Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Opus 2021-300: Book Review: The Communist Manifesto, part 8 of 9: A Summary in Karl’s Words

Starting at Kindle Location 359 Marx provides a summary of the major points of Communism.  I am listing a few of them.  Take a moment to scan through them and ask yourself, “How many of them are already in place?”

“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 right of inheritance.

“5. Centralisation (sic) of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
“6. Centralisation (sic) of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

“9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of 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.”

It would seem that we are well down the road.  Are you happy about that?

Marx, Karl.  The Communist Manifesto, 1848, Project Gutenberg download

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