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MPAV = Marxist Principles And Values

MAPV addresses the supposed “principles” and “values” by which Marxists order their lives, having abandoned ethos but not the appearance of being principled men.

Vic Biorseth, https://www.catholicamericanthinker.com

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Real Marxists are devoid of Principles, as all the world recognizes the term Principles. Still, until perfect worldly utopia is achieved, Marxists must appear to be men of principle for purely political reasons. Perfect worldly utopia is, of course, a politically convenient straw target; the real goal of Marxism is and always was absolute dictatorship. Believe it or not, most Marxist ideologues still don’t even know that. The whole, sole aim of Marxism is the seizure of all economic and political power by any means necessary.

The first Marxist principle is, of course, The Ends Justify The Means. In the effort of achieving the ultimate End, Marxists adopt the second Marxist principle, which says that You Can’t Make An Omelet Without Breaking Some Eggs. Achieving ultimate economic, political and social power is not necessarily a pretty process, and if people must die in the process, then so be it. When all else fails, and trickery and treachery alone do not provide the ultimate End, then all good Marxists need to be ready to say Shut Up And Get On The Cattle Car to the last hold-outs and resistors of the process. Like I said, achieving societal perfection is not a pretty process, and real Marxists need to be fully prepared to do whatever nasty things are deemed necessary to achieve that final End.

The ends justify the means.
You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.
Shut up and get on the cattle car.

Another Marxist “principle” involves the deconstruction and perversion of real history under the title of Historical Materialism, and the notion that all of history is the story of class struggle with the “natural” inevitable end of the perfect utopian world state of Communism. (It’s just that nature needs to be helped along a little.) So, theoretically, every war in history has had some aspect of class warfare and the need for workers to overthrow the exploiters. See? So, Attila the Hun was really looking for better wages, or to own the means of production or something.

Here are some quotes regarding the history of Marxism, so far, to consider when trying to determine the “principles” and “values” behind the words of any Marxist.

The crimes we shall expose are to be judged not by the standards of Communist regimes, but by the unwritten code of the natural laws of humanity.
[Stéphane Courtois [The Black Book of Communism, Crimes, Terror, Repression, with Nicolas Werth, Jean-Jouis Panné, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartoshek, and Jean-Louis Margolin, translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer, Harvard University Press, 1999, p.3]

It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go.
[Dolores Ibarruri ("La Pasionaria"), Spanish Communist [ibid., p. 343]]

We didn't kill enough people.... Revolutions succeed only when rivers run red with blood, and blood has to be spilled if what you are aiming for is the perfectibility of the human race.
[Ares Velouchiotes, Greek Communist, [ibid., p. 329]]

Communism is not a reaction against the failure of the nineteenth century to organize optimal economic output. It is a reaction against its comparative success. It is a protest against the emptiness of economic welfare, an appeal to the ascetic in us all... The idealistic youth play with Communism because it is the only spiritual appeal which feels to them contemporary.
[John Maynard Keynes, 1934]

Germany today is, next to Russia, the greatest exemplar of Marxian socialism in the world.
[W.E.B. Du Bois, 1936]

It is no defence whatever for an intellectual to say that he was duped [by Communism], since that is what, as an intellectual, he should never allow to happen to him.
[Granville Hicks]

Oddly enough, it is the intellectual snobbery and elitism of many of the literati that politically correct egalitarianism appeals to; their partiality to literary Marxism is based not on its economic theory but on its hostility to business and the middle class. The character of this anti-bourgeois sentiment therefore has more in common with its origin in aristocratic disdain for the lower orders than with egalitarianism.
[John M. Ellis, Literature Lost [Yale University Press, 1997], p. 214]

The almost universal disdain toward the middle class -- the bourgeoisie -- by those with cosmic visions can be more readily understood in light of the role of such visions as personal gratification and personal license. The middle classes have been classically people of rules, traditions, and self-discipline, to a far greater extent than the underclass below them or the wealthy and aristocratic classes above them. While the underclass pay the price of not having the self-discipline of the bourgeoisie -- in many ways, ranging from poverty to imprisonment -- the truly wealthy and powerful can often disregard the rules, including laws, without paying the consequences. Those with cosmic visions that seek escape from social constraints regarded as arbitrary, rather than inherent, tend to romanticize the unruliness of the underclass and the sense of being above the rules found among the elite.
[Thomas Sowell, The Quest for Cosmic Justice [The Free Press, 1999], pp. 139-140]

Many whose allegiance went to the Soviet Union may well be seen as traitors to their countries, and to the democratic culture. But their profounder fault was more basic still. Seeing themselves as independent brains, making their choices as thinking beings, they ignored their own criteria. They did not examine the multifarious evidence, already available in the 1930s, on the realities of the Communist regimes. That is to say, they were traitors to the human mind, to thought itself.
[Robert Conquest, Reflections on a Ravaged Century [W.W. Norton & Compnay, 2000], p.118]

As an intellectual construct, Capital was a masterpiece. but, like some other intellectual masterpieces, it was an elaborately sophisticated structure erected on the foundation of a primitive misconception.

...In the realm of ideas in general, the Marxian vision -- including his theory of history -- has not only dominated various fields at various times, it has survived both the continuing prosperity of capitalism and the economic debacles of socialism. It has become axiomatic among sections of the intelligentsia, impervious to the corrosive effects of evidence or logic.

But what did Marx contribute to economics? Contributions depend not only on what was offered but also on what was accepted, and there is no major premise, doctrine, or tool of analysis in economics today that derived from the writings of Karl Marx. There is no need to deny that Marx was in many ways a major historic figure of the nineteenth century, whose long shadow still falls across the world of the twenty-first century. Yet, jarring as the phrase may be, from the standpoint of the economics profession Marx was, as Professor Paul Samuelson called him, "a minor post-Ricardian."
[Thomas Sowell, On Classical Economics [Yale, 2006] p.184-186]

Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.
[Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography]

LASCIATE OGNE SPERANZA, VOI CH'INTRATE
[Dante Allighieri, The Divine Comedy, Inferno, III:9 ["Abandon every hope, you who enter"]]

Know this first: if a Marxist is speaking, you are listening the words of a MEJTML14 . And an important guiding “principle” of any Marxist is the underlying belief that all HBAACOTE11 to begin with.

They do not value human life. They hold nothing to be sacred.



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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex

GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time

PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild Assed Guess

TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical Type Fellers

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ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union

FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool

MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar

Islamic Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar

MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values

WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance

TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess

IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

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