Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Shameless Renaissance of Karl Marx

Among the postmodern Left of today it's considered good taste to once again laude Karl Marx as a superior thinker. Which is shameless considering the death toll on an industrial scale

"The Soviet Union Story": Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe's most murderous regime has never been told. Until now...

Cross posted from The Telegraph

The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name

by Tim Stanley

I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave.

The French Are Back on the Barricades

Riots in Brittany, France against the Socialist Government of President Hollande. The French are doing what they're good at: on the barricades against austerity and for government hand outs

In Brittany tens of thousands of protesters donned red hats, a reminder of the Revolution against King Louis XIV.

The central Government in Paris fears an escalation of the protests. In the city of Quimper it came to clashes between the demonstrators and the riot police. Some 30.000 protesters demonstrated against the austerity politics and confiscatory taxation of the Socialist Government. Angry demonstrators threw flower pots and street tiles and tried to storm city hall. The riot police answered with water cannons. Many of the protesters wore red Jacobin hats, reminiscent of the Revolution and the Terror.