On the Marxist seizing of American institutions

This post first appeared on Kineti and is authored by Judah Gabriel Himango, one of Tabernacle of David’s teachers.

Over at Quillette, Yoram Hazony writes about the recent remarkable successes of the new Marxists in American media, culture, universities, and corporations: institutions previously controlled by liberals.

While acknowledging Marxist observations that classes tend to exploit one another, he highlights several fatal flaws which neither Marx nor historical Marxists states have been able to patch:

The Marxist goal of seizing the state and using it to eliminate all oppression is an empty promise. Marx did not know how the state could actually bring this about, and neither have any of his followers. In fact, we now have many historical cases in which Marxists have seized the state: In Russia and Eastern Europe, China, North Korea, and Cambodia, Cuba and Venezuela. But nowhere has the Marxists’ attempt at a “revolutionary reconstitution of society” by the state been anything other than a parade of horrors.