Happy Thanksgiving! This morning, I give thanks to Karl Marx for giving the world socialism. What are you giving thanks for?
Happy Thanksgiving, Rick. This morning and every morning I am grateful that I was not born in a socialist paradise like Stalin's Soviet Union or Mao's China or Castro's Cuba. With all its many manifest faults, the USA has given the world so much more than Karl Marx or any of his inspirations ever did or likely ever will. Now if we can just reform the banks! Happy Turkey Day!
I am thankful that the Lord Jesus has saved me, for my family, for my church, for the fact that I get to be a citizen of the United States of America, and, finally, that God has graced me with enough discernment and common sense not to be the slightest bit thankful for the opinions of Karl Marx or the wickedness of Socialism.
Ironically Marxism started out as a Hayekian social phenomenon. Until the formation of the Soviet Union, which turned Marxism into its official state doctrine, no one had to read Marx's books, translate them into other languages, discuss his ideas, try to apply these ideas to areas beyond Marx's immediate interests and so forth. Marx's students did this through their own agency because Marx articulated a message that they found compelling and worth devoting their lives to.