Critique of Nietzsche

Nietzsche is the most formidable. He also is the most redeemable.

I began my philosophy challenge last September with the very definite conviction that I must start with the unholy German trinity of Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche. Here is how I would describe each: Hegel is like a thick dark, murky, muddy forest. It is almost impossible to maneuver around, and all you really know is… Continue reading Nietzsche is the most formidable. He also is the most redeemable.

Plato's Academy

We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

"What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.… Continue reading We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

Royal Quips

The issue is the unequal distribution of private property.

"Political economy starts with the fact of private property... The only wheels which political economy sets in motion are greed and the war amongst the greedy - competition." ~ Karl Marx Marx was on to something. His insight was on target. The issue is not the unequal distribution of income, which is itself a dire… Continue reading The issue is the unequal distribution of private property.

Critique of Marx

Have you ever wondered just how Marxism is supposed to work?

Have you ever wondered just how the progressive Marxian Left Wing utopia toward which they are forcing us is supposed to work? How does it create a better, or good, society after we "get on the right side of history" and cast off the shackles of traditional religious thinking and constitutional conservatism? How is everyone… Continue reading Have you ever wondered just how Marxism is supposed to work?

Critique of Hegel

The Left and Hegel – only Monarchy can counter it

The reason we are able to categorize the spirit of "the Left" as Hegelian and why this is so important is this. Hegel's view, as described in his Philosophy of History, is that "Spirit" moves humankind progressively through stages toward Spirit's ultimate manifestation as perfect reason. Each stage in the (usually violent) dialectic renders the… Continue reading The Left and Hegel – only Monarchy can counter it

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?

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

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

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

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

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

Marx and his revolution outside the Garden of Eden

I finished the very well written introduction to the Communist Manifesto by John Toews. I am now going into the document itself. I describe all modern era philosophers as having left the Garden of Eden (or, forced to leave) and wandering about as sons of Cain, looking to build their City of Man. I do… Continue reading Marx and his revolution outside the Garden of Eden

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

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