Let’s continue with our examination of Karl Marx, and Marxism.
“See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.”
Benjamin Gitlow was an American-born Jew of socialist Russian emigrant parents. In 1919, at the age of 27, he co-founded the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) which attempted to establish Bolshevik Marxist policies in America. Gitlow ultimately reached the apex of his career when named the Executive Secretary of the Communist Party of the United States. However, in May, 1929 after several disagreements with Stalin in Moscow concerning the state of Communism in the U.S., he was expelled from the Party.
Four years later he became disillusioned and became a critic of the American Communist movement. This ultimately led to his 1939 testimony before the U.S. Congress about the Russian Communist Party’s infiltration--through religion--in the United States.*
During his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Gitlow cited a publication “edited by the executive committee of the Komsomol, the youth organization of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which laid out what communists themselves called “The 10 Commandments of Communism””* .
As you read these 10 commandments, allow me to remind you of 3 things:
i.These commandments reveal the vision of Communism for America!!
ii.The Communist Party of America used these guidelines to infiltrate the American church!!! Considering that Marxism is a doctrine of atheism, why would Communists attempt to infiltrate the ‘church’? Because they understood the church’s influence in America, and believed they could deceive the church to help them foment revolution in America!!!
iii.What does this say about the American church, that Communists, i.e.athiests, could believe (and still believe) they could successfully infiltrate the church with atheist ideas?
1.Never forget that the clergy is the most powerful enemy of the Communist state.
2.Try to win your friends over to communism and remember that Stalin, who has given a new constitution to the Russian people, is the leader of the anti-God army, not only in the U.S.S.R., but throughout the world.
3.Convince your friends not to have contact with priests.
4.Watch out for spies and report saboteurs to the police.
5.Make sure that atheist publications are distributed among the largest possible number of people.
6.A good young Communist must also be a militant atheist. He must know how to use his weapons and be experienced in the art of war.
7.Whenever you can you must fight religious elements and prevent whatever influence they might have on your comrades.
8.A true “godless” must also be a good police agent. It is the duty of all atheists to guard the security of the state.
9.Support the godless movement with your money, which is especially necessary for our propaganda abroad where funds, under present circumstances, can only be spent secretly.
10.If you are not a convinced atheist you cannot be a good Communist or a real Soviet citizen. Atheism is indissolubly bound to communism. These two ideas are the pillars of Soviet power.
These ‘10 commandments of Communism’ should help any honest person understand what Patrisse Cullors meant by:
“We are trained Marxists.”
I have one question for any Christian, especially Black Christians, infatuated with ‘Black Lives Matter’:
Do you even care?
If you don’t care, the following Biblical passage applies:
“…Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” -Lu18:8
*The Devil and Marx, Paul Kengor. Pg 227,228
"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." - Les Brown