Socialism in America

BOZEMAN, MONTANA is the birthplace of Ryan Zinke, the federal secretary of the interior, and the home of Steve Daines, Montana’s Republican junior senator, and Greg Gianforte, the state’s reporter-thumping Republican congressman. But the public-comments part of Bozeman’s city commission meeting on August 20th was dominated entirely by socialists. They did not sing the Internationale, […]

Marxism and the Democratic Tradition

The modern democratic tradition was born in revolution and developed in the class struggle of the masses to realize the democratic promise of the revolution against feudalism. It has been per-eminently a people’s tradition, associated with the activity, the welfare and the flourishing of the “common man.” Militant in character, republican in principle, and international […]

The Gospel Roots of Marx’s Thought

Jesus Christ asks his listeners: “Is not life more than food? Is not the body more valuable than clothes?” (Matt. 6:25). Then, after alluding to the birds in the sky, he asks; “Are not you more important than they?” (Matt 6:26). In another context he voiced his subversive statement: “The sabbath was made for man, […]

Karl Marx: Quotes From Grundrisse Pt. 2

Here are more probing and forceful passages out of the Grundrisse. In the Grundrisse you are with Marx to grapple with abstract concepts to hopefully see new ways of looking at what capitalist society essentially is: hell on earth. Page numbers are from the Penguin Classics edition. 1. Do we never find in antiquity an […]

Karl Marx: 18 Quotes From Grundrisse

Introduction The modern bourgeoisie may remark how Karl Marx was, at the least, an enduring and important thinker. It’s something of a contradiction then that throughout his adult life Marx condemned the same bourgeoisie to their certain doom. The bourgeoisie, it seems at a glance, are confessing that Marx spoke right. Here are 18 qoutes […]

Capital Circulation

The capitalist mode of production and the social relations necessary for its existence is a terrifying dynamic process. Capital, by its very essence, is value in perpetual search of additional value, produce by the workers in the process of production. The unquenchable thirst for additional surplus-value (unpaid labor) is the fundamental motor of economic growth, […]

Marx on Modern Industry

With penetrating insight Marx sums up the devastating effects capital has on society–when its will is imposed on man, alienating him from himself, ”We have seen how this absolute contradiction between the technical necessities of Modern Industry, and the social character inherent in its capitalistic form, dispels all fixity and security in the situation of […]

Why Communism?

When Jesus says, “Happy are the poor” and “Woe to you the rich,” he is not talking about riches in the absolute sense. That is, he is not condemning the physical fact of having great material resources. There is not that kind of asceticism in Jesus that almost instinctively hates well-being and abundance, the kind […]

Christianity Is Communism

For a Christian to say he or she is anti-Marxist is understandable. There are numerous varieties of Marxism, and it is possible our Christian is referring to one of the many materialistic philosophies which style themselves Marxist without having much at all to do with Marx. For a Christian to claim to be not only […]

The Gospel Of Messiah & The Sign Of Discipleship

Badge of discipleship Uncompromising, loyal, educated, fearless, selfless, courageous, faithful, loving and broken into his calling. Enemies to the enemies of life. Being altogether with the word of God armed and dangerous. In short, hardened revolutionaries. These are the first students of Jesus Christ.  For nearly 4 years they learned and collaborated with the master […]