The Origins of Communism - Excerpt from Chapter 11, “None Dare Call It Treason” by John A. Stormer
A trite explanation offered by the ill-informed is that communism is a product of inequalities under our social system. Hence, these people argue, if we will alleviate these conditions, we will never have to worry about communism….. The misery theory of communism runs contrary to actual facts in our country. New York State, for example, has approximately 50% of the total Communist Party membership. Yet it is second in terms of per capita income and per capita school expenditures… Conversely, Mississippi is lowest in the scale of Communist Party membership but is also lowest in per capita income.
The misery theory of communism does not jibe with these figures nor with the fact that such wealthy persons as Frederick Vanderbilt Field, and prominent members of the Hollywood film colony, have been found to be members of the Communist Party. Indeed the misery theory of communism is exactly what the Communists would have us believe, in order to mislead us.
Conspiracy is so essential a condition of an organization of this kind that all other conditions….must be made to conform with it.
I have not been a believer in communism for a long period of time, although in the early days of my association with the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia I was an ideological believer.My initial disillusionment with communism in practice began to take place while I was attending Military Staff School in Prague. It was at this school that I witnessed many incidents which proved to me that communism in practice was greatly different from theoretical communism. I was exposed to numerous incidents where members of the Communist Party who were high-ranking officers in the Army took advantage of their position in order to obtain personal advantages and job security. The disillusionment which set in as a result of the excesses….began to shatter my faith in Marxism-Leninism.
All people and things in the universe and the universe itself are simply matter in motion. As matter moves, opposites attract. When the opposites come together, conflict results and from the conflict comes change.
There is no God. When communists deny God, they simultaneously deny every virtue and every value which originates with God. There are no moral absolutes, no right and wrong. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon On The Mount are invalid.
We do not believe in eternal morality- our morality is entirely subordinated to the interests of the class struggle.
Man is simply matter in motion. As such, he is without soul, spirit, or free will and is not responsible for his own acts.
Man is an economically determined animal. Qualities of human intelligence, personality, emotional and religious life merely reflect man’s economic environment. The evil a man does is just a reflection of his environment.
I dream of the hour when the last Congressman is strangled to death on the guts of the last preacher – and since the Christians love to sing about the blood, why not give them a little of it.