Critique of Marx

How Marxist are we already?

How much of the following Marxist ideology  already is present in America? The Communist Confession of Faith was a catechesis written by Frederick Engels one year before the Communist Manifesto. The Confession was approved by the Communist League's first congress in 1847. Engels convinced Marx that the Confession of Faith should be transformed into a… Continue reading How Marxist are we already?

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Marx’s “final solution”on the bourgeoisie

"We have seen above, that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy." ~ The Communist Manifesto To win the battle of democracy. Marx, for all of his defiance of the holy and sacred, has a… Continue reading Marx’s “final solution”on the bourgeoisie

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Marx’s counter-church: The Communist Party

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… Continue reading Marx’s counter-church: The Communist Party

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Royal Quips: Luther, Jefferson, and Karl Marx – it’s all one revolution

I did some light reading recently, namely, The Communist Manifesto (Bedford Series in History and Culture). The Introduction by John E. Toews does an admirable job of putting Marx and the Manifesto into historical context. He makes the clear connection between Marx and Hegel. Today's Left is very Marx and Hegel, and, counter-intuitively, so is… Continue reading Royal Quips: Luther, Jefferson, and Karl Marx – it’s all one revolution

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Royal Quips: What is the Devil’s side of the story? It would be in part Marxist.

Have you ever wondered what the Devil would say if he were allowed to give his point of view on the fall of Adam and Eve and the eating of the apple from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? We always hear God's side of the story. Let's be good sports and… Continue reading Royal Quips: What is the Devil’s side of the story? It would be in part Marxist.

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Royal Quips: Democrats and Republicans both are Marxist at their core

This might make my "conservative" Republican friends uncomfortable. I have said for a decade that Democrats and Republicans both are liberal and only two sides of the same coin. Both believe in freedom from God as He has revealed Himself through His Holy Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is the seed of the Kingdom of… Continue reading Royal Quips: Democrats and Republicans both are Marxist at their core

Critique of Hegel

The root problem is more than simply Cultural Marxism or Modernism – it’s Hegelian

Recently I have been looking at a few of the major philosophical influences that contribute to the crisis we have in the Church today and, as a result of the problems in the Church, in society at large. Many in the Church, if not most, see that men with evil designs have usurped our Church.… Continue reading The root problem is more than simply Cultural Marxism or Modernism – it’s Hegelian

Plato's Academy

St. Joan of Arc, Plato, and Aristotle (or, St. Joan versus the American and French Revolutions)

We have two warring philosophies in Western society and perhaps in the whole world. These are the Platonic and Aristotelian paradigms (see Arthur Herman, The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization.) Our philosophical views determine how we decide what is true and therefore how we… Continue reading St. Joan of Arc, Plato, and Aristotle (or, St. Joan versus the American and French Revolutions)

Plato's Academy

King David, Plato, and the Renaissance of Christendom today

King David is an archetype of the Platonic, Ultra-Real Royal Form and is a manifestation of the Heavenly Divine Kingdom on earth. This is true in terms of David's Monarchy in relation to the divine Form in the mind of God, but we also see it through his inspired writings in the Psalms. As one… Continue reading King David, Plato, and the Renaissance of Christendom today

Monarchy, Plato's Academy

Monarchy as the Platonic Form of the Divine Order

Monarchy properly understood is a Platonic, ultra-real Form. As Catholics, we recognize the Platonic Forms of natural philosophy as those supernaturally created by and resting eternally in the Mind of God. The Forms exist as Plato postulated, only he had no way in time and space (though we cannot be certain of this) to grasp… Continue reading Monarchy as the Platonic Form of the Divine Order