The Devil and Karl Marx :: By Geri Ungurean

As I began to research the life of Karl Marx, it struck me that his early years almost mirrored those of George Soros.

Yes – different time and circumstances, but did you know that both men were born as Jews, and that their fathers decided to convert to Protestant Christianity?

And both men became rabid self-hating Jews. In the case of Marx, he loathed God and was obsessed with Satan.


Why Karl Marx Hated God, and Marxists Hate Christians

A movement led by “trained Marxists,” Black Lives Matter, now dominates the headlines, and thugs fighting in its name control several U.S. cities. So we need to understand Marx. Was he an idealist? A lover of the poor? A brilliant economist? A ‘man for others’? Or something much, much darker … a Gnostic who just “wanted to watch the world burn”? If Marx was in the grips of dark spirits when he drew up his system, what does that say of his followers today? Of churchmen who blindly embrace and parrot the slogans of Marxist groups, like BLM? 

To find out, The Stream interviewed conservative scholar Paul Kengor. We talked about his powerful new book, The Devil and Karl Marx.

John Zmirak: Your new book The Devil and Karl Marx is fascinating — and disturbing. One thing you turn up that no one ever talks about: Marx’s fascination with Satan. You quote early works of Marx’s where he obsessively referenced Faust, Mephistopheles, Prometheus. All were figures of rebellion against God. Can you expand on that for Stream readers, maybe offer a few choice quotes?

Paul Kengor: There are so many examples, John. And frankly, that’s the point. There’s too much to shrug off. I hesitate to try to give even one or two examples here, because they won’t be sufficient.

Marx’s poems and plays are rife with pacts with the devil, suicide pacts, violence, vengeance, fire, despair, destruction, and death. Marx waxed poetic about “Hellish vapors,” about the “Prince of Darkness” selling a “blood-dark sword [that] shall stab unerringly within thy soul,” of “Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well, My soul, once true to God, Is Chosen for Hell.”

Among the most chilling of Marx’s writings was the play that he titled Oulanem. Two Marx biographers (Robert Payne and Richard Wurmbrand) say that title is a sacrilegious inversion of the holy name “Manuelo” or “Emmanuel.” As Payne formulated it “Manuelo = Immanuel = God.” Wurmbrand was even more blunt. He identified the anagram as a directly Satanist anagram for the Hebrew Biblical name for Jesus, meaning “God is with us.” Of course, in sacred Scripture, the Angel Gabriel says to the Virgin Mary that she shall bear a child, and his name shall be Emmanuel, or Jesus. He will be called “Son of the Most High.” But these were not the words (or purpose) of Karl Marx in his anagram for Emmanuel — and for his “Oulanem.”

Wurmbrand published that observation in the 1980s. Payne wrote about the play in his superb biographies of Marx in the 1960s and 1970s, published by the likes of Simon & Schuster and New York University Press. Payne was a respected and fair scholar, a British professor of literature and the arts, and no right-winger. If you Google the word “Oulanem” today, you will immediately find a Wikipedia reference to Marx’s play. A warning, however: your screen will also display repulsive images of Satanic figures. Don’t bother, dear reader. I’ve done the dirty work for you.

Marx’s message in Oulanem is dark and destructive, like his poems. Payne observed that the violence unleashed by Marx in some of his poems is turned inward, as the subject destroys himself. But the violence in Oulanem is turned outward with the destruction of all mankind by the character that is “Oulanem.” Still more disquieting was Marx’s personal role in that vision. Payne observes: “We enter a world where all the characters are learned in the arts of destruction, caught in the coils of a secret rage for vengeance.” He says that in this play, “Marx was giving vent to his own destructive rages. Oulanem is a revenger’s tragedy.”

Was Marx … Possessed?

Some of these biographers seem to me to suggest that Karl Marx was possessed, or a Satanist. What do you say about that?

I’d really like to clarify here, to this audience, a crucial distinction I try to make. I see that it’s getting lost in some of the reaction to the book. I do not say nor do I know whether Karl Marx was possessed or a Satanist. I do quote others who speculate on that possibility or claim it outright. Those are things I couldn’t begin to affirm. I say that very carefully right up front and repeatedly. I’ve never encountered examples of Marx dabbling in the occult or engaging in black Masses or pagan worship. (Though I give examples of other communists doing such thing.)

