(Original post by Arran90)
It would be technically incorrect to call Marxism and communism Jewish ideologies as they are completely incompatible with the Torah and traditional Jewish beliefs. What I find intriguing is that many of the 'greatest' minds in communism during the 19th and early 20th century were in the heads of people of Jewish heritage.
It is questionable and debatable whether Marx was a Jew, a former Jew, a Protestant, or a former Protestant himself, but why exactly were so many people of Jewish origin attracted to Marxism in the 19th and early 20th century then they renounced their religious beliefs?
Marxism wasn't specifically written as an ideology for Jews but by 1900 it had taken on a (possibly unexpected) Jewish angle that was not prevalent amongst non-Marxists strains of socialism that were competing for public support from the downtrodden masses.
Were people of Jewish origin ultimately responsible for keeping the flame of Marxism burning right up to the present day?
Marxism and communism and the Jewish faith are indeed completely incompatible. Marxism and communism are vehmentally anti-religion ideologies. Most all fundamental principles of communism go against the teachings of Jewish Law.
Why were so many people of Jewish descent Marxists? Thats not true. Most of the greatest icons of Marxism and communism were not only not Jews but very anti-semitic. I gave Jean Paul Sartre as an example of one such person before. In the 1800s when Marxism and communism rose in power Jews were treated as an inferior class in most western societies. They lived in adverse poverty. Their only salvation was education, which is heavily ingrained in Jewish culture. This is why the Jewish people gave birth to some of the greatest scientific minds of Europe foremost of which was Albert Einstein. For every Jewish icon in Marxism you can find a hundred non-Jews. The idea that most marxist and communist theorists were Jewish is a very anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The powers of the time used these ideas and the racism prevalent in society against Jews to wage their war against Marxism and communism. hey!! its the jews that are behind these movements! let's get them!!
Marxism was not written for Jews. Quite the oppsite, often its texts were inked by people who loathed Jews and wanted war against them. Take Karl Marx's "The Jewish Question", a concept and text later adopted and adapted by the Nazis to justify their genocide against the Jewish people. In it Karl Marx gave birth to the idea that all things bad suffered in society were foreign to western values and brought about by Jewish influence on society in pursuit of power and control. He praid on the racism prevelent in society in the 1800s against the Jews to market his ideas. The Jewish people were living in adverse poverty and this lunatic was writing texts about how they had power and control. Ideas not very much unlike those of 1930s Nazi Germany's Nationalist Socialist party. I mean, yes, the Nazi's were socialists. They owed much of their ideas to people like Karl Marx.
The Jewish people suffered genocide at the hands of Marxist ideologies like communism. They fled the USSR to Israel. No, Jews did not keep the flames of Marxism alive. Much of these anti-semitic ideas their origin comes from racists who wanted to encourage society to rise up against communism and marxism using a racism intrinsic in western culture, that of JEWSS!!! being behind the whole thing.
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