8 July, 2018

The Marx Before Marx: Moses Hess (or, What Is It With Jews and Radicalism?)

Posted by Socrates in communism, Germany, jewed culture, Jewed philosophy, jewed politics, Karl Marx, Marx, Marxism, Moses Hess, socialism, Socrates, Zionism at 7:19 pm | Permanent Link

The so-called “true socialist” Jew, Moses Hess, radicalized both Karl Marx and his buddy, Friedrich Engels. While it’s true that Marx criticized Hess’ ideology as overly simplistic armchair-quarterbacking and not revolutionary enough, nonetheless, Hess’ socialist ideas earned praise from socialists and communists [1][2]. Hess was six years older than Marx. Hess’ first writings pre-date Marx’s and his book “Holy History of Mankind” (1837) may have been the first book to advocate social equality for all; Marx didn’t publish “The Communist Manifesto” until 1848.

[1] Marx believed in violent class conflict and revolution, while Hess didn’t. He didn’t advocate revolution. To quote one essay, there was a “protracted struggle” between Marx/Engels and Hess in the battle of political ideas. Hess also founded “secular Zionism”

[2] this was Marx’s attempt to “out-radical” and compete with another radical Jew, i.e., “Hess and his buddies aren’t radical enough! They’re dreamers! They’re wimps! Pay no attention to them! Follow me instead!” Which is sort of funny. If Hess’ ideology was cowshit, then Marx’s ideology was bullshit. It was all shit

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