Take Karl Marx, for instance. We all know of his writings pitting the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, out to prove that the fight between the two was all part of some cosmic dialectic.
Yet the route Marx advocates to usher in the nirvana supposedly reached through the eradication of private property was to destroy the family, taking it apart root and branch. “Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at the infamous proposal of the Communists,” bragged Marx himself in the Communist Manifesto.
You see, Marx was so obsessed with ending capitalism that he went as far as to declare that a capitalist system was pure evil because it enabled parents to exploit their children.
Yeah, not exactly the type of dude you want babysitting your kids on the weekend, eh.
But that’s the rub: The targeting of children is the utopian’s goal, says Mark Levin in his new book, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, which already hit #1 on Amazon.com. As Levin tells HUMAN EVENTS, Marx wanted control over the minds of the people; he wanted to destroy customs and cultures in order for the proletariat revolutionaries to start over. And the way to pursue those ignoble ends was to go after the family unit.
Watch part three of our interview with Mark Levin:
“With all these utopian models, you have to destroy the family because you have to destroy individual sovereignty,” Levin told HUMAN EVENTS. That’s why today’s liberals place such an emphasis on expanding public education, he noted. It charges the state, not the parents, with molding and sculpting the attitudes and character of young minds. At the heart of that molding, argues Levin, is an attack on affluent and industrious individuals. “One of the things the utopians do in order to push their statist society is they have to attack successful people. They have to attack independent, industrious people. Because if they don’t, then it disproves their entire enterprise.”
Why is that? Would you want to fundamentally transform a society that’s working, one that’s functional and creates the environment for upward mobility? Certainly, the utopian may still want that society dissolved, but the task becomes increasingly difficult because the people aren’t on his side. Success is infectious, after all! And that’s where the sabotage comes in to play, said Levin.
“[Leftists] are trying to say that society stinks. You can’t succeed in this society. So you cannot point to successful people, independent people, [and] industrious people because that shows if you work hard enough, or if you think hard enough, or if you pursue your interests, then you can actually succeed in this society.”
“The class warfare you hear today is taken right out of the Communist Manifesto.”