In the book, The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration, the author draws connections between Marx’s hellacious ideas and his dark satanic writings. I’ve read Marx before, but I had no idea that Marx was fond of writing dark poems and plays to the devil himself. I knew Marx’s ideas were evil, but I was surprised by how much material the author presented of Karl Marx writing directly to the devil.
Marx, who claimed to be an atheist and reject religion, seems to have been obsessed with the devil in many of his writings. Here is a strange poem from Marx, the supposed atheist:
Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well.
My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell.Karl Marx
The hellish vapors rise and fill the brain, Till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed. See the sword—the Prince of Darkness sold it to me.Karl Marx
The above is just a short teaser. His writings about hell, satan, and death were voluminous.
The book is partly a spiritual biography of Marx and partly a history of communism’s horrors. Marx himself was a horrible person. Several of his children starved due to his unwillingness to get a job. Two of his daughters killed themselves in a suicide pact. His mother wondered when he would stop writing about capital and start actually making some capital. He mooched off of his family into his twenties, and when they finally cut him off, he begged Engles for money.
The Black Book of Communism estimates that communism killed over 100 million. Given the immensity of the atrocities brought on by communism and Marx’s own writings about death and the devil, it is no surprise the author finds an eerie connection between Marx and the devil.
You can get a sense of the book by listening to an interview with the author below.