Communist father Karl Marx. Photo/YourStory
JAKARTA – Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, sociologist, economist and historian. He was born on 5 May 1818 and died in England on 14 March 1883.
Karl Marx is the figure behind the communist ideology of media, whose teachings are still used by several countries in the world.
Together with Friedrich Engels, he published the book The Communist Manifesto which is famous in the history of the socialist movement. He also wrote the movement’s most important book, Das Kapital. The writings of Marx and Engels became the basis for the thoughts and beliefs that became known as Marxism.
In each of his works, there are a number of Marx’s words that are so inherent and timeless. One of the most phenomenal is: Religion is opium.
The following are a number of pearls of wisdom from the Father of World Communist Karl Marx.
1. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
2. The theory of Communism can be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
3. Let the ruling class tremble at the sight of a communist revolution. The proletariat has nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workers of all countries, unite!
4. The history of all previous societies is the history of class struggle.
5. Man in the literal sense is a political animal, not just a gregarious animal, but an animal that can be an individual only in the midst of society.
6. The ideas of the ruling class in every era are ruling ideas, namely the class which is the ruling material force in society, at the same time is also the ruling intellectual force.
7. Men make their own history.
8. The ideas of the ruling class in every era are ruling ideas, namely the class which is the ruling material force in society, at the same time is also the ruling intellectual force.
9. Capitalist production therefore develops technology, and combines various processes into a single social whole, simply by absorbing the original sources of all wealth – land and labor.
10. Revolution is the locomotive of history.