In 1958, J. Edgar Hoover, famed director of the FBI, released a book entitled, Masters of Deceit. In that book, he exposes the American Communist Party. In chapter 14, Mr. Hoover lists the seditious tactics used by that party in its subversive bid to over through the American way of life. Among others, he lists, Mass Agitation using all exploitable issues, Infiltration into all types of organizations, including educational and political, and the Subversion and Exploitation of Minorities.
Using these tactics, Marxist based Communism has now devastated many whole societies, leaving behind ruined economies and tens of millions dead, all along its bloody historical pathway. And yet, this Marxist insanity continues to survive in the minds of delusional ideologues. These arrogant social experimenters simply refuse to see the abject failure of the Marxist Utopian idea: a classless, “worker bee” based society of absolute equality which rigidly follows this very simplistic axiom - "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
But, in fact, this exaggerated tenet actually prescribes Marxism’s failure. This terminal end is decreed by “social physics,” which define an important reality. And that immutable reality is this: Marxism and human nature simply cannot be “peacefully” reconciled.
And, that reality is based in an even more basic one: the universal “wiring” of the human brain. If one exposes the brain to any type or level of gratification, it always wants to seek more. And, therein lies the Marxist problem.
By its very rigid nature, this philosophy absolutely forbids to humanity, the liberty to satisfy this basic human desire to pursue personal gratification. The American forefathers had it precisely right. All human beings share an ingrained appetite for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” And, it is this simple but powerful human appetite for which Marxism always and entirely fails to account - and refuses to tolerate.
Thus, the Marxist belief system is necessarily forced to a dark position. To enforce its inflexible requirement of absolute social and economic equality, Marxism must necessarily police every human being’s every activity – from what we can and cannot say, to the size of one’s soft drink, to absolute control over one’s health care. Indeed, this oppressive militancy is always the unavoidable end game of Marxism.
And, this need for control then demands a centralized control mechanism. So, as has always actually been the historical case with this devilish philosophy, the state, in the form of a repressive central government, insistently becomes that controlling overlord of the individual’s daily life, as well as the society’s corporate national life.
Thus, when placed in a fair and objective scale, a Marxist system of government and economics will always be found completely atrocious, when compared to a capitalistic democracy. There really is no contest when one puts the “live and let live” and “go for it” ethos of democratic capitalism up against the hateful and joy-strangling effects of Marxism.
And, it is true. The element of competitiveness is intrinsic to a capitalist society. But, competition is a vital part of, not just capitalism, but of freedom, itself. And, this motive is moderated easily, and much better, at the personal level, by the balancing effects of ethics, compassion, generosity, and personal restraint – not to mention, the rule of just laws.
And these incorporations are, and have historically always been, every day realities in capitalistic societies. And, if there are some individuals, within those societies, who fall short of these ideals, at least their failures don’t inflict the more universal damage which occurs when an all-powerful government becomes virtue deficient - as has always been the case with all Marxist governments.
So, why do we do it? Why, in America, do our children, who live in the freest, most accomplished, most compassionate nation on earth, keep falling for the same old subversive lies, propaganda, and empty promises of Marxism?
Why do so many Americans continue to be very willing to endanger our wonderful personal liberty (and, for that matter, our security and prosperity) by electing undercover Marxists - now newly evolved into “Global Socialists” etc. and masquerading as our fathers’ Democrats. Why do so many continue to prefer deceitful political reprobates over enlightened leaders who embrace the supremacy of personal liberty, personal aspirations, and personal initiative?
Surely, such widespread and trans-generational folly can only be explained by these divinely given prophetic words which truly speak to our time…
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains [the Holy Spirit] will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one [the antichrist] will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, so that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” [Brackets added] 2Thessalonians 2:7-12 (NKJV)
Certainly, many in this world are not now prepared to embrace this truth. But, ultimately and unavoidably, Jesus wins. Thus, the smart and enlightened play is to embrace the true Christ, not these empty, end-game delusions of the coming, flash-in-the-pan antichrist.