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Tfw I have something in common with Marxists 😂

Do they really? The majority of emigrants who homesteaded Israel were Marxists. About 80% migrated from Soviet-controlled ports on the Black Sea. Communist Russia was the strongest supporter of socialist Israel.
The first kibbutz in Palestine was filled with Marxist proselytes of Soviet Jew, Ber Borochov. Borochov and Moses Hess, both Marxists, founded Israel's dominant Labor Zionist movement, which was incidentally the group behind the Arab-Israeli war in 1948.
Moses Hess was also the father of German Communism. Hess was a member of the First Communist International alongside Marx. Hess not only introduced the term "Communism" to Marx, he was also responsible for converting Engels to Communism 👇
Hess was Marx's teacher, introducing him to concepts like historical materialism which would become a foundational principle of Marxism. Hess and Marx authored a series of books together (The German Ideology) and both were considered "true socialists" by their contemporaries.
"Welcome be a religion that pours into the bitter chalice of the suffering human species some sweet, soporific drops of spiritual opium, some drops of love, hope and faith.”
- Moses Hess (1840)

"Religion is the opium of the people.”
- Karl Marx (1843)

Coincidence? 🤔
So why does this matter? Because Hess, a self-described Marxist, was not just a Zionist - he was the FATHER of Zionism.

But "MaRxiSts hAte IsRaeL, mOroN." 😂
Hess and Marx, both secular Jews in Europe, proffered derivative takes on the same Jewish emancipation strategy: Europe must cede its self-determination for internationalism.

However, Hess and other Jewish Marxists wanted a nationalist state for the Jewish people. Convenient.
When looking at Marx's work in the context of the socialist paradigm of that era, the emancipation of Jews in Europe was central to the socialists' goal of liberating humanity. As a Jew himself, Marx's philosophy grew from this necessity.
With that said, it's easy to see that Marxism was a way to redistribute property from its European owners to poor Jews who were living in shtetls.

Jews were emancipated in the 1840s.
Marxism was born in the 1840s.
This is no coincidence.
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