Continuing with the theme of Marx being ejected from the Garden and then calling for a revolution outside its boundaries where labor now has become a critical element in mankind’s story…
“And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work; with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life. Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou eat the herbs of the earth. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return. ” ~ Genesis 3:17-19
… I cannot help but draw additional insights from the Communist Manifesto. It’s as if Marx not only sees the proletariat (as opposed to Christ) as the source of mankind’s redemption, but he establishes what amounts to a false church to oversee this revolutionary process. The false church is called “The Communist Party” in the Manifesto. The Communists are “the most advanced and resolute section of the working class parties of every country” that has the advantage of knowing what the proletariat needs for his salvation through revolution, even if he does not himself know it. Trust the Party; for, the Party knows your every need. The Party is the Proletariat. The Party is you.
There is a strong parallel to the real Church. Note the universal nature of the Party, which is a mock of the universal Church. Just as the Church claims to be the steward of the message of Christ’s salvation to which all men should defer through love, the Party claims to be the steward of the message of the Proletariat’s salvation to which all men will submit through violence.
Marx counters God who sent him out of the garden to “labor and toil” in preparation for the Savior. Marx takes that “labor” and proclaims that he can save himself, and the world, through it. He needs no savior, save his own working class laboring “by the sweat of their face.”
Marx defiantly waves his fist at the Garden. He does not want to find his way back to the Garden. He wants to challenge it.
As Catholic Monarchists seeking the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven through a society based on the preeminence of Christ’s Holy Catholic Church, we necessarily must counter all of these revolutions. But more than simply counter them, we must go “Beyond the Counterrevolution” to the reestablishment of both Old Christendom and New Christendom here in the “New World.”