Dean Brooke | Opinion
One question that escapes me over the recent demands to remove so-called “racist symbols” from the UK (and the violence which has accompanied these demands) is that, if Black Lives Matter and the Left are so concerned about racism… why are they not attacking one of the most prominent British monuments to one of the most famous racists in history?
The monument in question is, of course, Karl Marx’s Tomb in Highgate.
Now, I know many readers here will simply close this window as they prefer to stay in their comfortable bubble. However, the truth is clear.
As I shall demonstrate with clear citations in this piece, Karl Marx was a racist and an anti-Semite.
As such, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that, if we must get rid of the likes of Cecil Rhodes, William Ewart Gladstone, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria and Edward Colston, we should also remove the monument situated at the Tomb of Karl Marx in Highgate.
After all, Karl Marx had a very racist perception of all people of colour, it seems, as laid out in hateful letters to his friend and peer Engels in 1862.
“It is now completely clear to me that he, as is proved by his cranial formation and his hair, descends from the Negroes who had joined Moses’ exodus from Egypt, assuming that his mother or grandmother on the paternal side had not interbred with a ni**er. Now this union of Judaism and Germanism with a basic Negro substance must produce a peculiar product.”Karl Marx, Letter To FRIEDRICH Engels, july 1862
Indeed as suggested by the above quote, Marx was also an out-and-out anti-Semite (probably one of the reasons why he finds such favour in the modern-day Labour movement).
We can also find evidence of this in an earlier piece written by Marx in 1844, which turns out to be a centrepiece of Marxist hate called “On the Jewish Question”, in which he stated:
“What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man—and turns them into commodities. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange. The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.”“on the jewish question” – Karl Marx, 1844
It should be noted that Karl Marx’s peer, Friedrich Engels, who co-authored much of Marxist literature including the original Communist Manifesto… has his own statue situated in Manchester.
We must bear in mind that Engels himself was hardly a shining beacon of tolerance.
In fact, Engels was also an imperialist who wanted the USA to conquer and subjugate Mexico, stating:
In America we have witnessed the conquest of Mexico and have rejoiced at it. It is to the interest of its own development that Mexico will be placed under the tutelage of the United States.FrIedricH Engels, The Movements of 1847, January 1848
Engels himself also held very controversial views on the Mexican people, as well as the Slavic peoples, calling them “peoples without history”.
This, of course, is without even mentioning the tremendous body count that Marxism has racked up across the world whenever it has been attempted (the popular claim as counted by various sources and explored in the Wall St. Journal a couple of years ago  is still 100,000,000 dead as a result of Marxist policies).
So make no mistake, since we’re witnessing the attacking of monuments dedicated to British and American historical figures on the basis of their “racist history”, I am eagerly waiting to see when the Left will protest, vandalise and destroy the Tomb of Karl Marx, since he was of course an anti-Semite and a racist, along with monuments dedicated to other prominent Marxist figures such as Friedrich Engels’ statue in Manchester.
I would also like to ask when those Leftist MPs who are fawning over the violent mob at the Black Lives Matter protests will begin protesting Marx’s tomb on the basis of his racism, anti-Semitism and imperialism, demanding its removal from Highgate.
Maybe, if they think really hard, they could realise that his ideals also led to tens of millions being killed by his followers, which was just as bad as anything that was ever carried out by the current targets of the protestors.
Of course, I realise that I’m asking a lot in expecting these protestors (I prefer to call them “rioters” or “criminals”, since they are indeed breaking various laws with their gatherings, including the laws pertaining to lockdown) to be consistent in their outrage, and naturally I realise that these activists and the people assisting them may not the among the smartest in the land.
On a final note, let it be said that I am not actually suggesting we should adopt the Left’s current modus operandi of trying to destroy the past with violence, in an attempt to pretend it doesn’t exist. I think that encouraging the destruction of history (whether or not we agree with it) has only one ultimate conclusion and it will end up with book-burning.
It would, however, just be nice to see some consistency for a change. https://www.wsj.com/articles/100-years-of-communismand-100-million-dead-1510011810