation of “our little marxist” upon Marx, Pope Benedict saw fit, for some inexplicable reason, to elevate him to the cardinalate in 2010.  Indeed, he was the youngest man so elevated up to that time.  The better, I suppose, to provide him with more time with which to remake the Church in Germany?]

Marx has espoused so many errors and heresies, promoted so many abuses, that he is truly properly named. He has supported sodomy, supported legal recognition of same-sex unions, argued that the Church has no reason to oppose such legislation, and has implied that the Church in Germany will be “blessing” such unions soon.  He of course was the major driver, after Cardinal Kasper, behind the drive to permit adulterers to receive Communion.  He has opposed Church moral doctrine on virtually every major issue outside abortion, and even there, he is reported to have permitted Catholic hospitals in Germany to dole out the baby-killing “morning after” pill.

Cardinal Marx has been such a huge fan of Karl Marx that he even wrote a book critiquing capitalism, in a tired and unoriginal fashion, called – wait for it – Das Kapital.  Apparently, JPII was quite correct in calling him our little marxist.  He may as well get a hammer and sickle cross just like Francis has.  And this is the man that is the leader of Francis’ group of advisers. I suppose we should not be surprised in the least.  Birds of a feather, and all that.

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3 comments on “Cardinal Marx Praises His Namesake Responsible for 150 Million Deaths or More

  1. Karl Marx’s Legacy Is Written In Blood

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    CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS – May 4, 2018
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    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the legacy of Karl Marx:
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    May 5th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. He is being celebrated by those who are horrified by Hitler, which makes their opposition to genocide phony. What Marx bequeathed—his legacy is written in blood—makes Hitler look benign. This is why anyone who condemns Hitler without also condemning his communist counterparts is a fraud. It is not Hitler’s body count that matters to them, it is the cause. As the Marxists are fond of saying, the truth is that which serves the cause.
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    Marx lived a parasitic existence, squeezing his parents for every dime he could get; he even managed to get an advance on his inheritance. His own pampered life was a far cry from the daily grind of the working class that he championed (how many workers had a maid?) As the great British historian Paul Johnson pointed out, Marx’s knowledge was not gleaned firsthand—there is no evidence that he ever set foot in a factory.
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    The classless society that Marx predicted would emerge under communism showcased his anthropological and sociological ignorance. Hierarchy and inequality are an essential and irrevocable part of the human condition, which is why no society in the history of the world has lacked either property.
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    Marx conceded that before the classless society was achieved there must be a “dictatorship of the proletariat.” He even went so far as to say that “In order to establish equality, we must first establish inequality.” But as history shows, the path to the classless society always ends with the dictatorship. Who did Marx say would staff the “dictatorship of the proletariat”? Why people like him—that job would fall to intellectuals.
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    What would the communist paradise look like? In his famous work, The German Ideology, Marx waxes romantic, explaining how each man would act. Under communism, “nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity…[making] it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have in mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.”
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    Ironically, communism is supposed to follow the advanced capitalist industrial order, yet what Marx described is more like a pre-industrial society. It wouldn’t matter much if his rendering of what happens under communism amounted to nothing more than childlike musings, but unfortunately his prescription was taken seriously. It gave us the Gulag in the Soviet Union and the Laogai, or “Bamboo Gulag,” in China.
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    There are those who, such as Cardinal Reinhard Marx, an advisor to Pope Francis, deny that there is a line between Marx’s ideas and genocide. They are wrong. The line is direct and ineluctable. As Solzhenitsyn put it, Stalin didn’t pervert Marxism, he perfected it.
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    R.J. Rummel, a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on genocide. The following data are taken from his work and can be found in my book, Why Catholicism Matters.
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    Under the Soviet Union, a Marxist state, 61 million people were killed; Stalin was responsible for 43 million of them. Under Mao, another Marxist state, 77 million were killed. By contrast, under Hitler, 21 million were killed, including 6 million Jews. Proportionately, Pol Pot beat everyone: in his Marxist state, he killed 2 million Cambodians out of a population of 7 million.
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    Marx’s fans live in a parallel universe. Consider what Jason Barker, a South Korean professor, wrote in the New York Timeson April 30. “Social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, owe something of an unspoken debt to Marx through their unapologetic targeting of the ‘eternal truths’ of our age.”
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    Barker is badly educated and the New York Times is just as delinquent for publishing this trash.
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    Here’s what Marx thought about blacks. He called the German labor leader Ferdinand Lassalle a “Jewish Nigger.” Marx was also a self-hating Jew. He told us who “the real Jew” is. “What is the worldly cult of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly god? Money.”
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    Invoking the #MeToo crusade also makes Barker look foolish.
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    Is he aware that after Marx married he impregnated his maid? Lenchen was her name, and his son was called Freddy. Marx never supported his out-of-wedlock son because he didn’t want anyone to know he had one. So he got his colleague, Friedrich Engels, to assume paternity. How do we know this? Because on his deathbed, Engels admitted that Freddy was Marx’s son.
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    Everything I have written is well documented. Unfortunately, it is almost never discussed in the classroom. We have a whole generation growing up that knows absolutely nothing about the genocide committed in Marx’s name, nor his racism, anti-Semitism, or misogyny.
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    Not for nothing did Marx’s daughter, Eleanor, write him a letter telling him what a classic phony he was for feigning compassion for the poor. She later committed suicide. That’s another part of his bloody legacy, and it is one that the professoriate will never discuss.

