The Communist Manifesto

            Communism fell; the Soviet Union was no more; Gorbachev fell from power, the nightmare ended, or did it? It is true that China was still communistic as was Cuba but nobody seemed to be worried about that. I recall attending a meeting of the Fundamental Wesleyan Society which is, unofficially at least, postmillennial; they believe the millennium will be ushered in by the preaching of the gospel. They believed that the fall of the Soviet Union was a great step in this direction, as was obvious as we gathered around the altar for prayer.

            Is communism dead, and just what is communism? According to Lenin it is a manual of action. The objective of communism is universal socialism. The USSR was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. What would total socialism look like. Perhaps a view of the Communist Manifesto can shed a little light on this.

            According to this manifesto its objectives are as follows:

            1. A world “independent of all nationality.”

            2. “Abolition of private property.”

            3. “Abolition of the family.”

            3. “Abolishes eternal truths.”

            4. “Abolishes all religion and all morality.”

            5. “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.”

            6. “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.”

            7. A central bank controlled by the government.

            8. Control of communication & transport by the state.

            9. “Equal obligation of all to work.”

            10. “More equable distribution of the populace.”

            11. “Free education for all children in public schools.”

                                    “Working men of all countries, unite!”

            1. A world Independent of all nationality. Well the United Nations might be conceived as a step in this direction. I have been told there has been some effort to give the UN taxing power. Thankfully those efforts have failed so far. If they ever start forcing taxes on all nations then nationalities are dead. If you don’t understand how that is so I suggest you need to do a little studying.

            2. Abolition of private property is here in the USA. If you don’t believe that then don’t pay property taxes on your real estate and see what happens. Oh, by the way they used “imminent domain,” to confiscate property so the New York Times could build a new headquarters. If that isn’t the abolition of private property, then what is?

            3. Abolition of the family

            The divorce rate is 50% and has been there for decades now. At one point the divorce rate for Christian ministers was 10% but I understand it is also 50% now. The Apostle Paul tells us that in the latter times, “Forbidding to marry,”1 Tim. 4:3. will be a fact of life. How far are we from that? Cohabitation (living together without being married) used to be against the law but it is common now. The abomination called “same sex marriage” is growing. In plain fact, marriage and the family aren’t doing too well.

            3. Abolition of eternal truths.

            To believe the Bible today means you are simply way out of the mainstream. In that part of the world where Scripture used to be venerated, if you still believe that God spoke worlds into existence then you are out of it. Evolution is the thing. Everything else is just opinions.

            4. Abolition of all religion and all morality.

            In my nearly eighty years on this planet I have seen morals decay more and more. Things that used to get you jailed are common now. Bikinis for instance. While religion is still around Christianity is attacked more and more here in the USA.

            5. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

            I suppose you have heard of the IRS. By the way, our founding fathers never did. What institution is more powerful than the IRS?

            6. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

            This will only apply to the poor and feeble, you can be sure that the Rothschild, the Rockefellers etc. etc. will never surrender their holdings. “ The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7. That has never changed!

            7. A central bank controlled by the government.

            Have you heard of the “Federal Reserve”? Does the government control it or does it control the government?

            8. Control of communication & transport by the state.

            Honestly I don’t know just where we are on this one. I do know however that you can’t get an airline’s plane without being searched. Every now and then I here rumors that the government is going to tax the internet. They likely can view these when they want to and I hear that our phone conversations can be listened to.

             9. “Equal obligation of all to work.”

            At this point it looks more like its an “obligation” to live off the government and the people that do work. However you can be sure that once the powers that be have things in their control like they want them you will either work or starve.

            10.”More equitable distribution of the populace.”

            We don’t seem to be their yet, but just keep depending on the government and we will get there.

            11. “Free education for all children in public schools.”

            This has existed all of my seventy-nine years and I don’t know how much longer.

“Working men of all countries, unite!”