The Ugly Racism of Karl Marx

Walter E. Williams/ Daily Signal: 

Editor’s note: This commentary contains language, although used in historical context, that may offend some readers.


[…] In 1867, Marx wrote the first volume of “Das Kapital.” The second and third volumes were published posthumously, edited by Engels.

Few people who call themselves Marxists have ever even bothered to read “Das Kapital.” If one did read it, he would see that people who call themselves Marxists have little in common with Marx.

For those who see Marx as their hero, there are a few historical tidbits they might find interesting. Nathaniel Weyl, himself a former communist, dug them up for his 1979 book, “Karl Marx: Racist.”

For example, Marx didn’t think much of Mexicans. When the United States annexed California after the Mexican War, Marx sarcastically asked, “Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?”

Engels shared Marx’s contempt for Mexicans, explaining: “In America we have witnessed the conquest of Mexico and have rejoiced at it. It is to the interest of its own development that Mexico will be placed under the tutelage of the United States.”

Marx had a racial vision that might be interesting to his modern-day black supporters. In a letter to Engels, in reference to his socialist political competitor Ferdinand Lassalle, Marx wrote:  More

12 Comments on The Ugly Racism of Karl Marx

  1. Didn’t read anything particularly objectionable … or racist.

    Maybe Marx was just a tad more honest than today’s Marxists?

    izlamo delenda est …

  2. You can be a person of any culture, color or race and still hate your own.
    For example: White Libs hate white people.

  3. George Soros is Jewish too, but that didn’t stop him from helping round-up his fellow jews into the ovens.

  4. MJA & Tony R nailed it. George Soros is of Jewish heritage. Yet he abandoned his religious faith in favor of his god, Socialism. That’s why he was an eager, willing collaborator, helping round up Hungarian Jews for the National Socialists during WWII and ever since he’s been supporting one far-Left Socialist cause or another. A truly despicable man.

  5. LOGIC

    Does not pertain to the Left. It is not a leftwing value. The ends justifying the means matters to the Left, THAT is a leftwing value.

    Does not pertain to the Left. It is not a leftwing value. That is why you see the whiplash lying vis-a-vis the Comey firing. Lying permeates the Left, it’s really a hallmark.

    Calling people racists means nothing to communists, only in that it animates the Useful Idiots to attack non-communists, converting or killing them.

    Communism existed before Marx because murderous envy, laziness and rejection of God’s morality existed before Marx. In fact it can be traced in print to the earliest Dead Sea Scrolls, circa 100 B.C.

    Beginning with Adam banging Eve, having two sons; Cain and Abel.

    Cain was the first communist. God branded Cain to walk the Earth and not be killed. Just as communism itself, walks the Earth like a mind-virus, turning its adopters into murderous, lazy, covetous animals. Think of Cain’s brand as a hammer and sickle.

  6. Poor Karl is misunderstood, he was not a racist. He just hated everybody who was not named Karl Marx.

  7. Marx not only was Jewish, he was also a brilliant rabbinical student, but then he turned against it all. Basically, he turned into the anti-Rabbi. That’s one of the problems with dealing with Marxism; the arguments seem intriguing and well thought out, and he was a brilliant polemicist.

    The biggest failing of Marx’s writing is that it is all fantasy land shit. Marx wrote a theory of labor even though he never worked a day of labor in his life; never even visited a worksite or a factory. And he presumed to solve all the economic problems bedeviling mankind and yet could scarcely support his family. Four of his children died at an early age due to poverty and two of the three kids that survived committed suicide as young adults .. out of sheer joy to have been fathered by the saviour of humankind, no doubt

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