I have posted this before but thought it appropriate since today is the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. A few years ago the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted a unique speech by Clemson University’s BB&T Research Professor C. Bradley Thompson entitled: Why Marxism?. Professor Thompson’s lecture is an examination on why Marxism still lives and appeals to many despite its totalitarian and genocidal history.
As Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore has pointed out, the environmentalist movement received an influx of Communists soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Environmentalism is the new communism and the best way to defeat it is to understand its core, Marxism, (which is based on envy and hatred) including its appeal.