The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels has attained the status of a “classic” among the American people, a book that everyone has heard of, but no one reads.

The reality is that forces are at work in this country and have been for years, for the express purpose of establishing these “generally applicable” principles to effect their classless, non-political worker’s utopia.

The news of late bears witness to such forces operating uder the guises of ‘justice’, ‘equity’ and the like.

I publish them here for your perusal, if not something of a cultural mnemonic, with commentary to follow as I develop this site. When I reach the point where I can add a comments section, your contributions will be welcome also. They are:

“1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of child factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.”

Remember, and be on guard…

Father David+

[Text is from Volume 50 of the Great Books of the Western World, copyright 1952 by Encyclopedia Britannica, p. 429]

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