100 million dead…in favor of the poor?

For the past century the world has been submerged in terrible chaos. All of the conflicts experienced by humanity until this point were nothing in comparison with the warfare of the twentieth century. And it wasn’t just because of military apparatus, but also cruel ideologies employed with the intention of oppressing humanity. How often were ideas launched by Karl Marx in the 19th century to be found at the root of these abuses, later to spread throughout the entire world under misleading disguises…Many of those who lived during this period did not comprehend the necessity of practicing vigilance as the Divine Master had directed (Mt 26:41), and, forgetting that the children of light must also be as shrewd as serpents (Mt 10:16), they witnessed the errors of Russia spreading throughout the world, just as predicted at Fatima. One hundred million deaths – the greater part of them occurring among the poor – was the sinister price paid for the lack of preparation before the steadily advancing evil…Among the dead were an unending list of priests, religious men and women, fathers and mothers of families, children, elderly, etc. – people who anonymously or shining by their example, suffered atrocious persecutions especially for professing the Catholic religion.

So, can a Christian find something good about an ‘intrinsically perverse’ communist doctrine, a doctrine which is not only directly opposed to the teachings of Jesus, but also intends to finish off with natural rights, something that even the most decadent of ancient civilizations never attempted? Is there any similarity between this appalling doctrine and the works of mercy that the Church has undertaken for centuries? What ‘benefits’ does communism bring to the world, besides the dubious effects of atheism and generalized poverty? Does the supposed standard of the poor hoisted by the communists (sic!) mean casting into poverty all of those who cry out under the yoke of Marxism? It must be because, to help the poor, communism is of the theory that ‘misery loves company’…

It’s been a century – as we noted above – since the persecutions began, but let’s not forget that the theory came to light many decades before…A lesson that we can’t overlook for the future of a humanity that, unfortunately, no longer has Almighty God in the heart. Continue reading…