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How did a philosopher who advocated freedom end up defending oppression?


'How did a philosopher who advocated freedom end up defending oppression?' Ignorance of a key Judaeo-Christian axiom. Marx's rejection of God, together with his disavowal of his debt to Judaism, if not Judaeo-Christianity, cherry-picking arguably its core message*, while deliberately not acknowledging its Author, surely Marx's most fundamental error, evidently ensuing from it, was his failure to grasp, what the Russian peasants understood perfectly well, during Stalin's brutal imposition of collectivization, namely, that grace builds upon nature. That ineluctably circumscribes the scope of potentially beneficial ideologies and doctrinaire government policies. The default, of course, is the law of the jungle, bequeathed us by the Fall, which is just an open-ended rampage of those with the sharpest elbows. The maximizing of the price of their shares comes a long way before families, having to rely on food banks, sleeping rough and dying prematurely of stress and the sicknesses they engender. I'm talking about respectable US Christians now. Verse 23 particularly resonates with the Enron, Corzine's caper, etc. *The O.T. reading from Isiah 1:12-23 for Ash Wednesday is very pointed: 12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? 13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Isaiah Chapter 1: Isaiah's Message Isaiah's Message Isaiah Chapter 1 : 16 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: 23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. Axel

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