Kiwi Marxists turn dream into nightmare

History 20th century  USA  Civil rights  Martin Luther King March on Washington  “I have a dream” – August 28, 1963

Of the myriad problems with Marxism, Martin Luther King identified three fatal flaws insurmountable to his Christian conscience, and those were the reasons he cited for rejecting the philosophy.

Firstly: he could not accept the Marxist’s secular, materialistic view of history. They had no place for God. Rejecting that view he said: “History is ultimately guided by spirit, not matter.”

Secondly: he rejected their ‘ethical relativism’. “Since for the Communist there is no divine government, no absolute moral order, there are no fixed, immutable principles; consequently almost anything- force, violence, murder, lying – is a justifiable means to the “millennial” end. This type of relativism was abhorrent to me.”

Thirdly: He simply could not and would not, accept their restrictions on freedom, the very chains he devoted his entire adult life to breaking. Quote:

“I opposed communism’s political totalitarianism. In communism, the individual ends up in subjection to the state. True, the Marxist would argue that the state is an “interim” reality which is to be eliminated when the classless society emerges; but the state is the end while it lasts, and man only a means to that end. And if any man’s so-called rights or liberties stand in the way of that end, they are simply swept aside. His liberties of expression, his freedom to vote, his freedom to listen to what news he likes or to choose his books are all restricted. Man becomes hardly more, in communism, than a depersonalized cog in the turning wheel of the state.”

“This deprecation of individual freedom was objectionable to me. I am convinced now, as I was then, that man is an end because he is a child of God. Man is not made for the state; the state is made for man. To deprive man of freedom is to relegate him to the status of a thing, rather than elevate him to the status of a person. Man must never be treated as a means to the end of the state, but always as an end within himself.”End quote.

So it will have come as a somewhat of a surprise to the late, great man, and not a nice surprise, (a nightmare in fact) to learn that the mini-Marxist agitators of ‘International Socialist Organisation Aotearoa’ have raised him up, defiling him in the process by claiming him as one of their icons. They have used him as an actual poster-boy for the sad, sorry, delusional and bitter, truth-juggling clowns of the hard-left.

Those useful-idiots, operating in some sort of fact-void, a reality-bereft black-hole, are hoping to suck the naïve into their vortex of un-truth by plastering his image on posters pinned to campus notice-boards at Victoria University of Wellington, promoting themselves to the gullible or our young on the back of King’s legacy and fame.

How very unworthy an act, yet profound; because it speaks straight to the heart of exactly what Mr King decried about the dishonesty of Marxism, the ‘ethical relativism’, the outright ‘lying as a justifiable means to the millennial end’ that he found so very objectionable, leading him to turn his back on that philosophy.

I guess then, in view of the dishonest promotion on display, there’s absolutely no hope the audience at this Tuesday night’s meeting of the International Socialist Organisation acolytes and initiates at Vic’s Student Union building will hear the actual truth about King’s view of their Socialist utopia, and their hi-jacking of social causes and leaders: Quote.

Communism laid hold of certain truths which are essential parts of the Christian view of things, but  had bound up with them concepts and practices which no Christian could ever accept, or profess […]With all of its false assumptions and evil methods, communism grew as a protest against the hardships of the underprivileged. Communism in theory emphasized a classless society, and a concern for social justice, though the world knows from sad experience that in practice it created new classes and a new lexicon of injustice.End quote.

-Martin Luther King

Marxists: There is no icon they won’t debase, there is no truth they won’t trample on, there is no legacy they won’t steal, and there is no lie so big they won’t tell it.

 

by idbkiwi


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