By L.K. Samuels
Why do the Progressive Big Media, Democrats, elites, and Democratic Socialists feel duty-bound to create false realities? Why must they silence, obstruct, or distort any truthful voice before it can ever be heard? And why do they rush to judgment before the facts can be sorted out? The answer is simple: socialists and collectivists have no other choice. By hard experience, they learned over 100 years ago that their ideology is devoid of facts and reality. They had to sacrifice truth in order to hide the inevitable failures of socialism.
This realization occurred in the late 1890s, when a crisis of confidence began to reach a fever pitch. Before that, Marxian socialists were seen as the bright new kids on the political block. They were gaining acceptance and recognition. They thought they had it made. Socialists had long predicted capitalism’s inevitable demise. In anticipation, they prepared to be capitalism’s pallbearers, and they breathlessly awaited the birth of a glorious socialist-proletarian revolution.
But then something unexpected happened: socialism started to decompose. Marxist leaders and revisionists looked inward and noticed serious flaws in Marx’s socioeconomic predictions. Across Europe, the truth of Marxian socialism was called into question. As the defects and failures started to pile up, Marxian socialists faced an ideology both false and unworkable. Instead of witnessing capitalism in its last stage of life, it was apparent that Marxism and socialism were dying on the vine.
Like a viral plague, these inconsistencies within Marxist theory swept across the entire socialist and Marxist landscape. It became known as the “crisis of Marxism,” a term dubbed by Marxist theoreticians and practitioners themselves. This internal struggle revolved around the release of devastating economic data in the 1890s.
Obviously, this situation was a bitter pill to swallow. Socialist intellectuals had to face the fact that truth and scientific law could easily destroy their political agenda to reconstruct society. If Marxian socialism did not conform to reality, then they would have to rely on other methods to gain political power. They found it more effective and convenient to sidetrack the truth at every possible opportunity.
Ironically, the man who pointed out the many fatal flaws of socialism and communism was a rising star in the Marxist movement: Eduard Bernstein. He was an important Marxist political theorist and historian and a close friend of Friedrich Engels, working with him for almost ten years. Bernstein also personally collaborated with Marx, becoming not only a patron, but editor of Der Sozialdemokrat, the militant organ of the Social Democratic Party in Germany, from 1881 to 1890. Bernstein was being groomed as one of the major philosophical heirs of Marx and Engels.
A stickler for ethics, Bernstein embraced the idea that truth was a strong disinfectant against hypocrisy. He wanted to see successful results, not Marxist dogma. He waited until the passing of Marx in 1883 and Engels in 1895 before he launched an investigation of Marx’s predictions.
The litany of failed promises that Bernstein discovered overwhelmed orthodox Marxists with a stunning sense of denial. Marx had predicted that industrial capitalism would result in a concentration of a few big companies; instead, ownership of companies become more dispersed, decentralized, and scattered into many hands. Marx and his surrogates predicted that the poor would become poorer; instead, Bernstein showed empirical data that the incomes of workers were rising to unheard-of levels. He discovered that big companies were not as profitable as smaller businesses, which defied Marx’s contentions. Technology was advancing, not hitting a roadblock. Profits were rising, not falling. Past problems of “unemployment, overproduction, and the inequitable distribution of wealth” were being overcome by capitalism. Bernstein even targeted Marx’s cherished “class struggle” theory, proving that capitalism’s wealth-building capacity had reduced the animosity between the wealthy class and the worker class. These statistics confronted Marxist and socialist theorists with a paradox: why was capitalism growing more vibrant when it was supposedly entering its final dying days?
To Marxist socialists’ dismay, the bourgeois system of market economics had gotten a clean bill of health. Capitalism was flourishing. Objective reality refused to comply with socialist demands. Instead, Marxian socialism was found guilty and given a sentence of rejection. To the public, Marxian socialism had lost its credibility.
As reams of published evidence proved the emptiness of socialist theories, Marxian ringleaders became distraught. They were taken by surprise by something they had never expected — widespread repudiation of Marxian fundamentals by economic and social statistics that appeared in many journals and newspapers.
Nonetheless, Marxism and socialist revolutionary activity did not die.
And today, Democrats maintain that pattern. They lie about everything because everything they do is failure. They have reached a new level of failure because Trump and his success scared the shit out of them, so their agenda now is to simply do the opposite of what Trump has done in every endeavor. The opposite of success is failure and that is all the Democrats have offered. Therefore, they can’t tell the truth about anything.
It’s a good story, do you have a link to the source.
Hmmm…. every hear of “Russian collusion”?
Schiff refusing to release 53 declassified documents of testimony about the Russian investigation
IG report shows Schiff was lying about the FISA warrants and Nunes was telling the truth
How about impeachment?
Evidence of coordination and collaboration between Schiff and “whistle blower”
Ukrainian arms dealer linked to fundraisers for Pelosi and Schiff
How about the border disaster?
Idiot Biden blames Trump for the disaster on the border HE created. President of Mexico blames Biden
Idiot Biden lied about the numbers of people coming across the border during the border crisis he created
Psaki claims the only reason the people think the crisis at the border is a crisis is because of the mean old media
Idiot Biden’s border disaster.
Great idiot Biden success; taking thousands of illegal immigrants infected with COVID and releasing them into the public.
How’s that for just a sampling?
Link: The Cemetery.
Ask Chairman Mao about it. He’ll tell you it didn’t happen, but dead bodies don’t lie.
Just to add a little more.