INTRODUCTION TO PART 6
Wishing to make this post a lot shorter than previous parts of my series, I’ve had to exclude a lot of interesting detail…
My intention in this series is to debunk the notion that religion causes most or all war, and instead to show that war comes from the inner nature of man. One of the out-workings of that nature comes via atheistic philosophy.
In previous parts I discussed Marxism’s fundamental doctrine of atheism, along with its followers’ lust for violence during the 2oth century. I also looked at Hitler, who was not a Marxist, and his view that it was his job to give “Nature” a big helping hand in “her” administration of the survival of the fittest. Atheism and evolutionism were vital foundations in the philosophies of these men:
“COMMUNISM BEGINS FROM THE OUTSET WITH ATHEISM” – Karl Marx
“They (communists) openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution…”- Karl Marx
“Evolution prepares for revolution and creates the ground for it; revolution consummates the process of evolution and facilitates its further activity” – Joseph Stalin (FROM PART I OF J. V. Stalin ANARCHISM or SOCIALISM?)
Today’s atheist wishes us to think that atheism has nothing to do with war or atrocities, whereas anyone remotely professing or being identified with Christianity and yet committing crimes or atrocities obviously does so because of what he believes. What you believe only leads to bad actions if you’re a Christian or if you’re religious. Hmm.. Seems like a pretty fair judgment, eh?
No, the reality is that many who have accepted the rock-to-ape-to- man propaganda have married their atheism with ideologies based on the need for violence and the eradication of their perceived enemies. The “survival of the fittest” mentality has been a bedrock argument for mass murder, as I have documented in previous articles. If you are nothing more than an ape in clothes, and no more valuable than a rat, or “just a foetus”, then you can be wiped out and swept away. This was the attitude of men like Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Hitler and Mao, atheists who between them presided over the slaughtering of many millions of people. While it’s true that nobody has fought a war in the name of atheism alone, atheism plus ideology equals tyranny and terror.
Even if their atheism did not influence their actions (and it did), these men were NOT religious! This alone is a significant point in my argument.
All Marxist leaders, and Hitler and his Nazis, have declared that the state is to be considered the supreme entity among men: the individual is of little importance. I say that if we are not “endowed by our creator with inalienable rights”, then we are at the mercy of the state, who will decide what our rights will be, and what is right or wrong. We will be serving the state, when the state should be there to serve its citizens.
Mao Zedong believed that he should decide what the rights of his people would and would not be:
“At no time and in no circumstances should a communist place his personal interests first: he should subordinate them to the interests of the nation and of the masses” From “The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War” (October 1938) Selected Works, Vol.II p. 198.
MAO AND THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS, AND WAR
R. J. Rummel, in his book “China’s Bloody Century” has estimated that the Chinese communists murdered almost thirty-nine million of its own citizens in the 20th Century 1.
As an atheist, was Mao peace loving and benevolent? His own words express the opposite:
“A revolution is not a dinner party…A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another” From “Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan” (March 1927), Selected works, Vol. 1, p. 28.
“According to the Marxist theory of the state, the army is the chief component of state power…The guns of the Russian Communist Party created socialism…it is only by the power of the gun that the working class and the labouring masses can defeat the armed bourgoisie and landlords; in this sense we may say that only with guns can the whole world be transformed” From ‘Problems of War and Strategy” (November 6, 1938), Selected Works, Vol. II, p. 225.
MAO ZEDONG AND MARXISM
In all sayings attributed to Mao, he regarded his movement as “Marxist”. Remember that Marx was an atheist and an evolutionist, Marx said that “Communism begins at the outest with atheism”, and that Marx encouraged “the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions” . Mao associated himself openly with Marxism:
“It is necessary to master Marxist theory and apply it, master it for the sole purpose of applying it” From ‘Rectify the Party’s style of Work” (Feb. 1, 1942) Selected Works Vol. III, p 38.
“If there is to be a revolution, there must be a revolutionary party. Without a revolutionary party built on the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary theory and the Marxist-Leninist style, it is impossible to lead the working class and the broad masses of the people in defeating imperialism and its running dogs” From Revolutionary Forces of the World Unite, Fight against Imperialist Aggression!” (November 1948), Selected Works, Vol. IV, p. 248.
MAO, EVOLUTION AND ATHEISM
Most people are not aware (because it is conveniently swept under the carpet) that Darwin’s writings were so filled with racist ramblings that they would be rejected immediately if written now. You can almost match some of his phrases to those of Hitler:
“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes… will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”2.
Mao Zedong has said:
“The foundation of Chinese Socialism rests on Darwin and the theory of evolution.“ Mao Zedong (K. Mehnert, Kampf um Mao’s Erbe, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1977)
“Our God is none other than the masses of the Chinese people” From “The Foolish Old Man Who Removed the Mountains” (June 11, 1945), Selected Works, Vol. III, p. 322.
“The Marxist philosophy of dialectical materialism has two outstanding characteristics. One is its class nature: it openly avows that dialectical materialism is in the service of the proleteriat…” From “On Practice” (July 1937), Selected Works, Vol.I p. 297.
“Idealism and metaphysics are the easiest thing in the world, because people can talk as much nonsense as they like without basing it on objective reality…” Intro. Note to “Material on the Hu Feng Counter-Revolutionary Clique” May 1955).
If Mao is correct about metaphysics, then we had better forget all we learned from a multitude of believers such as Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Joseph Mendel, Galileo, William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln and Wernher Von Braun.
Mao and Chinese Communism is widely known to be based on belief in evolution. As an example, Riazatt Butt wrote in Britain’s “Guardian”:
“Mao also recognised the importance of Darwinian theory. It legitimised his nation. In 1957 the chairman discussed China in Darwinist terms: ‘Socialism, in the ideological struggle, now enjoys all the conditions to triumph as the fittest.’
“That same year Mao also invoked Darwin to justify his “Hundred Flowers Campaign”of openness to invite new ideas for advancement of the communist nation, writing: ‘Correct and good things have often at first been looked upon not as fragrant flowers but as poisonous weeds; Copernicus’s theory of the solar system and Darwin’s theory of evolution were once dismissed as erroneous and had to win out over bitter opposition.’ “. (Riazat Butt in Alexandria, Guardian.co.uk Monday 16 November 2009)
Fenggang Yang, in his book “Religion in China”, in a chapter titled “Chinese Marxist Atheism and its Policy Implications”, said:
“In the ideological lexicon of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Marxist-Leninist atheism is a fundamental doctrine” 3.
Yang explains that since 1921, when the Chinese Communist Party was established, Chinese atheism has taken two major forms: enlightenment atheism, which views atheist propaganda as a necessary weapon to fight religion, and militant atheism, which considers that political forces are necessary to control and elliminate religion. There is a third form emerging recently, self-designated as “mild atheism”.
Yang says that Mao singlehandedly launched the Great Proleterian Cultural Revolution to purge the “bourgeoise elements” believed to be permeating the party and society at large, and he notes that:
“militant atheism preceeded the eradication policy during the Cultural Revolution beginning in 1966” 4.
You’re probably all screaming “enough-we’ve got the point!” I agree, so look for something completely different…
1 R. J. Rummel China’s Bloody Century (Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, N.J., 1991)
2 Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, 2nd edition, New York, A L. Burt Co., 1874, p. 178
3 Fenggang Yang Religion In China: Survival and Revival Under Communist Rule (Oxford University Press, 2012) p. 45.
4 Ibid, p. 48.