Friday, November 6, 2009

Karl Marx as Religious Eschatologist

By Murray N. Rothbard (article link)

[…] in his poem "Feelings," dedicated to his childhood sweetheart and later wife, Jenny von Westphalen, Marx expressed both his megalomania and his enormous thirst for destruction:

Heaven I would comprehend

I would draw the world to me;

Loving, hating, I intend

That my star shine brilliantly

and

Worlds I would destroy forever,

Since I can create no world;

Since my call they notice never

Here, of course, is a classic expression of Satan's supposed reason for hating, and rebelling against, God.

In another poem Marx writes of his triumph after he shall have destroyed God's created world:

Then I will be able to walk triumphantly,

Like a god, through the ruins of their kingdom.

Every word of mine is fire and action.

My breast is equal to that of the Creator.

And in his poem "Invocation of One in Despair," Marx writes,

I shall build my throne high overhead,

Cold, tremendous shall its summit be.

For its bulwark — superstitious dread.

For its marshal — blackest agony.[45]

The Satan theme is most explicitly set forth in Marx's "The Fiddler," dedicated to his father.

See this sword?

The prince of darkness

Sold it to me.

and

With Satan I have struck my deal,

He chalks the signs, beats time for me

I play the death march fast and free. 

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