Marxism: A threat to America.

It did not take very long for radical groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter to establish themselves as household names in America.

A series of violent protests, hissy-fits and riots in 2016 exposed them for what they are: Far-left political activists and agitators who believe they can achieve their goals through threats, violence, and the spread of disinformation.

Their ideologies are unmistakably riddled with contradictions.

Let’s start with Antifa. The anti-capitalist group’s name is short for anti-fascism. They claim to oppose fascism and racism, but in reality act like fascists and racists themselves.

Anita’s primary targets are conservatives, who they somehow view as Nazis and white supremacists.

They claim to oppose “hate speech,” which is code language for any speech they disagree with. Yet they use actual hate speech to incite violence.

They do not believe in borders or a law enforcement. Yet as we have seen with CHAZ in Seattle, they built a border and assigned men to police their “zone” with firearms. There are even reports that one of their leaders is acting like a warlord.

BLM, on the other hand – not to be outdone by Antifa’s hypocrisy and complete lack of self-awareness – operate in a similar fashion with their own set of equally absurd, oxymoronic rules.

The group’s name is rather disingenuous given the fact they are indifferent to the high number of blacks killing other blacks. But when it comes to the few cases of police brutality, especially around election time, that’s when they come to life.

BLM calls for racial justice while simultaneously spewing racist rhetoric against whites. Like Antifa, they moan about white supremacy and white privilege, yet get away with espousing their own bigotry.

But unlike Antifa, BLM is more organized and better structured. And even though the organization’s co-founder admitted to be a “trained Marxist,” the group is heavily glorified and protected by the left-wing establishment. In the past few weeks alone, millions of dollars poured in from celebrities and big companies.  

Make no mistake: Antifa and BLM are not anti-establishment in any way, shape or form. They are part of the left-wing establishment, which includes Liberal media, academia, Democrats and celebrities. Even some Republicans are beginning to side with the group.

At least President Trump has the guts to stand up to them by refusing to cave in the way others have.  

Trump understands what these paid activists are all about. The dangers that these two groups pose to American society is in the form of Marxism.

What is Marxism?

Marxism is based on the economic and political theories of German philosophers, historians, and socialists, Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895).

Marx was the founder of communism, and together with Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848.  

In a nutshell, their economic and political theories were based on the idea that capitalism would not be sustainable in the long-term; that it would eventually collapse and be superseded by Communism.

What is Communism?

Communism is political system where people do not have rights to private ownership. Home properties, buildings, and businesses, including all production and consumption, are owned and controlled by a massive bureaucracy of government officials.

Though Marx and Engels theorized about a system that would favor collectivism in a classless society, where everyone is equal, history shows us that people living under Communism are simply equally miserable.

Free speech is suppressed, living conditions are generally terrible, the press is controlled by the government, and political dissidents are jailed or executed.  

Communism has resulted in the deaths of about 100 million people and has drowned hundreds of millions more into poverty and misery.

By contrast, Capitalism has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and into better living conditions.

What is Socialism? 

Socialism is very similar to Communism, just a softer version of it in the sense that people are still allowed to own property.

Most Americans however, prefer Capitalism. It is America’s current economic system and is based on private ownership of capital, where a free market enterprise allows people to create their own businesses and earn unlimited income.

But with groups like Antifa and BLM, the war on Capitalism wages on. Not only in America, but all over the world.

It can be argued that Marxism is merely a prerequisite for Globalism.

One way to help prevent the spread of this evilness is through education. An honest discussion with family members, friends, or on social media posts is sometimes all it takes to fight back against the threat of Marxism.

At least that’s a start. Otherwise, America could see itself morph into the next Venezuela within a few short years.