The first battlefield is to rewrite history. Anyone who know anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included. ~ Karl Marx
Karl Marx (5 May 1818–14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, journalist, sociologist, economist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx’s work in economics set the foundation for the majority of our modern understanding of labor relative to capital, and later economic ideas. A prolific writer of many books during his lifetime, the most prominent are The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894). In 1843 Marx relocated to Paris, where he began writing for other radical and anarchist newspapers and during that period met Friedrich Engels, and formed an enduring friendship, benefactor and collaborator who helped distribute his communist ideas to the public.
Marx contended that class conflicts caused by capitalism between the upper class (bourgeoisie) and lower class (proletariat) would establish in the working class a longing for political power and in the end establish a classless society, communism, a society governed by a free association of producers, which historically only exists in theory. Marx aggressively battled for its enactment, arguing that the working class should perform organized revolutionary action to collapse capitalism and cause socio-economic change through communism.
Modern political parties of the Left including – Democrats, Socialists, Progressives (also called Liberals), Anarchists, Humanists, Atheists, Environmentalists, Feminists, etc. have all morphed together with the ideas of Karl Marx and are now synonymous with the communist philosophy of Marxism of which FDR’s New Deal and Welfare State of the 1930s and 40s, LBJ’s Great Society of the 1960s and today under Barack Obama’s Obamacare, Executive Amnesty and the Cloward-Piven Strategy Obama learned as a student at Columbia University, circa 1981-83 to use Marxist revolutionary communism to purposely overwhelm the Welfare State in order to collapse the capitalist system. These are but a few examples of modern socialist policy inspired by Karl Marx.
In a 2011 essay on The Feminist Mystique and Marxism I quoted the founding mother of the modern or “second-wave” feminist movement, the irrepressible and intellectually outrageous Betty Friedan (1921-2006), who devotedly worshipped and restated the communist ideas of Karl Marx and integrated them almost exclusively to write her famous 1963 book, The Feminist Mystique, the bible to White progressive, liberal and socialist women at colleges throughout America in the 1960s and 70s, leading directly to the Sexual Revolution of the 1970s (think Hippies, Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton and those now pushing same-sex marriage).
To demonstrate Freidan’s slavish reliance to the communist ideas of Karl Marx, uniting them to the burgeoning feminist movement in America in the early 1960s, Freidan wrote: “Society had to be restricted so that women, who happen to be the people who give birth, could make a human, responsible choice whether or not – and when – to have children, and not be barred thereby from participating in society in their own right. This meant the right to birth control and safe abortion.”
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