Margaret Thatcher once said that:
Communism never sleeps, never changes its objectives.
Nor must we.
While the rhetoric has changed, the objectives of communism remain the same: the abolition of private property and total control afforded to the State.
In the famous opening words of The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote:
A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of communism.
It was a fitting choice of words given the misery and destruction that has ensued everywhere that pure communism has been implemented.
Yet, believers in Marx’s utopian fantasy continue to populate our government departments, including our education system, universities and the media. As the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci said in 1915:
Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.
Marx claimed to be concerned for the rights of the working class (although he barely worked a day in his life) and was right in saying that powerful, wealthy people can and do exploit weaker people.
But the solution is not abolishing the right to property but upholding it. Not giving total control to the State but minimising it.
Marx desired even to abolish the family and the concept of the nation, institutions upon which he knew the “old social order” of Christian Europe was maintained.
To quote Marx:
Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists. On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based? On capital, on private gain.
So, what are the examples of the supposed communist utopias Marx envisioned? What happens when private property is abolished, and all power is granted to the State? You get Lenin and Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, Castro’s Cuba, the Kim dynasty’s North Korea, and Pol Pot’s Cambodia – all violent, tyrannical regimes that produced suffering and death on an unimaginable scale.
In our day, the “old social order” is increasingly under attack.
The nuclear family is under attack. Children are indoctrinated at school, where they are separated from their parents, into social-justice ideology, as well as a general dependence on the State, complete with Critical Race Theory, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda, and climate alarmism.
Taxes and the cost of living are needlessly high, and the State’s monopoly over finance and how you spend your money is expanding. Progressive activists, backed by the State, use identity-politics to foster grievance between so-called identity groups. It is no longer just about the proletariat and the bourgeoises, but about one’s race, gender, sexuality, and so on. That’s why the government promotes the “Voice to Parliament” and so-called “Gender Conversion Therapy” laws – it fosters division and gets on-side those who are “protected” by the State, making them dependents.
The government says, “More power to the government.” Climate change requires we ban fossil fuels in pursuit of Net Zero. COVID requires you to let the government control your medical decisions and restrict your movements. Racism and sexism require employee quotas and mandatory diversity workshops.
We must resist the welfare state, which globalist entities like the World Economic Forum and the United Nations endlessly promote.
We must ardently oppose what Marx argued for; we must protect the nuclear family and our national heritage.
Communism continues to haunt us, but if we understand it, we can defeat it.
Alex Antic is a Senator for South Australia in the Australian Commonwealth Parliament since 2019, and a member of the Liberal Party. He worked as a commercial lawyer from 2002 to 2019 and served as a Councillor on the Adelaide City Council from 2014 to 2018. He is a public leader in the Menzian renewal of the Liberal Party.
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