A horror which never seems to go away
The beginning of July marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Founded in 1921 by Marxist’s revolutionaries, it would take until 1949 before this party officially wielded full control of the country’s government under Mao Zedong.
The philosophies and dogmas of Karl Marx are not unique to the old Soviet Union or present day CCP, but have slowly made their way into our media, culture, schools, government and the church. Communism is the real pandemic we should all be worried about right now – not Covid.
Communism is built on a false premise that you can create some kind of utopian “heaven on earth” society where all people are treated equally and resources are shared fairly. At its roots it is an atheistic proposition and individuals are required to put their full hope and trust in the government – not God.
What Marx failed to understand is that through original sin we live in a fallen world and human nature as it is can never sustain such a system. At some point the lust for power, sheer greed, and immoral tendencies of those in power will overcome any altruistic intentions however noble they appear to be. What results is chaos, famine, loss of personal freedom, destruction and ultimately death. Communism around the world has resulted in an estimated 100 million deaths worldwide since its inception.
The death toll was researched and published in a 1999 book entitled The Black Book of Communism by Harvard University Press. No wonder the Blessed Mother, when appearing to the children at Fatima, asked for prayer, penance and devotion to her Immaculate Heart so that the errors of Russia would not be replicated throughout the world. Unfortunately, the Virgin Mary’s warning was not heeded.
Communism is still alive and well in China and they are spreading their despicable ideas to uninformed and Godless Americans. A 1994 article from the Washington Post details the various causes of death in communist China from famine, to the purge of dissidents, to the persecution of Christians. The author states, “While most scholars are reluctant to estimate a total number of “unnatural deaths” in China under Mao, evidence shows he was in some way responsible for at least 40 million deaths and perhaps 80 million or more.” Those estimates are nearly twenty-seven years old and how many more millions of Chinese citizens have been killed since then through forced abortions and other human rights abuses like organ harvesting?
The death toll of Covid is nowhere near the atrocities unleashed on the world since the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. So, who or what should Americans fear the most? The answer is quite obvious.
Editor’s Note: Part two of the essay will be published in Thursday’s post.