The Roots of Revolution
by Reginald Firehammer
In the opening article to this series, “Marxist Revolution of the West,” I explained that the revolution that has all but destroyed Western civilization, and is in its final stages in every aspect of Western society and culture, though explicitly planned and initiated by avowed Marxists, it was contributions of other individuals, movements, and institutions that made it possible for the revolution to be so spectacularly pulled off. The interrelationships between these various contributors to the revolution is very complex. There are six major threads of influence which I have identified and in terms of which all the complexity of that revolution can be explained.
III. Marx’s Communist Faith: Political Atheist ReligionAccording to Eric Voegelin in Volume 5 of his Collected Works, titled Modernity Without Restraint, Karl Marx was an “activist mystic” in the same tradition as Auguste Comte. Veogelin describes Marx’s anti-spiritual creed as part of the larger socialist attempt to wipe out God and replace Him with a religion of mankind.
He refers to ideologies like these as political religions.Voegelin describes Marx’s character in his chapter, The Murder of God, as being one whom seeks to elevate the God murderer into the place of God—perhaps analogous to Sir Jame’s Frazer’s Golden Bough regicide recounted in Apocalypse Now—in the killing of Colonel Kurtz.Voegelin mentions some compelling aspects of Marx’s God murder. First, that this is the ultimate “intellectual swindle.” Second, that this deicide must be retroactive to cover such an egregious act.