Socialism And Its Motives

Socialists have their motives. Some are creditable. Others are decidedly not. The track record of mass murder written up in The Black Book of Communism shows that. It is worth looking at their raison d'Ítre.

It started as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution [ 1750 to 1850 ], although arguably it came earlier with Muscular Christianity. One might point to  William Wilberforce and his success in passing the Slave Trade Act of 1807. They come from a concern for the less fortunate, for the worthy poor - see Worthy Poor Hit Hardest By Recession in particular. Note well that these movements originated in England, in Britain & America; in essence with Europeans. Others were involved later.

Presumably Karl Marx started by caring about the underdog. He then moved on to hating the alleged oppressors. His Communist Manifesto tells us:

In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things. The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.

So no more Mr. Nice Guy. Mass murder is the aim. He succeeded too. The other author of the manifesto was Friedrich Engels, a rich German who rode to hounds, enjoyed parties, had fun. He sounds like another Capitalist Swine. Did he read what he wrote in the manifesto? Was he a Useful Idiot or a dangerous idiot? Marx was both.

Recall that Blair, the leader of the Labour Party, England's main socialist party did not want union money and working men's votes. He decided to take money from financial interests and votes from Illegal Immigrants bribing them with Illegal Immigrant Housing. See Big Government Big Business Big Fraud. Blair is England's worst ever prime minister but a deeply sincere Capitalist Swine.