As I say early on, this book could be better titled, The Devil and Communism, because it goes way beyond the person of Marx. Read the section on the communist prison camp at Pitesti. People will be utterly shocked at the vile expressions of evil and depravity that they can’t even imagine — black Masses, mock crucifixions, priests forced to form communion wafers out of human excrement, denunciations of Mary as “the great whore,” of Jesus as “the great idiot crucified on the cross.” Read the material on Walter Duranty and Aleister Crowley. Read the section on Kate Millett. Read the weird and sometimes occultish garbage from certain members of the Frankfurt School.

But as for Marx specifically, I say this in the preface: There was a deep hatred of religion and interest in the “dark side” that is undeniable and chilling, especially in Marx’s poetry. We repeatedly encounter in the life of Marx the words that family members and close friends used referring to him. Phrases like “governed by a demon” (his father), “my dear devil” (his son), “monster of ten thousand devils” (Engels). See the striking number of intimates and associates who compared him to Faust or Mephistopheles. They used words like “possessed,” or “eyes like a wet goblin,” or “take under a spell” to describe his demeanor. One observed Marx shouting or “chanting the words from Faust.”

There are way too many of these to blithely ignore.

“There were times when Marx seemed to be possessed by demons,” recorded Robert Payne in his chapter “The Demons.” This appeared in his seminal 1968 biography of Marx. “He had the devil’s view of the world, and the devil’s malignity. Sometimes he seemed to know that he was accomplishing works of evil.”

What is undeniable is the evil associated with and wrought by Marxist-communist ideology: at least 100 million dead in the 20th century alone.

A word of caution here to all scholars and biographers, especially Christian ones. You don’t want to overstate things, but you also don’t want to understate. There’s room in the world for nuance and making careful distinctions, even if this lousy Twitter culture militates against it. Describing Marx’s views requires more than 40 characters on a Twitter feed, or whatever the limit is.

He Wanted to Watch the World Burn

What I took away from your book is that Marx’s first and most defining preoccupation was with cosmic revolt. He wanted to overthrow, destroy, rip up, dissolve, and shred what he saw around him. That didn’t just include the market economy. He wanted to smash up nations. It seems that later on he came up with his Communist Utopia, a fantasy land of perfect harmony and peace. But the urge to destroy came first, and was more fundamental. Would you say that’s fair?

You see that in Oulanem. Here, the principal character, who serves as a sort of mock Creator, rises and declares of the world: “I shall howl gigantic curses at mankind.” And “I will smash to pieces with my enduring curses.” Payne interpreted it this way: “Oulanem was Marx as judge and executioner.” (emphasis added)

Richard Wurmbrand, the Romanian pastor who spent 14 years tortured for Christ in a communist prison camp, says: “There is no support for the view that Marx entertained lofty social ideals about helping mankind. Marx hated any notion of God or gods. He determined to be the man who would kick out God.”

Marx’s disciples and implementers would certainly try to kick out God. Source

 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14: 12-14).

The similarities between Marx and Satan are glaring.

Dethrone God?  Oh, this is definitely not subtle.

“The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion” ~ Karl Marx

         ****It should read “The first requisite for the happiness of the Ruling class….”

Take away a nation’s heritage and they are more easily persuaded.” ~ Karl Marx

***Can you say “Revisionist History and the destruction of our historical monuments?”

“We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.” ~ Karl Marx

“The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions.” ~Karl Marx

*****Public schools are the institutions of which Marx speaks

“Communism begins where atheism begins.” ~Karl Marx

****It is laughable to me that Marx would speak of his Hatred of God and then in the next sentence declare his atheism. Atheism says “there is no God.” How can you hate someone who does not exist?

“May the devil take these peoples movements, especially when they are ‘peaceful'” ~Karl Marx

***ANTIFA and BLM took over what began as peaceful movements

“Religion is the opium of the masses.” ~Karl Marx

*** More hatred of God

“Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.” ~Karl Marx

**** The Feminist movement was/is Toxic to our society, and remember how they lead the Pro-death movement -Abortion.

“We know that violent measures against religion are nonsense; but this is an opinion: as socialism grows, religion will disappear. Its disappearance must be done by social development, in which education must play a part.” ~ Karl Marx

*** Can you say Marxist College professors?

“Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.” ~Karl Marx

“To destroy Christianity, we must first destroy the British Empire.” ~Karl Marx

**I’m surprised that Marx did not say “We must destroy America.”

“The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille.” ~Karl Marx

** Can just hear Satan….hissssssssss…

“Man makes religion, religion does not make man” ~Karl Marx

So brethren, I think that we can state the obvious that Marx worshiped Satan. As we watch the burning, looting, rioting and murder in the streets of many of our cities, we must remember who we are truly battling.

