I remember as a university student walking the halls crowded with tables of various communist groups peddling their wares. We had the Leninists, Maoists, Marxists and Stalinists. Each with their table full of booklets, leaflets and books promoting their particular brand of the ‘glorious’ revolution.
Of course, communism in its various forms was birthed in the heart of German Karl Marx (1818–1883) who along with Friedrich Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto that became the staple for modern communism.
November 7, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution that paved the way for the world’s first communist state. It was the first of many countries that would eventually fall to this evil philosophy.
Ironically, the communist revolution that claimed to be the savior of the people resulted in the slaughter of over 100 million people world-wide. This was the estimate presented in book published by Harvard University Press, The Black Book of Communism.
Published in 1997, its numbers are a bit outdated.
The Black Book records there were 20 million killed during Stalin’s bloody regime. However, a high level Soviet official given the task of calculating the death toll during Stalin’s reign under reformist Mikhail Gorbachev put the total closer to 70 million.
The book also estimates the number of deaths in China under Mao’s brutal cultural revolution at 60 million, but most now believe it was closer to 70 million.
The actual number of people slaughtered by communism around the world is well in excess of a 140 million and it grows every day.
But even this number doesn’t include the deaths during World War II. Though leftists liken Adolf Hitler to a right-wing fascist, in fact he was leader of the National Socialist Party of Germany (NAZI).
This explains his initial kindred spirit with Stalin at the beginning of the war, but it finally broke down when Hitler, who also craved the Soviet Union’s natural resources, did not want to share Europe with Stalin. An estimated 60 million people died during World War II including 6 million Jews in concentration camps.
So how do you explain the countless millions slaughtered by Stalin, Mao and others?
When a person gets into discussions with modern communists, most peddle the line that no one has tried pure communism and somehow their version would turn out different from every other attempt in world history.
But is there more to communism than an economic theory. Is it an evil philosophy, governed by an evil force?
Karl Marx the founder of modern communism was a prolific writer. He was also a poet and his poetry carried an ominous, even satanic tone. In his poem entitled The Player, Marx wrote:
“The hellish vapours rise and fill the brain, till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed.
See this sword? The prince of darkness sold it to me.”
And this wasn’t his only poem with satanic undertones and though communists try to sluff it off as just poetry, what followed communism has been violence, death, torture and despair.
Another interesting fact also emerges, perhaps it is just a coincidence as well.
In an early chapter of the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John refers to the existence of the Throne of Satan in the city of Pergamon:
13 ‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. (Revelation 2:13 NASV)
In this passage, the Apostle John says that Satan actually ruled spiritually from where this physical throne sat.
In 1878, German archaeologists uncovered the largely intact altar of Satan — the massive altar of Zeus. In 1901, it was taken apart and transferred to Berlin’s Museum Island — renamed Pergamon Museum in honor of its most famous relic.
Thirteen years later, World War I broke out with the Germany resulting in the deaths of an estimated 16 million people.
Then in 1939, Germany under Adolf Hitler initiated World War II with a goal along with his Axis allies of world domination.
Then a curious thing happens. After the defeat of the Nazis, the Soviet Union captured Berlin and in 1945 transferred the throne of Satan to the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad. Stalin who died in 1953 was arguably the bloodiest mass murderer in the history of the world.
Now to be fair, Stalin was involved in mass murder before the throne of Satan arrived, but after the war, Stalin set up the Eastern Bloc enslaving many of the countries the Soviets had supposedly liberated in their push to take Germany.
Similar to Hitler, for the next few decades communism pushed for world domination as we entered the Cold War years.
Satan’s altar was finally returned to Germany in 1958 and has been there ever since.
So was Marx’s poetry and movement of the Throne of Satan just one big coincidence or was it a sign of something more sinister?