Archive for the ‘communist's faith’ Category

Every word of Chairman Mao’s is universal absolute truth, and every word equals ten thousand words

November 14, 2009

Every word of Chairman Mao’s is universal absolute truth, and every word equals ten thousand words.”

Deputy Commander Lin Biao

If you get rid of God you don’t necessarliy get rid of faith – even blind faith.

The east is red/the sun rises/China has produced a Mao Tse-tung/he pursues happiness for the people/he is the people’s savior

October 4, 2009

The east is red/the sun rises/China has produced a Mao Tse-tung/he pursues happiness for the people/he is the people’s savior.

Peasant’s Song during Cultural Revolution

Gao Anhua, To the Edge of the Sky, p.145



They plucked imaginary flowers from the chain

September 9, 2009

Criticism has plucked imaginary flowers from the chain, not so that man will wear the chain that is without fantasy or consolation but so that he will pluck it off and pluck the living flower within.

Marx, Critique of Hegel’s ‘Philosophy of Right’.

But in removing the imaginary flowers (such as religion) that make theĀ  ‘chain’ of capitalist society easier to bear, what ‘living flowers’ were actually picked? The reality of a communist society without the ‘illusion’ of religion was the ‘meadow’ of Pol Pot’s Cambodia or North Korea today.

Again, the atheistic communist has faith, even noble aims – but it is blind, disproved and discredited.

Mao and the expendibility of the people

September 8, 2009

Mao repudiated as treasonous the policy of arms-control agreements inaugurated in 1968, and he scoffed at the idea that a thermonuclear war would mean the extinction of life on earth. With astonishing insouciance, he wrote:

If the worst came to the worst, and half of mankind died, the other half would remain while imperialism would be razed to the ground and the whole world could become socialist; in a number of years there would be 2.7 billion people again.

Richard Pipes, Communism, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2002, p.125

One slogan of the Great Leap Forward pledged, ‘We shall teach the sun and moon to change places. We shall create a new heaven and earth for man.’

ibid., pp.130-31

The Great Leap Forward cost 30 million lives.

Why Communism is dangerous

September 8, 2009

Proletarian coercion, in all its forms, from executions to forced labour, is, paradoxical as it may sound, the method of moulding communist humanity out of the human material of the capitalist period.

Nikolai Bukharin, 1920

Communists often blame the excesses of the Soviet era on Stalin as a nasty individual. But even if they admit to the evil done by Lenin, it is clear that the root of the problem is in the system that denied a basic diginity to all humans regardless of class. The image of God supplies a trans or supra-class basis for the fair treatment of all. When Bukharin said this the revolution was just 3 years old. The rot didn’t take long to settle in.

Atheism and the removal of hope

August 17, 2009

Marx professed himself an atheist, but retained a cosmic optimism which only theism could justify. Broadly speaking, all the elements in Marx’s philosophy which are derived from Hegel are unscientific, in the sense that there is no reason whatsoever to suppose them true.

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, p.816

In other words, to be a consistent atheist you have to follow Russell into despair. Hope is a vestigial belief in a post-Christian worldview.