We must fight this battle on our knees.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua


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Ex-KGB Defects…: Writes “Love Letter to America” :: By Geri Ungurean

Ex-KGB Defects to Canada in 1984: Writes “Love Letter to America”

I will never forget the words our youngest son said to me on the first day of college.

“My professor says that Patriotism and Nationalism are wrong, and they cause major problems in the world.”

I had never heard this taught, and it troubled me. This same year (2003) was the year our sons began questioning the Bible and even the existence of God.

We were horrified.

Let’s go back to 1984.

No – not to the iconic Orwell novel of the same name “1984” – I want to take you to an interview with a most interesting person. His name was Yuri Bezmenov, and he had been a KGB Operative who defected to Canada. His work in the KGB specialized in Propaganda, so he knew their tactics well.

He wrote a book “Love Letter to America” and used his pen name Tomas Schuman.

The book was truly a “Love Letter” because, in it, Yuri warned the U.S. that the Communists under the USSR had been planning the destruction of our way of life for many years. This was truly diabolical because it was pure evil and Satanic.

You see, the Communists would not have to use weapons – nuclear or otherwise.  They would use “Cultural Subversion.” The reader will understand more about this later in this article.

Here is the interview Yuri did in 1984. It is only a little over 13 minutes long, and I urge the reader to watch:

Ex KGB Operative Interviewed After his defection to Canada<click to watch

After I watched Yuri Bezmenov explain how the KGB were systematically dismantling the beliefs of Americans using Marxist educators, and how they had calculated how long each phase of the “Cultural Subversion” would take – it nearly took my breath away.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”  (Ephesians 6:10-13).

Brethren, during these unprecedented times in which we live, let us never forget that we are wrestling with the enemy of our souls – Satan and his legions of demons.


It’s time to rediscover KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov.

His book “Love Letter to America” explained in great detail how the USSR was working to destroy America.

(August 2, 2020 / JNS)

In 1970, Yuri Bezmenov, a 31-year-old KGB officer specializing in propaganda, defected to Canada. Bezmenov (also known as Tomas Schuman) was sickened by the oppressive nature and toll of communist totalitarianism, and wanted to devote his life to educating Western nations, America in particular, on what he and the KGB had been doing to us, to undermine and ultimately destroy our societies.

In 1984, Bezmenov published a small book, Love Letter to America, in which he explained, in great detail, how the Communists running the USSR were working to destroy America—not using physical weapons, but through what he described as “cultural subversion.”

That same year, he delivered a one-hour video presentation that summarizes his book. (See a four-hour compilation of his video interviews and lectures here.)

After publishing his book and delivering this presentation in 1984, Bezmenov began teaching international relations at Windsor College (Canada). He died in early 1993.

In his book and his interview, Bezmenov provided at least 10 major insights that are just as applicable today as they were then:

1) The KGB, the former Soviet Union’s secret police, used only 15 percent of its resources for traditional espionage (or “James Bond stuff,” as Bezmenov put it)—and 85 percent for ideological and psychological warfare (cultural subversion), through the use of “active measures” to interfere in, and degrade, the affairs of enemy states.

2) These “active measures” were designed to corrupt a targeted free, self-governing country (and its elections) to the point where the people acted in the interests of the USSR, though not aware that they were doing so. Those affected people were referred to by the Soviet dictators as “useful idiots” and included prominent figures from Hollywood, authors and others.

In summary, they advocated nice-sounding goals like “equality” (group poverty, as in the USSR) and “social justice” (which is never quite defined, but is always against capitalism, America and Western civilization, in general), while accepting, or not realizing that they were being used to advance murderous communist propaganda.

3) Around 1965, the KGB sought to undermine America’s elementary schools. By now, three generations of teachers and students have been indoctrinated with subversive Socialist ideologies. This subversion went unchallenged by an increasing number of schools and teachers, which steadily sabotaged (and now vilifies) traditional American values.

4) As these students progressed to universities, they were not only unaware of the lies they’d been told, they were primed and receptive to higher-level indoctrination of hatred for freedom, democracy, individual rights, limited constitutional government, free enterprise, etc. And once they graduated, they became the next generation of leaders, in all segments of society. This ongoing process destabilized our society, as these Communist values clashed with those who still believed in the constitution and its principles.

5) The “destabilization” process was accelerated by also attacking religion, primarily Judaism and Christianity, and turning peoples’ attention to personal, short-term gratification and human degradation of innumerable forms, largely through destroying the family, while the virtues of thrift, goal-setting, diligence, savings and sobriety were gradually forgotten.

