Marxist History and Communism as Inevitable

QUESTION: Marxist History – Communism as Inevitable

ANSWER:

Such laws will guide history through a series of economic systems to a founding system on which the perfect society can be built. This redemption is guaranteed, regardless of the action or inaction of individuals. The paradise to which all of history is leading is a socialist/communist society. Salvation for the Marxist lies in the consummation of the historical process in a one-world utopia. Lenin proclaims, “Communists should know that the future belongs to them... [I]n all cases and in all countries communism is becoming steeled and is spreading, its roots are so deep that persecution does not weaken it, does not debilitate it, but strengthens it.”1

Marxist History – Evolution of Economic Systems
The laws leading the world toward communism are inexorable, and no amount of human will can stop the collapse of capitalism, the rise of socialism, and the steady transition from socialism to communism. Maurice Cornforth declares, “From the point of view of the capitalist class, Marx’s theory is certainly ‘fatalistic.’ It says: You cannot contrive a managed capitalism, you cannot do away with the class struggle, and you cannot keep the system going indefinitely.”1

Marxists believe that scientific laws are directing the evolution of economic systems toward a paradisiacal end. Marxism perceives human efforts working toward any other end as useless and insignificant, and declares that humanity will achieve utopia (a communist society) despite all efforts and desires to the contrary.

Notes:

Rendered with permission from the book, Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews (Rev. 2nd ed), David Noebel, Summit Press, 2006. Compliments of John Stonestreet, David Noebel, and the Christian Worldview Ministry at Summit Ministries. All rights reserved in the original.

1 V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, 45 vols. (Moscow, USSR: Progress Publishers, 1980), 2:57.
2 Maurice Cornforth, The Open Philosophy and the Open Society (New York, NY: International Publishers, 1976), 159.

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