"A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism." This is the famous opening line of the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. This sentence could be paraphrased today: "A specter is haunting America -- the specter of socialism.
"Is Communism Really Dead?
Communism is only an extreme form of socialism. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, many thought communism was dead and could be relegated to the dustbin of history. However, it is hard to support this assertion.
In fact, although the political power of communism and socialism has declined, it is undeniable that its cultural manifestations are now at a peak. Therefore, one cannot affirm that socialism or communism died.
Much more important than the political expansion of communism and socialism is the spreading of ideas and customs that are leading the world to abandon the natural order and Christian civilization. Such ideas and customs can be seen everywhere with campaigns in favor of abortion, euthanasia, same-sex “marriage,” and other moral aberrations.
But someone might ask: “What do these moral issues have to do with socialism?”
A Theoretical Approach
In more abstract terms, the answer to this question is this: pride and unbridled sensuality break down intellectual and moral barriers that preserve the order established by God in the universe, thus opening the gates for the progress of socialism. In turn, socialism provides philosophical systematization and political support for such practices.
In other words, everything that favors immorality on one hand, or the revolt against any inequality on the other, ipso facto fosters the advancement of socialism. Conversely, socialism favors these same unrestrained evil tendencies of fallen man, masking them under the façade of a pseudo-philosophy and pseudo-science.
The Facts Speak for Themselves
It is no coincidence that, upon coming to power, socialist parties try to implement the homosexual agenda, promote or facilitate abortion, impose stringent “hate crime” laws, or advance other “politically correct” causes.
Recent examples include:
Portugal: Portuguese parliament passed a socialist-sponsored bill legalizing same-sex “marriage.” Last year, abortion was also introduced.Spain: Same-sex “marriage” and abortion were recently legalized by the Socialist government lead by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
England: The same measures mentioned above were introduced by Tony Blair’s Labor Party.
Brazil: President Lula (Workers Party) just signed Presidential Decree No. 7,037 on December 21, 2009. The decree calls for the expansion of abortion, homosexual “rights,” state control, and other socialist features.
As the whole world moves almost imperceptibly toward socialism, America is also following the trend.