  2. 6 Little Problems with Karl Marx: Six reasons they’re not the same.
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    Matthew Archbold – 5/3/18
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    Cardinal Reinhard Marx went total fanboy over Karl Marx, the author of the Communist Manifesto, saying that, “Without him, there would not be any Catholic social doctrine.” Funny, I thought Jesus was a little more integral to Catholic teaching but hey, I’m just a writer. But I’m willing to play along.
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    At first I thought this whole love fest between Cardinal Marx and the father of communism was a bit weird. And just in case you thought it was a slip of the tongue, LifeSiteNews has compiled a bunch of quotes including Cdl. Marx saying he was “quite impressed” by the Communist Manifesto. He also said Marx was “fascinating,” and complimented his “energy” and “great language.”
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    So let’s break it down with six or so easy to read bullet points. Let’s see what Karl Marx — who was not funnier than Harpo; I don’t care what you say — thought about religion.
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    I mean, hey, maybe Cardinal Marx is right. I mean, it’s not like Karl Marx said bad things about religion.
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    (6) Karl Marx said bad things about religion.
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    In fact, one of Marx’s most famous lines is that religion is “the opiate of the masses” which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of religion. But hey, that’s a personal thought. I mean it’s not like he called for the abolition of religion.
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    (5) Karl Marx called for the abolition of religion.
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    Yup. Marx once said, “The first requisite of the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.” Oh. Ok. So I guess, it’s actually no surprise that Christians have been persecuted wherever Marxism has taken root. But hey, so many of the fascinating political theories have John Wick type body counts. And perhaps he was just talking off the cuff and didn’t really mean it.
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    (4) He really meant it.
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    Karl Marx wrote, “Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion and all morality.” Ok. Ok. So he wasn’t a fan of organized religion. But it’s not like Karl Marx declared war on God or something.
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    (3) Karl Marx declared war on God.
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    In a poem, he once wrote: “I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.” Let’s just say he wasn’t talking about the landlord.
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    But some would say, maybe Marx’s writing are being taken out of context and those who knew him loved him dearly. I mean it’s not like those who knew him bes thought he was the devil.
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    (2) Frederick Engels, who was kinda’ like Andrew Ridgely to Marx’s George Michael, said of him, “Karl Marx is a monster possessed by ten thousand devils.”
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    Yikes. Sounds like there might have been a bad breakup, huh? OK. OK. But that still doesn’t mean that his writings shouldn’t at all be used as informing Christian thought, right? I mean Marx and Engels would probably love the fact that Christians thought highly of their work.
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    (1) Engels, whom you might remember from my pathetic WHAM! metaphor, said their writing was “totally opposed” to Christianity.
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    In fact, when Engels heard that some Christians were like totally gushing on the Manifesto he was like “uh-nuh no way!” He actually said, “These good people are not the best Christians, although they style themselves so; because if they were, they would know the Bible better, and find that, if some few passages of the bible may be favorable to Communism, the general spirit of its doctrines is, nevertheless, totally opposed to it.”
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    So in the end, I’m with Engels on this one. I believe Jesus’ teachings and the ramblings of Karl Marx are antithetical.
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    Jesus taught, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” and “Seek first [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness.”
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    Whereas Karl Marx said, “Seek first man’s kingdom and the stuff of this world.”
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    OK, that’s like the most un-Jesus thing ever said. So as you can see Karl Marx probably shouldn’t be held up as source for right Christian thinking. I’d sooner listen to the theorizing of Andrew Ridgely.

  3. Catholic teachings on charity precede Marxism (and Karl Marx) by some 18 centuries and a few years. Modernist fruitcakes sometimes wander off the radar theologically and philosophically (in the Spirit of Vatican II), but no one should be allowed to graduate from a Catholic seminary if they cannot differentiate Thomistic natural law and the Social Kingship of Christ from dialectical materialism. Perhaps the hierarchy could take that up at the next synod?

    But given the demographic shifts in Europe tearing away the Christian heritage, the Cardinal will have a LOT more to worry about than laissez-faire neo-liberalism and the Mont Pelerin Society in the future.

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