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                                                 MARX'S ORIGINAL SIN
                                         Written by: Dr. Alberto Roteta Dorado.-


Tenerife. Spain.- Decting aside the controversial issue of which party Carlos Alberto Montaner in its "original sin is real Marxism", which then dissipates before the immensity of his speech, and luckily no retakes to argue - about Bernie Sanders' political stance and ideals - it is worth dwelling on some crucial points of his work.

For the analyst, the so-called real Marxism is the direct cause of real socialism, and warns us that beyond any possible abstract conceptual idea, its premises have been determining "for the violent reshaping of society according to some misguided postulates ( ...) It is like constructing buildings with the wrong plan. They always end up collapsing. It is true that Marx, who died in 1883, never saw the triumph of his ideas, but after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917, that ideology became concrete forms of government that were, and are, tremendously destructive".

However, it seems that this collapse to which Montaner refers is ignored by some, underestimated by others, and worse, justified by many others who are determined to defend the indefensible. Is not the total collapse of the so-called socialist camp in the last century XX, whose member countries reached a definitive collapse of their mediocre economies, enough to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of a system that has never been able to survive despite demagogic propaganda of the totalitarian regimes that embraced this trend?

Is it that the honorable minds of scientists, writers, artists, politicians, academics, religious and men of action, who speak in favor of the existence of this annihilating system of humanity, are unaware of the millions of beings who have been murdered, disappeared, annihilated and left to die of cold and malnutrition in socialist countries such as the former and extinct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), many in Eastern and Central Europe, China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cambodia, Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, among other nations in which communism prevailed? “They murdered millions of people and filled the political dungeons with prisoners. One hundred million dead are counted in the free black of communism, without counting the horrors of the Gulag", says Montaner.

According to their analysis, the Marxists, after the collapse of European communism, “should understand that cruel and inefficient dictatorships arise from trying to implement these two superstitions, already dismantled in their time by much more solvent thinkers from the field of the School Austrian”, that is, the laws by which history is governed - laws expounded by Marx in co-authorship with Engels in his postulates of historical materialism - as well as the existence of surplus value, which its defenders and followers insist on following promoting despite the repeated failures of all attempts to impose on the world the socio-political "new order", at the same time as a new paradigmatic "model" of economy; model that until now has not been able to make any prosperous nation, and on the contrary, it has degraded them until almost making them disappear. The cases of Cuba and Venezuela, in the Latin American context, constitute the most vivid examples in this regard, in addition to the disaster in Eastern Europe towards the end of the last century.

Also beyond the destruction of the economies, there is the annihilation of the ethical and moral values ​​of the societies, as well as the total loss of the sense of individuality and freedom. In communist systems the ruling class - because there continues to be a ruling and oppressing class versus another submissive and oppressed, that is, social classes never disappear, unlike what Marx theoretically presented in his utopian premises - not only appropriates the material goods of the most dispossessed, but of the thought of men until turning them into static entities capable of reacting like automatons, and moved by rudimentary instincts as if they had returned to an animal past,

Marx contradicts himself and even denies the meaning of his famous laws of dialectics, according to which, everything spirals from lower forms to higher forms. His statement of communist society, which presupposes the climax of social development with the disappearance of the class struggle, since these classes are supposed to achieve an egalitarian state in the new social order, constitutes one of the most critical points of its doctrine.

The disappearance of the classes will necessarily lead to the disappearance of that driving force of history referred to in his Communist Manifesto, with which he denies himself when entering the great dialectical crossroads that this presupposes, and that his followers Those who frequently mechanically repeat their postulates do not understand, nor do I think it is in their interest to internalize something too abstract for those promoters of disorder, petitioners of reforms and careerists of power.


* Socialist market economy? The case of China is very peculiar if we consider that it is a nation with the existence of a communist party in charge of ruling the designs of everything and everyone, but with a type of "socialist" market economy, although it is too far from the Socialist traditionalism of Marxist conceptions.

** Induced Mental Statism.- Totalitarian systems have established certain canons to guarantee the total submission of those who must live under their rule. Indoctrination through a single educational system, to which all citizens must compulsorily attend from very early stages of their lives, constitutes, therefore, one of the many ways of being able to exercise a power that will contribute, in the medium and long term term, to preserve a condition of statism - the term is used in philosophy and political psychology - from an induced mental inertia. Manipulating the human mind can not only achieve the obedience that makes them submissive sheep, but that the crowds adore dictators, who they see as great heroes in the least of cases,