When we talk Marxism both yesterday and today, we must be patently clear that those who subscribe to the atheist ideology completely abandon their Jewishness, their Christianity or their Islamic faith. In the Soviet Union, Jewish communists virtually stopped being Jewish.
There is no distinctive Jewish radicalism. There is no Christian radicalization. There is no “Jewish communism’.” Some Jews became communists because of general mechanisms. This is important in understanding the “Sovoks” of today. They are atheists. Leave Judea out of it.
This is the cornerstone in understanding things in terms of how they arose from the wider capitalist material world called “dialectical materialism,” the fundamental underpinning of Marxist philosophy. Antitheism.
Karl Marx, a Jewish-born Hegelian, linked the dialectic to historical materialism and posthumously provided the Bolsheviks with a powerful weapon to overthrow Russian czarism (Orthodox Christianity) and enthrone Soviet communism (atheism) in its place.
Marxism became by far the most important belief system since Christianity. As an ideology, it eventually engulfed over a quarter of the globe. Its relationship to Judaism is complex and highly exploitive. Karl Marx was vehemently against all religion.
In 1843’s “On the Jewish Question,” Marx foresees a communist society in which NEITHER Jew nor Christian would exist. Needless to say, the end result was a thoroughly secular, even atheistic, society, unless Marxism itself could be termed a religion, radicalized atheism.
The question remains, Did Marx see Jewish emancipation as an obstacle to thoroughgoing secularization and to the creation of one “species-being”? link.springer.com/chapter/10.105…
Dialectical materialism was not only developed from German philosophy but from Friedrich Engels in England, and the economic position of rich bourgeoisie, in possession of all the means of production, while the working class who lacked means of production were dependent as labor.
Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx gave the British “dark arts” an intellectual home: British cultural Marxism.

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17 Sep
The antisemitic environment of interwar Poland was the scene of Europe’s most active and influential Zionist movement. Young Polish Jews were attracted to Zionism because it offered them a way to come to terms with the modern world without surrendering their ethnic identity.
The interrelationships of Polish Zionist organizations and moreover the four Polish Zionist federations political traditions derived from the partitions of Poland provided constituent organizations with the opportunity for interminable ideological and tactical debates.
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After the 1894 “Dreyfus affair” and alleged widespread anti-Jewish hostility and suspicion in France, journalist Theodore Herzl propagated political Zionist ideas of Israel as the only possible way out of anti-Semitic hate for Jewish people in European countries.
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Israel became a nation in 1948. Before then, it did not exist. It was completely invented, the Zionist enterprise of the British Empire. Though billed as “Jewish,” the people that run Israel are by and large atheist. Would you call an atheist who had been Christian “Christian”?
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