By Alan Stang
In the Manifesto of the Communist Party, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote that with the introduction of Communism, “The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course.”
The authors explain that the “bourgeois claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child,” is “disgusting.” The Communists “desire to introduce, in substitution for a hypocritically concealed, an openly legalized, community of women.”
Why have the Communists been so hostile to the family from the beginning? Because — politically — the family is a rival center of power.
Communism is totalitarian and tolerates no rivals. It prefers disconnected individuals it can pick off at whim without repercussions because the victims have no backup. The stronger the families, the harder it is to impose totalitarian dictatorship. So Communism has always worked to weaken the family… if…
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