Marx and Engels banal plagiarists


Маркс и Энгельс банальные  плагиаторы

170 years ago, in the last days of the winter of 1848 published the “Communist Manifesto”. Today it is known that many famous slogans of Marx and Engels was simply stolen.

Маркс и Энгельс банальные  плагиаторы

Monument to Marx and Engels in Alexanderplatz in Berlin

“The Communist Manifesto”, the famous work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which declared goals, tasks and methods of struggle of the Communists, ends with the slogan: “Proletarians of all countries, unite!” This catch phrase was present on the state emblem of the USSR in the languages of all Soviet republics. But the slogan did not belong to Peru “the founders”. The authors of “the Communist Manifesto” borrowed it from Karl Schapper German socialist, one of the prominent figures of the “Union fair” predecessor “of the Communist League” Marx and Engels. Schapper called on the proletarians of all countries to unite in an editorial in one of the Communist publications in September 1847, a few months before the publication of the Manifesto.

And it’s not only a rip-off. About him and other little-known or unknown sources of Communist ideology tells an unusual audiobook, which was released in Germany. It’s called “Marx and Engels intimate” (“Marks & Engels intim”). Content it seems incredible, but really everything is true.

Маркс и Энгельс банальные  плагиаторы

Karl Marx and his wife Jenny. Photo:

The audiobook consists almost exclusively of quotations, interspersed with concise text, a leading. It only explains what works and letters of Marx and Engels taken these quotes representing both in a completely unexpected light. For example, such, more suitable to the national socialists, quote: “I believe that the Germanization of a breakaway of Holland and of Belgium is a political necessity.” Or this: “India has no history, at least known history.” Said without a trace of irony and clearly illustrates the are, frankly, racist and nationalist views of Friedrich Engels (his statements). But Marx was no better. The Chinese he was called by the people “small street vendors”, and Russian was considered one of the “barbaric races”…

When you die the beast with money?

Despite the name, the “strawberries” in this audiobook is very small. Is that unprintable statements of Engels on homosexuals and Marx on fellow competitors. But scandalous and so lacking. Take, for anti-Semitic rants of Karl Marx — as you know, came from a Jewish family. Marks childhood was oppressed by their Jewish origins. Over the years it grown into a real anti-Semitism.

“The Jewish nigger Lassalle! — outraged Marx, his contemporary and rival for the right to be the leading theoretician of socialism, Ferdinand Lassalle. An empty mug and his chest out idealist! I now perfectly clear (and proves form of his head and hair) that his ancestors were blacks! Only the combination of Judaism and nerezkost with the native Negro substance could produce such a strange subject!”

Маркс и Энгельс банальные  плагиаторы

Young Frederick. Photo:

Thus Marx very rarely and very cautiously criticized Lassalle publicly, knowing about his high authority. In addition, Lassalle helped Marx with money. But in personal letters, the author of “the Communist Manifesto” and “Capital” and did just that viciously watered Lassalle mud: “His stuff printed with incredible haste… This dolt with his never-ending, pathetic philosophical ranting…”

But the message of Marx to Lassalle written politely pointed out, even obsequious: “Dear Lassalle!.. Answer me as soon as possible and don’t be mad at me because I take you so much time and so often resort to your assistance… First of all, thank you. Warmest regards… Your K. M.”

Marx spoke to Lassalle, flattered him, and for the eyes reviled last words. Similarly, he was buttering me up to his rich uncle that could leave him a legacy (marks constantly entangled in debt), but in a letter to Engels wrote: “If this bastard dies now, I’m saved.” Engels, incidentally, also did not choose expressions. Wilhelm Liebknecht he called in his letters to Marx in these words that I just can’t bring.

The founders-plagiarists

Since we are talking, remember, about the audiobook, of course, very important, who recited. In the lead — known professional actress Anna Thalbach (Anna Thalbach). She comes from a famous acting family and has already played in the good fifty feature and television films. Her vocal palette is unusually wide — from the unemotional dryness, when it comes to facts, to snide ending: “Thank you for your attention and goodbye. Although wait a minute. Did You know that the slogan “Proletarians of all countries, unite!” did not belong to Karl Marx. Marx stole it from Carl Snapper”.

Маркс и Энгельс банальные  плагиаторы

Friedrich Engels. Photo:

This will add not only a rip-off. Not Marx was, for example, the author of the immortal aphorism “Religion is the opium of the people”. He borrowed it from German poet and philosopher of the eighteenth century, NOVALIS (Novalis). The founders of “the only true worldview”, as they used to say before, without any embarrassment attributed many slogans of “tearing” their predecessors: “the Proletariat have nothing to lose but their chains” (Jean-Paul Marat), “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” (Blank)… Even the dictatorship of the proletariat, which is so passionately sought to establish in Russia, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, was not invented by it, and the French Communist utopian Louis Auguste Forms.
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