6) Further destabilization came by replacing the teaching of important core science, with an overarching emphasis on humanities. America, which once was the undisputed world leader in science and technology, now is witness to the fact that a majority of students in our universities that focus on these disciplines are foreign, primarily from China, who then take what they’ve learned back to their home nations.

And in the case of China, ruled by a Communist dictatorship, we are literally training (if not subsidizing) the rise of our most lethal adversary, which is now approaching the technical sophistication of all of America’s weapons systems.

7) Another key facet of KGB’s subversion efforts was creating a permanent “crisis” mode, with a full-scale attack on free markets and legitimate historical and constitutional organizations. Big-government promises of free goods would be used to encourage voters (who’d been primed for such offers, via our schools) to seek a strong leader or even “benevolent” national ruler to fulfill these unfulfillable promises.

If Bezmenov were still alive, he would undoubtedly say that the United States has now entered into this “civil war” stage, as violent anarchists, Communists, “cancel” militants and other opportunists (including Islamists) use force to provoke attacks against statues (history) and the police in nearly 20 American cities, most of which have been “governed” at all levels by far-left “useful idiots” for decades.

8) After the resulting “civil war,” if the conservative forces who advocate for constitutional rule of law were to lose, a new “normalization” process would take over, as people get used to far fewer rights, but the illusion of less economic dislocation, under the rule of a “benevolent“ (Communist/Socialist) dictator—who, judging from history, will not remain benevolent for very long.

9) To save freedom, Bezmenov suggested very harsh responses to those who seek to violently overthrow our constitution, even if some liberties had to be temporarily suspended. The alternative is a full Communist takeover or an even worse invasion by a foreign enemy.

10) Bezmenov also suggested a mass public movement to remind and reeducate the population as to the virtue of traditional American values, in order to help the citizens regain their confidence in their base values.

In 1984, Yuri Bezmenov bravely warned us of Communist subversion, as we were (and still are) in a state of war with this failed ideology that has killed more than 100 million people in the 20th century alone.

While many of us are at work, America’s children and young adults are being targeted by the new wave of anti-American Communist propaganda, funded by:

  • Russia, in the form of slick social-media videos; details here.
  • China’s Communist Party, in the form of “Confucius Institutes” set up on hundreds of U.S. college campuses; details here.

Here is just one example of the Russian government-funded “SoapBox” (part of “InTheNow”)—in which the host, Rania Khalek whitewashes the violent domestic anarchists and communists who are tearing apart U.S. cities and attacking federal facilities—while vilifying and justifying the violent attacks on the federal law enforcement officers who have been risking their lives to protect those facilities (and themselves).

How successful have the communists been at subverting American freedom—thanks to the “useful idiots” at all levels of our government, “educational” institutions, “news” industry and arts? Consider, as documented in “Save the West” editor Jon Sutz’s independent report, “America at the Precipice”:

  • “The Communist Manifesto” is the most-assignedeconomics textbook in U.S. colleges, assigned more than twice as frequently as any other economics book.
  • Seventypercent of U.S. millennials say that they would vote for a Socialist for elective office.
  • Thirty-six percent of U.S. millennials “approve of communism” (up from 28 percent in 2018).
  • Eighty-threepercent of U.S. college graduates and 68 percent of elected officials cannot identify the functional differences between the free market and a command (totalitarian) economy.
  • Sixty-four percent of Americans overall (across political parties) now agree with Marx’s core doctrine, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

We didn’t listen to Yuri Bezmenov in 1984.

It is not too late. Read his “Love Letter to America,” and listen to him now.

Ken Abramowitz is the president and founder of SaveTheWest. source

Brethren, it may very well be too late for America, but only God knows. Deep State, the Leftist media, Hollywood, ANTIFA, BLM and the likes of George Soros are salivating at the thought that Marxism will replace our Republic.

If you watched the interview with Yuri, you will remember that he said that people who are brainwashed (Hollywood, news media, Academia, millennials, etc.) will NOT be able to discern truth – even if they were given many indisputable FACTS, their minds cannot accept anything that contradicts the narrative which is ingrained in their brains. You see, this is truly brainwashing in its purest form.

Are things beginning to come into focus?  They are for me. This does not take away that sadness, but it does help to understand that Satan orchestrated this and has had his people carry all of it out to the letter.

I think that it was such a brave and noble thing that Yuri Bezmenov did. I do pray that many people will watch the interview and read the article, and then share this with those who would be called “Useful Idiots.”

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua


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