Quote of the Day – Peter Kreeft

Karl Marx

. . . Marxism retains all the major structural and emotional factors of biblical religion in a secularized form. Marx, like Moses, is the prophet who leads the new Chosen People, the proletariat, out of the slavery of capitalism into the Promised Land of communism across the Red Sea of bloody worldwide revolution and through the wilderness of temporary, dedicated suffering for the party, the new priesthood.

The revolution is the new “Day of Yahweh,” the Day of Judgment; party spokesmen are the new prophets; and political purges within the party to maintain ideological purity are the new divine judgments on the waywardness of the Chosen and their leaders. The messianic tone of communism makes it structurally and emotionally more like a religion than any other political system except fascism.

Peter Kreeft/Catholic Education Resource Center

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One response to “Quote of the Day – Peter Kreeft

  • Jenny

    Marx is interesting from a historical perspective, and because his writing informs some other theorists. I don’t personally know any Marxists though. And if you want to study, say, U.S. constitutional law, Marx isn’t relevant.

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