Monday, September 1, 2014
The purpose of this book is to explain as objectively as possible the Science of Marxism in terms of its objectives, its structure, its inception, its organization, its impact on civilization and the socio-political and economic consequences of its applied methodology. It is also intended to identify and explain many of the political agendas, mechanisms and instruments of the science of Marxism in their various forms and applications, including propaganda and war. It is not intended to be a partisan book but it must necessarily be a political book since the Science of Marxism deals with a variety of political action methodologies, political controls and socio-political engineering.
One of the great challenges in writing this book is that Marxist ideas have been so prevalent in, and have so permeated our political thinking and our society that many people simply accept some of the popular tenets as truth; without question. Such socio-political paradigms as diversity and political correctness, for example, are the product of applied Marxism, but they have been instituted in our political system without question as to their validity or their perceived value to our present social fabric, and also with regards to their actual political purpose.
For many academicians and politicians it is as though Karl Marx were still alive today, for they are ardent Marxists. For others the ideas and principles of Marx and Engels are considered as though they are some kind of immutable law of nature and are justified by virtue of their perceived merit. Yet for others Marxism is a repugnant atavism representing a backwards political journey to a mediaeval feudalistic system; such as the autarkic model for the Manor, for example. Such positions are critically examined in this book.
It is a further purpose of this book to examine the foundations and the influences upon which Marx and Engels formed their world view with respect to communism and evolutionary theory, and also the impact that Marxism has had on the world primarily through the influence of men like Lenin, Stalin and Mao and others. At its peak, communism controlled or influenced roughly two thirds of the world population. It is difficult to overstate the efficacy of Marxist science over the last one hundred years as relates to social transformation.
Marxism must be understood in its proper historical frame of reference. The historical frame of reference for consideration here is primarily the nineteenth century although a broader historical development is essential to understanding the foundations on which Marx and Engels wrote the dynamic chapter in history that changed much of the world since the nineteenth century. That broader view is presented here for a coherent understanding of Marxism in the postmodern world. The ideas and understanding of history by Marx is essential to that objective. It is essential also that a critical review of both Marxism and communism is developed with respect to the intellectual as well as the political, social and economic impact on modern and postmodern civilization.