Alarm bells should be ringing across our great nation in the face of one of the gravest existential threats it has ever faced, and one of those clanging the bell the loudest is that incomparable student of the history of American communism, professor Paul Kengor of Grove City College. His warning comes to us through his superb, just-released book, “The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration.”
Many of us thought that the unrivaled success of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the resulting collapse of the Soviet Union under George H.W. Bush spelled the end of Marxism-Leninism for all time as a governing socioeconomic system. Sadly, that evil philosophy proved only to be in abeyance for a short time, while its pernicious, satanic influence fermented in American society over the succeeding three decades in the halls of academe, the newsrooms of Big Media, the studios of Hollywood, the corporate offices of the tech giants and, yes, in politicians’ suites across the country.
For those who laugh at the notion of a spiritual dimension to the shocking, recent embrace of radical Marxist policies by the once-mainstream Democratic Party, with seemingly explosive rapidity, Kengor’s book will open their eyes. It certainly did mine. Anyone who scoffs does so at their own, and America’s, peril.
Let’s face it. As we watch Antifa and Black Lives Matter riot, and the incredible embrace of these people by political figures and corporate America, any sane American must be asking, “What on earth is going on?” The actions of these “protesters” can only be described as demonic. They are literally burning Bibles, attempting to torch government buildings with police officers inside, while blocking escape routes, brutally assaulting innocent civilians trying to protect others under attack, and shooting to death passersby, like a young mother who had the temerity to say the most commonsensical thing imaginable, that “all lives matter.” These are the behaviors of demonic individuals. And there is a reason for that, as Kengor so ably explains.
While Kengor is careful to note that he did not find evidence that Karl Marx was a practicing satanist (although other Marx biographers suggest he was), in the manner of holding black masses or engaging in satanic rituals, he delves into Marx’s early literature and reveals a man whose writings were replete with paeans to Satan. In a poem called “The Pale Maiden,” Marx wrote: “Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well. My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell.” In another poem, “The Player,” Marx waxed: “See the sword—the Prince of Darkness sold it to me. For he beats the time and gives the signs. Ever more boldly I play the dance of death.”